As the temperature starts to drop outside, it’s time to turn up the oven inside and get ready for your very own bake off  We have a tasty batch of challenges up our chef’s jacket sleeve this year, so take a look below and try these recipes next time you want to really impress your guests.

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National Baking Week was founded by Pyrex in 2007, and we're delighted to get behind the event with a selection of our favourite recipes to try at home. You can buy a full range of baking essentials here to get going. Pyrex® is a trademark of Corning Incorporated used under license by International Cookware.

Cake Baking Challenges

Black Forest Gateau

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Black Forest Gateau

This delicious recipe is bold on flavour; the added espresso coffee and orange liqueur ensure this black forest gateau will seriously impress friends and family alike.

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Dorset Apple Cake

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Dorset Apple Cake

Make use of our beautiful British Bramley apples in this classic Dorset apple cake recipe. Try changing the recipe and baking it in a tray, so you can slice it up into bars for handy snacks.

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Bakewell Cake

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Blackberry Bakewell Cake

Legend has it the Bakewell cake was invented accidentally, when the almonds, sugar and eggs ended up as a layer of custard over the jam instead of being used to enrich the pastry, as intended. What a delicious accident...

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Pistachio & Lime

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Pistachio & Lime Cake

Assemble this perfect pistachio and lime cake just before serving to ensure yit's as fresh and zingy as possible. It looks impressive, yet is really simple to make.

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Biscuit Baking Challenges

Bread Baking Challenges

Savoury Baking Challenges

Parmesan Muffins

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Savoury Carrot and Parmesan Muffins

These muffins are ideal as a savoury snack, they work well in any picnic and will go down a treat with all the family.

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Veggie Pie

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Chestnut Mushroom and Leek Pies

This warming, wintry veggie dish can be whipped up the day before you eat it - ready to simply pop in the oven when you’re ready to serve.

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Chorizo Bites

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Chorizo Bites with Spicy Dipping Sauce

These chorizo bites are the perfect finger food for any occasion - they don't take forever to make, and they're absolutely delicious!

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Garlic Yorkshires

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Roasted Garlic and Mediterranean Vegetables Yorkshire Puddings

Combine our perfect Yorkshire pudding recipe with fresh Mediterranean vegetables to make a culinary-infusion that'll marvel all of your guests.

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