Great British Bake Off Week 3: Bread Week

September 13, 2018

Bakedin Great British Bake Off Week 3 Bread Week

This is the week that normally strikes fear into the poor bakers’ hearts - it’s Bread Week! Paul Hollywood is notoriously difficult to impress with bread, and the bakers really had their work cut out with the tasks this week. First, they had to tackle a fruity tea-time favourite in the Signature challenge, then they completed an internationally inspired Technical challenge, and finally topped it all off with the largest bread sculpture the Bake Off has ever seen.

If you’re working through your own Bake Off challenges at home, but prefer something a bit sweeter, take a look at our favourite pudding and dessert recipes that use bread.

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Our Favourite Sweet Bread Recipes

Iced Cinnamon Bun Mix

Much like the bakers' Chelsea Bun challenge, our Iced Cinnamon Bun recipe and baking kit will take you through many of the same motions as you would if you were making bread. Using all the dry ingredients included in the kit, plus a few fresh ones of your own, such as butter, eggs and milk, you can have a tray of delicious iced cinnamon buns in barely any time at all.

Bakedin Great British Bake Off Week 3 Bread Week Iced Cinnamon Buns

They’re one of our best selling products, and with good reason! Imagine a delicious mix of lightly spiced dough, crammed full of plump, juicy raisins, and then topped with an irresistibly sweet icing. We can’t get enough of these at Bakedin HQ, and we’re sure you’re going to love them too.

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Bread & Butter Pudding

We couldn’t talk bread without mentioning a warm bread & butter pudding fresh from the oven - nothing can beat it! We love Lucy Love’s twist on the traditional winter pudding, as she makes her bread pudding with ready-made croissants and a rich custard flavoured with golden syrup. As she says, the hardest bit about this recipe is having to wait for the croissants to go stale before tucking in, but it’s a small price to pay for the final product.

Bakedin Great British Bake Off Week 3 Bread Week Croissant

For an extra treat, why not try the pudding with pain au chocolat for a chocolatey surprise!

Microwave Bread Pudding

Now, even though we just said nothing can beat a bread & butter pudding fresh from the oven, we -think- we’ve found something that can: one that’s ready in just a few minutes straight from the microwave! With this Microwave Bread Pudding recipe by Gemma at Bigger, Bolder Baking you simply need to mix cubed white bread with eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla and raisins in a microwaveable mug and then microwave in short bursts until it’s ready.

If you like the idea of baking cakes in the microwave, have a look at our Mug Baking range in the Bake Shop for more. We guarantee you’ll never look back!

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Summer Pudding

Yes, we know, summer’s over now. But that doesn’t stop us from using up our leftover bread in a sweet and tart pudding with frozen berries. We particularly like this Summer Pudding recipe from Party Pieces, as it encourages you to use shop-bought white bread. No heavy kneading or proving required on your part!

Bakedin Great British Bake Off Week 3 Bread Week Summer Pudding

Gingerbread Pudding

We’ve always thought of gingerbread as more of a cake than a bread, but bread’s in the name so we’re going to roll with it for this blog post on Week 3 of the Great British Bake Off! Kara Lydon has designed an incredible gingerbread pudding that’s got us all weak at the knees.

We love the idea of the rich and lightly spiced cake, baked in an egg custard and topped with a delicious eggnog sauce. Yes, it’s probably too early to think about Christmas, but there’s no reason this gingerbread pudding couldn’t be your favourite autumnal pudding for years to come. Give it a go!


If, like us, you prefer cake to bread, head over to the Bake Shop to pick up one of our incredible baking kits that contain all the dry ingredients you need to make a sweet treat at home.

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What are your favourite sweet bread recipes? Let us know in the comments below!

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