One original meets another: Edd Kimber and Lizi’s chocolate tart
Bake Off’s first ever winner makes Lizi’s first ever granola a star ingredient
Since winning the first ever Great British Bake off in 2010, Edd Kimber has become one of the UK’s best known and most loved bakers. As well as writing for magazines and becoming a regular on TV and radio, The Boy Who Bakes has found the time to author four cookbooks, all of which extoll his love for the craft and a desire to get everyone involved in the kitchen.
Bradford-born Edd grew up around baking, in a home where simple, freshly made cakes and scones were just a part of everyday family life. Winning Bake Off gave him a leg up in the world he’d set his sights on but he’s never moved far from the sort of homely sweet things that can be rustled up in a domestic kitchen – even if these days his influences extend to Parisienne patisseries and Far Eastern food markets.
When we decided to celebrate National Chocolate Week, which helps promote ethical, artisan chocolatiers and the cocoa farmers they work with, who better than Edd to turn to?
We wanted to show that Lizi’s is about more than just breakfast and we knew he’d understand how our granola and chocolate are a recipe made in heaven. “Chocolate is something that I love working with because it’s a never ending source of inspiration,” he told Suzy Chase’s Cookery by the Book podcast. “There’s so much you can do with chocolate. There are different styles, obviously there are different origins, or the flavour profile is different. It’s just a completely fascinating product.”
Our original granola was the first Lizi and Mick ever created, so it’s fitting that the first winner of a beloved British institution chose it when he came up with this recipe for a simple but stunning chocolate tart. “Not many people think of using granola as an addition in a dish outside of breakfast, but it’s totally worth it,” says Edd.