Apple Tarte Tatin

Ingredients 16 Pink Lady or Braeburn apples 250 g salted butter (best quality), at room temperature 250 g caster sugar 10 g ground cinnamon 500 g all-butter puff pastry Tarte tatin tin (11 inches in diameter, such as by Silverwood Bakeware, see link below). If using a smaller tin, reduce the quantities Advance preparation Peel,…

Pikelets − light, fluffy crumpets

Ingredients 360 ml full fat milk ½ tsp caster sugar 7 g dried yeast 125 g strong white bread flour 125 g self-raising flour 1 ½ tsp sea salt 1 tbsp vegetable oil Vegetable oil for greasing pan Method Warm the milk and sugar in a pan until it reaches body temperature. Sift flour, yeast…

Great ‘Wandsworth’ Bakeoff

Piece of cake anyone? This is one of my favourites, a cardamom and espresso pecan cake with espresso icing and pecan praline. It won the cake category in the 2015 Wandworth Bakeoff, judged by Dan Lepard (master baker and judge on ‘The Great Australian Bake Off’), Marion Piffaut (Biscuiteers Boutique), and Dee Gill (Baker of the Year…