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Howard's Baklava and M'Hancha GBBO 2021 Mystery Class, Week 6

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Howard's Baklava and M'Hancha GBBO 2021 Mystery Class, Week 6
Howard's Baklava and M'Hancha GBBO 2021 Mystery Class, Week 6

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31 Oct 2021, 17:00

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About the Event

For our sixth class, join the brilliant Howard Middleton (GBBO, series 4) live from Sheffield, UK who will guide you through baking his Baklava and M'Hancha from Episode 6 of GBBO 2021. Let Howard show you how to tackle homemade filo pastry! Crisp, flaky filo gets layered up into his nutty, not-too-sweet version of baklava with pistachios, pecans, apricots and a tangy orange syrup. You’ll also roll up your filo into a savoury m’hancha – a Moroccan-inspired pastry filled with spiced butternut squash, toasted pine nuts and feta cheese.

The class starts at 5pm UK on Sunday 31st October 2021. We’ll start off the class with a warm welcome and some background from Howard's time on TV, before we ask you to put on your aprons and bake along as you watch Howard demonstrate all the skills required to make his delicious treats.

Our class will take around two hours as we bake our masterpieces, before you can tuck into the fruits of your labour all whilst hearing fantastic memories and stories from Howard, Tickets are priced at £35 for individuals and £50 for groups of two or more that will join from the same household. Places are non-refundable and cannot be cancelled or altered after purchase. All guests will be emailed a link to the class following their booking.

Equipment & Ingredients:


Sharp Knife

Small Saucepan

Mixing Bowls

Rolling Pin

Baking Parchment

Pastry Brush

Wooden Spoon

Roasting tin or dish

20cm (8inch) Square Cake Tin/ Pan or similar sized rectangular one

20cm (8in) Round Cake Tin/ Pan (or you can bake the M’Hancha Freeform on a Flat Baking Tray

NB. You will need to wear a short-sleeved or sleeveless top and remove any rings or other hand-jewellery!


For the Filo Pastry:

320ml (1 1/3 cups) Lukewarm Water

70ml (3 Tbsp) Olive Oil, plus extra for oiling the bowl

2tsp White Wine Vinegar, Cider Vinegar or Lemon Juice

600g (4 ¾ cups) Strong White Bread Flour (or you can use plain white flour or 0 pasta flour)

200g (14 Tbsp) Unsalted Butter, melted (for brushing the finished dough)

For the Baklava Filling:

100g (½ cup) Soft Dried Apricots, Chopped

2tsp Granulated Sugar

Zest of 1 Orange

½ tsp Crushed Cardamom Seeds

150g (1 cup) nuts (e.g. pistachios and pecans) roughly chopped

For Baklava Syrup:

Juice of 2 Oranges

50g (¼ cup) Caster Sugar (or more for sweeter)

Zest of ½ Orange

For M’Hancha Filling and Topping:

1tsp Olive Oil

½ tsp Crushed Allspice Berries

Zest ½ Orange

50g (1/3 cup) Pine Nuts, Toasted

200g (1 cup) Feta Cheese, Crumbled

Sesame seeds (opt)

350g (2 ½ cups) Butternut Squash, Peeled, de-seeded and cut into roughly 1.5cm (½ inch) Cubes

2 Spring Onions (Scallions) thinly sliced or ¼ small red onion or a shallot, finely chopped

*Large Egg in UK = Extra Large Egg in US

Remember we do offer private events, please contact us for more information or click on the ‘Online Classes’ page for more detail. Upon booking, all guests will be emailed a link to the class with a full breakdown of ingredients and equipment as well as the method on the Monday proceeding their class.

It is your responsiblity to check the ingredients do not impact any allergies  or intolerances which you may have. Bake With A Legend and our bakers take no responsibility in this regard.

If you're in any doubt about you then you should contact us before booking in terms of discussing alternative ingredients to suit your requirements. We will, wherever possible provide alternatives to include gluten & dairy free options.


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