Inspired to Bake? #GBBO

Wow what a final on #GBBO last night!  

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Princess Tortelettes & Choc Orange Pandoro

Another pair of delectable #GBBO inspired recipes with a #StorkTwist for you today from me to you.   It’s been a sweet week in our house but the boys aren’t complaining!  Here are the recipes if you fancy giving them a go.

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Raspberry Ripple Cake

Fancy a slice of Raspberry Ripple Cake filled with raspberry ripple cheesecake filling?

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Oh yes indeed, especially now you know about my Flora Buttery experiment.  Don’t worry though if you can’t get hold of Flora Buttery where you are the recipe will work with regular butter instead.  

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Baking with Flora Buttery

Lets talk margarine and spreads – are you in the butter camp or do you swear by a spread or margarine?

Hands up, I’m not a huge fan of the latter.  Depending on the brand I can taste it in baking.  

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Valentines Parfait

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 You know what everyone loves?  Parfait!  Seeing as hidden hearts are all over the place at the moment I thought I’d hide them in this lovely dessert too.

(And yes, I know its not baking but it is larking around in the kitchen so that’s good enough for me!)

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Jammy Dodgers

Jammy Dodgers

Real Jammy Dodgers – with the chewy raspberry caramel filling.  Yes I know you can just sandwich them with jam but that’s not quite the same is it?  Fill these with raspberry caramel and you’ll be in Jammy Dodger heaven!


220g butter

110g caster sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

340g plain flour

Raspberry Caramel (recipe here)

Makes 18.

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Raspberry Caramel

Raspberry Caramel
– think of the endless possibilities – drizzled over icecream, profiteroles, Jammy Dodgers , eaten from the spoon (did I really just say that?!) This raspberry caramel is completely delicious!


300g caster sugar

75ml water

120g raspberries

approx 75ml double cream

100g butter

Start off with the raspberries – Fresh ones I’ve found will give you more puree and the reddest colour caramel but frozen ones aren’t bad either if that’s all you have.

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Pineapple and Raspberry Cupcakes

Pineapple and Raspberry Cupcakes

Zingy fruity cupcakes packing a taste of sunshine and perfect for adorning with your own Pineapple Flowers.

Makes 12.


200g butter, softened

100g soft brown sugar

75g caster sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

4 eggs

200g self raising flour

140g fresh chopped pineapple

80g raspberries, frozen

1 x batch of Cream Cheese frosting recipe here

12 x Pineapple Flowers to decorate – instructions here


Preheat oven to 160c (fan)/180c/Gas Mark 4.

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Black Forest Fruits Puff Pies

Buttery, Puffety Pastry mini fruit pies (yes I know that’s not a real word….)

Eat them warm, eat them cold, pour with cream, with custard, just don’t eat them all yourself!

Makes 12.


1 x Block of Puff Pastry (recipe here)

450g Black Forest Berries, frozen

100g caster sugar

A little milk and caster sugar for glazing.

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Wedding Baking – Sweet Treat Kebabs

Biscuit, marshmallow and meringue – all in one go!  These sweet treat kebabs are perfect wedding treats with brilliant wow factor – ideal for dipping in a chocolate fountain.  This idea came from a Martha Stewart project and of course has the Pink Whisk twist with Raspberry Sherbet Marshmallows.  

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