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GBBO 5 Technical Bake #10: Choc Chip Scone, Gluten Free Victoria Sponge, Tarte au Citron

October 11, 2014

So Nancy won. If you are strict about the result being on the final week only I think that’s fair. I think all of the finalists were amazing and I’d happily have even half their skills and a good slug of their personalities too. What a lovely bunch.

Anyway…on the the final technical bake. When I heard it was the classics, I thought it might be an easier week with the emphasis on precision. Of course precision is key to being a Bake Off winner but we all know it’s not really my forte, so I thought I could do a “classic” bake in my normal way and it’d be simple. Then I discovered it was not one but three bakes.

Scones. Not really that great, are they?

Originally I was only going to make one item, but the stubborn mule in me didn’t want to be beaten. So, I adjusted them to be more palatable for my eaters and made:

  1. Mary Berry’s scones, but with added chocolate chips – recipe here. 
  2. Gluten free victoria sponge – recipe from doves farm here.
  3. Tart au Citron (half batch) – recipe here

The lemon filling pulled away from the tart-edge a bit and I got some offcuts in the mixture.
I wasn’t paying attention and overwhipped most of the cream, leaving the majority of it as lovely, but unusable butter. Oops. See – whipped cream just isn’t worth it.
Scones are always disappointing.

Finally, I had lost the will a bit by the time I came to photograph them the photos are a bit….lacklustre.

Tart and Victoria

This is being entered into  My GBBO Bakealong and the Great Bloggers Bake Off

3 Comments leave one →
  1. October 12, 2014 10:29 pm

    I’m so glad you also agree that scones are grim!

  2. jennypaulin permalink
    October 24, 2014 12:31 am

    hee hee you do make me smile when i read your GBBO posts! see i like scones , eating and baking them ! well done to the stubborn part of you in making all three bakes and thank you also for linking up again this year. see you next time? xx

  3. lucyparissi permalink
    November 7, 2014 3:18 pm

    Having skipped the last challenge on #GBBO I am impressed with your baked technical ‘issues’ notwithstanding!

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