Lemon Blueberry Torte—Gluten Free

Great Baking Challenge Recipe #10: Great British Bake Off/Baking Show, Series 3 (UK) Episode 4:Signature Challenge– Torte CakeThe requirements for this signature challenge was to make a torte cake which has no wheat flour and more than one layer. I decided on a lemon blueberry almond meal torte cake with whipped vanilla cream cheese frosting. I decided on the lemon blueberry flavor because I always gravitate towards chocolate and why not try something different. I made 2 almond meal torte cakes flavored with lemon zest and vanilla. In between the two cakes is a layer of lemon curd and blueberries. There's more…

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Apple Pear Tarte Tatin

Great Baking Challenge Recipe #7: Great British Bake Off/Baking Show, Series 3 (UK)  Episode 3: Signature Challenge– Tarte Tatin I think this might have been my favorite challenge yet so far. I never heard of tarte tatin until I watched it on GBBO and I am so glad I discovered it because it is delicious! This is the first time I’ve made rough puff pastry and caramel sauce from scratch. This tart is three elements: the puff pastry, caramel, and fruit. The traditional tarte tatin is made with apples and according to Wikipedia was named after the French hotel that served…

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An Easy Basic Flatbread

Great Baking Challenge Recipe #4: Great British Bake Off/Baking Show, Series 3 (UK)  Episode 2: Signature Challenge– Two Flatbreads: Yeasted & Non-Yeasted Non-Yeasted: I decided to go with a really basic flatbread for the non-yeasted bread. I’m not too experienced in this area, so I wanted basic. I planned on adding some Italian spices to the dough, but of course forgot to so it ended up being completely plain, but the dinner I made to go into the flatbreads made up for the lack of spice. The recipe I found really is an easy basic flatbread with only 4 ingredients…

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Garlic Buttered Naan

Great Baking Challenge Recipe #4: Great British Bake Off/Baking Show, Series 3 (UK)  Episode 2: Signature Challenge– Two Flatbreads: Yeasted & Non-Yeasted Yeasted Bread: My husband and I love Indian food. We especially love naan bread when we eat out, so I decided to try and make some naan at home and smothered in garlic butter for this challenge.  All the contestants on GBBO that made naan bread added a little spice to it like cumin, or coriander. I decided to keep it a little simple since it’s my first time, and we always get garlic naan or keema naan…

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Classic Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Great Baking Challenge Recipe #1: Great British Bake Off/Baking Show, Series 3 (UK) Episode 1: Signature Challenge– Upside Down Cake This first recipe of my challenge went a bit astray from what I wanted to. I was going to try to do something that wasn’t typical, and I had decided I would do David Lebovitz’s recipe for Plum Blueberry Upside Down Cake from his book Ready for Dessert: My Best Recipes… but after I had decided and went out to buy the ingredients, I couldn’t find any plums! I should have realized I wouldn’t be able to find fresh plums…

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