My 2015 Great British Bake Off Bakes in Review

My 2015 Great British Bake Off Bakes in Review

I can’t wait for Great British Bake Off to come back on in a couple of weeks! How about you? Last year I baked along with the show every week, and joined in with the Great Bloggers Bake Off with Mummy Mishaps. I’m not sure I will manage to bake along every week this year though, but I’ll try to bake along with some of the challenges that catch my eye.

My 2015 Great British Bake Off Bakes in Review

I wanted to bring together all my 2015 GBBO bakes in one place so I can look back at them. Always useful to look back at earlier recipes and see what techniques you’ve used! Read on for a rundown of the recipes I baked last year for GBBO, from week to week.

Week 1 – Cakes

Mini damson Madeira loaves - my 2015 GBBO bakes

On the show they made Madeira cake, frosted walnut layer cake and Black Forest gateau. My bake was these Mini damson Madeira loaves – the perfect bite-sized treat.

Week 2 – Biscuits

Mango, lime and pistachio biscotti - my 2015 GBBO bakes

My Mango, lime and pistachio biscotti, full of tropical flavours. On the show they made biscotti in various flavours, arlettes and an edible biscuit box.

Week 3 – Bread

Roasted pepper and thyme soda bread - my 2015 GBBO bakes

Roasted pepper and thyme soda bread, a great recipe to use up bits and pieces in the fridge. In the show they made quick breads as well as baguettes and a 3D bread sculpture – remember the lion?!

Week 4 – Desserts

Layered meringue cake - my 2015 GBBO bakes

My Layered meringue cake, inspired by the Spanische Windtorte on this episode. They also made creme brûlée and a three tier cheesecake.

Week 5 – Alternative ingredients

Gluten-free pitta breads with olive houmous - my 2015 GBBO bakes

On this episode they made sugar-free cakes, gluten-free pittas and dairy-free ice cream rolls. My bake was these Gluten-free pitta breads with Olive houmous. Mine didn’t have pockets but tasted good!

Week 6 – Pastry

Gooseberry frangipane tart - my 2015 GBBO bakes

This week involved frangipane tarts, flaounes (Cypriot cheese pastries) and vol-au-vents. I chose this rustic gooseberry frangipane tart I had made earlier in the summer.

Week 7 – Victorian

Cherry and vanilla Charlotte russe - my 2015 GBBO bakes

This week’s bakes included raised game pies, tennis court fruit cakes and Charlotte Russe. My bake was this Cherry and vanilla Charlotte Russe.

Week 8 – Pâtisserie

Marshmallow fluff chocolatines - my 2015 GBBO bakes

The bakers made cream horns, mokatines and religieuse à l’ancienne. My bake was these Marshmallow fluff chocolatines based on the mokatines.

Week 9 – Chocolate Week

Very chocolatey tart - my 2015 GBBO bakes

The challenges this week were chocolate tarts, chocolate soufflés and chocolate centrepieces. I made this very chocolatey tart with mirror glaze, chocolate pastry and chocolate decorations.

Week 10 – Final

Lemon drizzle layer cake - my 2015 GBBO bakes

For the final week, the challenges were iced  buns, millefeuilles and a trio of classic English cakes. I chose to make a Lemon drizzle layer cake with white chocolate ganache, lemon Chantilly cream, lemon zest and lime zest curls.

So there you have it, all my 2015 GBBO bakes. I think if I had to choose a favourite, it would be the Charlotte Russe. It uses so many different techniques, even if you use a few cheats as I did. I can’t wait to see what the bakers will make this year, and try out some new recipes! Looking forward to Cake week very soon.

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OH WOW!! I really want cake now 🙂 what a great round up.

So many amazing bakes! Go on, take part next year!!


Oh my!! Your bakes are truly beautiful! Have you ever considered taking part in GBBO?? I think you should 😉

I’m really looking forward to this years Bake Off too. I have to say I really liked your chocolate tart, it had such a wonderful glaze to it 🙂
Angela x

What a fantastic catalogue of baking!

They look great. The last one is stunning, a perfect way to finish Bake Off.