Baking

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

Halloween pumpkin chocolate cake

Servings: 16Preparation time: 30 minutesCooking time: 1 hour 15 minutesIngredients1 tablespoon lemon juice200ml (7 fl oz) semi skimmed milk175g (6 oz) Stork tub400g (14 oz) caster sugar3 medium eggs, beaten325g...

Lemon and coconut drizzle cake

Makes: 1 x 2lb loaf cakeIngredients 175g Stork, tub 175g caster sugarZest of 2 limes3 eggs, large160g self-raising flour50g dessicated coconutJuice of 1 limeDrizzleJuice of 1 lime1 tbsp water100g caster...

Chocolate and raspberry tart

Makes: 1 x 9” Tart Ingredients: Sweet Shortcrust Pastry225g plain flour130g Stork block, diced 1 tsp vanilla bean paste or the seeds scraped from 1 pod100g icing sugar1 egg yolk1-2...

Great British Bake off final: the recipes

Great British Bake Off draws to a close on Wednesday evening when the remaining three contestants must tackle four bakes - three technical challenges and a showstopper - in order...

Peggy Porschen's Babygrow cookies recipe

Makes 25COOKIE DOUGH INGREDIENTS200g unsalted butter, softened200g caster sugarSeeds of 1 vanilla pod or 1 tbsp vanilla extract A pinch of salt 1 medium egg, lightly beaten400g plain flour, plus...

Peggy Porschen's Bridesmaids cookies recipe

IngredientsMAKES 12COOKIE DOUGH INGREDIENTS200g unsalted butter, softened200g caster sugarSeeds of 1 vanilla pod or 1 tbsp vanilla extractA pinch of salt 1 medium egg, lightly beaten 400g plain flour, plus...

Peggy Porschen's Halloween Ghosts & Skeletons cookies recipe

IngredientsMakes 20 gingerbread ghosts & 12 chocolate skeletons COOKIE DOUGH INGREDIENTS5 tbsp water 210g light brown sugar3 tbsp treacle 3 tbsp golden syrup3 tbsp ground ginger 3 tbsp ground cinnamon...

Peggy Porschen's Christmas jumpers cookies recipe

IngredientsMAKES 25COOKIE DOUGH INGREDIENTS5 tbsp water 210g light brown sugar3 tbsp treacle3 tbsp golden syrup3 tbsp ground ginger 3 tbsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp ground cloves 250g salted butter, cold...

Peggy Porschen's bridal Groomsmen cookies recipe

MAKES 14COOKIE DOUGH INGREDIENTS200g unsalted butter, softened200g caster sugar Seeds of 1 vanilla pod or 1 tbsp vanilla extract A pinch of salt 1 medium egg, lightly beaten 400g plain...

Baker to the stars Peggy Porschen shares cookies for every occasion in her new cookbook

The next time you have a special occasion, you needn't break the bank by heading out and ordering a dozen of something sweet. Thanks to baker to the stars Peggy...

English rose Denise Van Outen leads Britain's lovely ladies in getting the nation baking for Children in Need

Stars of British TV and radio including Fearne Cotton and Tess Daly recently encouraged the nation to don their oven gloves and bake one of Britain's most-loved cakes in aid...

Great British Bake Off: the historic Paington pudding explored

Great British Bake Off took a step back in time on Wednesday evening when it explored the historic Paignton pudding. Bake Off presenter Sue Perkins visited the seaside town of...

Great British Bake Off: winning dessert recipes

Week four in the Great British Bake Off marquee sees the remaining bakers cope with multitasking across several baking skills at once as they tackle a range of desserts on...

Baked Alaska

Serves FourIngredients For the sponge:500g softened butter 500g sugar 4 eggs 2 drops of vanilla essence 500g self-raising flourFor the Italian meringue:225g sugar 4 egg whites4 scoops of vanilla ice...

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...

3D Gingerbread house biscuits

Makes: 1 delicious housePreparation time: 1 dayBaking time: 10 - 12 minutesIngredientsGingerbread dough825g (1lb 13oz) self-raising flour plus extra for rolling 250g (9oz) unsalted butter, cubed 250g (9oz) Tate &...

Florentine biscuits

Servings: 12Preparation time: 15 minutesBaking time: 12 - 15 minutesIngredients25g (1oz) butter 85g (3oz) Tate & Lyle Fairtrade Caster Sugar 2tsp flour 3tbsp double cream 150g (5½oz) mixed Fairtrade dried...



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