Baking

Rye, Spelt and Poppy Seed Freezer Bread Rolls

Holly Bell | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

I've not been well. Nothing quantifiable, just feeling tired all the time, run down; spent. So I made bread rolls. That's what works for me. Regular over the counter remedies never quite hit the spot. There's something therapeutic about all the kneading and cutting and forming of rolls.

Bite Me: Learning the Secret to Soufflé Success and Other Foodie Masterclasses

Yolanda Copes-Stepney | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Yolanda Copes-Stepney

The soufflé: light, fluffy and melt in the mouth delicious, but an absolute pain to make. Which is why although I would consider myself adept in the kitchen, I haven't bothered attempting to make one.

It's Official, Baking Rules For This One Brilliant Reason

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Most of us who bake aren't necessarily sugar enthusiasts (although that helps). A big reason for why baking has become so popular in recent years is b...

Chocolate, Vanilla and Coconut Cookies

Shelina Permalloo | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Shelina Permalloo

Originating in Mexico, vanilla is part of the Orchid family and is the only edible orchid in the world. Vanilla itself is a green pod which has to be picked, dried and cured for it to resemble the luscious dark pod we know it as.

How To Make A 'Stonking' Yorkshire Pudding

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

With National Yorkshire Pudding Day just around the corner (1 February, guys), we thought it would be rude not to share this tasty how-to video. He...

Marmalade Bakewell Tart

Linda Duffin | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Linda Duffin

Delicious though marmalade is when spread on buttered toast, it has other culinary uses. Stirring some into a sauce for duck is the obvious choice, although orange flavours go well with pork, too. But don't stop at savoury dishes.

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.