Baking

  • 1 Easter shortbread bunnies and chicks
    Preparation time: 30 minutes Cooking time: 12 minutes Makes about 16 pieces Ingredients 100g Kerrygold unsalted butter 50g caster sugar 150g plain flour ¼ tsp ground mixed spice 1 egg yolk 300g...

  • 2 St Patrick's Day: join Niall Horan and Una Foden in celebrations with 5 Guinness recipes
    America's president Barack Obama famously enjoyed a pint of Guinness on his trip to Ireland back in 2011, Gwyneth Paltrow has revealed that she "always has a Guinness before an awards...

  • 3 Guinness bread
    Makes: one loaf Ingredients  600g wholemeal flour 150g plain plour 75g oatmeal 2.5 teaspoons of bread soda 1 teaspoon of salt 2.5 tablespoons of brown sugar 40g butter 480ml milk 200ml black treacle 250ml...

  • 4 Mrs Crimble's gluten-free smoked salmon and cream cheese pancakes
    Makes: 12 pancakes Preparation time: 8 minutes Cooking time: 1-2 minutes per pancake Ingredients Mrs Crimble's Pancake Mix 400 ml (3/4 pint) milk 2 eggs A little butter or sunflower oil 200 g (8oz)...

  • 5 Chocolate and cherry tiffin
    Makes: 30 pieces Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: refrigerate overnight Ingredients 250g digestive biscuits 300g 85% cocoa solids dark chocolate 100g unsalted butter 150g golden syrup 100g...

  • 6 Classic Christmas pudding
    Packed with plump fruits and warming brandy, this Christmas pudding is the perfect festive treat. Serve with thick vanilla custard. Ingredients - 385g Sainsbury's mixed dried fruit - 80g Sainsbury's...

  • 7 Cranberry gingerbread men
    The whole family will love helping to decorate these delicious biscuits. Preparation Time: 30 minutes Cooking Time: 10 minutes Serves: 10-12 large or 25 small men Ingredients 200g self-raising flour 2...

  • 8 Top 20 Christmas desserts
    Christmas just wouldn't be the same without some sweet Christmas recipes to add that extra festive bite to the proceedings – click on the photo below to see our top 20. From Christmas cake to...

  • 9 Cranberry mince pies
    Makes: 20 Preparation time: 20 minutes plus chilling time Cooking time: 15-20 minutes Ingredients For the mincemeat: 100g/7oz Ocean Spray® Craisins® Dried Cranberries 1 x 400g jar mincemeat 25g/1oz...

  • 10 Cranberry pudding
    Rich and fruity, this traditional pud, decorated with syrupy cranberries is a perfect way to round off Christmas dinner. Preparation 20 mins Cooking 2-2.5 hours Servings 6-8 Ingredients 200g fresh cranberries,...

  • 11 Christmas tree biscuits
    Make decorating the tree extra special by baking your own scrumptious festive biscuits to adorn the branches. Each melted sweet looks like a stained glass window to add a little extra magic. Preparation...

  • 12 Spiced chocolate stars
    Makes 44 Ingredients Dr. Oetker Cake Release Spray 190g (7 ½ oz) plain flour 75g (3 oz) cocoa powder 12.5ml (2 ½ tsp) ground cinnamon 2.5ml (½ tsp) Dr. Oetker Baking Powder 125g...

  • 13 Mary Berry's classic rich Christmas cake
    This is a wonderful, rich traditional fruit cake and can be made up to three months in advance. Allow plenty of time to ‘feed’ the cake with brandy and let it mature. Preparation Time: 30...

  • 14 Gluten-free Christmas cake
    Preparation time – 25 minutes Cooking time – 1 hour Ingredients 125g (4 oz.) glaće pineapple 125g (4 oz.) glaće apricots 250g (8 oz.) pitted dates 125g (4 oz.) mixed coloured glace cherries,...

  • 15 Fruity Christmas cake
    Rich dried fruits, nuts and a dash of brandy go into this delicious, no hassle Christmas cake - a classic, tried-and-tested recipe. Ingredients 200g Fairtrade dark soft brown sugar 175g unsalted English...

  • 16 White glace Christmas cake
    Ingredients 10oz/275g plain flour 8oz/225g butter 8oz/225g caster sugar 4 eggs 4oz/110g Glace cherries 4oz/110g Glace Pineapple 4oz/110g Glace Apricots 4oz/110g Glace Peaches 4oz/110g Glace Pears 2oz/55g...

  • 17 Mini Schwartz Christmas cakes
    This traditional holiday recipe is something families all over Britain look forward to. Making these rich, moist and fruity Christmas Cakes in advance creates excitement about the upcoming festive season,...

  • 18 Christmas cake pops
    Makes about 32 cake pops Ingredients 1 x 450g box vanilla cake mix e.g. Betty Crocker Class Vanilla 3 medium eggs 180ml Ocean Spray® Chilled Cranberry Original juice drink 60ml vegetable oil 1 tub...

  • 19 Mini Christmas cakes
    Ingredients - Makes 9 Dr. Oetker Cake Release Spray 500g (1lb 2oz) dried fruit 10ml (2tsp) Dr. Oetker Natural Sicilian Lemon Extract 30ml (2tbsp) orange flavour liqueur 75g (3oz) unsalted butter, softened 75g...

  • 20 Mini Christmas cakes with soft silver pearls
    Instead of baking just one large Christmas cake, try these gorgeous mini one-bite cakes. They make a perfect Christmas gift for your friends or family too... Ingredients: 175g (6oz) butter or margarine 175g...



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