Mumsnet's Great British Bake Off-inspired recipes

If like millions of us you've been glued to the current series of The Great British Bake Off and are already feeling bereft at the prospect of it ending, then console yourself with these recipes from other MNers, which correspond to GBBO highlights - re-enact Custardgate or channel Ruby's filo mastery...


Week 3 - Trifle

"It's either a terrible error or the most incredible case of baking espionage I've ever seen," was Sue Perkins' take on Deborah's purloining of Howard's custard.

Happily our wintry trifle uses a pint of ready-made custard, which should put paid to any crème anglaise criminality.


Week 4 - Pies and tarts

This was the week that the fear of soggy bottoms really got to the contestants. "If you do not know how to make a sweet pastry or a shortcrust pastry you shouldn't be in that tent," barked Paul Hollywood.

Glenn's delicious-looking spanikopita doesn't exactly trip off the tongue, so try our version of Greek pie, made with sundried tomatoes instead.


Week 5 - Traybakes

Week 5 will be remembered for the Daily Mail's Watergate-style revelation that instead of making her own traybakes, judge Mary Berry was guilty of popping into her local bakery where she "regularly buys their 'convenient' eight-slice brownie traybake, costing £3.99." The scandal!

Maybe Mary hasn't seen our chocolate cake traybake which takes a scant 10 minutes to prepare.


Week 6 - European buns

She may have worried that they were overdone, but Ruby's cinnamon buns prompted a thumbs-up from the judges who proclaimed her the week's star baker.

The good thing is our soft iced cinnamon buns only take 15 minutes to bake. The bad news is there's a two-hour proving stage you have to get through first.


Week 7 - Choux pastry

In a near-perfect depiction of the proverb 'pride goeth before a fall' Kimberley on hearing about the choux bun challenge this week said; "It's not very complicated, they're scared of it much more than they need to be because it's actually very simple." She promptly came fourth.

Happily our profiteroles recipe is both 'easy' AND 'delicious'. And the chocolate icing on the choux bun is that they look way harder to make than they actually are. A total win, then.


The Great British Bake Off final is on BBC Two at 7pm on Tuesday 22 October 2013. For more information on the programme see the BBC website

Last updated: 18-Nov-2013 at 11:48 AM