Baking

The One with the Great British Bake Off

Georgy Jamieson | Posted 09.10.2014 | 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 23.09.2014 | 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 08.09.2014 | 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 27.08.2014 | 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 25.08.2014 | 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...

Orange and Poppyseed Scones

Lucy Parissi | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Parissi

Scones are one of these fortunate recipes that yield great reward for very little effort. Both sweet and savoury scones are a doddle to make and a real joy to eat.

Easter White Chocolate and Cranberry Hot Cross Buns Recipe

Holly Bell | Posted 07.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

Hot cross buns aren't necessarily hard to make, they're just a little time consuming. The yeasted dough likes to sit about, lazily getting fatter and fatter until it's knocked back down ready for it's second growth. Don't let the hands off time put you off, just choose a day when you're in the house anyway.

Banana Muffins With Pecans, White Chocolate and Streusel Topping

Lucy Parissi | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Parissi

These muffins can be put together in a matter of minutes - they are incredibly easy and oh-so-tasty. The ground almonds and coconut make them very fluffy and moist, while the streusel topping provides crunch. Eat warm from the oven, as a tea time treat or grab one for breakfast on-the-go.

Easy Banana and Toffee Muffin Recipe

Holly Bell | Posted 31.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

I often listen to Radio 4 at my desk, with a hot cup of tea. Is it wrong to be mourning these daily treats already? I'm not naive. I know it'll be mighty busy but do you think there might be time for half an hour a day? Perhaps with one of these muffins? Who am I trying to kid...

Royal Wedding Cakemaker Fiona Cairns' Christmas Baking Cheats

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle

If there is anybody we'd turn to for advice on how to make a fruit cake - especially during Christmas time - it would have to be the woman who made th...

Tropical Flakes Fish Food

Colin McQuistan | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK Comedy
Colin McQuistan

One day I was watching that film Finding Nemo (above) and it got me thinking "I bet fish food is amazing"! As luck would have it, my home-style chef that I'm staying with in the USA keeps fish and had a packet of this incredible ingredient...

Baking Is Bad

Philip Dundas | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Philip Dundas

Call me a curmudgeon, but I have never been able to fathom the baking craze. Not that I don't hold in high esteem the skill and talent required. But behind this refined, sugary, lardy, high-carb cooking spree that has become our national obsession, all these floury delights and their cheap mass production imitations are making everyone bigger.