To enter, just follow @BakewareUK on Twitter and retweet our pinned tweet!

Biscuit Tray Giveaway

The seventh series of The Great British Bake Off got underway last week, and as you may remember, we decided to celebrate the return of our favourite TV show with a little competition. As it was cake week, we gave away one of our top-quality cake tins (plus a cooling rack to go with it), and this giveaway did a great job of getting people into the spirit of things on Twitter: 

Bakeware Giveaway Tweets

Now, week two of the Bake Off is traditionally all about biscuits, and so this week, we're offering another great prize for budding bakers:

If you fancy getting your hands on these items and baking some beautiful biscuits of your own, here's what to do...

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

  1. Follow @BakewareUK (that's us!) on Twitter.

  2. Retweet the tweet at the top of our page.

  3. Cross your fingers and start researching biscuit recipes - we'll announce the winner at 12 noon on Tuesday the 6th of September!


Recipes to try:

Hungarian Chocolate Brownies

We're over the moon that the Great British Bake Off has returned to our TV screens, and this week on the show is themed around biscuits, so in keeping with the theme, we thought that it would only be right that we share with you a brilliant biscuit recipe that you can have a go at making at home.

This week we've chosen to feature this Hungarian Chocolate Biscuits recipe from the brilliant Baking with Granny. Amy's blog filled with a whole range of different recipes and it's worth checking out if you're stuck for ideas on your next bake. This biscuit recipe is really simple to follow and includes ingredients you may already have in your cupboard.  

Get ready for Bake Off by baking this terrific biscuit recipe at home!


  • 115g Butter (at room temperature)
  • 50g Caster Sugar
  • 30g Drinking Chocolate
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 130g Self-Raising Flour

For the Butter cream:

  • 100g Icing Sugar
  • 50g Butter (at room temperature)



Step 1 - Preheat your oven to 180°C. 

Step 2 - Grease your baking trays with a little portion of butter.

Step 3 - Cream together the butter, sugar and vanilla extract on a medium speed until light and fluffy.

Step 4 - Add the flour and drinking chocolate in small parts, until the mixture forms a paste

Step 5 - Divide the mixture into small balls and place onto your baking tray with a small space in between. Flatten each ball lightly with a fork.

Step 6 - Bake for 12-15 minutes, until they appear dry on top. Allow to cool on a wire rack.

For the Buttercream

Step 1 - Mix the butter and icing sugar, to form the butter cream.

Step 2 - Once the biscuits have cooled, pipe or spread a little of the butter cream onto half of the biscuits and sandwich together with the other halves.


For the full recipe visit, Amy's blog here

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Cake Tin and Cooling Rack 

As we're sure you're already aware, a brand new series of The Great British Bake Off begins on BBC One at 8 o'clock this evening! Naturally, we at British Bakeware are H-U-G-E fans of Bake Off, and so we thought we'd celebrate the show's long-awaited return with a little competition!

The first week of Bake Off is always cake week, so we're giving away an 8" Round Cake Tin and a Large Cooling Rack - perfect for cooking up a sumptuous cake of your very own!

How to enter:

Note: You'll need a Twitter account!

  1. Follow @BakewareUK on Twitter.
  2. Retweet the competition post at the top of our page.
  3. Cross your fingers and start thinking about all the delicious cakes you'll bake if you win!

The competition will close at 12 noon on Tuesday the 30th of August, at which point we'll draw a winner at random and notify them via Twitter. Good luck, and make sure you don't miss GBBO tonight!

Carrot and Walnut Cake

Wednesday marks the triumphant return of The Great British Bake Off, and all of us here at British Bakeware can't blooming wait for the return of Mary and Paul to our TV screens. The first week is cake week, so we thought it be fitting if we'd showcase a brilliant cake recipe for you to try at home.

We've chosen to feature this brilliant Carrot and Walnut Cake recipe from the fantastic Tea & Cake Bakehouse. Rosie's blog is crammed full of brill recipes as well as reviews of places she's visited for breakfast and tea. If you're looking for a recipe blog that's a bit different from the norm, the Tea & Cake Bakehouse is perfect for you.

Get in the full swing of The Great British Bake Off by baking this terrific and slightly healthy Carrot and Walnut Cake at home!


