The Great British Bake Off

Choc Mint Saucy Pud & Limoncello Layer Cake

 

 

Two more #GBBO inspired recipes with a #StorkTwist to share with you today

If you’re after a saucy pud then these Dark and White Choc Mint Puds might just hit the spot

And a fabulous Limoncello Mascarpone Layer Cake to impress your guests – just remember you get the biggest slice!

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Caraway Rye Rolls & Red Pepper Ciabatta

What a cracker of an episode on The Great British Bake Off for Bread Week!

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The Great British Bake Off with Stork

 

 

Summer holidays is always bedlam in our house, but it does always mean the start of a new series of The Great British Bake Off – and that’s definitely a reason to be happy!

This year I’m joining in (although without the stress and eagle eyes of Paul and Mary watching over me) and baking along to the Bake Off in partnership with Stork.  

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Are you ready for these…? Smoky Choc Cherry Cupcakes

Smoky Choc Cherry Cupcakes

I developed these last year as an option for the final of The Great British Bake Off.  In the end I went with Mint, Ginger and Blackberry (recipe here) so before the weather gets truly summery here’s my recipe for Smoky Chocolate and Cherry Cake.

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How to make Sugar Roses

How to make Sugar Roses

I know a fair few of you wanted me to blog how to make the blush roses I used on my traditional cake in The Great British Wedding cake, so here it it….. how to make sugar roses.
You will need:
White  Sugar Florist Paste (SFP)
White fat such as Trex
Small rolling pin
Rose petal cutters or a small round cutter
Ball tool
Foam pad
Water and paintbrush
Empty egg box
Sugarflair blossom tint powder – Rose
Large powder brush

Here are some handy product links:

Sugar Florist Paste (SFP) is the key to really great sugar roses.  

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Wedding Baking – Lemon Meringue Tower

Lemon Meringue Tower

Wanting something a little bit different from the traditional wedding bake?  Why not have a Lemon Meringue Tower instead.  If you watched The Great British Wedding Cake on BBC2 this week – here’s the full project in Pink Whisk step by step style.

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Wedding Baking – Fruit Wedding Cake


Here’s the recipe for my perfect wedding cake.  Because sometimes you need a fruit cake that tastes great without maturing and one that cooks fairly quickly – like when you have 11 hours to make the whole darn thing…

I will be doing a separate tutorial for sugarpaste roses later on this week.

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The Great British Wedding Cake BBC2

Just a quick post to let you all know that I will be appearing in the one off special
The Great British Wedding Cake – Wednesday 20th April 8pm BBC2
alongside Edd Kimber and Miranda Gore-Browne, just like old bake off times!

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How to Make Perfect Macaroons… (Macarons)

How To...Macaroons

Macaroons – The French type, (said with a French accent of course) are notoriously tricky little blighters and reduce lots of us to tears.
You might have seen me make them on The Great British Bake Off for the Petit Four Tower. 

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The Great British Bake Off needs YOU!

Do you love home baking and fancy putting your skills to the test? BBC Two is looking for amateur bakers across the country to take part in The Great British Bake Off series two.

If you’re interested and would like to find out more, email baking@loveproductions.co.uk or call 020 7067 4879.

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