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  • Best Asian Great British Bake Off Recipes

    DESIblitz has combed every episode for the best Asian Bake Off recipes. Whether you’re an amateur or a professional, there’s something for everyone.

    Bake Off Feature

    With the myriad of possible flavours and combinations, it’s hard to go wrong.

    There is no denying that The Great British Bake Off is a wonderful piece of television. It’s full of heart, soul and most importantly, delicious recipes.

    Every so often during each series, an Asian or Asian-inspired recipe will pop up and they’re almost always received well.

    With the myriad of possible flavours and combinations, it’s hard to go wrong.

    DESIblitz has combed through the recipes for all seven seasons and come up with the best Asian Bake-Off recipes.

    From sweet desserts to flavoursome savoury dishes, these culinary delights are sure to impress.



    Spiced White Chocolate and Hazelnut Samosas

    Asian Bake Off Samosa

    Rav from series 7 brings us this delicious twist on a Desi classic. Perfect for a snack or a small pudding, this sweet samosa is perfect for adults and kids alike.

    It’s simple to make with ingredients you could buy from any supermarket. A chocolate samosa is the perfect Asian Bake Off recipe to take your desserts to the next step with minimal difficulty.

    Check out this nutty delight here

    Masala Chai Baklava

    Asian Bake Off Baklava

    If you’re up for something a bit more complicated, then give this interesting fusion by series 5’s Chetna a try. Adding an Asian twist to a traditional baklava, it’s perfect for events when you need to serve something with class.

    The nuts and tea in this complex dish make for a flavour which is fragrant and delicate. It’s the ideal recipe for those of you who like your desserts to have that little something special.

    Try this fantastic fusion here

    Indian Potato Raised Pie

    Asian Bake Off Potato Pie

    If you’re looking for something savoury, here’s another ten out of ten by Chetna. An unusual and flavoursome dish which is suitable for vegetarians, this pie is sure to impress.

    Since the star of the show in this recipe is potatoes, it’s an ideal one to attempt if you’re looking to use up leftovers. Making such a simple ingredient into something so brilliant is an art in itself, so give this a go if you’re looking to be frugal.

    Check out this hearty veggie recipe here

    Chai Spiced Ginger and Date Tea Loaf

    Asian Bake Off Tea Loaf

    Have you ever wanted to add a Desi touch to your afternoon tea? Look no further and give this unique recipe by series 4’s Kimberley a try.

    Making a bread can be a bit more complicated than other recipes, but if you’re looking for a technically challenging Asian Bake Off recipe, then this could be the one for you. It’s perfect to serve with tea or as a snack and the fruity flavour is sure to win you fans.

    So have a go at this challenging bread here

    Asian Spice Crackers

    Asian Bake Off Spicy Crackers

    This quick and simple recipe by series 3’s John is surprisingly healthy and perfect if you’re looking to make yourself an alternative to crisps. Ideal to serve with dips at parties and get-togethers, this is one to go for in the new year.

    This is one of the easier Asian Bake Off recipes, so this could be a good place to start if you’re new to baking.

    You can create plenty of flavour with the humble ingredients so it’s great if you haven’t yet found your feet.

    Get yourself into baking with this effortless recipe here

    Toasted Coconut and Lime Roti

    Asian Bake Off Roti

    DESIblitz has already shown you how to roll the perfect roti. Now it’s time to take it up a notch with this exciting twist from series 3’s Sarah.

    The coconut and lime give it that extra burst of freshness, so this is perfect to serve with a fruity curry and sticky rice. Give this Asian Bake Off recipe a try if you’re looking to make your ordinary food more interesting.

    Check out this refreshing twist on traditional roti here

    Indian Chicken Pie

    Asian Bake Off Meat Pie

    We have another delicious addition to our Asian Bake Off recipes from Chetna with this family favourite. Spicy and filling, it’s great if you’re looking for a hearty winter recipe.

    The recipe does seem quite complex, but it can easily be prepared in advance and then cooked before serving. Packed with spices to give it immense flavour, this is one to go for if you’re after a decadent meal.

    Take a look at another win from Chetna here

    Thoosha Shinni

    This recipe isn’t technically an Asian Bake Off recipe, but it would be criminal not to include a recipe from the series 6 winner, Nadiya.

    Taken from Nadiya’s recipe in her fantastic television show, The Chronicles of Nadiya, thoosha shinni is a sweet dessert popular in Bangladesh.

    Ingredients:

    • 2 cups of boiling water.
    • 2 cups of caster sugar.
    • 1 cup of melted butter.
    • 2 cups flour.
    • 3 cardamom pods.
    • 1 cinnamon stick.
    • ½ a cup of raisins.
    • Chopped pistachios (optional).
    • Crystallised rose petals (optional).

    Method:

    1. Dissolve the sugar in the boiling water and then add the cardamom and cinnamon. Set aside.
    2. Sieve the flour into a pan and cook over a low heat for up to 25 minutes until golden brown.
    3. Add the melted butter and raisins and stir until the mixture resembles a roux and then remove from the heat.
    4. Sieve the spices from the water and then add to the mixture. Return the pan to the heat and stir quickly until the mixture resembles a soft dough.
    5. Serve warm and garnish with pistachios and rose petals.

    It can be challenging to comb through the tremendous amount of episodes to find the best Asian Bake-Off recipes. Instead, use this list as a guide and get baking.

    Whether you’re an amateur just looking to start out or an accomplished baker looking for a challenge, there’s a recipe for you here. It’s time to get your apron on and start baking.

    Aimee is an International Politics graduate and a foodie who loves being daring and trying new things. Passionate about reading and writing with aspirations to be a novelist, she keeps herself inspired by the saying: “I am, therefore I write.”

    Images courtesy of BBC, The Sun and The Mirror


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