In celebration of Dessert Week (and, let’s face it, as an excuse to use the title ‘Just Desserts’) we’ve crafted a baking quiz as fiendish as a technical.
- What is the difference between a macaron and a macaroon?
- Should you roll a swiss roll when it’s warm or hot?
- Petit fours are small pastry snacks, but what does the phrase mean?
- In Cornwall, how does one build a cream tea?
- What is a ‘Queen of Puddings’? Clue: the answer is not Prue Leith.
Answers below: only head past the line when you’re ready for pudding.
- A macaron is a French treat consisting of two coloured discs sandwiched together. A macaroon is a coconut biscuit, sometimes dipped in chocolate.
- Trick question: roll it once first when warm, leave for an hour, then unroll, add the filling and roll it back up.
- Petit fours means ‘small oven’ in French.
- Scone, jam, then cream. In Devon, it’s scone, cream, then jam. Never mix them up.
- A retro pudding consisting of a breadcrumb-custard-cake, jam and meringue peaks.
For dessert without the quizzing, catch up on Dessert Week and every other episode of Series 10, now live on All 4.