Funny Man, Runny Jam: The Great Comic Relief Bake Off Week Three


Last night saw celebrity bakers David Mitchell, Michael Sheen, Sarah Brown and Jameela Jamil, get off to a crumbly start in the signature challenge.

@jameelajamil got stuck into making her orange shortbread (unfortunately quite literally), while @RealDMitchell ‘s excitement got the better of him and he ended up with more icing sugar on his face than his biscuits.

They may have got off to an unpromising start, but the celebrities managed to pull it out of the bag in the technical challenge and the pork pies even passed muster under the piercing blue scrutiny of Paul Hollywood.

If last night’s antics have left you feeling inspired and ready to bake, why not try one of our recipes below? Don’t forget to share your masterpieces on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #Morphylovesbaking

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Pork and Apple Pies

Perfect for a light snack or a delicious lunch - why not try them with some tomato chutney?

  • 500g sausage meat
  • 1 apple, grated
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley
  • Pinch ground nutmeg
  • 340g plain flour
  • 80g unsalted butter 
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 egg yolk - to glaze
  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius. Grease a six slot muffin tin.
  2. Add the sausage meat, apple, parsley and nutmeg to a bowl, season with salt and pepper, then mix well to combine. 
  3. Sift flour into the bowl of your Morphy Richards Accents Stand Mixer, add one teaspoon of salt and make a well in the centre. 
  4. In a saucepan, melt the butter with 100ml of water over a low heat. Add the liquid to the flour. 
  5. Add the beaten egg and set your Morphy Richards Accents Stand Mixer to a medium setting for 1-2 minutes or until all of the mixture is combined. 
  6. Lightly flour your work surface and roll out the pastry. Using a 10cm pastry cutter, cut out six circles from the pastry and then line the muffin tin with them. 
  7. Equally distribute the sausage meat among the muffin holes. Using the remaining pastry, roll it into a ball and using a 7cm cutter, cut out six lids. Brush the overhanging pastry from the base with a little bit of water before placing the lids on top of the filling, then fold over the overhang up around the edges before pressing down. Roll any of the remaining pastry into long thin strips and use to these bits to run around the edge of each pie. 
  8. Brush the pies with the beaten egg yolk and bake for 35 minutes or until golden brown. 
  9. Allow the pies to cool slightly before removing from the pan.

Shortbread Biscuits

These mini bites of indulgence are easy to make will melt in your mouth. 

  • 230g butter, softened 
  • 105g icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence 
  • 350g plain flour
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. 
  2. In your Morphy Richards Accents Stand Mixer bowl, add the butter, icing sugar and vanilla essence. Mix together on a high setting for one minute or until light and creamy. 
  3. Add the flour to the liquid and mix together on a medium setting for 2-3 minutes, or until fully combined. 
  4. Roll out the dough until about ½ inch thick on a lightly floured work surface. Cut out using a pastry cutter and place them ½ inch apart on an ungreased baking tray. 
  5. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes or until the bottoms are a light golden brown. Immediately remove from baking tray and allow to cool on a cooling rack.

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