Bread, Cakes

Salted Caramel White Chocolate and Lemon Savarin

It was Caramel Week on Bake Off and I chose to make a large version of my Salted Caramel, White Chocolate and Lemon Savarins which I made last year when the Bake Off Technical challenge was a savarin. We saw the bakers struggle with making the caramel for the stroopwafel technical with all of their… Continue reading Salted Caramel White Chocolate and Lemon Savarin

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Bread

Classic Sultana and Apricot Teacakes

Teacakes always remind me of my primary school days when me and my mum used to go to the breakfast club before school and have a toasted teacake for 30p. Times have changed and the teacakes in the supermarket just don’t compare to freshly baked homemade teacakes, warm from the oven and with lots of… Continue reading Classic Sultana and Apricot Teacakes

Biscuits

Giant Linzer Cookie and Linzer Sandwich Cookies

Named after the city of Linz in Austria, Linzertorte is said to be the oldest cake in the world dating back to a Veronese recipe from 1653. Its popularity rose after being taken over to Milwaukee by an Austrian traveller. The linzer cookie is a derivative of the linzertorte made by cutting out shapes of… Continue reading Giant Linzer Cookie and Linzer Sandwich Cookies

Cakes

Dark Chocolate and Strawberry Mini Rolls

Last night we watched the first episode of The Great British Bake Off on Channel 4 with Sandi Toksvig, Noel Fielding and Prue Leith. Prue set her first Technical Challenge of the series and did she choose a cracker (not literally a cracker, it was Cake Week after all)! She chose the kids party favourite,… Continue reading Dark Chocolate and Strawberry Mini Rolls

Biscuits

Apple and Sultana Hot Cross Scones

Scones are a brilliant starting place for any beginner baker and homemade scones fresh from the oven are far superior to supermarket scones. I’ve given the classic scone a slight twist with the addition of apple and seeing as we’re in April and Easter is around the corner, I added a cross on top of… Continue reading Apple and Sultana Hot Cross Scones

Bread

Salted Caramel White Chocolate and Lemon Savarins

Inspired by the Savarin Technical Challenge in Patisserie Week of Bake Off, I decided to put my own spin on the savarin and I created my Salted Caramel White Chocolate and Lemon Savarins which are a perfect treat to have in front of the fire this winter or Bonfire Night! This sticky enriched dough is… Continue reading Salted Caramel White Chocolate and Lemon Savarins

Biscuits

Making a Gingerbread Oven Showstopper

Inspired by The Great British Bake Off's Biscuit Week Showstopper in which the bakers made a 3D gingerbread story containing at least 8 characters or objects, I decided to have a go at the challenge myself, by making an oven completely out of gingerbread. My Gingerbread Oven is currently baking 10 gingerbread diamond biscuits and… Continue reading Making a Gingerbread Oven Showstopper