Baking

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

  • 41 Fruit got that sinking feeling?
    If you’ve ever made a cake containing dried fruit or nuts and been a little disappointed when they’ve all sunk to the bottom then there’s a quick and easy fix for you. Just dust the fruit...

  • 42 Earl grey chocolate fudge cake
    Ingredients (Makes 10 slices) For the cake 6 Earl Grey teabags 150ml boiling water 100g unsalted butter, melted and cooled, plus extra butter for greasing 3 large free-range eggs...

  • 43 A week of perfect pies
    Hot on the heels of National Chip Week we’re into another of my favourite foods – Pie Week. Pies are perfect fare for these cold days and what other food can you have both as sweet and savoury....

  • 44 Alpine fun-fare
    As soon as someone mentions the Alps to me I think of two of my favourite things – skiing and food. The warming hearty fare you get served in those little quirky French mountain-side restaurants...

  • 45 Apple brown betty
    Ingredients (Serves 4) 800g Bramley apples, peeled, cored and diced into 1cm pieces 75g soft dark brown sugar ½ tsp ground cinnamon 6 tbsp water 150g fresh blackberries...

  • 46 Potatoes are this season's must-have in star hangouts
    We all know that celebrities love to dine in trendy, stylish restaurants, but have you ever wondered what’s topping the menu? A recent review of restaurants that boast a star-studded clientele has...

  • 47 Top treacle tart from celeb chef Paul Merrett
    Following three years working with Peter Kromberg at Le Souffle and an apprenticeship at The Ritz, Paul Merrett worked under the watchful eye of Gary Rhodes at The Greenhouse in Mayfair. In 1997, Paul...

  • 48 Berry brilliant baking
    Mary Berry’s Baking Bible is an essential book for the keen baker. A thorough walk through the world of cakes, pastries and all manner of sweet and savoury goodies will lead you straight to baking...

  • 49 Cutting the cake
    Ever wondered how they get perfect slices of iced chocolate cakes in restaurants? The secret is a hot, sharp knife. Choose your best one with a long blade and get it really hot by dipping it into a...

  • 50 Top dinner party fare: dauphinoise potatoes
    Dauphinoise potatoes are a great dish to serve at a dinner party – simple and easy, delicious and perfect for preparing ahead. However, serving them can be a bit of a dilemma as they tend to go everywhere...

  • 51 Chocolate fudge cake
    Ingredients (Serves 12) 175g/6oz plain flour 100g/4oz caster sugar 50g/2oz cocoa powder 1½ tsp baking powder 1½ tsp bicarbonate of soda 2 tbsp black treacle 2 large...

  • 52 Mark World Fairtrade Day with a chocolate treat
    As it's World Fairtrade Day this Saturday we thought we'd bring you a devilishly delicious chocolate treat in the form of this soufflé. The recipe uses Fairtrade coffee, Fairtrade chocolate and...

  • 53 Product review: Lakeland Muffin Tin
    Lakeland are a brand synonymous with online cookware shopping. The latest addition to new line in bake-ware - joining a bright blue springform tin, a green mini-cupcake pan - is a sunshine yellow muffin...

  • 54 Bouncing bunny cupcakes
    Ingredients (Makes approximately 18) 225g/8oz Anchor Spreadable Butter 225g/8oz caster sugar 225g/8oz self-raising flour 1 tsp baking powder 4 medium British Lion eggs 1...

  • 55 Chocolate chunk and raspberry cookies
    Ingredients (Makes about 20-30 cookies) 225g/8oz unsalted butter, softened 225g/8oz caster sugar 1 x 170g tube Carnation Condensed Milk 350g/12oz self-raising flour 100g/4oz white...



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