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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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Great British Bake Off: Streusel Brioche

Episode 6: European Cakes Recipe (Signature Challenge): Streusel Brioche I moved onto the “Pastries” episode of the challenge and the first challenge was a yeasted cake dough. Or a sweet bread dough. Most of the competitors made kugelhopfs, but I decided to make a brioche. I think the choices of the competitors and myself do show the […]

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Great British Bake Off: Tiered Pies

Episode 5: Pies Recipe (Signature Challenge): Tiered Pies The last challenges of the Pie episode was to make a multi-tiered pie. So kind of like a wedding cake…but with pies, haha. Immediately I knew I wanted to riff off the concept of a 3 course meal: appetizer, main, and dessert. The competitors on the show did […]

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Mini Apple Pie

Great British Bake Off: Mini Apple Pies

Episode 5: Pies Recipe (Technical Challenge): Mini Apple Pies One thing I hadn’t really considered in doing this challenge was the seasonality of ingredients. This recipe is actually for PEARS but as it is in the middle of summer, there are no pears to be found. So apples it is! I found out that there is […]

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Egg Tart

Great British Bake Off: Egg Tart

Episode 5: Pies Recipe (Signature Challenge): (Giant) Egg Tart The one area of baking that I know I could really improve in is actually this episode’s topic – pies! I am actually decent at making a standard pie, but I cannot do crumbles or anything with that kind of “topping”. So maybe it doesn’t really apply […]

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