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

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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

Biscuits, Sweet Recipes

Homemade Wagon Wheels

We’ve seen the first episode of the ninth series of The Great British Bake Off already which means it’s time for me to bake along with the show. The first episode of the series was Biscuit Week and the challenge I chose to attempt was the Technical which was Wagon Wheels. I chose to invent… Continue reading Homemade Wagon Wheels

Biscuits, Food on Youtube, Sweet Recipes

Matcha Cookies

The Great British Bake Off is back for another year and again I am not on it! That’s not going to stop me from baking however. This series begins with Biscuit Week for the first time in Bake Off history. Why this decision, honestly who knows but I’m not complaining because it gives me a… Continue reading Matcha Cookies

Product Reviews, Restaurant Reviews

I Tried the Limited Edition McDonald’s D24 Durian McFlurry

This is the limited edition McDonald’s Durian McFlurry. Made using real D24 durian purée, the McFlurry is back in Hong Kong and Macau after selling out within 2 days when it first was released earlier in the month. For those of you not in the know, durian is sometimes better known as the world’s smelliest… Continue reading I Tried the Limited Edition McDonald’s D24 Durian McFlurry

Biscuits, Food on Youtube, Sweet Recipes

Strawberry and Black Sesame Cookies

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a cookie recipe despite the fact they’re some of the most popular on the blog! I’ve often talked about how I used to find that making cookies was tricky with the resulting cookies ending up bland and tough but after a lot of trial and error, I’ve grown… Continue reading Strawberry and Black Sesame Cookies