2   100
5   104
3   118
4   119
4   134
11   226
4   113
10   163
10   100
3   99

Great British Bake Along | Mary Berry’s Jaffa Cakes

IMG_6508

Something happens to me when The Great British Bake off is on TV. From the Ready, Set, BAKE this bubble in the pit of my stomach begins to rise, my eyes never leave the screen and on occasions (the amount of which I’m far too embarrassed to admit) I give my own commentary on what they’re doing right and wrong… surely I can’t be the only one?

I feel the stress, I wince at the oven burn, and my heartaches when the sponge Just.Wont.Bloody.Rise. Why? Because baking is my passion and these things happen to me every god dam time I’m in the kitchen. I’m so invested in it I may as well be one of the contestants.

Hmmm one of the contestants now there’s an idea?

So as GBBO is practically going to be my life for the next 8 weeks (alongside the frantic move into my first home) I thought I would join the contestants and do a Bake Along of sorts with each week’s Technical Challenge. I can’t say I’m the only one as #JaffaCakes has been a trending topic on Instagram over the last 7 days, but if this little challenge will teach me anything it’ll be to never under estimate a technical, after all they aren’t called TECHNICAL for nothing.

If my first attempt at Mary Berry’s Jaffa Cakes is anything to go by…I’m clearly a quick learner as they are a lot more fiddly than they look.

IMG_6573

IMG_6570

IMG_6571

Disclaimer: Recipe below is by Mary Berry


Makes|12 Jaffa Cakes

Preparation time| 1 – 2 hours

Baking time| 12 minutes


130g orange jelly

150ml boiling water

Zest of 1 orange

Unsalted butter, for greasing

1 large free-range egg

25g caster sugar

25g self-raising flour

180g 70% dark chocolat


Start by breaking the jelly into pieces and place in a small bowl. Pour over the boiling water and stir until the jelly is completely dissolved. Add the orange zest, then pour into a shallow 30x20cm/12x8in tray lined in baking parchment and chill in the fridge for 1 hour.

Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4 and grease a 12-hole, shallow bun tin with butter.

For the sponge, whisk the egg and sugar together for until pale and fluffy. This is a fatless sponge so you need to create lots of air to help with the rise. For me whisking for a good 4 minutes achieved that.

Once you have the aerated mixture gently fold in the flour. Fill each well in the bun tin three-quarters full and smooth the tops. Bake for 7-9 minutes, or until well risen then leave to cool on a wire rack.

Break the chocolate into pieces then melt in a bowl set over a pan of gently simmering water. Remove the bowl from the heat and leave to cool and thicken slightly.

Turn the jelly out onto a sheet of baking parchment and cut 12 discs using a 5cm/2in round cutter. Sit one jelly disc on top of each sponge.

Spoon the cooled melted chocolate over the jelly discs. NOTE: chocolate must be cool or the jelly will begin to disintegrate. 

Using the tips of the tines of a fork or a skewer, lightly press to create a criss-cross pattern on top of the chocolate, then leave to set completely.

26 Comments

  1. February 16, 2019 / 6:35 am

    Greetings! Very helpful advice in this particular article!
    It is the little changes which will make the most significant changes.
    Thanks for sharing!

  2. February 16, 2019 / 6:44 am

    Link exchange is nothing else however it is just placing the other person’s website
    link on your page at appropriate place and other person will also do similar in favor of you.

  3. February 16, 2019 / 7:55 am

    Hello just wanted to give you a quick heads up. The words
    in your content seem to be running off the screen in Internet explorer.
    I’m not sure if this is a format issue or something to do with web browser compatibility but I thought I’d post to let you
    know. The layout look great though! Hope you get the issue fixed soon. Thanks

  4. February 16, 2019 / 7:56 am

    May I simply say what a relief to uncover an individual who actually
    knows what they are discussing online. You certainly know how to bring
    an issue to light and make it important.
    More and more people should look at this and understand this
    side of your story. I was surprised that you’re not
    more popular since you most certainly have the gift.

  5. February 16, 2019 / 8:00 am

    Hmm it appears like your website ate my first comment (it was extremely long) so I guess I’ll
    just sum it up what I wrote and say, I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog.
    I too am an aspiring blog writer but I’m still new to everything.
    Do you have any suggestions for beginner blog writers?

    I’d genuinely appreciate it.

  6. February 16, 2019 / 8:02 am

    I really like your blog.. very nice colors & theme.
    Did you design this website yourself or did you hire someone to do it for you?
    Plz respond as I’m looking to create my own blog and would like to know where u got this from.
    appreciate it

  7. February 16, 2019 / 8:02 am

    Heya i’m for the first time here. I came across
    this board and I to find It truly helpful & it helped me out a lot.
    I’m hoping to present something again and help others such as you helped
    me.

