Another attempt to kill two birds with one stone with a bake that would fulfil the GBBO week 6 theme and also satiate the mini bake off competition / monster that is being held at work. However, the work bake off also had a rule – it had to incorporate honeycomb
My garden is awash with apples and blackberries so I thought it would be nice to make a seasonal cupcake incorporating the two, so I settled for the classic apple and blackberry crumble, but cupcake style!
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.
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.
Last Thursday marked my second trip to the Leeds Clandestine Cake Club, and what a treat it was! This time the event was held in the 4th floor cafe in Harvey Nichols. Again, another wonderful venue. The theme for this month was “Vivaciously Victorian” and if I’m honest, I did struggle somewhat with deciding on …