Cakes, Confectionery, Sweet Recipes

Baked Chinese New Year Glutinous Rice Cake (焗年糕)

There’s always a new recipe that you find by accident and it fast becomes a staple and that is most certainly the case with my Baked Chinese New Year Glutinous Rice Cake (焗年糕)! Now I know that I’ve missed the Lunar New Year for this year at least but this Baked Glutinous Rice Cake is honestly… Continue reading Baked Chinese New Year Glutinous Rice Cake (焗年糕)

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Cakes, Desserts, Sweet Recipes

Party Ring Blondies

It’s been a while since I’ve posted on the blog (and I feel I’ve said this multiple times before). I took a little extended break at the start of the year to focus on my exams and fortunately they went well but now I’m back and ready for business. For my first recipe back, I… Continue reading Party Ring Blondies

Cakes, Desserts, Sweet Recipes

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… Continue reading Crepe Cake with White Chocolate Crème Légère

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

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