Baking

Lemon and Coconut Cake Recipe

Holly Bell | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

Summer is coming so it's time for a lemon and coconut cake. If coconut isn't your thing then make a simple buttercream filling instead. I've kept the coconut away from the main cake as I know some folks aren't keen on it. I however am a coconut fiend.

Hot Cross Buns

Lisa Roukin | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Roukin

If your crosses have disappeared during the cooking process, you can make a paste with icing sugar and water and pipe again over the buns. Will keep in a airtight container for a few days; reheat in the oven for 5-10 minutes before serving.

Easter Recipe - Spanish Eggstravaganza - Eggs That Are Not Eggs!

Antony Bennett | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Antony Bennett

You can serve these with little soldiers of sugar coated baked puff pastry to dip in, or mix it up as I did with a bunch of other desserts, with something chocolatey too!

These Easter #BakingFails Will Make You Cry (With Laughter)

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 03.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

With lambs, chicks and bunnies for inspiration, Easter is the perfect time to create cute looking bakes, like this one: A photo posted by Love M...

Garlic and Sun-Dried Tomato Cornbread Muffins With Silky Mashed Potato Frosting and Bacon

Ryan Barrell | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ryan Barrell

Cornbread always reminds me of proper Lumberjack-style places. American BBQ joints and stuff. So does the combination of potato, sour cream and chives. Everything about it just screams 'steakhouse'. You'd be mad not to try these - people go crazy for them!

Chocolate Orange Scones for Mother's Day

Holly Bell | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

Mother's Day looms. I already have my gifts; a little cardboard pot coloured in with felt tips and a card shaped like a tea pot with some letters written backwards. These are my riches and I'll keep them until they wheel me into a rest home.

This Insane Cake Is Real And Here's How You Can Make It

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A beautifully surprising cake recipe from How To Cook That is gaining millions of views because of a secret that is only revealed when the cake is cut...

Is it Wood Pulp, Cow Dung or Orchid Fruit? What ARE You Putting in Your Bakes??

Judith Lewis | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Judith Lewis

While I have always used vanilla extract, I have never given it much thought. It was something that was always a part of every cake, cookie, cupcake, brownie and loaf but not something I ever thought much about. Vanilla was just something I included because the cookbook told me to.

Banana and Almond Lattice

Shelina Permalloo | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Shelina Permalloo

It's National Pie Week and what better way to celebrate than to take tropical inspiration from this delicious Banana Lattice. With vanilla, almonds and unrefined sugar, this sweet tropical twist on a classic pie really will be something you'll probably cook over and over.

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 10.04.2015 | 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 12.04.2015 | 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 31.03.2015 | 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 15.03.2015 | 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 08.03.2015 | 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.