Win 2 Tart Tins

It's Wednesday again, which can only mean one thing: a new episode of The Great British Bake Off! This week is Pastry Week, which is always a big challenge for the contestants - pastries can be fiddly customers, and if you want to impress Mary Berry then everything needs to be spot on!

Our sources tell us that tonight's technical challenge will see the remaining bakers making classic British tarts for Mary and Paul to inspect. This week's bakeware giveaway is inspired by that task: we've got a pair of non-stick tart tins up for grabs, but only one lucky winner will get their hands on 'em!

Non-Stick Tart Tin

If you fancy winning these tins and cooking up some tarts of your own, here's what you need to do (please note: you will need a Twitter account to enter):

  1. Follow @BakewareUK on Twitter.
  2. Retweet the competition tweet (pinned to the top of our page).

Once you've completed those two steps, all that's left to do is sit back and wait - we'll draw a winner and notify them via Twitter at noon on Tuesday the 27th of September. Good luck, and don't forget to tune in for tonight's episode of Bake Off!

It's been an emotional few days for fans of The Great British Bake Off. First came the news that the programme would be leaving the BBC - its home for the last six years - and airing on Channel 4 as of next year; then, yesterday, we learned that presenters Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc would not be staying on for the next series. Even as we come to terms with these two bombshells, there's still plenty up in the air: who will replace Mel and Sue as the show's presenting duo? Will judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood follow the show to Channel 4, or will they leave as well? Will Channel 4's Bake Off actually bear any resemblance whatsoever to the one we know and love? Is there any reason the BBC can't just commission a new baking programme - Bake Off in all but name - and invite Mel and Sue back to host that?

These are stressful times indeed for us baking fanatics, but at least we've still got a new episode of Bake Off to enjoy tonight...not to mention another great bakeware giveaway to tell you about!

Yorkshire pudding tray giveaway

For the first (and possibly last - sniff!) time, it's Batter Week on Bake Off, and so we're giving away not one but TWO fab Yorkshire pudding trays! If you like cooking roast dinners, then these trays are a godsend; after all, what's a Sunday lunch without a few Yorkshires to nosh on?

If you fancy winning these two tins for yourself, here's what you need to do...

How to enter (you'll need a Twitter account)

  1. Follow @BakewareUK on Twitter.

  2. Retweet the competition tweet - you'll find it at the very top of our page.

  3. Cross your fingers and keep your eyes peeled, because we'll be announcing the winner at 12 noon on Tuesday the 20th of September!

Good luck, and enjoy tonight's episode of Bake Off - remember, this could be the last series of the show as we know it, so make the most of it while it's still on our screens!

The Great British Bake Off is well underway, and to say we're loving it, would be an understatement. It's week 4 of the show and - for the very first time - it is batter week! So, with that being said, we've decided to share with you a batter based recipe that you can have a go at making at home.

The recipe we're featuring on our site today is a Traditional Yorkshire Pudding, but this Yorkshire pud isn't like your normal puddings - this one is a giant Yorkshire pudding! This recipe is from BBC Good Food, and is by the legendary Delia Smith! If you're looking for a Yorkshire pudding to accompany your Sunday roast, you won't find one better than this one.


  • 175g/6oz of Plain Flour
  • 2 Free-Range Eggs
  • 175ml/6fl oz of Milk (Whole or semi-skimmed)
  • 110ml/4fl oz of Water
  • 2 tbsp of Beef Dripping
  • Salt and freshly milled Black Pepper


Step 1 - Preheat your oven to 220°C/425°F/Gas 7.

Step 2 - Begin by sifting the flour into a large mixing bowl. Hold the sieve up high to give it a good airing as it goes down into the bowl.

Step 3 - With a back of a table spoon, make well in the centre of the flour and break the eggs into it. Add the salt and pepper.

Step 4 - Mix the water and milk into a measuring jug, and then begin to whisk the eggs with an electric whisk. As the you beat them the flour around the edges will slowly be incorporated.

Step 5 - When the mixture begins to become stiff, add the milk and water gradually, keeping the whisk going.

Step 6 - Scrape the sides of the bowl with a spactula, so that any lumps can be pushed down into the batter, then continue to whisk again until it's smooth.

Step 7 - Now that the mixture is ready you can begin cooking. Remove the meat from the oven (or if it's not ready, place it on a lower shelf) and turn the oven up to the above temperature.

Step 8 - Spoon two tablespoons of beef fat into the roasting tin and allow it to pre-heat in the oven.

Step 9 - When the oven is up o temperature, remove the tin and place it over a direct heat (turned to medium). Once the fat begins to shimmer and smoke a little, pour the batter evenly around the tin. 

Step 10 - Place on the high shelf in the oven and cook the Yorkshire pudding for 40 minutes or until golden brown and crisp. To serve cut into squares or you could use it as a Yorkshire pudding plate for the rest of your roast dinner.


This terrific recipe and image is from BBC Good Food.

Looking for the perfect roast to go with this superb Yorkshire pudding, take a look at this Roast Leg of Lamb Recipe.

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Loaf Tin Giveaway

The seventh series of The Great British Bake Off continues apace, and with another episode airing tonight, we've got another great giveaway to share with you all. As it's bread week, we're giving away not one but TWO of our popular 2lb loaf tins to one lucky Twitter user; the tins are dishwasher-safe, and each one has a non-stick coating to make your baking life just that little bit easier.

If you fancy getting your hands on these two loaf tins, here's what to do:

How to enter (you'll need a Twitter account!)

  1. Follow @BakewareUK on Twitter.
  2. Retweet the competition tweet (it's the one at the top of our feed).
  3. Cross your fingers, grab your four-leaf clover, and make sure your horseshoes are turned the right way up - only one entrant will be lucky enough to win the loaf tins!

You must enter before 12 noon on Tuesday the 13th of September, at which point the competition will close, we'll pick a winner at random, and announce the result on Twitter. Good luck, and enjoy tonight's episode of Bake Off!

Brilliant Banana Bread

We're loving the return of Great British Bake Off here at British Bakeware, and this week is possibly Paul Hollywood's favourite week, as its bread week! So in keeping with the bread theme, we thought it would only be fitting that we share with you a bread recipe that you can have a go at baking at home.

But we've decided not to feature any ordinary bread recipe but instead, share a recipe that's a little different and exciting. So with that being said, this week we've decided to feature this brilliant Banana Bread recipe from the equally brilliant This Sweet. This fantastic recipe is a cross between banana bread and a drizzle-topped sponge and is topped with banana chips. These banana chips are a perfect way to convince the fussy eaters in your life, to give banana another try.

Kelly's blog is crammed with a variety of different recipes that are really simple to follow and are positively delicious! We're huge fans of her blog, and we highly recommend that you go check it out!

Get in touch with your inner Paul Hollywood, and have a go at baking this terrific bread recipe at home!

To take a look at some of our other terrific bread recipes, click here


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