The Great British Bake Off: How to Turn Everyday Bakes into Showstoppers by Linda Collister and Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood

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    • Categories: Cakes, large; Afternoon tea
    • Ingredients: butter; caster sugar; vanilla extract; eggs; self-raising cake flour
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    • Ingredients: cocoa powder; instant coffee powder; dark chocolate chips; butter; caster sugar; vanilla extract; eggs; self-raising cake flour; white chocolate; whipping cream
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    • Ingredients: butter; caster sugar; vanilla extract; eggs; self-raising cake flour; cocoa powder; white chocolate; whipping cream; dark chocolate
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    • Ingredients: butter; caster sugar; vanilla extract; eggs; self-raising cake flour; marzipan; Champagne wine; pink gel paste
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  • Jubilee cake
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    • Ingredients: butter; caster sugar; eggs; vanilla extract; plain flour; red gel food coloring; blue gel paste; icing sugar; apricot jam; marzipan; white sugarpaste; instant royal icing
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    • Categories: Brownies, slices & bars; Candy / sweets; Afternoon tea; Dessert
    • Ingredients: blanched hazelnuts; egg whites; plain flour; cocoa powder; icing sugar; light muscovado sugar; butter; hazelnuts; caster sugar; dark chocolate
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    • Ingredients: white sugarpaste; butter; caster sugar; lemons; eggs; self-raising flour; black gel paste; pink gel paste; icing sugar; gold luster dust; yellow gel coloring; brown gel paste
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    • Ingredients: chocolate cake; ground almonds; dark chocolate; sprinkles of your choice
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    • Ingredients: chocolate cake; ground almonds; dark chocolate; sprinkles of your choice; marzipan; green gel paste; red gel paste; white chocolate
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    • Ingredients: dark chocolate; butter; eggs; caster sugar; vanilla extract; self-raising flour; whipping cream; rose petals
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    • Categories: Baked & steamed desserts; Mousses, trifles, custards & creams; Dessert
    • Ingredients: pecans; butter; stem ginger in syrup; pears; caster sugar; plain flour; ground ginger; vanilla extract; double cream; icing sugar; Poire Williams
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    • Ingredients: ground cardamom; eggs; oranges; no-peel marmalade; marzipan; fondant icing sugar; sprinkles of your choice
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    • Ingredients: ground cardamom; eggs; oranges; no-peel marmalade; marzipan; fondant icing sugar; sprinkles of your choice
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    • Ingredients: caster sugar; vanilla extract; gelatine leaves; strawberries; whipping cream; white chocolate
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    • Ingredients: plain flour; eggs; caster sugar; oranges; butter; ground almonds; icing sugar; egg whites; almonds; Grand Marnier
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  • Jewel box cake
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    • Ingredients: white chocolate; butter; caster sugar; vanilla sugar; eggs; self-raising flour; liquid glucose; seedless raspberry jam; raspberries
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    • Ingredients: butter; caster sugar; vanilla extract; self-raising flour; strawberries; strawberry conserve; cream cheese; icing sugar
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    • Ingredients: lemons; plain flour; desiccated coconut; caster sugar; sunflower oil; Greek yoghurt; icing sugar
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  • Mary's fraisier
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    • Ingredients: eggs; caster sugar; milk; vanilla pods; kirsch; butter; lemons; strawberries; dark chocolate; marzipan
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    • Ingredients: cocoa powder; butter; caster sugar; buttermilk; self-raising flour; white chocolate; whipping cream; vanilla extract; stout
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    • Categories: Cakes, large; Frostings & fillings; Jams, jellies & preserves; Afternoon tea; Summer
    • Ingredients: pecans; butter; caster sugar; lemons; eggs; lemon curd; marzipan; white sugarpaste; glycerine; rose petals; instant royal icing
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    • Ingredients: dates; light muscovado sugar; vanilla extract; self-raising flour; walnuts; butter; double cream; mascarpone cheese
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    • Categories: Cakes, large; Frostings & fillings; Afternoon tea; Winter
    • Ingredients: glacé cherries; dried apricots; mixed candied peel; walnuts; brandy; butter; caster sugar; eggs; self-raising flour; ground almonds; apricot jam; marzipan; instant royal icing; jumbo crimson raisins
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  • Caramel layer cake
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    • Ingredients: self-raising flour; caster sugar; butter; eggs; buttermilk; vanilla extract; dark muscovado sugar; double cream; icing sugar; dark chocolate
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    • Categories: Cookies, biscuits & crackers; Afternoon tea
    • Ingredients: plain flour; ground ginger; ground cinnamon; mixed spice (UK); butter; dark muscovado sugar; golden syrup
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Notes about Recipes in this book

  • Divine chocolate layer cake

    • joneshayley on August 17, 2019

      Lovely and relatively easy if time consuming- it’s soooo rich though- a chocolate lovers dream

  • Aztec cookies

    • Ro_ on January 13, 2020

      I used regular dark chocolate as I'm not fond of coffee flavour. These were very nice chocolate cookies, with a perfect cookie texture.

  • Little bridge rolls

    • Ro_ on January 07, 2021

      Very nice little rolls. I did the second prove overnight, and was worried they hadn't risen much and would be very close, but in fact the texture was great and the crust was perfect - not too crusty, not too soft. My only regret is that I just ground in a bit of salt without measuring, and it wasn't enough. I'll make these again, great with soup or as the book suggests with pulled pork or something delicious inside, as alternatives to sliders for example.

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Reviews about this book

  • Fuss Free Flavours

    ...basically, this is a book aimed at someone whose inspiration has been fired by watching the program, and wants to spend a weekend afternoon creating something special.

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Reviews about Recipes in this Book

  • Mary's treacle tart

    • Fuss Free Flavours

      it’s stuck a little between a rock and a hard place in terms of assumptions of skill and experience. Treacle tart is pretty straightforward, so if you’ve made it before you don’t really need a recipe

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  • ISBN 10 1849904634
  • ISBN 13 9781849904636
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  • Published Aug 02 2012
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 320
  • Language English
  • Countries United Kingdom
  • Publisher BBC Books

Publishers Text

Twelve new amateur bakers are ready to rise to the "Great British Bake Off" challenge. While they don their aprons, adjust to their new ovens, and get used to baking in a tent, this book takes you through the challenges from the series and shows you how to achieve baking perfection. Throughout the book, Mary and Paul are on hand with expert advice and practical tips to help you create perfect cakes, biscuits, breads, pastries, pies, and teatime treats every time. Each chapter begins with a specific baking skill, which, once mastered, allows you to tackle Mary and Paul's technical challenges, as seen on the show, with confidence. There are over 120 recipes in this book, including traditional British bakes and imaginative twists using classic ingredients, as well as the best contestant recipes from the series. There is plenty to challenge keen bakers here, from brandy snaps to elaborate pastries, pavlovas to iced celebration cakes, and with a sensuous and yet practical design and full-color, step-by-step photography, this really will become the baking book that you will turn to for years to come. Includes metric measures and conversion chart.

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