Tag Archives: GBBO

Great British Bake Off Series 3

Yes you heard me correctly, Bake Off is back and applications are now being taken for series 3. If you think you’ve got what it takes, or you know someone who has then visit http://www.loveproductions.co.uk/ for more information!


Now on Twitter!

Yes Preheat the Oven, or moreover Chef Jae, has now joined the twitter revolution!



London Student Magazine

A few weeks ago I was kindly invited to an interview at the headquarters of London Student Magazine – for those who don’t know that means the Student Union of the University of London! It was good to be on university grounds again and talk about what I love best with people who share that passion (Helena and Eve – check out her blog here). Below is the video of the interview – I hope you enjoy!

Thank you all…

Foodie adventures – gelato in Italy =P

I just had to post a message to all of you wonderful people for leaving your lovely messages and supporting me along my GBBO journey. Being on the show was sufficient for me to feel good about my baking skills but you guys have taken that joy to another level. People I’ve never met before, who I probably didn’t even think would be googling my name, have seen me doing my thing on TV and here on this blog and shown their love, so for this I am truly thankful – humbled in fact. I’m in the process of replying to personally to all the messages I’ve received (email, blog comments, Facebook wall posts etc) so please bear with me and hold on to this message until you receive your individual reply!

Once again, thank you all and keep baking – apparently I’ve become quite an inspiration hmmmm 😉

Chef Jae =]

Cheese & Onion Tear & Share Loaf

This is the recipe for my signature bake in GBBO Episiode 3. To my surprise my idea of a free-form flavoured loaf wasn’t quite what the judges had in mind, the fact that it is made up of 19 balls baked as one loaf. However, once it came out of the oven and the judges tasted it they were highly impressed. I used a traditional flavour combination, as I usually do, as it is a way of ensuring the flavours work well together. Then I add a twist – in this case the cheese and onion being used as a filling rather than kneaded into the dough. Click here for the recipe

GBBO Episode 1

I think it’s only right that I post a picture of my tiered celebration cake that was not shown on episode one of the Great British Bake Off. It was a two-tiered ginger sponge with vanilla buttercream frosting and marzipan roses on the side. And believe it or not, I made it all myself. OK not the cake board…

The judges liked it overall, good flavour and nice presentation, if I remember correctly. It didn’t blow them away but it surely didn’t disappoint =D

And here’s what the Lemon Meringue Cupcakes shoulda, woulda, coulda looked like had time been on my side…