We all know and love The Great British Baking Show. The gentle spirit of the contestants paired with their burning desire to make perfect baked goods is a surprisingly appealing combination.
It’s comforting yet intense. And it makes us want to bake.
Since we’re now in the throes of baking season, we combed through our recipes to find some of the dishes that have been featured on the show.
You’ll be preparing them in your own kitchen instead of under a tent in the English countryside, but we can guarantee the results would impress Paul and Prue.
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Though a chocolate swirl was featured on GBBS, there are many ways to customize this lacy wafer cookie, from frilly cups to delicate spirals. We chose a cigar roll as an alternative to cooling on a rolling pin, and dipped the ends in chocolate and nuts.
Fresh, homemade English muffins simply overshadow the pre-made packaged variety. These breakfast treats are riddled with nooks and crannies to hold your favorite jams and soak up a thick pat of melting butter. Be sure to protect them from elbows while they rise.
The Savory BakerFrom buttery, herbed scones to galettes and flatbreads, there’s so much to explore outside of sweeter baked goods. With a focus on creative flavors, we present a collection of simple, savory baked goods.
Trust us, Dacquoise tastes as good as it looks. This multilayered showpiece of meringue and buttercream coated in ganache might just be the best dessert you’ll ever make—plus you can prepare it the day before.
Though leaner and not as sweet as their American counterparts, British scones are no less light and fluffy. Our currant scones are slightly crisped on the edges and perfect for breakfast.
Once you’ve mastered the meringues, these naturally gluten-free meringue shells filled with whipped cream and topped with fresh fruit make a light ending to a meal. Orange, cranberry, and mint make a great seasonal finish. We recommend leaving out the metallic grey food coloring, but that’s your choice.