So the Great British Bake Off reached the semi final and in a couple of days it will be the Finals. I’m not sure who I really want to win as I like all the finalists, they have all been really entertaining in their own way too.
So who made it to the final? It’s Ian, Nadiya and Tamal. Poor Flora was let go in the semi’s when her chocolate creations did not meet the finals standards.
I think Nadiya has the edge to win, but Ian with his amazing flavours and Tamal who has been consistent if not perfect, well apart from his Creme Brulee, let’s not forget those little masterpieces, also stand a really good chance. Three great finalists!
For this weeks bake with bake off challenge from Silver Mushroom I decided to make a chocolate tart. The souffle was just too risky and I didn’t feel creative enough to make some marvellous chocolate show stopper.
Chocolate Tart with a hint of Orange and White Chocolate Hearts.
For the Pastry:
250g plain flour
pinch of salt
125g cold butter
125g caster sugar
2 egg yolks
1 tbs cocoa powder
1tbs cold water
For the Filling:
300ml of double cream
300g dark chocolate
100g caster sugar
1 tbs Sweet Freedom Choc Shot with Orange Spice (optional, can be replaced with tsp vanilla)
For the decoration:
100g white chocolate
Melt the white chocolate in a bowl over a pan of hot water.
|my daughter added a few silver balls to her slice.|