The Great British Bake Off

Rough Puff Pastry – Here’s How

Have you ever made your own Rough Puff Pastry?

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#GBBO and Bake with Stork

Wednesday nights just won’t be the same! ¬†As the Great British Bake Off crowns it’s 2015 winner it’s all over for another year ūüôĀ

Here’s a look at the #GBBO inspired recipes I put together for Bake with Stork – lots of lovely things for you to bake your way through on a Wednesday evening xx

Sticky Toffee Baked Alaska

Tear & Share Garlic Mozzarella Bread

Mediterranean Vegetable Tart

Apple Rose Custard Tart

Spiced Carrot Cake Showstopper

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Follow the links to find the recipes and step by step photos

Ruth Clemens, Baker Extraordinaire

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Happy 80th Birthday Mary Berry!

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This past week has passed in an absolute blur of flour, sugar and eggs! I have had the huge honour of working on a cake collaboration with Stork to create a celebration birthday cake for Mary Berry’s 80th Birthday this week!

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Recipes from a Normal Mum – Holly Bell

No it’s not a mistake, you’re here at The Pink Whisk but¬†I’m here to¬†share Holly Bell’s fab new book!

Recipes from a Normal Mum by Holly Bell

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I’m so thrilled to have a book of Holly’s on my cookbook shelf. ¬†

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Inspired to Bake? #GBBO

Wow what a final on #GBBO last night!  Congratulations Nancy!!

All the finalists did so brilliantly well they would all have made worthy winners.

I’m going to give a special mention to Luis, as we both live in Poynton – it must be a hive of baking ability – hopefully third time lucky Poynton will conquer with a winner ūüėČ ¬†Luis’ blog is here www.luistroyano.com and¬†is definitely one you want to visit!

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Chocolate Amaretto Schichttorte & Cashew Baklava

It’s not often I get to bake something a little bit different from the norm but these two #StorkTwist recipes delivered it in bucket loads.

First up a Chocolate Amaretto Schichttorte – the method looks a little daunting, baked in layers under the grill but I have to say I loved baking it and loved eating it too!

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Cranberry Apple Loaf & Choc Nut Roll

Two more lovely #GBBO inspired recipes for you this week – all the fun without any of the pressure from the judges ūüėČ

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Cranberry & Apple Loaf spiked with ginger

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and a much easier Chocolate Nut Roll recipe!

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Roasted Tomato & Olive Palmiers & Kouign Amann

This weeks #GBBO inspired recipes

My favourite #StorkTwist recipe of this years Bake Off – Roasted Tomato & Olive Palmiers

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And, the pastry none of the bakers had heard of Рa Kouign Amann my version with Salted Caramel and Pecans.  

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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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Pastry Wrapped Pears & Earl Grey Custard Tart

Halfway through a hectic week getting my boys back to school, Bake Off last night was a very welcome chance for a sit down, feet up and enjoy the baking!

The programme is hugely inspiring everyone to get in the kitchen and bake so if you fancy a custard tart with a twist or fancy a shot at tangling pastry and pears then these recipes with a #StorkTwist might just help you out!

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