What a year it was! It all started about a year ago, when at the insistence of a few friends I filled in the application form for the Great British Bake Off series 5. The BBC programme had become a cultural phenomenon and had got me even more interested in baking than I already was. …
Multi layered chocolate mud cake covered in cream cheese icing and decorated with macaroons.
Strawberry cheesecake with a biscuit base topped with cream cheese mix and covered with cooked strawberry syrup.
Moist cupcakes filled with custard and topped with custard cream biscuits.
Very light and delicious lemon meringue pie with a sweet shortcrust pastry base, filled with lemon curd and topped with meringue.
Light cardamom swiss roll filled with coffee cream and finely chopped pistachios, then tightly rolled to give a neat finish. Topped with more cream and pistachios for a moist and crunchy finish.
This is a wholesome crusty loaf flavoured with finely chopped onion and fresh coriander leaves. Sprinkle some nigella seeds on top for added flavour. Goes really well with some green mango and mint chutney or simply some butter.
Sweet sticky cinnamon buns made by filling and rolling the dough, then baking on a layer of syrup and walnuts. These gooey rolls are always a winner, warm or cold.
A simple chutney packed with flavours and perfect as an accompaniment. Made with boiled tomatoes that are slow cooked with garlic and chilli. A stunning sweet and hot chutney to add zing to every meal.
A French dessert traditionally served on special occasions. Made here with choux buns filled with lemon custard cream. Then dipped in caramel and arranged on a cake stand in a pyramid shape. Perfect centre piece for a party.