  8. February 16, 2019 / 8:04 am

    Wow, wonderful weblog structure! How long have you ever been blogging
    for? you make blogging glance easy. The total look of your web site is
    great, as smartly as the content material!

  9. February 16, 2019 / 8:05 am

    This piece of writing gives clear idea for the new visitors of blogging, that genuinely how to do running a blog.

  10. February 16, 2019 / 8:14 am

    Nice respond in return of this issue with solid arguments and describing the whole thing on the
    topic of that.

  11. February 16, 2019 / 6:22 pm

    Hello there! I could have sworn I’ve been to this website
    before but after checking through some of
    the post I realized it’s new to me. Nonetheless, I’m definitely glad I found it and I’ll
    be bookmarking and checking back often!

  12. February 16, 2019 / 9:02 pm

    First of all I would like to say terrific blog!
    I had a quick question in which I’d like to ask if you don’t mind.
    I was interested to know how you center yourself and clear your head prior to writing.

    I have had trouble clearing my thoughts in getting my thoughts out.
    I do take pleasure in writing however it just seems like the first 10 to
    15 minutes are wasted just trying to figure out how to begin. Any recommendations or hints?
    Many thanks!

  13. February 17, 2019 / 9:04 pm

    I would like to thnkx for the efforts you’ve put in writing
    this blog. I am hoping the same high-grade website post from you
    in the upcoming also. Actually your creative writing abilities has encouraged me to get my own website
    now. Really the blogging is spreading its wings fast.
    Your write up is a great example of it. http://factory.rayongz.com/redirect.php?url=http://ethecal.com/HH/groups/make-penis-bigger-natural-and-bob-male-enhancement-911115162/

  14. February 20, 2019 / 7:51 am

    Hi! Would you mind if I share your blog with my twitter group?
    There’s a lot of folks that I think would really appreciate your
    content. Please let me know. Cheers

  15. Hi, I am the online marketing assistant at Peaches and Screams. We are currently trying to take advantage of the vape wholesale marketplace. Does anybody at all here possess any practical experience with the vape market place or B2B lead generation? We are quite predisposed to acquire the Global Vape Shop Database, Vape Company E-Mail List and Yoggy’s Money Vault Search Engine Scraper so as to develop our personal B2B leads. Does anybody here have any knowledge with any one of the above advertising and marketing resources? Would love to hear your ideas and reviews prior to committing myself to the investment. Also, I would significantly appreciate any recommendations for helping us to grow our vape wholesale company. Cheers

  16. March 5, 2019 / 2:30 pm

    An impressive share! I have just forwarded this onto a colleague who has
    been doing a little homework on this. And he actually ordered me
    lunch simply because I found it for him… lol.
    So allow me to reword this…. Thanks for the meal!! But yeah, thanx for spending time to discuss this topic here
    on your web site. https://www.bacca8.com

  17. March 8, 2019 / 12:04 am

    Hey would you mnd letting me know which hosting company you’re
    using? I’ve loaded your blog in 3 completely differet web browsers and I must
    say this blog loads a lot fazster then most. Cann you suggest
    a good web hosting provider at a fair price? Thank you, I appreciate it!

  18. March 15, 2019 / 9:21 am

    It’s been a busy week for you. What’s the best way to get rid of the stress of a busy week? The best and only way is by spending some time with the beauties over at http://www.camgirl.pw These are the girls who know how to treat a man right.

  19. March 16, 2019 / 9:35 pm

    Simply deesire to say your article is as surprising.

    The clarity in your put upp is just great and i could assume you’re knowledgeable
    in this subject. Well together with your permission let me to grab yyour feed to keep up to daste with imminent post.

    Thank yyou a milion and please carry on the rewardikng work.

  20. March 18, 2019 / 12:46 am

    Hey! Do you know if they make any plugins to assist with
    Search Engine Optimization? I’m trying to get my blog to rank for
    ome targeted keywords but I’m not seeing very good gains.

    If you know of any please share. Thanks!

  21. March 20, 2019 / 10:14 am

    Have you ever thought about adding a little
    bit more than just your articles? I mean, what you
    say is important and all. Nevertheless think of if you added some great
    photos or video clips to give your posts more, “pop”!
    Your content is excellent but with images and clips, this blog could undeniably be one of the
    best in its niche. Amazing blog!

  22. March 21, 2019 / 8:53 am

    Hi excellent website! Does running a blog such as this
    require a large amount of work? I’ve very little expertise in programming however I was hoping to
    start my own blog soon. Anyway, should you have any suggestions or tips for new
    blog owners please share. I understand this is off subject however I just needed to ask.
    Thanks! http://www.fourkrestaurant.com/

  23. March 22, 2019 / 2:48 pm

    What’s up to all, how is all, I think every one is getting more from this website, and your views are good in favor of new people.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *