Baking

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

  • 61 Blaas from Comfort and Spice by Niamh Shields
    Ingredients (Makes 8) 10g active dried yeast 10g caster sugar 500g extra strong white flour, plus more to dust 10g sea salt 10g unsalted butter Method 1. Dissolve the yeast...

  • 62 The life of pie
    It’s officially National Pie Week (March 5-12). A pie certainly feels like the most British of foods – and it comes in many varieties. We have the pork pie, apple and blackberry pie, game...

  • 63 Potpie of roe deer with root vegetable mash from The Wellington Arms, Baughurst, Hampshire
    Ingredients For the venison stew 2kg large diced roe or fallow deer leg 750ml (1 bottle) Shiraz or similar 400g button onions or shallots 200g celery, finely chopped 3 cloves...

  • 64 English rabbit pie with suet crust from the Rookery pub, London
    Ingredients For the filling 100g good quality smoked bacon 2 English rabbits 4 onions 4 carrots 4 sticks celery 6 cloves garlic 500g tinned tomatoes 500g good...

  • 65 Lemon tart from Galvin: A Cookbook De Luxe by Chris and Jeff Galvin
    Ingredients (Serves 8) 1 quantity of Sweet Shortcrust Pastry (please see below) 2 free-range egg yolks, beaten icing sugar, to dust For the lemon filling finely grated zest and...

  • 66 Cherry clafoutis
    Ingredients (Serves 6) Butter for greasing Sugar for dusting 6 eggs 40g/1½oz plain flour Pinch salt 250ml/9fl oz milk, or 125ml/4½fl oz milk mixed with 125ml/4½fl...

  • 67 Alsace tart
    Ingredients (Serves 6) 400g/14oz shortcrust pastry 500g/1lb 2oz fresh apricots, washed, halved and the stones removed. Alternatively use apples, peeled, cored and sliced 50g/2oz plain flour...

  • 68 Baking at its best
    There are no end of chefs who heap well deserved praise on Dan Lepard. Yatam Ottolenghi, chef-owner of Ottolenghi, Nopi and food writer, is quoted on the back of his new book as saying “Dan is by...

  • 69 Beany banger bake
    Ingredients (Serves 4) 1 tbsp vegetable oil 300g/11oz chorizo-style pork chipolata sausages, each made into 2 small ones by pinching in the middle, twisting and then cutting 1 onion, peeled...

  • 70 Sausage and cider hot pot
    Ingredients (Serves 4) ½ butternut squash, peeled, deseeded and thinly sliced 2 large waxy potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced 1 large turnip, peeled and thinly sliced 1 tbsp...

  • 71 Sausage, portobello mushroom and winter root soufflette
    Ingredients 2 tbsp olive oil 200g (7oz) dry-cure back bacon, cut into small dice 10 Cumberland or Lincolnshire sausages, each cut into 4 300g (11oz) shallots 400g (14oz) carrots,...

  • 72 Double Gloucester and Farmhouse Cheddar muffins
    Ingredients (makes 10) 50g (2oz) Farmhouse Cheddar cheese, grated 50g (2oz) Double Gloucester cheese, grated 250g (9oz) plain flour 1 level tablespoon baking powder (use a proper measuring...

  • 73 Cheddar, red onion and rosemary tart
    Ingredients (Serves 4) 1 ready-rolled puff pastry sheet, thawed 15g (1/2oz) butter 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 large red onions, sliced 1 rounded teaspoon light or dark muscovado...

  • 74 Vanilla cheesecake with berries by Bea Vo
    Ingredients (makes 1/serves 10-12) 400 g digestive biscuits 75–100 g unsalted butter, melted 800 g cream cheese 225 g caster sugar 2 eggs 50g cornflour 250 ml whipping...

  • 75 Apple toffee tart
    Ingredients (Serves 8) 50g/2oz butter, melted 8 sheets filo pastry 1 x 397g can dulce de leche 2 Pink Lady apples, cored and finely sliced 2 tsp caster sugar 15g/½oz...

  • 76 Red velvet cupcakes from Everything Alice
    Ingredients (Makes 12) For the cakes 170g self-raising flour ½ teaspoon baking powder Pinch of salt 2 heaped tablespoon cocoa 30ml natural red food colouring 55g unsalted...

  • 77 Jarlsberg and fennel muffins by Signe Johansen
    Ingredients (makes 6 large or 12 small muffins) 150g wholewheat spelt flour 150g refined spelt flour 1 tbsp fennel seeds ½ tsp mustard powder ½ tsp cayenne pepper...

  • 78 Romantic rose cupcakes
    Ingredients (Makes 12 deep cupcakes) 1 x 150ml pot natural yoghurt 3 eggs, beaten 1 tsp vanilla extract 175g/6oz golden caster sugar 150g/5oz self-raising flour 1 tsp baking...

  • 79 Pork pies
    Ingredients (Makes 8) 300g/11oz minced pork 150g/5oz quality pork sausage meat 1 tsp fresh sage leaves, chopped 1 tsp fresh rosemary, chopped 1 tsp fresh thyme leaves, chopped...

  • 80 Chocolate marble cake with chocolate icing
    Ingredients (serves 8) 125g unsalted butter, softened, plus extra for greasing 170g self-raising flour ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda ½ tsp salt 200g caster sugar ...



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