Wednesday, 16 September 2015

#GBBO Inspired #5 - Peach and Raspberry Frangipane



Just as the Bake Off starts to really step up and move towards the final stages, I head back to university and have to adapt my inspired bakes each week to work with a smaller kitchen, fewer baking accessories and busy days. 

So I'm going to be honest right from the beginning. I used shop bought pastry this week... definitely a bit of a cheat in pastry week! Ordinarily I'd have been up for making my own short crust pastry, but I was baking after lectures with not much time between leaving the lecture hall and friends arriving at the flat. 

I chose to bake a classic frangipane this week, using this Mary Berry recipe. I don't think I've ever eaten a frangipane tart before, let alone baked one, so I was playing it safe by sticking to a simple recipe rather than playing around with new flavours. And actually, I'm glad I did because this simple recipe was delicious! I love almonds and almond based bakes, so frangipane is a perfect treat and certainly something I'd try again.

I also love how stunning you can make a frangipane look simply with the apricot jam glaze - the shininess over the fruit makes it look incredibly tempting.

I served this frangipane when a few friends came round for a evening of catching up this week, alongside a delicious marbled cheesecake brownie made by my flatmate. Food, tea and chatting - perfect way to spend a midweek evening!



Jennifer
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  1. This looks delicious and could totally pass as one of your five a day too ;) Sounds like you enjoyed it in the best way possible as well, with friends and a good chinwag :) xx

    Sam // Samantha Betteridge

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    1. Thanks - haha never thought of that! :) xx

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  2. I agree- the glaze looks wonderful! x

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  3. this looks so delicious!

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  4. Wow those peaches are so shiny! Did you use tinned peaches? I'm wondering how you peeled them if not? Alice xx

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    1. I did use tinned peaches - this was all about making it quick and simply! I think it would have ended up a bit of a sticky mess had I tried to peel peaches myself xx

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  5. Woah woah woah, you've NEVER eaten frangipane?? Glad you loved it and this looks completely divine. And I won't tell anyone about the pastry!
    M x Life Outside London

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    1. Not as far as I can remember!! Haha... thanks!

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