So it is week 6 round up time and this time it is all about pastry. I love making pastry, but I know that for some of the bake along bloggers, pastry can be their nemesis . However, this did not stop 25 of us entering with our delicious sweet pastry recipes – meaning a lot of deliberating for me as to who will be crowned Star bakers this week.
Before I go any further, I must say a big thank you to Stacey for hosting this week 🙂
And well done and thank you to all of your who link up each week x
Ok so for those of you who do not know, last weeks GBBO saw 3 new baking categories which were:
Well surprise, surprise, no one attempted the savoury cheese filled pastries from Cyprus, therefore, I am going to award more than one badge for my favourite frangipane tarts instead.
So many delicious filled frangipane tarts to choose from and they all looked seriously good. So seeing as though no one attempted the technical challenge, I have chosen my 4 favourite tarts to award Star Bakers badges to those who baked them, and they are:
This beautiful Rainbow Frangipane Tart – I just think this looks so fresh and colourful, and ~I don’t think I have ever seen frangipane presented like this before. So well done to our host Stacey 🙂
This Victoria Plum Frangipane which looks lovely, and a perfect source of comfort food – yum!
I also think this Pear Frangipane Tart is so pretty and perfectly made – almost looks too good to cut into to eat!
And, although not a frangipane in the traditional sense, I must award a badge to this Chocolate Crunchie Fragipane – I mean look at it naughty, yes, but oh so good I bet! I would love to try this myself.
Only two of you took the plunge to make your own puff pastry and then turn them into little retro party finger food. As much as I was really impressed with Helen’s dairy free chocolate vol-au-vents, I like a savoury one myself so therefore well done to Paula’s savoury vol-au-vents, although I am not a fan of egg mayo and cress, so just the honey-mustard chicken ones for me please!
**Winners please contact me if you would like a Star Baker badge to display.*
If you would like to enter the #GBBOBloggers2015 bake off, the rules are here and the new linky will be live Thursday morning at 9am. Week 7 is Victorian week and the lovely Debbie will be guest hosting. You can also check back here to my blog after the show finishes on Wednesday, to see my new recipe
All the recipes from this and the last 2 years can be found on the pinterest board
Happy baking x