Baking

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

Gwyneth Paltrow's sweet potato and five spice muffins

Makes 12 muffins Preparation time 1 1/4 hrs Cooking time 20-25 minutes Ingredients • 1 large sweet potato • 100ml/4fl oz extra virgin olive oil • 100ml/4fl oz unsweetened almond...

Delia Smith's brazil nut brownie recipe

Dish type: Cake Brownies need introducing to those who have not yet made them. Yes, they are cakes but not in the conventional sense. They are supposed to be moist and squashy, and although they won’t...

Delia Smith's double lemon drizzle cake

Dish type: Cake This is the definitive Lemon Drizzle cake, and we have used four lemons. There's almost as much drizzle as cake, so after you bite through the crunchy crust it is very lemony and syrupy...

Irish Soda Bread recipe

Preparation time: 15 minutes / Cooking time: 30 minutes, plus cooling Makes 1 loaf Approximate cost of total ingredients (without salmon & dill): £2.28 Calories per serving (1/10th of loaf,...

Tenderstem Broccoli and Seafood Pie

Dish type: Pie, Fish This creamy, comforting pie is wonderfully versatile, as it’s simple enough to serve as a family supper or Sunday lunch, yet impressive enough to serve as a dinner party main...

Tenderstem Broccoli, Shallot, Sweetcorn and Tarragon Butterbean Pot Pies

Dish type: Pie Individual puff pastry pies that can be made ahead, chilled and baked to order Makes 4 pies (more if you use smaller dishes for children) Preparation time 25 minutes Cooking time 20...

Puy Lentil, Coconut and Goat’s Cheese Bake

Dish type: Main course Serves 4 Ingredients 125g (4oz/scant ²/³ cup) Puy lentils 100g (3½oz) butternut squash, diced 3 tbsp olive oil 2 garlic cloves 200ml (7fl oz/generous ¾ cup)...

Adam Gray’s hot turkey and onion tart with Stilton cheese

Dish type: Starter Serves 4 Ingredients 4 sheets puff pastry 400g onion marmalade 200g Stilton 200g turkey, cooked 1 bunch rocket 100ml rapeseed oil Method 1. Preheat the oven to 220°C/Gas mark 7....

Shaun Rankin’s Chocolate Soufflé with Christmas pudding ice cream

Dish Type: Dessert Serves 6 Ingredients Ice cream 4 egg yolks 90g caster sugar 250ml milk 250ml whipping cream 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 vanilla pod, split 150g christmas pudding Soufflé 3 eggs 85g...

Eric Lanlard's Purist Christmas Cake

Dish type: Dessert Serves 8 Preparation time: overnight soaking, + 25 minutes Cooking time: 3½–4 hours Ingredients 350g (12oz) golden sultanas 350g (12oz) raisins ¼ bottle brandy 350g...

Eric Lanlard's Chocolate and Chestnut Christmas Yule Log

Dish type: Dessert Serves 6 Preparation and cooking time: about 1 hour,10 minutes Ingredients For the sponge 3 egg whites 130g (4¾oz) golden caster sugar 4 egg yolks 50g (2oz) unsalted butter,...

Showstopping chocolate desserts from Mary Berry, Linda Collister and more...

Spectacular as it is in its flaming glory, the traditional Christmas pudding will not always be a popular option with all of your guests. If you want a taste of the festive cheer without the customary...

Mont Blanc Roulade by Linda Collister

Dish type: Dessert The classic irresistible combination of meringue, sweetened chestnuts, cream and chocolate... Makes 1 large roulade Ingredients For the meringue 4 large free-range egg whites,...

Chocolate Panettone

Dish type: Bread Make this at Christmas ready for those late breakfasts and brunches, when all anyone wants is a large coffee and a slice of something special to celebrate the holiday. The very fine,...

Sweet and Fruity Breakfast Scones

Dish type: Breakfast Makes 24 scones Ingredients 900g (2lb) plain white flour A pinch of salt 50g (2oz) caster sugar 3 heaped tsp baking powder 175g (6oz) Kerrygold butter, cut in to roughly 1cm (½...

Mulled Wine Cupcakes with Irish Whiskey and Chestnut Frosting

Dish type: Dessert Preparation and cooking time: 40 minutes Serves 8-10 Ingredients Cupcake 300g plain flour 1 tbsp baking powder 2 tsp cinnamon 175g Kerrygold block butter 150g light soft brown sugar Finely...

Pink Lady Apple and Mincemeat Tarts

Dish type: Dessert Preparation and cooking time: 40 minutes plus chilling Serves 12 Ingredients 1 x 375 g pack ready rolled sweet shortcrust pastry 200g mincemeat 1 Pink Lady Apple, cored and finely...



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