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

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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

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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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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

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Coconut Milk Pudding Dim Sum (椰汁糕)

This year marks the first National Dim Sum Week which takes place from 30th June to July 5th 2018. If you aren’t familiar with dim sum, it refers to the little delicious food which come on plates or in steamer baskets. It poetically means ‘to touch the heart’. This week will celebrate the sheer amazingness… Continue reading Coconut Milk Pudding Dim Sum (椰汁糕)

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How to make Chocolate Soufflé for Two

The soufflé has gained a reputation of being incredibly difficult to make. With many TV chefs, cooks and programmes placing the soufflé on a pedestal, it makes the soufflé sound much harder to make than it is. I challenged myself to tackle the soufflé and it was an adventure with many ups and downs but… Continue reading How to make Chocolate Soufflé for Two

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Gingerbread Cheesecake Squares

The flavours of gingerbread instantly remind me of the festive season. While gingerbread houses (or even Gingerbread Ovens) might be traditional, why not put a spin on your classic gingerbread by turning it into these Gingerbread Cheesecake Squares? Funnily enough this recipe was the result of a bit of gingerbread dough that I left too… Continue reading Gingerbread Cheesecake Squares