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Great British Bake Off: Prinsesstarta

Episode 6: European Cakes Recipe (Technical Challenge): Prinsesstarta So it looks like I posted the projects out of order – so although the Dobos Torte was the showstopper, let’s circle back and talk about the Technical – the Prinsesstarta. I was definitely intimidated by this cake when I saw it being made by the competitors. It’s […]

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Great British Bake Off: Dobos Torte

Episode 6: European Cakes Recipe (Showstopper Challenge): Dobos Torte Do you know what a Dobos Torte is? Yeah, neither do I. Or rather, neither DID I. I had to do some research to figure out this Technical Challenge. The Dobos Torte is a multi-layered cake with a lot of caramel garnish. The emphasis here is on the caramel […]

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Tiramisu Cake

Great British Bake Off: Tiramisu Cake

Episode 4: Dessert Recipe (Technical Challenge): Tiramisu Cake Continuing along the thread of the last dessert – when the competitors were given this challenge a lot of them were new to tiramisu. This surprised me because in North America, tiramisu is practically a restaurant dessert staple! Granted, it may not always be made with real marscapone, but […]

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Great British Bake Off: Mini Cakes

Episode 1: Cakes Recipe (Showstopper Challenge): Mini Cakes So I admit that I was quite intimidated by this challenge. The last challenge of the Cake episode was to make 36 miniature “British Cakes”. I assume that cupcakes are probably a no-go – so off I went to make some cakes! The competitors on the show […]

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Cherry Cake Unglazed

Great British Bake Off: Mary’s Cherry Cake

The next Great British Bake Off Challenge of Episode 1: Cakes Recipe (Technical Challenge): Mary’s Cherry Cake The competitors were given a deliberately vague recipe for a cherry cake and then asked to make the cake. To me, the recipe didn’t seem very vague at all! Granted, I have years of experience of making cakes, […]

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Swiss Roll Slice

Great British Bake Off Challenge: Swiss Roll

I had heard about The Great British Bake Off, but it wasn’t until recently that I finally had time to sit down and watch it. For the uninitiated, the Great British Bake Off (GBBO) is an elimination-style baking competition featuring amateur home bakers. Each episode features a type of baking and each contestant bakes 3 […]

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