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Updated on Jan 10, 2020. Posted on Jan 17, 2019

How Far Would You Make It On "The Great British Bake Off?"

Would you be a star baker, or a total flop?

  1. It's the first technical challenge: a Victoria sandwich! What should you fill your cake with?

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    A classic Victoria sandwich is two layers of sponge cake filled with jam and whipped cream.

    Learn how to make Victoria sponge cake.

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  2. Oh no! A treacle tart recipe they gave you calls for golden syrup. What in the world is golden syrup?!

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    Golden syrup, also called light treacle, is a golden-colored liquid sugar made from cane sugar or sugar beets. It has a subtle caramel flavor and is commonly used to make treacle tart — a simple tart made with a shortbread crust and a gooey center.

    Learn more about golden syrup and check out a recipe for treacle tart.

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  3. Paul Hollywood wants you to make a perfect angel food cake. What's the primary leavening agent in angel food cake?

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    Angel food cake's only leavening agent is whipped egg whites. They help make it light and fluffy without having to use ingredients like baking powder or baking soda.

    Get a recipe for angel food cake.

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  4. And Prue wants a tuile to go with it! What's a tuile?

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    A tuile is a baked wafer cookie typically served as a garnish.

    Learn how to make tuiles.

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  5. It's vegan week! A recipe calls for aquafaba. What is that?

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    Aquafaba is a fancy name for the fluffy mixture you end up with when you whip canned chickpea water. It can be used as a vegan meringue or egg replacement and doesn't have a strong chickpea flavor.

    Learn how to make aquafaba.

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  6. Time for a showstopper! Paul and Prue want you to make a classic dobos torte. What is that?

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    A dobos torte (sometimes called a drum torte) is a Hungarian cake layered with chocolate buttercream that's topped with caramel and sometimes finished with ground nuts.

    Get a recipe for dobos torte.

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  7. Oh no! But the recipe is written in grams! It calls for 120 grams of flour – that's about...

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    One cup of flour is about 120 grams.

    Check out a handy cup-to-grams conversion chart.

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  8. And for the final showstopper, the judges want you to make a baked Alaska. What is that?

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    A baked Alaska is a classic dessert made with sponge cake layered with ice cream that's covered in meringue and baked or torched to brown it. The meringue insulates the ice cream and prevents it from melting.

    Just make sure you freeze the ice cream long enough or else it will look like that... Learn how to make baked Alaska at home.

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