15 Recipes to Try if You’re Inspired by ‘The Great British Bake Off’
The Great British Bake Off is bound to inspire you to try your hand at achieving a "good bake." If you're done bingeing the latest cycle of GBBO on Netflix or PBS and are itching to dig into some dough, then one of these 15 recipes will surely get your heart pumping and your oven heated.
Buffalo Cheesy Pizza Bread: GBBO has seen its share of stuffed breads, like this pesto pinwheel from the fifth season. You can make a warm and savory stuffed bread at home without all the stress of creating a showstopper with this cheesy pizza bread recipe. (via Whitney Bond)
Easy Crunchy Gluten-Free Amaretto Biscotti: Nothing makes for more satisfying television than when Paul Hollywood tests the "snap" on a biscotto. For all those with a gluten intolerance, your moment is coming with these easy amaretto biscotti. (via Joyful Healthy Eats)
Traditional Cornish Pasty: Technical challenges on GBBO usually consist of bakers having to absolutely nail a classic favorite pastry or treat. Cornish pasties are all about that hearty filling and flaky crust. (via Krumpli)
Pumpkin Buttercream Swiss Roll: Swiss rolls are a cake-week staple for GBBO, and the flavor combinations that contestants experiment with can be astounding. This one celebrates pumpkin and chocolate. (via Sprinkle Bakes)
Roti: Season three contestant Sarah Jane Willis wowed us with her tropical fruit twist on roti, an Indian flatbread. Before you cook hers up, make a basic roti first. (via The Food Charlatan)
Blueberry Custard Tart: For American viewers, nothing screams "This show is British" like the combination of fruit and custard in a tart. It's always worth revisiting a simple blueberry custard — especially if it's vegan. (via Full of Plants)
Mini Wild Mushroom and Goat Cheese Pies: Manon Lagreve, a French software project manager, made charming chestnut and mushroom tartlets in season nine. If you're not really a tarlet-lover and thinking of more of a traditional mini pie, then these bite-sized cheesy treats are just what you've been looking for. (via Sprinkle Bakes)
Raspberry & Custard Viennese Whirls: Mary Berry's known for baking the absolute gold standard of pastries and desserts, and that includes her Viennese whirls. Playing with flavors and filling, these are filled with custard instead of the traditional jam and buttercream. (via Every Nook and Cranny)
Rye Bread: Also from season nine is Ruby Bhogal with a smørrebrød — a thick rye bread made with flax and fennel seeds, covered in butter and topped with open-face sandwich ingredients. Try this Jewish rye bread recipe and top with whatever sandwich ingredients your heart desires. (via Leite's Culinaria)
Chocolate Dipped Almond Shortbread Cookies: Rahul Mandal from the ninth season made chocolate-dipped orange madeleines filled with an orange curd. Here's a simpler, lightly dipped cookie that you can make at home. (via The Life Jolie)
Chai-Spiced Carrot Banana Bread With Cream Cheese Frosting: The sweet dough challenge always brings out the most exciting flavors, like with the chai-spiced ginger and date tea loaf from season four runner-up Kimberley Wilson. For another thrilling sweet dough, bake up this banana bread with cream cheese frosting. (via Hummusapien)
Mini Cheesecake Bites: Throwing it back to season two, Mary-Anne Boermans made classic strawberry rhubarb mini cheesecakes. Play off the same classic flavor combinations but take some of the stress out with this no-bake recipe. (via Family Food on the Table)
Caramel Apple Mini Pie Cups: Mini pies are crowd pleasers because they have all the best parts of a pie in one bite. Paul Hollywood's take on a mini pear pie is overwhelmingly beautiful, but these caramel apple cups are a little more achievable. (via The Creative Bite)
White Chocolate Raspberry Macarons: Holly Bell just nearly made it as the season two winner of GBBO for her lavish creations like macarons. This particular recipe gets its vibrant hue from freeze-dried raspberries. (via Sweet & Savory)
Baklava Bites: Finally, Andrew Smyth from season seven crammed all the best flavors of everyone's favorite Mediterranean dessert into bite-sized portions. This maple walnut variation will help you flex your baklava skills while experimenting with a different flavor combination. (via The Rustic Foodie)
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