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Great British Bake Off: Povitica

Episode 8: Advanced Dough Recipe (Technical Challenge): Povitica Ok – onto the Technical Challenge! It was Paul Hollywood’s Povitica recipe, which can be found here. It’s an Eastern European swirled and rolled yeasted loaf. Basically you make an enriched dough, roll it out thin, cover it with a layer of something yummy, roll it up tight and […]

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Monkey Bread

Great British Bake Off: Monkey Bread

Episode 8: Advanced Dough Recipe (Signature Challenge): Sweet Fruit Loaves We are in the home stretch! This Signature Challenge kicked off the ‘Advanced Dough’ episode and tasked the competitors to create a free-form enriched bread loaf with fruit. To be honest, I didn’t feel particularly inspired by the competitors’ creations (just not my taste) so I […]

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Great British Bake Off: Eclairs

Episode 7: Pastry Recipe (Showstopper Challenge): Eclairs When I saw the challenge – I knew I had it in the bag. I could mail it in. I’ve made eclairs! Many times! I am a choux pastry master! No problem. Guess what? I ran into problems. I had made it to this point at a frenetic pastry pace […]

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Great British Bake Off – Kouign Amann

Episode 7: Pastry Recipe (Technical Challenge): Kouign Amann I think the most exciting part of this episode for me, was finding out how to actually pronounce the name of this recipe! In case you were wondering, it’s like, “koo-en ah-maan”, haha. The kouign amann is a pastry with origins in Brittany, France. It’s kind of a sweet laminated […]

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Great British Bake Off: BBQ Pork Buns

Episode 7: Pastry Recipe (Signature Challenge): Savory Parcel – BBQ Pork Parcels For the first Pastry challenge, the task was to make a savory parcel. The sky really is the limit – from pasties to pot pies! I decided to make a BBQ pork parcel. It’s a riff on a classic dim sum recipe. I went […]

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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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