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…

Sweet Potato and Taro Tangzhong Buns

The seventh signature of Bake Off 2019 was to make 24 Festival Buns, buns that take on the theme of a festival or holiday from around the world. Henry got his tongue in a twist with his Kardemummabullar and we saw the grills being turned back on for the Sarawak showstopper challenge! I’m continuing to…

Pistachio Matcha Layered Meringue Cake

The sixth signature of Bake Off 2019 was to make a layered meringue cake with at least 3 layers and large enough to share with friends. We saw Paul Hollywood say that chocolate didn’t go with raspberry, meringue and cream (which is factually incorrect) and unfortunately Priya bombed out of the competition! I took inspiration…

Tangzhong Chinese Tear and Share Buns

The third signature challenge of Bake Off 2019 was to make a filled tear-and-share loaf. We saw Michael receive the first Hollywood Handshake with his Keralan Star Bread, which was inspired by his Indian roots. I have also been inspired by my roots and decided to combine some traditional Chinese bakery items with some Western…

Rum and Raisin Chocolate Biscuit Bars

The second Signature Challenge of Bake Off 2019 was to make 12 decorated chocolate biscuit bars. We saw many delicious looking creations on the show, my personal favourites were Michelle’s Bakewell Bars, Rosie’s Virgin Mojito Bars and Helena’s Witchy Fingers (mainly because they had matcha!!). I took inspiration from my favourite ice cream flavour, rum…

Salted Caramel White Chocolate and Lemon Savarin

It was Caramel Week on Bake Off and I chose to make a large version of my Salted Caramel, White Chocolate and Lemon Savarins which I made last year when the Bake Off Technical challenge was a savarin. We saw the bakers struggle with making the caramel for the stroopwafel technical with all of their…

Classic Sultana and Apricot Teacakes

Teacakes always remind me of my primary school days when me and my mum used to go to the breakfast club before school and have a toasted teacake for 30p. Times have changed and the teacakes in the supermarket just don’t compare to freshly baked homemade teacakes, warm from the oven and with lots of…