Chocolate and Raspberry Drip Cake

Chocolate and Raspberry Drip Cake

With summer coming to an end this is the perfect time to make a cake that uses raspberries. This is a chocolate cake soaked in raspberry syrup, filled with raspberry buttercream and top off with chocolate ganache and fresh raspberries!

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GBBO Technical Challenge S7E2 - Viennese Whirls

GBBO Technical Challenge S7E2 - Viennese Whirls

On yesterdays episode of The Great British Bake Off it was biscuit week and for the signature challenge, the bakers had to make sandwich biscuits. So for this, I decided to make Viennese Whirls, which was the technical challenge on series 7 episode 2 of the Bake Off.

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Choux Pastry Swans filled with Salted Carmel and Whipped Cream

Choux Pastry Swans filled with Salted Carmel and Whipped Cream

Choux pastry swans are great to serve for dessert, they are something different compared to profiteroles or eclairs. Piping the choux pastry to create the swan bodies and heads can be a little bit difficult so take your time. The choux pastry swans are filled with salted caramel and topped off with a vanilla whipped cream.

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GBBO Technical Challenge S2E4 - Brandy Snaps

GBBO Technical Challenge S2E4 - Brandy Snaps

This technical challenge can be difficult for several reasons. The brandy snaps contain a lot of sugar which means they can easily burn. Another problem you may face is the rolling up part, you have to set the brandy snaps to cool slightly so they are still pliable, if you wait too long they may break and crack when you try to roll them up, so timing is key.

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Earl Grey and Honey Ombre Drip Cake

Earl Grey and Honey Ombre Drip Cake

This cake incorporates my favourite tea - Earl Grey and the perfect flavour that goes well with Earl Grey is honey! The recipe has an Earl Grey Sponge Cake, soaked in Earl Grey Syrup which is then filled with honey buttercream. Finally, the cake is decorated with a blue ombre buttercream, with white chocolate ganache drips and homemade honeycomb.

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Oreo Macarons filled with Oreo Buttercream

Oreo Macarons filled with Oreo Buttercream

Here is a macaron recipe that combines my favourite biscuit- Oreos with a classic French Macaron recipe. These macaron shells contain crushed Oreos and are filled Oreo buttercream. To make these macarons taste even better place them in the fridge overnight. The macarons will get chewier and taste better due to the moisture from the buttercream being absorbed into the macaron shells. This recipe will make 16 macarons.

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Rosemary, Bacon and Parmesan Cheese Irish Soda Bread

Rosemary, Bacon and Parmesan Cheese Irish Soda Bread

I recently went to Dublin and tried soda bread for the first time and it tasted amazing! Unlike most types bread this bread uses bicarbonate soda instead of yeast as the rising agent. This works due to a chemical reaction involving the acidic buttermilk and the alkaline bicarbonate soda. The bicarbonate soda breaks down into carbon dioxide, which causes the bread to rise. So here is my take on a classic Irish Soda Bread recipe.

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