GBBO Blog - Italian Special

by Owen Redford

GBBO blog time! This week in the tent the bakers were tasked with facing a wide array of Italian themed bakes in the shows first ever Italian episode. Some of the bakes the contestants were up against included filled cannoli, pizza and sfogliatelle. Throughout the episode Liam, Sophie and Stephen constantly performed well whilst bakers such as Kate and Stacey struggled. Ultimately though, it was Yan who left the tent this week after her under-baked sfogliatelle left the judges far from impressed. Mama mia!

Italian Breakfast Cake

Credit: Inside The Rustic Kitchen

The first bake on this week’s list is one you can enjoy for the first meal of the day; Italian Breakfast Cake. This cake is light and spongey with hints of lemon throughout and will go well with your morning coffee. It takes around 30 minutes to make from start to finish and is a relatively simple bake.

Amaretti Biscuits

Credit: Charlottes’ Lively Kitchen

Next up in this week’s Italian-themed blog we have these delicious Amaretti Biscuits. These sweet treats are perfectly chewy in the middle with a nice crunch to the outside. This particular recipe is gluten-free and can be made in around 40 minutes.

Cranberry & Amaretto Chocolate Salami

Credit: Great British Chefs

At the half way point on this week’s list we have this incredibly festive Cranberry and Amaretto Chocolate Salami. The contrasting flavours in this bake are so unique and are definitely what make this Christmas-y bake special. It takes around 5 hours from start to finish (due to refrigeration) but it is definitely worth the wait.

Italian Doughnuts

Credit: The Baking Fairy

Coming up next we have these beautiful Italian doughnuts or Bombolini as they are known in Italy. These are super light and fluffy and the filling can be adjusted to your own personal taste. This particular recipe takes around 3 hours to make from start to finish.

Italian Lemon Olive Oil Cake

Credit: Ciao Florentina

And finally on this week’s list we have a real showstopper with this Italian Lemon Olive Oil cake. This bake looks simply incredible and with the added blackberries on top looks particularly fitting for this time of year. This recipe takes around 2 hours from start to finish.

For more Italian-inspired recipes check out our Pinterest board HERE.

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Happy baking!