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…

Black Forest Gateau Mini Rolls

Bake Off is back and we’re continuing with the Bake Off Bake Along! Like with most years, we’re kicking off with Cake Week and we saw early standouts Jürgen and Giuseppe with their amazing anti-gravity illusion cakes and unfortunately saw Amanda’s cake topple over in the showstopper! For Cake Week, I’m taking on the Signature…

Bounty Coconut Macarons

Week 10 of Bake Off saw the final three bakers being tested on multiple baking disciplines: the bakers had to tackle puff pastry in the signature custard slice, tackle biscuits in the walnut whirl technical challenge and tackle cakes, pastry, biscuits in the final showstopping dessert tower challenge. The theme of the dessert tower challenge…

Neapolitan Mousse Cube Cakes

The semi-final week of Bake Off saw the bakers take on Patisserie with their signature savarins, a Danish technical construction and a showstopping cube cake. I chose to take on the showstopper challenge this week, being inspired by a strange November craving for ice cream this week. These are my Neapolitan Mousse Cube Cakes! I…

Mini Apple Crumble Baked Cheesecakes

Week 8 saw the Quarter-Finals of Bake Off and the bakers took on a whole manner of different desserts! The bakers got steamy with the Sussex Pond Pudding technical, arty with the jelly art design cake showstopper and cheesy with the baked mini cheesecake signature challenge. Not wanting to invest time into learning the art…

Brown Sugar Custard Doughnuts

Week 7 of Bake Off saw the tent transport back to the 1980s for 80s week with the bakers showing their signature quiches, technically delicious and demanding finger doughnuts and showstopping ice cream cakes! I decided to make my own version of the Technical Challenge and I came up with these Brown Sugar Custard Doughnuts!…

TOTORO Matcha Chiffon Cake

Week 6 of Bake Off saw the bakers head east to a week celebrating all things Japanese (whether it did is a whole other issue…!) with Signature Steamed Buns, a technical Matcha Crepe Cake and a showstopping cake with Japanese flavours decorated in a kawaii style! For the first time in this year’s Bake Along,…