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.
Baking Phenomenon throughout Finland in Firstly it contains a candy taste which Finns absolutely love – salty liquorice called ’salmiakki’. Secondly, people were inspired by the technique which creates circular zebra stripes inside the filling.
If you are avoiding refined sugar, try Mary's take on carrot cake which uses agave syrup and maple syrup as sweeteners. You will need two cake tins, a piece of muslin or a thin cleaning cloth and a piping bag fitted with a plain nozzle.