Welcome to my 4th round up for The Great Bloggers Bake Off, where shortly my Star Baker / Bakers will be revealed. However, before that we need to see all of the amazing desserts that were linked up this week.
This week was all about pies and tarts, and the GBBO show was divided into 3 pastry themes which were:
Signature Bake : Custard Tart
Technical Bake : Mini Pear Pies
Showstopper : 3 Tier Pies
I really enjoyed seeing all the different pies and tarts you came up with and they all look so delicious.
Mini Pear Pies
3 Tiered Pie
Sweet Tarts & Pies
Salted Caramel Pecan Pie
Double Chocolate Tart
Dark Chocolate Tarts
Apple & Strawberry Pie
Blackberry Bakewell Tart
Salted Caramel and Chocolate Tart
Chocolate & Salted Caramel Tart
Lemon Meringue Pie
So without any further ado lets see who will get a Star Baker award this week
It’s not good, I am going to give a few Star Baker badges out this week because there were so many varied tarts and pies entered and what the heck, it is my bake off and I can make my own rules from week to week!
Star Baker for the Custard Tart category goes to Blogamomma for her little Raspberry & Vanilla Custard Tarts – they looks so pretty.
We only had 1 Three Tiered Pie, it seems only fair to award another Star Baker to Helen for her roast pork dinner pies – all credit to her because to make 3 pies for one family meal, is no mean feat.
When I watched the Mini Pear Pies on last weeks show, I could not help but feel that as lovely as they looked once cooked, there were such a faff to make! Still, 4 of you had a go (well done ladies) and I am in awe of you, making your own pastry and then poaching pears and managing to bake successful pies! However, I feel that Kirsty’s edged out in front so well done to her.
The sweet tarts and pies were sooooo delicious looking. I think the ones that stood out the most were the salty caramel tarts and so I am going to award 3 more Star Baker awards to:
Baking Queen 1974’s Chocolate & Salted Caramel Tart – oh my, I have died and gone to some kind of salty caramel and chocolate heaven!!!
This droolsome Salted Caramel Pecan Pie – i sooo want some! yum!
And this Millionnaires Shortbread inspired Salted Caramel & Chocolate Tart I was impressed with the homemade caramel sauce, even if Stacey was critical of her own pastry!
I know, I know! I am hungry – but these 3 tarts are just bloomin’ scrumptious looking and sounding.
**To the Star Bakers – If you would like your Star Baker badges please let me know**
Well done to you all though such brilliant pies and tarts – also special mention for the two Gluten Free pastry recipes because I have heard how tricky making GF pastry is! And lastly to superstar Jacob for his amazing Meatball pie 🙂 Genius!
Thank you everyone and hope to see you all again for European Bakes on Wednesday