For the final technical challenge Mary Berry asked the bakers to make this simple sponge with homemade jam and buttercream – without a recipe. For this recipe you will need two sandwich tins, an electric mixer and piping bag fitted with plain nozzle.
This classic Bakewell tart is topped with feathered icing to give an impressive finish. For this recipe you will need a fluted flan tin, baking beans, piping bag fitted with small plain nozzle and a few cocktail sticks.
The technique for shaping pretzels is tricky, but once you’ve got the hang of it you’ll return to this recipe time and again. There’s enough dough for six sweet orange and poppy seed pretzels and six savoury salted pretzels.
There& nothing ghoulish about this sweet citrus pie topped with meringue. For this recipe you will need a pie dish, a sugar thermometer, a freestanding mixer, a handheld (stick) blender and a chef& blowtorch.