Bread, Savoury Recipes, Student Meals, Vegetarian

Homemade Garlic Pitta-style Flatbreads

Another year and another series of The Great British Bake Off is over. Rahul took the trophy and become the 9th winner of Bake Off. The series came to an odd end with some interesting challenges that perhaps didn’t showcase just how talented the bakers are with 12 signature doughnuts (6 iced and 6 filled),… Continue reading Homemade Garlic Pitta-style Flatbreads

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Cakes, Product Reviews, Sweet Recipes

Mini (and cute) Matcha Cakes – ideal for Halloween!!

There’s only 1 more week of Bake Off this series – time has flown by! But before we knew the final 3 bakers, there were the three semi-final challenges to go first! The bakers had to make 24 signature madeleines in two different flavours, travelled to Italy for the complex 7-layered torta setteveli technical before… Continue reading Mini (and cute) Matcha Cakes – ideal for Halloween!!

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

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