Healthy Ricotta Quick Bread with Creamy Cheese Spread

Layne Lieberman | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Layne Lieberman

Healthy quick breads are so easy to bake and are crowd-pleasers when you're hosting a last minute social gathering. The batter can also be used for mini or regular muffins and mini loaves, which make wonderful hostess gifts.

Easy Breakfast Granola Muffins

Holly Bell | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

There's nothing I hate more than a January diet. Apart from dry January bores. For I am a January baby, forever condemned to live out my days attending birthday celebrations where friends toast me with an orange juice. So, in the spirit of ignoring any abstinence I offer you these sunshine granola breakfast muffins.

Christmas Summed Up In 12 Cupcakes

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

It's Chriiiistmaaaaas! Well, nearly. While everyone is probably already sick of festive telly adverts and Mariah Carey, there's one way to fall bac...

Easy Lemon Cheesecake Traybake Recipe

Holly Bell | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

Look, I know Christmas is coming and all that, but just for a day, maybe even a few days (depends how long these last) I think we should stop and appreciate something that isn't overly spiked with cinnamon, ginger, cloves or nutmeg. I know that might seem controversial what with stir up Sunday just having passed, but hey, let's try and eat something that tastes of sunshine and summer.

Easy Caramac and Ginger Cheesecake Recipe

Holly Bell | Posted 02.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

I am never happy. No, I don't mean I'm a depressive. I think I was depressed for about 2 months back in 1999, but other than that have been lucky on that front. I'm just never happy with my lot. I have this constant suspicion I am missing out on things. I have to try everything once. It's a recipe for disaster. Like poor impulse control in infants.

Genderless Gingerbread Is Gender Equality Gone Mad

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The traditional gingerbread man has been a favourite treat for generations - but to make the biscuit more suited to life in 2014, one cafe has given i...

Is Mary Berry Preparing to Pass Baking Crown on to Daughter?

Judith Lewis | Posted 20.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Judith Lewis

It came as a bit of a surprise to read that Mary Berry would be cooking on stage for the very first time with her daughter Annabel Hunnings at the BBC Good Food Bakes and Cakes Show, leading to quite a bit of speculation about Mary's time in the tent and whether she might be considering retirement

The One with the Great British Bake Off

Georgy Jamieson | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Georgy Jamieson

How in the name of iced fingers do they not eff and jeff like a docker? I would be effing and blinding with the best of them when it all went Pete Tong or I burnt myself on a Swiss roll tin or someone left my ice cream out of the freezer!

These Baking Fails Would Make Mary Berry Cry (With Laughter)....

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We're fast approaching this year's The Great British Bake Off final, but unfortunately, not all of us are as talented as Richard, Nancy and Luis when ...

Bonfire Night Cupcakes

Holly Bell | Posted 09.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

Just back to school and already I'm thinking about the opportunity for wearing thick woollen jumpers, drinking soup and preparing a feast for Bonfire night. There are a few things that must be done on Bonfire night.

Piñata Cakes: The Katy Perry Of The Baking World?

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Rainbow cakes are so last season, dah-ling, this year it's all about the piñata cake. After Asda launched their buy-in-store version, which is a plai...

Great British Bake Off's Edd Kimber's Ultimate Scone Recipe

The Huffington Post UK | Anna Berrill | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Ah, the Great British Bake Off. We’ve seen contestants battle it out over bagels, had their soggy bottoms checked by a neon-number clad Mary Ber...

Easy Peanut and Raisin Oaty Cookies Recipe

Holly Bell | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

Cream the butter and sugar for four minutes in a stand mixer using the flat beater starting low speed and working up, or six minutes with a handheld electric mixer or about 8 - 10 minutes with a wooden spoon. The mixture will be lighter in colour than when you started and very creamy...

'Great British Bake Off"-Inspired Tech For The Digital Baker

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 28.08.2014 | UK Tech

'The Great British Bake-Off' is here again and - as far as we can tell from our our friends, family, Twitter and - frankly - our search data, that's a...

How to Successfully Bake Courgettes in the Oven Every Time

Sian Breslin | Posted 26.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Breslin

Courgettes are quite bland and so it can be difficult to get children to eat them as a vegetable. So what I always do is bake courgettes in the oven, stuffed full of tasty and fresh ingredients and suddenly they are turned into the main event.

Lemon, Blueberry and White Chocolate Cupcakes

Holly Bell | Posted 25.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

These cupcakes are something I made for the school fayre. They sold out pretty fast, I'm sure due to their white chocolate dribbleness. The other cakes I made did not sell out fast. It was very stressful watching them sit, lonely and ignored. I won't be making anything other than these for the school fayre, ever again.

10 Baking Tips From A Former Great British Bake Off Finalist

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

On your marks, get set, bake! Season five of The Great British Bake Off is well under way, inspiring us to get creative in the kitchen ourselves. ...

Five Reasons We Love the Great British Bake Off

Sarah Byrne | Posted 18.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sarah Byrne

You know how it goes. A contestant starts to take their flawlessly baked cake out of the oven, or triumphantly slide their painstakingly constructed choux swans onto a serving plate. Then, in a sudden moment of clumsiness, perfection turns to a mass of crumbs on the floor.

Easy Cornish Ginger Fairings Recipe

Holly Bell | Posted 04.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

My grandmother loved food but hated cooking, and saw it as unnecessary drudgery. Imagine my surprise after she died to find a well-worn recipe book in her house with this handwritten into it. Not once did she make these for me and yet they are wonderful! Here's the recipe translated into metric.

Easy Rocky Road Florentines Recipe

Holly Bell | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

These florentines are delicious and really very easy. The crunch and all important brushing of chocolate make them a big hit amongst the smaller people in our family. Add to this already heady combination some marshmallows and sultanas and this could well be treat heaven.

Baking With Small Children

Natasha Batsford | Posted 21.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Batsford

It's a testament to my optimistic nature, the triumph of imagination over reality, but somehow I forget that baking with a two year old is a really stupid idea.

Edible Cupcake Cases Will Change The World

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Tech

Edible cupcake cases are now a reality, solving the last feature that held the cupcake back. Widely regarded as the source of all happiness the cupcak...

Best Pinterest Fails: These Won't Make The Great British Bake Off

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Pinterest, where people 'pin' the best pictures of food, travel, art, fashion and design, can often leave you feeling like your life is one mismatched...

How To Make Your Own Bread

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

As we usher in the month of Food on HuffPost UK Lifestyle, James Stephenson, one of the owners of Exeter Street Bakery has dropped some bread-making k...

Here's How To Make Macaroons

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We're fed up with figuring out if the weather is going to get its act together, so in the meantime, we're holing ourselves up in our kitchens and chur...