Baking

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

Hazelnut and cheddar biscuits recipe

Makes: around 32Ingredients200g 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 and...

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...

Pistachio shortbread recipe

Servings: 28Preparation time: 20 minutesBaking time: 15 - 18 minutesIngredients50g (2oz) Tate & Lyle Fairtrade Golden Caster Cane Sugar 10g (½oz) Tate & Lyle Fairtrade Demerara Cane Sugar 110g (4oz)...

GBBO winner Frances Quinn's California prune pout dodgers recipe

IngredientsBiscuits100g Slightly Salted Butter, softened
 100g Icing Sugar 1 Egg, lightly beaten 1 tsp Almond Extract
 100g Ground Almonds
 200g Plain Flour Filling300g California Prunes 1 tsp Vanilla Extract or...

Home made cherry and almond cake recipe

IngredientsServes 8 100g Butter 175g Caster Sugar 2tsp Almond Essence 3 Eggs – beaten 75g Flaked Almonds 1 Lemon – Grated Rind 100g Plain Flour 100g Self-raising Flour 200g Cocktail...

Swiss rolls and cherry cakes: take the Bake Off challenge at home

Almost eight million viewers tuned in to The Great British Bake Off on Wednesday evening to watch twelve hopefuls tackle their first ever baking signature challenge.Things got hot in the...

Pomegranate, elderflower and strawberry mascarpone layer cake recipe

Makes 10 slicesPreparation time: 1 hourCooking time: 30 minutesIngredients225g softened butter 225g golden caster sugar 4 large free range eggs, lightly beaten 225g self-raising flour 2 tsps baking powder 150g...

Mint chocolate swiss roll recipe

Ingredients 8 large eggs 150g caster sugar30g cocoa powder175g Elizabeth Shaw Mint Crisp 50g plain dark70% cocoa Chocolate 350ml double cream50g icing sugar8 Elizabeth Shaw Mint FlutesMethodPreheat oven to 180°C/gas...

Chocolate and raspberry roulade recipe

IngredientsServes 6-8Roulade:175g dark chocolate 175g caster sugar 6 eggs, separated 2 level tbsp cocoa, siftedFilling:500ml double cream Icing sugar, to dust 200g fresh raspberries, reserve 6-8 to decorate 2 tbsp...

GBBO finalist Kimberley Wilson's orange and rose exploding cake recipe

Serves: 16 Preparation time: 1 hour and 20 minutes Cooking time: 30 minutesIngredientsOrange sponge:225g self-raising flour 225g unsalted butter, very soft225g golden caster sugar 3 large eggs 1tsp of Dr...

Cinnamon and orange carrot cake recipe

Servings: 16 Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 45 minutes Ingredients200g (7 oz) self-raising wholemeal flour 115g (4 oz) plain flour 350g (12 oz) caster sugar 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon...

Great British Bake Off: 10 cake recipes

As baker hopefuls on-screen get ready to make cakes on the first episode of the fifth series of Great British Bake Off, HELLO! Online has leafed through the sweetest cookbooks...

Chocolate brownie meringue gateau recipe

Servings: 16 Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 45 minutesIngredientsBase:200g plain chocolate, roughly chopped 200g Stork Block 250g icing sugar 3 medium eggs 115g plain flourMeringue:4 egg whites1/4 teaspoon cream...

Brioche buns recipe

Makes 14 Preparation time: 30 minutes using the mixer, 45 minutes by handResting time: 2h minutes minimum Baking time: 20 minutes Ingredients 240g plain strong flour 25g caster sugar 5g...

Elderflower and peach frangipane tartlets recipe

IngredientsMakes 12 Pâte sable:180g plain flour90g butter, soft1 tsp caster sugar1 pinch of Maldon sea salt2 egg yolks2 tbsp chilled waterFor the peaches:6 small ripe peaches2 large sprigs elderflower (keep...

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...

'I'm the go-to person for weird cakes!': Baker Lily Vanilli talks creating bespoke cakes

Baker Lily Vanilli has created bespoke cakes for some of the biggest names in the industry, from Elton John at his White Tie & Tiara Ball, to Sadie Frost and...



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