Bake Off 2019, Cakes, Desserts

Spiced Fig and Yoghurt Cake with Yoghurt Buttercream

The fourth signature of Bake Off 2019 was to make a cake using a cultured dairy product such as yoghurt or buttermilk. We saw Michael’s experiment with a raspberry cheesecake surprise stick to the tin and we saw David turn to the alcohol by adding limoncello to his cake. I combined one of my favourite… Continue reading Spiced Fig and Yoghurt Cake with Yoghurt Buttercream

Bake Off 2019, Biscuits, Confectionery

Millionaire’s Coconut Ice Shortbread

The fourth showstopper of Bake Off 2019 was to make 36 mishti or Indian milk sweets, 12 each of three different flavours. We saw Steph wow the judges with her pink and pretty mishti and unfortunately we saw Phil disappointed the judges with his 'A Corner of My Garden' mishti. I decided to my take… Continue reading Millionaire’s Coconut Ice Shortbread

Bake Off 2019, Bread, Chinese Recipes and Content

Tangzhong Chinese Tear and Share Buns

The third signature challenge of Bake Off 2019 was to make a filled tear-and-share loaf. We saw Michael receive the first Hollywood Handshake with his Keralan Star Bread, which was inspired by his Indian roots. I have also been inspired by my roots and decided to combine some traditional Chinese bakery items with some Western… Continue reading Tangzhong Chinese Tear and Share Buns

Bake Off 2019, Biscuits, Confectionery

Rum and Raisin Chocolate Biscuit Bars

The second Signature Challenge of Bake Off 2019 was to make 12 decorated chocolate biscuit bars. We saw many delicious looking creations on the show, my personal favourites were Michelle’s Bakewell Bars, Rosie’s Virgin Mojito Bars and Helena’s Witchy Fingers (mainly because they had matcha!!). I took inspiration from my favourite ice cream flavour, rum… Continue reading Rum and Raisin Chocolate Biscuit Bars

Confectionery, Desserts

Rocky Road Squares

Today’s recipe post is in collaboration with The Eve Appeal. This September is Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month and I am partnering with The Eve Appeal on their campaign to ask you to ‘Go Red’! The Eve Appeal funds research into the prevention and early diagnosis of all five of the gynae cancers (womb, cervical, ovarian,… Continue reading Rocky Road Squares

Bake Off 2019, Cakes

Black Sesame and Matcha Angel Cake Slices

The first Technical Challenge of Bake Off 2019 was to make 6 of Prue’s Angel Cake Slices, a retro English cake.  Prue’s Angel Cake Slices consist of 3 layers of genoise sponge flavoured with lemon, raspberry and vanilla, sandwiched together with an Italian meringue buttercream and topped with feathered fondant icing. In my typical style,… Continue reading Black Sesame and Matcha Angel Cake Slices

Bake Off 2019

My Bake Off Predictions 2019

Bake Off is only two days away and I’m going to do something that I’ve not done for a while which is write some predictions for the series! In the past when I have done this, I have been completely wrong so let’s see if I can do better this year! Seeing as we’ve not… Continue reading My Bake Off Predictions 2019