Award winning baking recipe

bo0tsey, Aug 1, 6:50am
Office bake off competition is being run, which should be fun!

There are a few rules, we can't bake anything someone else has already done and we have tobake enough for everyone to have a piece to score (about 20 people)

I'm thinking.
Black forest gateau
Citrus tarte
Baked cheesecake

Of the 3 have only made the cheesecake before which was nice enough but I didn't like the digestive base

Ideas! Suggestions! I want to win!

Or profiteroles!

shop-a-holic, Aug 1, 6:55am
Mon Dieu! I remember my first office bake-off.I got First for the presentation category, but not for taste because no one wanted to cut it.

If you are to bake what no one else creates; do you know what everyone else is doing!:-)

toadfish, Aug 1, 6:55am
This earn't me domestic goddess status at work last week.

Julie Biuso's
Sticky Lemon Slice
Serves - Makes about 28 squares

225g unsalted butter, softened
70g icing sugar
275g plain flour
400g granulated sugar
4 medium eggs, beaten together
4 tablespoons plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
Grated zest 2 lemons
90ml lemon juice, strained
Icing sugar for dusting

1 Put the softened butter in the bowl of a food processor and process until whipped, then add the icing sugar and process until light in colour (creamed). Sprinkle the flour over and process until the mixture starts to form a ball. Tip into a non-stick Swiss roll tin (32 cm x 21 cm), with the bottom lined with baking paper, and press flat. If the mixture is sticky, keep your fingers dusted with plain flour.

2 Bake in an oven preheated to 170˚C (regular) for 15 minutes, then remove from the oven. While the base is cooling, make the topping.

3 Tip the granulated sugar into the bowl of a food processor and pour in the eggs. Process for 1 minute. Transfer the mixture to a bowl, then sprinkle the flour and baking powder over, and add the lemon zest and juice. Mix together with a large spoon.

4 Pour the mixture on top of the base (it will fill the tin), then return it to the oven and bake for a further 30-35 minutes, or until golden in colour and firmish to the touch. Cool in the tin, then dust with icing sugar and cut into squares. Transfer to an airtight container when cool.

Tips This super-delectable, sweet-but-tart 'slice' is quickly made in a food processor. If you don't have a food processor, cream the butter and icing sugar and work in the flour. For the topping, whip the sugar and eggs together with a rotary beater.

shop-a-holic, Aug 1, 7:01am
Make I steal your recipe toadfish!I have a lemon tree and have been supplying the neighbours; but that sounds gorgeous!

bo0tsey, Aug 1, 7:02am
Sounds yum! How much did it yield!

Have come across a couple of tart recipes. individual tartlets could be nice! Maple pecan pies!

dons14, Aug 1, 7:33am
1pkt biscuits
200g butter
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup rolled oaks

5 egg yolks
500ml whipped cream (not over whipped)
400g melted choc (1/2 dark & 1/2 milk)
50mls - heated liqueur

Mix Choc, yolks, liqueur thoroughly - fold in whipped cream and pour over base - CHILL!

Melt together 150g dark choc & 200ml cream - chill for at least 2 hrs!

shop-a-holic, Aug 1, 7:41am
dons14:May I nick this too!xox

bo0tsey, Aug 1, 7:49am
LMAO! Awesome shopp-a-holic!

I'd be very surprised if anyone goes to anything near that kind of effort at our work! We all work at least 8am to 5.30pm and I have a 45 min drive each way home so I defintely won't be!

dons14, Aug 1, 7:50am
Glad you like it shop-a-holic.I stole it from a friend and have made it a ton of times. Super easy and funny enough everyone wants a slice of something called 'sex cake'.

dons14, Aug 1, 7:53am
Oh he he he. just saw yr pic shop-a-holic so funny!

shop-a-holic, Aug 1, 7:57am
bootsey: It was just a fruit cake underneath and I built it with fondant over a couple of days.No one needs to know!

ps: the theme of our office bake-off was Valentines Day.Positive comment from the Judges was that you couldn't see who was under the duvet so apparently I covered all sexual disciplines in our society.I kinda had to have a giggle about that. It wasn't my intention (LOL)

bo0tsey, Aug 1, 8:27am
Hilarious! Did u make the peopleyourself!

shop-a-holic, Aug 1, 8:52am
Yes.But in reality. you only have to make 4 arms and 4 legs.Turn one set down (palms down) and one set up.Same with feet.The bum is just a lump of fondant, as the duvet just drapes over.Pillows were important and they went on before hands and feet; but after the sheet over the mattress.

Been thinking about toadfish's recipe, and this is just a suggestion.Both lemons and passionfruit are in season, so I would scoop out the flesh of 3 passions and add to the lemon topping.
I'd also sprinkle "Twinkle White" ontop of the icing sugar, so that the icing sugar becomes bling bling.Great looking under office halogens/lighting, and blind the judges with a slice no one has seen.
(just a suggestion and not intended to offend).

Insert a baby mint leaf after icing sugar and Twinkle White, so that each piece looks personal.

bo0tsey, Aug 1, 9:28pm
wow that sounds amazing i love the idea of the sparkly stuff on top. I found a really tempting recipe for a hazelnut ricotta choc cheesecake which i mite try this wknd i'm sort of being talked out of a citrus recipe by my husband!

bo0tsey, Aug 14, 9:35am

Tried the hazelnut, choc, riccota cheesecake and the topping was more like a mousse than a cheesecake. Very nice tho!

Also made the white choc mud cake recipe from the Speights cookbook but added raspberries. I'm a bit worried tho that without labelling it people may mistake the mud cake texture for undercooked

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