After the hot mess that was my last bake, I needed something a little easier to tackle. The fraisier cake has shaken my confidence, left me wondering if this was a good decision - maybe I should call it quits.
Who am I kidding? I love baking. A difficult bake isn't going to make me stop loving the adventure of baking.
This is the post some of you have probably been waiting for - the post where I swear. A lot.
Fraisier Cake can go fuck itself.
The lemon tart. One of my favorite desserts.
Really, I love a lot of lemon desserts. Lemon tarts. Lemon bars. Lemon cake. Give me something lemon-y and sweet and I'm probably going to love it.
The lemon tart, frequently referred to as a tarte au citron on GBBO, is really not a very difficult dessert in my opinion. This isn't the first time I've made a lemon tart - this is just the first time I've made this particular crust with this particular variant on the filling.
Lemon tarts are technically a custard tart, so this particular bake fits in a lot of different challenges over the seasons.
In Series 6 (Netflix collection 3) episode 3, the bakers faced BREAD WEEK! The signature challenge of the episode had the bakers making two flavors of quick bread. Any quick bread of their choice.
If you are unfamiliar with quick bread, the basic run down is this: quick bread is bread leavened with leavening agents other than yeast or eggs.
The most common quick bread I've ever encountered? Soda bread. Pretty much all the bakers in this episode made a variant of soda bread.
I'm lazy and going to follow their example. I also made soda bread.
Ah the delicious chocolate-y, marshmallow-y, jam-y Wagon Wheel. Wagon Wheels are a snack cake in the UK, Australia, Canada, and other commonwealth countries. They are most similar to the US's Moon Pies - but I'll be honest, I like these a hell of a lot more. The jam works very nicely with the other flavors at play, and making these from scratch has resulted in a really delicious overall treat that I will most likely make again.
Before we jump into the real fun, I wanted to provide a more detailed breakdown of the goals of this blog!