Bake Off 2019, Desserts, Pastry

Butternut Squash Pie

The eighth showstopper of Bake Off 2019 was to make a vertical pie. We saw Steph wow with a carousel pie meanwhile Henry attempted to make a chandelier out of his pie but unfortunately Pastry Week turned out to be his demise! The challenges are getting harder and harder and that means I am also… Continue reading Butternut Squash Pie

Bake Off 2019, Bread, Chinese Recipes and Content

Sweet Potato and Taro Tangzhong Buns

The seventh signature of Bake Off 2019 was to make 24 Festival Buns, buns that take on the theme of a festival or holiday from around the world. Henry got his tongue in a twist with his Kardemummabullar and we saw the grills being turned back on for the Sarawak showstopper challenge! I’m continuing to… Continue reading Sweet Potato and Taro Tangzhong Buns

Bake Off 2019, Desserts

Pistachio Matcha Layered Meringue Cake

The sixth signature of Bake Off 2019 was to make a layered meringue cake with at least 3 layers and large enough to share with friends. We saw Paul Hollywood say that chocolate didn’t go with raspberry, meringue and cream (which is factually incorrect) and unfortunately Priya bombed out of the competition! I took inspiration… Continue reading Pistachio Matcha Layered Meringue Cake

Bake Off 2019, Desserts, Pastry

Piña Colada Custard Tarts (or Pies)

The fifth signature of Bake Off 2019 was to make 4 elaborately decorated custard pies. We saw David impress with his simple but perfect custard pies which saw him earn the second Hollywood Handshake of the series meanwhile Helena and Michelle left the tent in a highly controversial decision. I decided to combine the showstopper… Continue reading Piña Colada Custard Tarts (or Pies)

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, 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