  • 225g Unsalted Butter, softened
  • 225g Light Brown Sugar
  • 225g Carrots, peeled and finely grated
  • 4 Eggs
  • 200g Self-Raising Flour
  • 1 tbsp Baking Powder
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon 
  • 1 tsp Nutmeg
  • Pinch of Salt

For the Buttercream:

  • 250g Icing Sugar
  • 100g Unsalted Butter, softened
  • 75g Full-fat Cream Cheese
  • 3 - 4 tbsp Milk
  • Handful of halved Walnuts
  • Pinch of Cinnamon and Nutmeg, to decorate



Step 1 - Preheat your oven to Gas Mark 3/170°C. 

Step 2 - Butter and paper two 20cm loose bottomed cake tins.

Step 3 - Cream together the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. Mix in the eggs one at a time, mixing well after every addition. Add a little flour if the mixture begins to curdle.

Step 4 - Sift together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Add it slowly, until fully mixed.

Step 5 - Add the grated carrots to the cake mixture, mixed thoroughly.

Step 6 - Pour the mixture into your pre-prepared cake tins, and bake for 45-50 mins, or until the cake springs back when touched and a skewer, poked through your cake, come out clean. 

Step 7 - Allow the cake to cool in the tin before turning it out onto a wire rack, to cool completely.

For the Buttercream

Step 1 - Trim your bottom layer cake so it's a flat surface for your top layer.

Step 2 - Mix the icing sugar and butter until just combined, then add the cream cheese. 

Step 3 - Then add the milk in tiny parts to keep the mixture moist. Mix on a high speed until soft and fluffy. 

Step 4 - Divide the mix roughly into thirds. Spoon two thirds on to the top of the bottom cake layer, and spread to approx 5mm from the edge. Then place the top layer on.

Step 5 - Then, spoon the rest of the mix onto the top and spread to the edges. Decorate with walnut halves and a sprinkle a pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg on top.

For the full the recipe, visit Rosie's blog here.


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Double Oreo Brownies

Everyone loves brownies and Oreo's, they're both great! But wouldn't it be even better if you could combine the two? Well that's exactly what Jamie at Jamie's Cookery has done! We're huge fans of brownies here at British Bakeware, so we're very eager to share this Oreo variation of the gooey, chocolate packed dessert. This Double Oreo Brownie recipe is super easy to follow and the brownie itself is simple to make, so even novice bakers can attempt to make this terrific desert!

This fantastic recipe and image is from the brilliant Jamie's Cookery. Jamie's blog is crammed full of great recipe's just like this one and we highly recommend that you go check it out!


  • 200g Dark Chocolate
  • 100g Butter
  • 250g Golden Caster Sugar
  • 4 Large Eggs, lightly beaten
  • 60g Plain Flour
  • 60g Cocoa Powder
  • 15 Oreo Cookies

To Decorate (if desired):

  • 90g Butter
  • 260g Icing Sugar
  • 4 Oreo Cookies, blitzed in a food processor 
  • 1 tbsp of Milk, if required 
  • A few Oreo cookies, broken in half



Step 1 - Preheat your oven to 160°C.

Step 2 - Grease and line your baking tray.

Step 3 - Melt the dark chocolate in a bowl, over a pan of simmering water. You can also melt the chocolate by giving it short blasts in a microwave. Once the chocolate has melted, take it off the heat and leave it to cool.   

Step 4 - Next, place the butter and sugar in a bowl, and mix until thoroughly combined.

Step 5 - Add the beaten eggs in parts, mixing well after every addition.

Step 6 - Then, add the cooled melted chocolate and mix in thoroughly. The mixture should be smooth and silky in appearance.

Step 7 - Sift in the plain flower and cocoa powder, and gently fold until all the ingredients have combined with the mixture.

Step 8 - Empty the mixture onto your baking tray. If the mixture isn't level, just smooth it over with a palette knife.

Step 9 - Place your Oreo cookies into the mixture, and press down gently. Leave a b it of space in between each cookie.


To Decorate (if desired):

Step 1 - Beat the butter until it's pale and fluffy.

Step 2 - Add the icing sugar in three parts, mixing well after every addition. 

Step 3 - Add the Oreo crumbs and mix in thoroughly. If the butter buttercream is a little stiff, add a teaspoon of milk.

Step 4 - Put your Oreo buttercream into a piping bag, fitted with your chosen nozzle. 

Step 5 - Give each brownie a generous swirl of buttercream and top with half an Oreo.

Step 6 - Enjoy!

For the full the recipe, as well as images to guide you, visit Jamie's blog here.


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