Best Recipes from The Great British Bake Off 2015

We all love to watch The Great British Bake Off! But would you like the chance to bake like the talented contestants do? DESIblitz picks 9 of our favourite recipes from the Bake-Off tent.

Best Recipes from Great British Bake Off 2015

Nadiya always amazed viewers with her adventurous flavours and decorations.

Each series of the BBC’s The Great British Bake Off (GBBO) is filled with outstanding bakers who amaze viewers across the UK every week.

But have you ever thought of baking these wonderful creations yourself?

Whether it’s chocolate you’re craving, or maybe a biscuity bake, DESIblitz has it covered for your ultimate guide to baking.

We list 9 Bake Off recipes that are a must try!

1. Marie’s Zingy Citrus Madeira Cake

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Marie baked this zesty citrus cake in the first episode of the series this year.

Marie was the second contestant to leave The Great British Bake Off, but not before dazzling us with her superb cake creation.

To follow in Marie’s floury-footsteps, see the full recipe here.

2. Nadiya’s Coconut, Fennel and Pistachio Biscotti

Best Recipes from Great British Bake Off 2015

Nadiya always amazed viewers at home with her adventurous flavours and decorations throughout this year’s series.

Her biscuit task was no different, using coconut, fennel and pistachio to create a blend of beautiful flavours.

Judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood were blown away by her unique take on flavour combinations.

To create this biscuit base for yourself, see the link here.

3. Dorret’s Walnut and Stilton Soda Bread

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Even though she had a mini melting fiasco in one of the rounds, we’ll always remember Dorret as the creator of this delicious soda bread, glorified with its flavours of walnut and stilton.

Dorret was the third contestant to leave the programme, but not before pulling out all the stops with this delicious masterpiece.

For the full recipe, please click here.

4.  Tamal’s Rhubarb and Stem Ginger Crème Brûlée

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The apple of everybody’s eye, Tamal outshone in the dessert section with his fascinating creme brulee.

Using the unusual ingredients of rhubarb and stem ginger, the flavours bind together to create a delicious blend.

To create your own creme brulee like Tamal, click here.

5. Alvin’s Pineapple Upside-Down Cake 

Best Recipes from Great British Bake Off 2015

Alvin, the sweet 37-year-old nurse from the Phillipines, created this extraordinary piece in the ‘Alternative Ingredients’ week.

The much-loved contestant wowed Paul and Mary with his use of pineapple and cherries to add a fruity zest to this cake.

To try this out yourself, follow the recipe here.

6. Flora’s Asparagus and Parma Ham and Praline and Chocolate Vol-Au-Vents

Best Recipes from Great British Bake Off 2015

Flora astounded the judges in ‘Pastry’ week with her vol-au-vents.

The 19-year-old was the last contestant to leave the competition before the final.

To make vol-au-vents like Flora, follow her recipe here.

7. Ian’s Victoria’s Crown


Ian created an absolute showstopper in the ‘Victorian’ themed week.

Keeping to the theme, he created a replica of Queen Victoria’s crown using his structural assets to his advantage.

With bavarois cream and ginger jelly, Ian certainly wowed on all sides.

If you fancy trying something a bit more complicated, any of Ian’s recipes would fit the bill! See more here.

8. Nadiya’s Mocha Hazelnut Cream Horns

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In an episode full to the brim with innuendo from our favourite hosts Sue and Mel, Nadiya’s Rose Pistachio and Mocha Hazelnut Horns had every mouth in the Bake-Off tent drooling.

The delicate flavourings of this bake were astounding, creating a beautiful looking and tasting piece.

See how she made her horns here.

9. Nadiya’s Peanut Salted Caramel and Chocolate Tart 

Best Recipes from Great British Bake Off 2015

Aside from her adorable facial expressions, we all love Nadiya for her impressive flavour combinations that wowed judges week after week.

Nadiya stormed through this challenge again with her Peanut Salted Caramel Tart. The use of the peanuts combined with the salted caramel makes a mouth-watering flavour.

Try it out for yourself here!

The Bake-Off tent had some truly wonderful flavour combinations and fantastic showstoppers for 2015.

With this diverse list of biscuits, desserts, chocolate and more, you’ll be spoilt for choice of which recipe to try first!

Katie is a English graduate specialising in journalism and creative writing. Her interests include dancing, performing and swimming and she strives to keep an active and healthy lifestyle! Her motto is: "What you do today can improve all your tomorrows!"

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