Baking

Pumpkin and orange spider muffins recipe

Servings: makes 10 -12 Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 20-25 minutes Ingredients 175g (6 oz) Flora Butter 175g (6 oz) golden caster sugar 300g (11 oz) self raising flour, sieved 3 medium...

Lemon and coconut drizzle cake

Makes: 1 x 2lb loaf cake Ingredients  175g Stork, tub 175g caster sugar Zest of 2 limes 3 eggs, large 160g self-raising flour 50g dessicated coconut Juice of 1 lime Drizzle Juice of 1 lime 1 tbsp...

Chocolate and raspberry tart

Makes: 1 x 9” Tart Ingredients: Sweet Shortcrust Pastry 225g plain flour 130g Stork block, diced 1 tsp vanilla bean paste or the seeds scraped from 1 pod 100g icing sugar 1 egg yolk 1-2 tbsps...

Choux Puffs with Mocha Sauce

Serves 6 - 8 Oven Temp: 200c (fan)/220c/Gas Mark 7 Preparation Time: 35 minutes Bake Time: 25 minutes Ingredients Choux 100ml whole milk 100ml water 75g Stork, block 1 tsp caster sugar ½ tsp...

Peggy Porschen's bridal Groomsmen cookies recipe

MAKES 14 COOKIE DOUGH INGREDIENTS 200g unsalted butter, softened 200g caster sugar Seeds of 1 vanilla pod or 1 tbsp vanilla extract A pinch of salt 1 medium egg, lightly beaten 400g plain flour, plus...

Peggy Porschen's Halloween Ghosts & Skeletons cookies recipe

Ingredients Makes 20 gingerbread ghosts & 12 chocolate skeletons COOKIE DOUGH INGREDIENTS 5 tbsp water 210g light brown sugar 3 tbsp treacle 3 tbsp golden syrup 3 tbsp ground ginger 3 tbsp ground...

Peggy Porschen's Christmas jumpers cookies recipe

Ingredients MAKES 25 COOKIE DOUGH INGREDIENTS 5 tbsp water 210g light brown sugar 3 tbsp treacle 3 tbsp golden syrup 3 tbsp ground ginger 3 tbsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp ground cloves 250g salted butter,...

Peggy Porschen's Bridesmaids cookies recipe

Ingredients MAKES 12 COOKIE DOUGH INGREDIENTS 200g unsalted butter, softened 200g caster sugar Seeds of 1 vanilla pod or 1 tbsp vanilla extract A pinch of salt 1 medium egg, lightly beaten 400g plain...

Peggy Porschen's Babygrow cookies recipe

Makes 25 COOKIE DOUGH INGREDIENTS 200g unsalted butter, softened 200g caster sugar Seeds of 1 vanilla pod or 1 tbsp vanilla extract A pinch of salt 1 medium egg, lightly beaten 400g plain flour, plus...

Baker to the stars Peggy Porschen shares cookies for every occasion in her new cookbook

The next time you have a special occasion, you needn't break the bank by heading out and ordering a dozen of something sweet. Thanks to baker to the stars Peggy Porschen's new practical and adorable...

English rose Denise Van Outen leads Britain's lovely ladies in getting the nation baking for Children in Need

Stars of British TV and radio including Fearne Cotton and Tess Daly recently encouraged the nation to don their oven gloves and bake one of Britain's most-loved cakes in aid of BBC Children in Need. And...

Great British Bake Off: the historic Paington pudding explored

Great British Bake Off took a step back in time on Wednesday evening when it explored the historic Paignton pudding. Bake Off presenter Sue Perkins visited the seaside town of Paignton, situated...

Best of British: top UK baking locations

Foodies all over the nation are delighted at the return of the Great British Bake Off, now gracing our screens every Wednesday evening on BBC1. In celebration –and to recognise our...

Great British Bake Off: winning dessert recipes

Week four in the Great British Bake Off marquee sees the remaining bakers cope with multitasking across several baking skills at once as they tackle a range of desserts on Wednesday evening. For the signature...

Baked Alaska

Serves Four Ingredients For the sponge: 500g softened butter 500g sugar 4 eggs 2 drops of vanilla essence 500g self-raising flour For the Italian meringue: 225g sugar 4 egg whites 4 scoops of...

Hazelnut and cheddar biscuits recipe

Makes: around 32 Ingredients 200g plain flour 100g butter, softened 75g Castello Tickler Cheddar finely grated 60g hazelnuts 2 large eggs, one whole and one separated into yolk and white Salt...

Great British Bake Off: from florentines and savoury biscuits to 3D gingerbread houses

Great British Bake Off's Biscuit Week saw 11 amateur bakers make a cracking effort as they tackled savoury biscuits, Mary Berry's Florentines and even elaborate 3D scenes of afternoon tea, ski slopes,...



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