Dairy Free Flan

Great Baking Challenge Recipe #11: Great British Bake Off/Baking Show, Series 3 (UK)  Episode 4: Technical Challenge– Flan My next challenge to follow along with is Flan!  I used to eat it sometimes when I was a kid. I haven't had it in quite a while. They of course had to be modified to be dairy free for me, so I looked up some dairy free recipes.  I've read online that it is compared to crème brûlée. Both flan and crème brûlée are types of custards, that involve eggs, milk, and sugar and have caramel on them. The difference would…

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Classic Treacle Tart

Great Baking Challenge Recipe #8: Great British Bake Off/Baking Show, Series 3 (UK)  Episode 3: Technical Challenge– Designer Fruit Tart My next bake was so British I couldn’t even get all my ingredients at the super market, I had to order one ingredient online! You might recall this dessert mentioned in Harry Potter... Treacle Tart! I had no idea what to expect from this, let alone the taste.   Treacle Tart is actually a super easy, yummy recipe that I will turn to if I need to make a dessert on the fly. I even keep Golden Syrup stocked in my…

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Fancy Plaited Challah Bread

Great Baking Challenge Recipe #5: Great British Bake Off/Baking Show, Series 3 (UK) Episode 2: Technical Challenge– 8-Plait Bread Loaf The technical challenge for this episode is an 8-strand loaf, in other words, a giant 8-piece braid. I think they just did a regular loaf of bread on the show, but I decided to do challah because it’s delicious and I’ve been wanting to make some lately. Let me tell you, I definitely felt accomplished after finishing this fancy plaited challah bread. I ended up using a video from the YouTube channel of one of the GBBO contestants, Mat Riley…

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Orange Babas

Great Baking Challenge Recipe #2: Great British Bake Off/Baking Show, Series 3 (UK)  Episode 1: Technical Challenge– Rum Baba      This recipe was definitely a little messy, but really fun to make! Rum babas are a kind of hybrid between a bread and a cake. It requires yeast and rising before it's baked. The dough is super sticky, so it's a little hard to work with, but don't be tempted to add a ton of flour to make it easier. Adding more flour will make the babas too dry. I had scraper in one hand basically the whole time…

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