Quarantine has taught us that creativity, surviving the day, and being connected to the ones we love is truly something we shouldn’t take for granted, and accomplishing these tasks can be done so through food. It is needless to say the Netflix reboot of the food competition series The Great British Baking Show (known as The Great British Bake Off in the UK) has invigorated many of us to bake and cook a variety of tasty treats on our own. The show’s gratifying scenery, fresh-faced contestants, and all-around contagious atmosphere make for an entertaining and motivating program to binge-watch. Below is a list of appetizing treats from contestants, judges, and the network that anyone can make and share with others at the table. Check it out!
Sura’s Tear-And-Share Tomato, Olive & Garlic Rolls | @surasbakes
The Recipe If you’re looking for an exciting and colorful garlic roll recipe, this is an amazing one you should check out. The sesame seeded rolls are interactive at the dinner table and are made with Mediterranean veggies that you’ll love! This is an easy treat anyone can make.
Paul Hollywood’s Morrocan-Style Pie | @paul.hollywood
The Recipe This version of chicken pot pie is filled with dates, apricots, chicken, chickpeas, molasses, butternut squash, and sweet potatoes, all flavored with warm and tangy spices. In addition to its balanced sweet and savory stuffing, it’s also the pastry that sets this pie apart, with its crispiness and thinness making it a distinct North African meal.
Rosie’s Limoncello & Basil Cake | @rosiebrandreth
The Recipe This refreshing recipe uniquely blends the flavors of zest and citrus within a delightful sponge cake. Apart from limoncello and basil, other ingredients include sour cream to provide moistness and rose petals for garnish. This is a tasty treat that is, without a doubt, an aesthetically pleasing bake to make.
Paul Hollywood’s Cumberland Rum Nicky |
The Recipe Originating in Cumbria in the North West of England, this treat stems from England’s maritime history in which sailors returning from the West Indies would bring back rum, fruits, spices, and other ingredients they would “nick” (to steal) to make this rich and humbling pastry.
Chris’s Tropical Fresh Fruit Cake | @chrisgeiger_
The Recipe Eating cake doesn’t have to be a guilty pleasure if you’re incorporating fresh fruits, right? This fresh-tasting cake has a tempting limoncello liqueur as well as a cream filling with refreshing tropical fruits. This is a fruitcake you’ll actually enjoy.
Prue Leith’s Matcha Mille Crêpe Cake | @prueleith
The Recipe The versatility of crêpes and matcha powder has made thin pancakes and green tea extremely popular in Western societies today. This particular matcha mille crêpe cake incorporates the two by balancing earthy and egg-like notes with sweeter notes found in the filling. A divine and delightful treat everyone should try.
Prue Leith’s Hot Smoked Salmon & Beetroot Blinis |
The Recipe This might be the most gorgeous and colorful appetizer platter of all time. Moreover, sitting atop each blinis is a piped beetroot, horseradish cream, and cream cheese mixture as well as cut smoked salmon. With a sprig of dill and caviar to garnish, this is an elite treat you can’t take your eyes off of.
Prue Leith’s Beignets Soufleé | @prueleith
The Recipe Beignets are French “fritters”, similar to the American doughnut, and are exceptional treats that can be eaten with a variety of foods (from meats to jam). This beignet soufleé is an elevated and scrumptious beignet recipe that comes with a jam filling and a boozy sauce.
Paul Hollywood’s Naan Bread with Garlic Ghee |
The Recipe Naan is an Indian bread masterpiece that tends to be more moist and tender than the pita bread. While the traditional Southeast Asian recipe calls for a clay oven and extra time, this is a quick and easy garlic naan recipe that anybody can make on a hot grill and holds true to its original taste.
Prue Leith’s Stroopwafels | @prueleith
The Recipe A Dutch classic, these waffle snacks are well-known in the Netherlands and are so beloved that McDonald’s added a Stroopwafel McFlurry to their American menu in 2019. The dish includes two thin dough waffles with a caramel filling in the middle, making it a satisfying treat!
Alice’s Pistachio Tiramisu Bombe | @alice.fevronia
The Recipe If you’re looking to indulge and appetize the crowd, this incredible bombe is the dessert you’re looking for. The richness of the pistachio, mascarpone, espresso, and dark chocolate will have you savoring every moment. This ice cream dessert is most definitely an unforgettable treat for all.
Ruby’s Magical Landscape Passionfruit Cake | @rubybhogal
The Recipe The creamy flavors of coconut, mascarpone, and vanilla pair extremely well with passionfruit in this four-tiered white cake creation. The wholesomeness and simplicity make the desert comforting and worthwhile. With an honest and glowing display, this is a truly magical treat!
Sandy’s After-Dinner Mint Surprise Alaska Tartlets | sanditoksvig.com
The Recipe These mint surprise Alaska tartlets are for those who want a challenging bake and for mint-chocolate and cocoa lovers. A few ingredients the recipe calls for are mint leaves, condensed milk, icing sugar, and cocoa. This is a rich and mouthwatering treat you won’t want to miss out on!
Steven’s Christmas Pie | @spongecakesquaretin
The Recipe Start a new Christmas tradition by feasting over this jewel-like topping Christmas pie. While the aesthetics of the cranberry topping steals the show, the cake is filled with meats, such as pork and turkey, as well as Brussels sprouts and apples that are warmly seasoned. The beautifully crafted crust makes this bake the perfect pie.
Blackberry Pound Cake
The Recipe Despite your average pound cake appearing quite drab, this blackberry pound cake is undeniably inviting with its beautiful and thoughtful garnish and presentation. The best part about making this bake is its simple instruction and timeliness.
Steven’s S’mores Panna Cotta | @spongecakesquaretin
The Recipe Everyone likes a good s’more, but not everyone likes the messiness the campfire activity entails. This s’mores panna cotta is the ultimate pudding treat that layers marshmallow, chocolate, and biscuits, not to mention little marshmallows to top the dessert off.
Lemon Drizzle Traybake
The Recipe This tray of lemon cake slices is, without fail, addicting and extremely easy to make. The sponge serves as a fluffy cake that quickly absorbs the rich sugary and lemony syrup that gives this bake a classic and fulfilling taste everyone will love.