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Baking The Bake Off Week 9: Red Berry Pistachio Entremets

Oh heeeeey hungry people and welcome back to Alice Adores Apparel! It's Baking The Bake Off Wednesday; time for my run down of the baker's antics and my weekly bake. Not watched the Week 9 episode yet? Catch up here!

Week 9 of The Great British Bake Off was all about patisserie. The Signature Bake saw the bakers rustle up some tasty filo pastry Baklavas. I can't say Baklava is my preferred sweet treat but my favourites were Richard's Rose and Pistachio Baklava. I love the flavour for rose, and you can tell from this week's bake I have a soft spot for pistachios! For the Technical Bake Mary & Paul challenged the contestants to produce a Schichttorte. This 20 layered grilled cake was bonkers! I'm very impressed that Luis managed to bake all 20 layers in the time given. Lastly the Showstopper Challenge saw some of the most impressive patisserie The Bake Off has ever featured. All of the bakers really stepped up to the plate when creating their own Entremets. It was very difficult to pick a favourite out of the Showstopper bakes. I loved the flavours in Luis's Chocolate Mousse & Cherry Entremets and Chetna's Chocolate & Orange Entremets. Richard's Pink Grapefruit Entremets, with the polka dot sponge, looked stunning; and Nancy's Raspberry Nonettes looked very professional when cut into.

Before I show you my bake, it's time for my Bake Off Innuendo of the Episode. This week Mary and Sue were on fire when chatting to Luis about his Baklava:

For this week's Baking The Bake Off I was inspired by the bakers' beautiful Showstoppers. Patisserie is so precise and complicated and I felt like I really wanted to challenge myself to bake something completely out of my comfort zone. After trawling through countless recipes online I decide to bake Red Berry & Pistachio Entremets. For my pistachio joconde sponge I substituted ground almonds for ground pistachios, adapting Mary Berry's Opera Cake jocande sponge recipe from Series 4 of the The Great British Bake Off. For my strawberry & raspberry jelly, pistachio Bavarian cream, and strawberry mousse; I used a recipe I found on a brilliant blog called A Swoonful Of Sugar.

Pistachio Joconde Sponge

Raspberry & Strawberry Jelly

Pistachio Bavarian Cream

Strawberry Mousse


I'm incredibly proud of my entremets. They were a huge challenge, and took 7 hours to complete, but I think the end products are one of my best ever bakes! Pistachio, strawberry and raspberry is a gorgeous combination, and the Chambord liqueur gave them a boozy kick that Mary Berry would have been proud of! My family really enjoyed them and I've definitely eaten too many!

I'll give you my overview of the Great British Bake Off final in next week's Baking the Bake Off post, however I've published this post slightly later than intended so tonight's finale episode has already aired. Although I was Team Luis all the way, and I though Richard was a baking genius, I'm so chuffed that Nancy won. Make sure to check back next week to find out how my final bake turns out!

I hope you enjoyed my latest Baking The Bake Off post! Leave me a comment below telling me what you think!


  1. They look wonderful- definitely worth all the time and effort put in! I think Paul and Mary would have been very impressed at how professional they look
    Jennifer x

    1. Thanks so much Jenny! And thank you for the support on all my Bakd Off posts! Xxx

  2. Wow, they look amazing! I love the heart detail.

    Lauren x


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