Baking

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

  • 21 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...

  • 22 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,...

  • 23 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...

  • 24 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,...

  • 25 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,...

  • 26 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...

  • 27 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...

  • 28 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...

  • 29 Ultimate Frangipane Mince Pies
    Dish type: Dessert Preparation and cooking time: 20 minutes Serves 12 Ingredients 1 x JUS-ROL™ All Butter Sweet* Shortcrust Pastry sheet 200g mincemeat 45g caster sugar 45g butter – melted 1...

  • 30 Mince Pies with Orange and Cinnamon Crumble Topping
    Dish type: Dessert Preparation and cooking time: 20 mins Serves 12 Ingredients 375g shortcrust pastry 250g good quality mincemeat 50g plain flour 4 tbsp demerara sugar 40g butter finely grated zest of...

  • 31 The Hummingbird Bakery's Red Velvet Cupcake
    Dish type: Dessert Preparation and cooking time: 30 minutes Serves 12-16 Ingredients For the sponge 120g (4oz) unsalted butter, softened 300g (10½oz) caster sugar 2 large eggs 20g (¾oz)...

  • 32 Ginger Yogurt Scones with Black Cherry Filling
    Dish type: Dessert Preparation and preparation time: 30 minutes Makes: 8-12 scones Ingredients: 180g Rachel’s Greek Style Ginger Yogurt 65g caster sugar 2 tbsp milk, extra for brushing 350g plain...

  • 33 Baked Turkish Eggs With Yogurt & Chilli
    Dish type: Breakfast Preparation and cooking time: 30 minutes Serves: 4-6 Ingredients: 1 small onion, finely chopped 1 tbsp olive oil, plus for drizzling 1 tin of tomatoes 1 tsp cayenne pepper 1 tsp...

  • 34 Roast Loin of Lamb baked in Bread
    Dish type: Main course Preparation and cooking time: 1 hour, 30 minutes Serves: 8 Ingredients Bread Dough 1.5kg organic plain flour 750ml cold water A good pinch of organic sea salt Lamb 2 x 400g portions...

  • 35 Deliciously festive puddings for Christmas
    The festive season is upon us, and whether for a dinner party or a cosy night in, there's nothing better at this time of year than a spot of indulgent baking. When the cold sets in and the...

  • 36 Bramley apple sticky toffee pudding
    Dish type: Dessert Serves 4 Preparation and cooknig time: 15 minutes Ingredients 100g/4oz softened butter 100g/4oz light soft brown sugar 100g/4oz self raising flour 2 medium eggs 4tbsp milk 225g/8oz...

  • 37 Steamed maple, lemon and blackberry pudding
    Dish type: Dessert Serves 6 Cooking and preparation time: 1 hour Ingredients 300g sugar 300g butter 300g self-raising flour 75g stem ginger Zest of 2 large lemons 6 large free-range eggs 1 punnet of...

  • 38 Pear & Ginger Bread & Butter Pudding
    Dish type: Dessert Serves 4-6 Preparation and cooking time: 40 minutes Ingredients 2 ripe dessert pears (200g each), peeled, cored and cut into thick slices 400g of unsliced white farmhouse bread, roughly...

  • 39 Sausage Roly Poly
    Serves: 4-6 Cooking time: About 45 minutes Ingredients: 454g Pork and tomato or chilli sausages 11tbsp Vegetable oil 1 Clove garlic, crushed 1 Onion, roughly chopped 1 Tomato, roughly chopped 300g...

  • 40 Gizzi Erskine's Sticky toffee figgy puddings
    Dish type: Dessert Preparation and cooking time: 55 minutes Serves 6 Ingredients : 150g dates, stoned and chopped 150 dried figs, chopped 250ml black tea, made with 1 teabag 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of...



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