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!…

Crepe Cake with White Chocolate Crème Légère

The crepe cake has become incredibly trendy in recent years, featuring in high end patisseries and bakeries with their delicate and perfect layers showing when you slice into it. Crepe cakes can be quite pricey if you buy them but as I found out, making your own crepe cake saves a lot of money and…

Halloween Cho-oooooh Buns

Choux pastry seems a bit daunting to make and I myself have often been put off making it after getting choux buns which turned out more like blinis. But after doing extensive reading into how to make choux pastry, I think I’ve finally managed to get the technique right and I get perfectly risen and…

Neapolitan ‘Ice Cream’ Petit Fours and Neapolitan Cake

You might remember that I went to a filming of An Extra Slice back in September. You can read my account of the day by clicking here. I took a cake along to the filming and the week’s theme was Patisserie. I scream inside! How can I ever make something to match the skills of…

Guest Post: Bûche de Noël by Luca Marchiori

I’ve got another one of my Guest Posts from a fellow food blogger, Luca Marchiori for the 2nd post in my Bumper December. I met Luca on Twitter, as seems to be the case all too often these days, and when he started tweeting these amazing bakes I discovered his blog. Then I had the…