Its my birthday today, so like the loser (control freak) I am I just had to make my own birthday cakes.
It’s been a while since a cupcake recipe, so here is my spin on a classic carrot cake, this time with pistachios and a hint of orange. Inspired by the Great British Bake Off.
My attempt at one of my childhood favourite sweet treats, the Vanilla Custard Slice. They were hard work, but worth it. Forget the rubbery custard you get in the shop bought ones, these ones use a smooth, vanilla bean enriched creme pâtissière and homemade puff pastry.
This week I have tried to tackle the Great British Bake Off technical challenge – the apricot couronne, but create individual not-so-mini versions!
I try and take the traybake up a notch with this chocolate brownie and peanut butter cheesecake combo! Again not a very health conscious treat, but a little of what you like now and again is alright?! Another creation inspired by the GBBO crew.
I love a good tart. Crispy butter pastry, soft interiors. Winner. Once again this week I was inspired by the lovely GBBO and created this Rhubarb and custard tart. Wobbly, sweet set vanilla custard, spiked with sharp sourness of rhubarb and all encased with short, crisp, buttery pastry.
I have an overgrown bush. Yep a massively overgrown bramble bush at the bottom of my very unkempt overgrown garden. Annoying to the eye, but come September I always come away with kilos of blackberries which is not a bad thing. So the theme for the Great British Bake Off week three was desserts and …
Carrying on this little series of posts, inspired by the Great British Bake off, this week I took to making bread – brioche in fact. this enriched dough filled with chocolate and pistachios is my take on a pain au chocolat
I’ve been neglecting my baking for a while now so am challenging myself to come up with a new bake to coincide with each week’s episode of Great British Bake Off. Episode 1 was cake, so this is my Salted Caramel Chocolate Cake.
My version of the classic biscuit/cake….but super sized! See how to make it here!