Tempering Chocolate – Edd Kimber

Tempering chocolate might sound like a tricky and unnecessary step in a recipe, but with a SuperFast Thermapen® and tips from Great British Bake Off’s Edd Kimber it’s simple.   Why temper chocolate? Edd: “It’s a process that makes chocolate set properly, so that it’s smooth and shiny with a firm texture.” “If chocolate is […]

Edd Kimber’s Italian Meringue Buttercream

Edd Kimber, Great British Bake-Off 2010 winner says he couldn’t do without his SuperFast Thermapen® because he relies on the simple-to-use digital food thermometer to give an accurate and near instant reading. Here he explains how it’s essential in making the perfect Italian Meringue Buttercream: Edd explains, “This is a proper buttercream, made with egg, […]

Salted Caramel Filled Chocolates – Edd Kimber

This recipe is on the difficult side but follow the steps and temperatures carefully and you will have chocolates that look like they have come straight out of a chocolate shop. Ingredients 700g dark chocolate (65%-70% cocoa solids), finely chopped 300g granulated sugar 250ml double cream 20g salted butter, softened Pinch of flaked sea salt […]

Lemon Curd – Edd Kimber

Lemon Curd is one of those wonderful things that is always better homemade, zingy and full of flavour, and is super easy to make too. Ingredients Zest of 2 lemons 175g sugar 5 large egg yolks 85ml lemon juice, about 3 lemons 100g butter, softened Method Place the juice, zest and sugar into medium heatproof […]

Victoria Sponge – Edd Kimber

This is a cake that everyone knows and which is a taste of childhood for many of us. If, however, you are new to baking and find it a little daunting then using a SuperFast Thermapen will give you a foolproof way of telling if the cake is fully baked.   Ingredients 225g self-raising flour […]