Carrot Cake with Chestnut Cream

The finale of The Great British Bake Off saw a fantastic series come to an end as Crystelle, Giuseppe and Chigs fought it out over the final 3 bakes to win the series. The bakers had to make their signature carrot cake, technical Belgian buns and a showstopping tea party display with a Mad Hatter…

Apple Sablé Breton Tart

Week 9 of Bake Off saw French patisserie take over the tent with the bakers making their signature layered slices inspired by patisserie, a technical sablé breton tart and making a showstopping themed banquet display. I wanted to push myself to try something different and put my twist on the technical challenge, which looked so…

Vegan Spicy Bean ‘Sausage’ Rolls

Week 8 of Bake Off saw the bakers tackle Free From Week with a variety of challenges tackling baking without dairy, meat-based products or with gluten. The signature saw the bakers make dairy-free ice cream sandwiches, the technical saw the bakers made vegan sausage rolls using mushrooms for the filling and the showstopper saw the…

Caramel Baked Cheese Tart

Week 7 of Bake Off saw the tent taken over by caramel in three challenges all inspired by the sweet substance! The signature saw the bakers tackle a decorative tart flavoured with caramel, the technical saw the bakers recreating a much-loved chocolate biscuit bar with caramel and for the showstopper, the bakers had to make…

Matcha and Cherry Chouxnuts (Crullers)

Week 6 of Bake Off saw the tent taken over by Pastry Week with a technical that saw filo pastry return to the tent for the first time since Series 7 as the bakers made a large baklava and a showstopping terrine pie using hot water crust pastry. The signature is the challenge that I…

German Chocolate Vanilla Cream Torte

Week 5 of Bake Off saw the tent take inspiration from the German baking scene with signature German biscuits, showstopping German yeast leavened cakes and a technically challenging Prinzregententorte, consisting of 8 layers of genoise sponge filled with a chocolate cream. I took my inspiration from this technical challenge but wanted to make the recipe…

Sticky Sesame Toffee Pudding

Week 4 of the Bake Off saw desserts hit the tent! The bakers made their signature pavlovas and got all sticky in the technical with individual sticky toffee puddings with tuiles and were challenged to make a layered joconde imprime dessert. I took inspiration from the technical challenge this week and wanted to combine the…

Chorizo and Sundried Tomato Focaccia

Week 3 of Bake Off saw Bread Week hit the tent with signature focaccias, technical ciabatta breadsticks and showstopping milk bread displays. I always find myself being challenged with bread week to do something new being a novice bread maker and I have always wanted to make focaccia but have been putting it off for…

Brandy Snaps with Cannoli Cream

Week 2 of Bake Off saw biscuits take over the tent with the bakers doing signature brandy snaps, technically challenging jam sandwich biscuits (which are absolutely NOT called Jammie Dodgers) and showstopping biscuit toys! It’s been a while since I’ve made brandy snaps, the last time was probably the time I went to An Extra…

Andrew’s Tottenham Cupcakes

The Tottenham Cake is a classic British sponge cake topped with a pink icing, sometimes sprinkled with desiccated coconut. And I have put my usual twist on the classic cake by turning them into fairy cakes (or cupcakes) and upgrading the flavour of the sponge. These are my Tottenham Cupcakes! The icing was originally coloured…