We are challenging the UK’s top baking and lifestyle bloggers to master the bakes of GBBO. See details of our winners here!
To coincide with the foodie favourite TV show, the Great British Bake Off, Stork is challenging the UK’s top baking and lifestyle bloggers to take on the show’s technical challenge. Much like the TV show, Stork is loved by novice and professional bakers alike and has been a staple in kitchens for 90 years.
Each week handpicked bloggers receive a mystery hamper from Stork containing all the ingredients and the recipe they need to complete the week’s technical bake.
Week 6 on the Bake Off saw the contestants challenged with European Cakes and our food bloggers were tasked with making the demanding technical bake, a Swedish Princess Cake.
This traditional Swedish layer cake consists of alternating layers of airy sponge cake, raspberry or strawberry jam, pastry cream, and a thick domed layer of whipped cream. This is topped by marzipan, giving the cake a smooth rounded top.
After a close competition Stork is pleased to announce this week’s “star baker” is Anne Szadorska, from Anne’s Kitchen. Congratulations Anne you are this week’s Stork Best Amateur Baker.
Week 7 of Bake-Off saw the bakers take on a pastry that, for the first time ever, no-one had heard of. Paul's recipe for kouign amann not only tested the bakers' technical ability but also their patience in a three-and-a-half-hour challenge to create a yeasted pastry full of buttery sugary layers.
Kouign amann is a round crusty cake, originating from the French town of Douarnenez in Finistre, Brittany. The cake is made with bread dough containing layers of butter and sugar folded inside.
Week 8 of Bake-Off saw the bakers take on Povitica – an Eastern European sweet bread with a delicious walnut filling, which when sliced reveals beautiful, contrasting swirls. The texture is similar to brioche, but hides an exciting swirly pattern made from a sweet nut paste.
The show’s finale saw the bakers take on three challenges, including: a signature challenge that required the mastery of a classic pastry technique that normally takes a day; a technical challenge that tested them beyond everything that had tackled in the previous nine weeks; and a final show-stopper challenge that demanded delivery of perfect sponge, caramel, choux pastry and petit four in their five hours in the Bake Off tent.
After a close competition, Stork is pleased to announce the star baker for the final week is Pet Lamb Girls for their Chocolate Raspberry Tart. Congratulations girls!
We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who took part in Stork’s Great British Bake-Off Challenge. To keep up with the latest news on Stork, follow @BakeWithStork