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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