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I’ve been running Bake It Better for 4 years and have tried different styles of filming and recipe formats throughout this time. This archive houses all my older videos and recipes before I moved to a Two Tier recipe format in September 2023


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This month: Meringue

This month is all about Meringue! Now that summer’s edging closer I thought it would be nice to create some fruit-based desserts, and what goes better with fruit than meringue?!

Now I’ve called both these desserts a pavlova but I’m not sure if that’s technically correct, so don’t quote me on this 😂. The beauty of these recipes is you can mix them up with different fruits and flavours depending on the season and your preferences. Once you’ve learnt how to make the perfect crack-free meringue, the creative license is all yours!

Tier 1

We start by mastering the meringue. This is a French-Swiss meringue, which involves whisking egg whites and sugar over a bain-marie (the Swiss element), then folding through icing sugar once cooled (the French element). This makes a gorgeous soft meringue that doesn’t start to weep.  We fill it with tart poached rhubarb and a sweet vanilla chantilly cream – I love this flavour combination!

Tier 2

In Tier 2 we really elevate the design of the pavlova and use a funky mold to create this more professional looking plated dessert. We use the same meringue recipe and chantilly cream as Tier 1, and pair it with a frozen passion fruit cremeux and a mango and passion fruit salsa. If you don’t fancy giving the design a go, it would taste equally as good all mashed together as an Eton Mess!

So whatever your level of baking, get stuck in and show me your creations in the private Facebook group.- I love seeing them!

Matt x

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TIER 1
Rhubarb Pavlova

TIER 2
Tropical Pavlova

Previous months

TIER 1
Bagels

TIER 2
Vienna Bread

TIER 1
Tiramisu Cake

TIER 2
Red Velvet Cake

TIER 1
Chocolate Babka

TIER 2
Tarte Tropézienne

TIER 1
Lemon ‘Babka’ Bundt Cakes

TIER 2
Salted Caramel Bundt Cake

TIER 1
Maritozzi

TIER 2
Raspberry Maritozzi Marchigiani

TIER 1
Decadent Baked Chocolate Tart

TIER 2
Chocolate and Caramel Tartlets

TIER 1
Blueberry and Almond Financiers

TIER 2
Brown Butter and Hazelnut Financier


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Matt x

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