Baking

Recipes, cooking tips and ideas for cakes, breads, tarts and other baked dishes

Moelleux Au Chocolat Et Poire- Pear and chocolate steamed puddings

IngredientsMakes 66 very small pears, peeled (stalk kept on)150 g salted butter, soft 150g light brown sugar 3 medium eggs, beaten 1 tbsp treacle ó tsp sea salt120g self-raising flour...

Double chocolate soufflé with orange and ginger confit

Luke Thomas says: "This is a special recipe for me because it’s what I made when I won a big competition that really kick-started my cooking career. It was the...

Easter shortbread bunnies and chicks

Preparation time: 30 minutesCooking time: 12 minutesMakes about 16 piecesIngredients100g Kerrygold unsalted butter50g caster sugar150g plain flour¼ tsp ground mixed spice1 egg yolk300g icing sugarFew drops of red and yellow...

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...

Guinness bread

Makes: one loafIngredients 600g wholemeal flour150g plain plour75g oatmeal2.5 teaspoons of bread soda1 teaspoon of salt2.5 tablespoons of brown sugar40g butter480ml milk200ml black treacle250ml Guinness MethodMix butter with all dry...

Mrs Crimble's gluten-free smoked salmon and cream cheese pancakes

Makes: 12 pancakesPreparation time: 8 minutesCooking time: 1-2 minutes per pancakeIngredientsMrs Crimble's Pancake Mix400 ml (3/4 pint) milk2 eggsA little butter or sunflower oil200 g (8oz) soft cream cheese300g (10...

Chocolate and cherry tiffin

Makes: 30 piecesPreparation time: 15 minutesCooking time: refrigerate overnightIngredients250g digestive biscuits300g 85% cocoa solids dark chocolate100g unsalted butter150g golden syrup100g dried blueberries100g walnut pieces (you could also use pecans, hazelnuts...

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 ready-to-eat dried figs...

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...

Cranberry gingerbread men

The whole family will love helping to decorate these delicious biscuits.Preparation Time: 30 minutesCooking Time: 10 minutesServes: 10-12 large or 25 small menIngredients200g self-raising flour2 tsp ground ginger1 tsp cinnamon50g...

Cranberry pudding

Rich and fruity, this traditional pud, decorated with syrupy cranberries is a perfect way to round off Christmas dinner.Preparation 20 minsCooking 2-2.5 hoursServings 6-8Ingredients200g fresh cranberries, roughly chopped175g self-raising flour½...

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...

Spiced chocolate stars

Makes 44IngredientsDr. Oetker Cake Release Spray190g (7 ½ oz) plain flour75g (3 oz) cocoa powder12.5ml (2 ½ tsp) ground cinnamon2.5ml (½ tsp) Dr. Oetker Baking Powder125g (4 ½ oz) dark...

Cranberry mince pies

Makes: 20Preparation time: 20 minutes plus chilling timeCooking time: 15-20 minutesIngredientsFor the mincemeat:100g/7oz Ocean Spray® Craisins® Dried Cranberries1 x 400g jar mincemeat25g/1oz chopped almondsFor the pastry:500g/8oz plain flour2 tbsp icing...

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.Ingredients200g Fairtrade dark soft brown sugar175g unsalted English butter...

Gluten-free Christmas cake

Preparation time – 25 minutesCooking time – 1 hourIngredients125g (4 oz.) glaće pineapple125g (4 oz.) glaće apricots250g (8 oz.) pitted dates125g (4 oz.) mixed coloured glace cherries, left whole125g (4...

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...



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