7 Sep 2014

#greatbloggersbakeoff // pastry

I've been slacking in the catching up and blogging of these challenges (however I have just caught up with all the episodes we had recorded!) and inspired by the most recent pastry week being on the TV I plucked up the courage to give it a whirl - plus I managed to pick up a pastry case tin in Sainsbury for £3, bargain.

I had been sent some rather delicious sounding flavoured chocolate icing sugar from Sugar & Crumbs. I love there ranges and the tastes are fantastic. They have done the hard bit but already flavouring up the mixture - you can turn a plain sponge cake into a Chocolate orange one instant. I used the chocolate milkshake one to make my pastry after finding a classic Mary Berry recipe on the good food site. Which is what I used as my base. I substituted plain icing sugar for the chocolate one. I had to add about a couple tablespoons more plain flour as it was quite sticky.
It was not the prettiest tart, and instead of serving it warm - I popped it in the fridge. It was a yummy chocolate filling. I do think I over baked it a tad. But everyone who has tried it has given it a big thumbs up. I'm not the best baker when it comes to pasty - but like most things this will come with practise. The flavoured icing sugar gave the pastry a lovely sweet flavour while the filling had a strong dark chocolate taste. I'm really please with the turn out on this and will be giving pastry another go.

Lunch of champions.

I'm interested to try hot water crust pastry next. Thinking a steak and ale one - just typing that makes me feel hungry.

linking up with the other fabulous #greatbloggersbakeoff.  Mummy Mishaps & The Crazy Kitchen 

have a fantastic sunday.

1 comment:

  1. i am keen to try some hot water pastry too having never made it, it didnt seem too technical did it?
    anway, back to your lovely looking tart - whats not to love chocolate pastry and chocolate filling yummy!i think it looks great
    thank you for linking up x

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