Baking recipes and tips

Don your pinny and get baking. Everybody's doing it. We have a plethora of advice, cake and bread recipes and baking classes for those of you wanting to hone your skills.

Baking recipes and tips

Advice

Eric Lanlard's Top 10 cake-baking tips

Eric Lanlard's Top 10 cake-baking tips

So you want bake eye-poppingly, jaw-droppingly beautiful cakes? Then you want to follow these expert tips.

 


Bakeware

13 essential bakeware items

13 essential bakeware items

If there’s one trend that’s captured the nation’s imagination recently, it’s baking. For all you baking mad folk, here’s our baking guide to the right kit for novices and keen cooks alike.

 


Ready in 30 minutes

Upside-down, dairy-free blueberry polenta cakes

Upside-down, dairy-free blueberry polenta cakes

These are individual cakes, but if you prefer you can use a 23cm cake tin and bake for 1 hour, until a skewer comes out clean.

Gluten-free Bakewell Pudding (Tart)

Gluten-free Bakewell Pudding (Tart)

Phil Vickery's gluten-free recipe has no flour and relies on almonds and eggs to get a lovely pudding. The centre will sink considerably but that’s quite normal.

 


Ready within the hour

Simple chocolate cake

Simple chocolate cake

An easy foolproof chocolate cake recipe. You could also fill it with whipped cream and jam instead of chocolate icing.

Gluten-free Birthday Cake Sponge

Gluten-free Birthday Cake Sponge

Phil Vickery's gluten-free cake recipe is really rather good. The glycerine helps to keep the sponge soft, as does the butter.

Carrot cake

Carrot cake

Carrot cake is a moist, moreish and incredibly popular recipe. Who would have thought that one of your favourite desserts would be made from common garden vegetables!

Treacle tart

Treacle tart

This sweet and sticky treacle tart is fun to make - but much more fun to eat!

White chocolate muffins

White chocolate muffins

These white chocolate muffins are simple to make and will treat a crowd.

 


Ready in over an hour

Parsnip and fruit loaf with lemon drizzle

Parsnip and fruit loaf with lemon drizzle

A fruit loaf made from parsnips? Whatever next! (Oh, did we mention how ruddy lovely it tastes?)

Lemon and coconut cake

Lemon and coconut cake

Good lemon curd gives this easy recipe for Easter sponge cake the edge. Bake it and enjoy for dessert or with an afternoon cuppa.

Apple frangipane tart

Apple frangipane tart

Enjoy baking? This beautiful apple tart tastes as good as it looks. You can also use pears instead of apples.

Ultimate chocolate mousse cake

Ultimate chocolate mousse cake

A sumptuous, rich and moist chocolate cake. To decorate the cake, we used edible rice paper daisies from Jane Asher Party Cakes.

Cherry pie

Cherry pie

Think American diners... think steaming hot coffee... think cherry pie.

 


Baking bread

How to make bread

How to make bread

Nothing beats homemade bread, and it’s a lot easier to make than you might think. Master the basic white loaf, then try the easy flavoured breads. Before you know it, you'll be giving Delia a run for her money!

Home-made bread recipes

Home-made bread recipes

Bread: savoury or sweet, there's nothing quite like it. It's the King of Comfort Food. As the credit crunch puts paid to treats, get back to basics with a bit of home baking and fill your abode with the loveliest of aromas.

 


Classes

Baking classes

Baking classes

From the cupcake craze to a summer scone, we're going back to baking. Rise to the occasion by taking part in one of these classes around the UK.

 

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webeditor

October 21

Hi Joyce, this wonderful recipe is online. If you type the recipe into the search at the top right-hand corner of this site, it wil display. Regards, Debra, web editor

Joyce Gilbert

October 20

How can I get the sausage and Egg picnic pie that was in Aug issue, unfortunately I lost my copy. Thank you

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