Bread, Meat, Savoury Recipes, Student Meals, Vegetarian

Kimchi Smørrebrød and Vegetarian Smørrebrød

The quarter-finals of Bake Off had the theme of Danish Week. But oh my goodness, was it full of absolute drama!! The signature challenge was to make a rye bread loaf and use that loaf to make 2 types of smørrebrød (Danish open sandwich). The technical challenge was to make 14 aebleskiver with a cinnamon… Continue reading Kimchi Smørrebrød and Vegetarian Smørrebrød

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Cakes, Desserts, Sweet Recipes

Vegan Chocolate Praline Layer Cake with Peanut Butter Pastry Cream

This week on Bake Off, the tent went all vegan with eggs, milk, butter, honey and meat thrown out of the tent. The signature was to make vegan savoury tartlets with two different fillings, the technical challenge was a tropical fruit pavlova made using aquafaba instead of egg whites and the showstopper was to make… Continue reading Vegan Chocolate Praline Layer Cake with Peanut Butter Pastry Cream

Pastry, Savoury Recipes, Student Meals

Pork and Vegetable Samosas with Creamy Cucumber Dip

We’re now over halfway through the ninth series of The Great British Bake Off and the tent turned to pastry for the first time. The signature challenge was to make sweet and savoury samosas, the technical challenge was a bake using two types of pastry, rough puff and choux, to make a French dessert and… Continue reading Pork and Vegetable Samosas with Creamy Cucumber Dip

Cakes, Desserts, Sweet Recipes

Upside Down Apple Gingerbread Loaf Cake

This week saw the Bake Off tent get all spicy with its first ever Spice Week. 3 Hollywood Handshakes were awarded in the signature ginger cake challenge, the ma’amoul technical was, well, technical and the biscuit chandelier showstopper left some bakers’ fate hanging in the balance. I decided to try my own version of the… Continue reading Upside Down Apple Gingerbread Loaf Cake

Desserts, Sweet Recipes

White Chocolate and Black Sesame Blancmange

Dessert Week hit the Bake Off tent with meringue roulades rolling around the tent, the blancmange technical giving each baker a bit of a wobble and showstopping melting chocolate ball desserts. I took inspiration from the technical challenge for my Bake Off inspired recipes this week. Blancmange is a very retro and kitsch dessert to… Continue reading White Chocolate and Black Sesame Blancmange

Bread, Sweet Recipes

Flapjack Chelsea Buns

This week saw Bread Week hit the Bake Off tent! With the Technical challenge to make 8 non-yeasted naan breads with garlic ghee cooked using the grill in 1 hour and the Showstopper challenge to make a tiered korovai cake, the bakers had it tough in Bread Week. We saw Rahul claim his second Star… Continue reading Flapjack Chelsea Buns

Cakes, Desserts, Sweet Recipes

Hazelnut and Coffee Traybake

We’re already two weeks into this year’s series of Bake Off and we’ve already had 3 Hollywood handshakes! This week was Cake Week which saw the first time that spinach made an appearance in a cake in the tent in the form of Prue’s Le Gateau Vert technical challenge as well as spectacular chocolate collar… Continue reading Hazelnut and Coffee Traybake