The Great British Bake Off How to Bake
This week’s book is the The Great British Bake Off How to Bake. There were so many recipes in this book I hadn’t tried which I wanted to bake. I decided after the lavender biscuits that dunked into tea so nicely I wanted to keep along the line of biscuits. Flipping through the book I found the zebra biscuits. Striped biscuits seemed like a little challenge but also looked lovely in the photo.
To start off, I have to say the recipe very easy to follow. The ingredients are all easy to find and most of it was in cupboard. All I had to buy was the white chocolate. I used milky bar for the white portions and dark chocolate for the brown dough.
The two chocolate was easy to fold into the dough.
The chocolate took a little more working in but it got there eventually.
Rolling out the dough on to cling film worked a lot better when the cling film was already on the tray it was going into the fridge on. The dough is very malleable and I had a good dent on one side when placing it on the tray – lucky it was edge.
When it came out of the fridge I cut it into 3 slices and placed them on top of each other to make the stripes. I have to admit I didn’t trim the other side as I didn’t want to waste any.
After it went into the fridge again I cut it into 5mm slices – I did use a ruler – OCD baker. A hot knife worked well to slice through the dough. Here is the tray full of biscuits. I got three trays out of this recipe. It certainly produced a lot! Next time I will certainly cut them square.
The spread a little in the oven but not too much. Always good to know.
They look so good. Although I was told they should be called bee biscuits than zebra biscuits.
I decided to be a little creative and cut up a few of the biscuit slices into three and four and tried to get a chess board look. The three pieces worked far better than four. It’s good.
The book I would give 9/10 and this recipe 9/10 for easiness and 10/10 for taste.
I will be making this again no doubt about it!
Knowing how easy this recipe is I will try replacing the white chocolate and brown chocolate with some coloured chocolate to make it more interesting. Maybe some of the silverspoon pink/strawberry chocolate buttons. Pink and white would look really cute.
This book is one of my favorite from the Bake Off series and it contains a lot of nice things to make is worth investing in. 10/10