Chocolate Raspberry Orange Tart

Great Baking Challenge Recipe #9: Great British Bake Off/Baking Show, Series 3 (UK)  Episode 3: Showstopper Challenge– Treacle Tart The challenge this time was to bake a fruit tart worthy of a bakery display case. That means presentation is everything with this one! Most bakers in the episode used creme patissiere as their base filling and covered the tart with a variety of fruit. Stuart went for something different and did a Triple Chocolate Raspberry Tart, with layers of chocolate, praline and fruit.  I took some inspiration from him and decided on using chocolate and raspberries as my main flavors.…

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Homemade Bagels

Great Baking Challenge Recipe #6: Great British Bake Off/Baking Show , Series 3 (UK) Episode 2: Showstopper Challenge– Sweet & Savory  I thought bagels would be a lot harder to make, but it turns out they really aren't all that difficult. I feel like most people have this preconceived notion that bagels are hard to make for some reason, so no one every tries to make them at home. It’s also really convenient to just go buy a dozen down the road instead of slaving away in the kitchen, but homemade is always better! I did have some pitfalls, but…

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Hidden Design Cake: Chocolate Rainbow Cookie Heart

Great Baking Challenge Recipe #3: Great British Bake Off/Baking Show, Series 3 (UK)  Episode 1: Showstopper Challenge– Hidden Design Cake My first showstopper challenge was definitely a challenge for me! I decided to try and make a chocolate cake with a hidden rainbow cookie heart design inside. There are plenty of things I would do differently next time, but I am definitely very happy with the rainbow heart I saw when I cut into the cake. All that work was worth it!   I decided on this particular cake because I wanted to use the rainbow cookie recipe my grandma just…

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