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Cappuccino Crème Brûlées (Judge’s recipe)

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

These incredibly rich and creamy coffee-flavoured variations on the classic theme have a more unusual method for creating an extra-crunchy topping. Here the caster sugar is cooked to a caramel and allowed to set, then broken into shards. These are blitzed to a fine sand in a food processer before being sprinkled on to the custards and melted under the grill…

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The Final – Bakes & Results

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

The key ingredients of style and substance were blended to winning effect by Frances, as her Showstopper propelled her to victory during a very tight Final. While Frances nabbed the crown, Mary, Mel and Sue were busy nabbing asparagus from under the eventual victor’s nose, while the bakers entered the realms of Pretz-hell during the twisted Technical Challenge. But they all made it through, with plenty of tears and smiles and everyone emerged from the tent of dreams with much to be proud of.

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Semi Final – Bakes & Results

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

The Bake Off Semi Final turned into banana-drama for Beca, as her fruity Showstopper failed to get a ‘oui’ from the judges during the French-themed Semi. Everyone felt tormented by the sight of the Charlotte Royale ‘brain cakes’, while Sue delivered the finest Marlon Brando impression on a British baking show to date. With the help of a few steamed buns in her cheeks…

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Quarter Final – Bakes & Results

Friday, October 11th, 2013

The Bake Off Quarter Final may have been partially dairy-free, gluten-free and wheat-free – but there was no absence of emotion, drama and naughtiness in the sacred tent! The judges were left with a tough call to make, following Mary’s earlier admission that “At this stage, I’m not afraid of being critical…”

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Episode 7 – Pastry Week – Bakes & Results

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

What do you get when you combine decapitated nuns, spotted dicks with a kick and a suet crisis? Bake Off’s Pastry Week of course! Another tense affair saw the last man standing (or kneeling by the oven) Glenn take a tumble, making a bake with too much booze for even Mary Berry to contend with! Elsewhere, there was plenty in the way of Nun Bun Fun…

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