October 04, 2018
It’s Pastry Week on the Great British Bake Off! And what a week it was for our bakers… Not only did they have to create both sweet and savoury samosas in the Signature challenge, they also faced a classic French Technical involving two types of pastry AND a show-stopping pie fit for a banquet! Definitely rather them than us...
In today’s post, we’re sharing our favourite pastry recipes inspired by the tasks that you can bake at home.
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In Week 6 of the Great British Bake Off 2018, the Signature Challenge tasked bakers with both sweet and savoury samosas. The pastry for samosas is a very simple mixture of flour, vegetable oil, salt and water.
To make a traditional samosa, this recipe by My Food Story is ideal. It makes a spicy and tasty potato filling, wrapped in a flaky samosa pastry and then deep-fried until golden. Richa recommends dipping the samosas in ketchup, but we prefer the raita that Rahul developed on the show. To copy his dip, simply mix Greek yoghurt with onion, chilli, coriander, mint and cumin. Add salt to taste and then chill in the microwave until your samosas are ready to eat.
If you want to make samosas that tackle both challenges in one, this bake from Cleobuttera is the perfect combination of sweet and savoury! With a savoury cheese filling, these tasty little morsels have been doused in a sweet, sticky syrup making an interesting but incredibly moreish combination.
The classic French teatime treat, choux pastry, can be difficult to get right. But when you do, it’s really special.
If you want to recreate the Puits d’amour that Paul and Prue were chowing down on, head over to the Great British Bake Off recipe page for the official method.
Or, if that all sounds too tricky and too much like hard work… why not try one of our choux recipes instead?
At Bakedin, we’re lucky enough to have one of the finest pastry chefs in the world approving our recipes - Michel Roux OBE. Back in April 2017, our Baking Club members were treated to a Chocolate & Caramel Eclairs recipe, and it might not be long before another choux recipe comes around again!
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The Showstopper in Week 6 of the Great British Bake Off saw our bakers attempt to make a hand-moulded pie, fit for a Tudor banquet.
But we couldn’t talk Pastry Week without mentioning our very own Bake of the Month for September - our Lotus Biscoff, Caramel, Chocolate & Walnut Tart! It’s the result of a very special collaboration with Lotus Biscoff, and is set to be one of our most popular bakes ever.
Imagine layers of caramel sauce and chopped walnuts, with a fudgy chocolate filling and then top it all off with a caramel icing and crunchy Lotus Biscoff crumb. It really is something special…
If you’ve never made your own pastry before, this is a great recipe to start with. Our baking kit comes complete with all the dry ingredients you’ll need, perfectly weighed out, and a step-by-step recipe card too. Watch our 1 minute ‘how to’ video to see how easy it is!
If you want to make one of your own, head over to the Bake Shop to pick up your kit while stocks last! (It won’t be long...)
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