The Week 9 Challenge was Choux Pastry. We were looking for you to attempt (if you dare) a Gateaux St Honore, which many of you did. I’ve a winner, and the final challenge.
Again this week we had 6 entrants. They were however all so spectacular that I’m going to give you some extra pictures!
The winner this week was Diane with a vote of 2:1 for her Gateaux St Honore.
Special mention goes to the runner-up, Laoise who baked a hugh-mung-gus Croquembouche. The judges loved the presentation but felt the choux itself fell a little flat I’m afraid.
Diane please email me directly with your address and telephone contact details so that I can arrange for the lovely people from Dr Oetker Baking Ireland to dispatch your prize (see below).
Here is a quick collage of the other finished entries:
Natasha Peters from the Velvet Moon Baker entered again this week. Really getting into your stride now Natasha!
There were 3 tweeted entries this week. They came from Sarah Clarke, the Baking Bachelor and Karen O’Connell. The baking standards are getting higher each week and making the judges’ lives very difficult!
Now for the final challenge!
The last challenge has to be a chiffon cake. Click on the name to go to the recipe on the BBC website. Just to warn you that this particular recipe is very, very detailed and we’re not looking for one as involved as that if you feel your baking skills aren’t up to it! I shouldn’t have to say it but the judges will need a picture of the cake from the top, side and a picture of a full slice to judge your entries.
This is a blog/tweet hop but is not restricted to bloggers or tweeters. In order to enter you must either tweet me ( @wholesomeIE ) using the hastag #GIrishBO your picture of the recipe of the week or email me your photo. If you’re a blogger or aren’t on twitter and wish to enter, please also email me wholesomecook(at)gmail(dot) com details of your blog so that I can link to your website and give you full credit.
As you bake in the week ahead use the hashtag #GIrishBO for advice and any questions. Entries must be with me by 6pm on Tuesday at the latest.
Remember this is a bit of fun to challenge your baking skills. Don’t take it too seriously but do enjoy yourself and we are really looking forward to seeing your efforts this week!
Please note: This is not a sponsored blogpost.
My opinions are my own and I am not paid to give them.
Dr Oetker Baking Ireland are sponsoring a prize per week for the duration of the challenge.
This is for my readers only (I am exempting myself from being eligible for a prize) and I have received no payment or benefit in kind to arrange the competition.
The competition is open only to residents of the Republic of Ireland.
Your photographs remain your property and are only reproduced here for competition purposes.