Tag Archives: Bake Off

Jolly Gingerbread 

Another Bake Off challenge, but instead of building a structure with gingerbread, we decided to make cookies instead. We used the recipe from Rosie Daykin’s “Butter Celebrates” because it is easier for us to use a Canadian recipe, and her … Continue reading

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Focaccia 

If I remember correctly, only one person got this Technical Challenge right on the GBBO. This is Paul Hollywood’s Focaccia. It looks simple enough but the dough was tricky to work with. Take 500g bread flour, add 2 sachets of … Continue reading

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Nutella Meringues 

This is Bake Off challenge number 25. We were going to make simple meringues from one of the Bake Off cookbooks until we saw this recipe for Baci Meringues! This recipe is from “Meringue” by Linda K Jackson and Jennifer … Continue reading

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Chickpea, Spinach & Mushroom Wellington 

This recipe comes from the GBBO Showstoppers book. The recipe covers two pages, which I am not going to reproduce here. This is a puff pastry recipe which we have not used until now.  First you make a duxelles. Becky … Continue reading

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Leek and Cheese Pie

Number 23 of our Bake Off challenges was going to be Stilton, Potato and Caramelised Onion Pie from “GBBO How To Bake” book. We switched it to a Leek and Cheese Pie from “Real Irish Food” by David Bowers.  Rub … Continue reading

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Lemon Buns 

Here is another wonderful recipe from Paul Hollywood’s book “British Baking”. This is a recipe from Yorkshire and includes dried fruit. The buns that were sold near us, back in north Birmingham, had no fruit in them, but were iced … Continue reading

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What is a Briouat?

They are Moroccan pastries and are number 21 of our Bake Off challenges. We decided to make these with our leftover filo/phyllo pastry from our strudel bake a couple of weeks ago. We we going to make a spanakopita, but … Continue reading

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