Kitchen of Life

Martin Barrow | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK Parents
Martin Barrow

It has taken time but our foster children have finally got used to me doing the washing up, peeling potatoes and preparing lunch, although they still expect me to cut a finger when I chop carrots.

Matcha-Almond Skillet Blondies and Give Your Detox the Boot

Kellie Anderson | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kellie Anderson

Naturally gluten-free and as near-as-damn-it to a healthy but actually nice tasting, and not entirely made of coconuts, avocados and dates, blondie as one could possibly make. Indeed, they have passed the all-important kid and pensioner test. You are welcome.

Pistachio and Orange Blossom Baklava

Shelina Permalloo | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Shelina Permalloo

So this recipe is in spite of everything I've been seeing on my Instagram feed recently of spicing up kale crisps as a treat! This is a treat. A real, pure, unadulterated treat which should be treated with care in the administering and devouring of this delicious baklava (or baklava) recipe.

This Hogwarts Is Made Entirely Out Of Gingerbread

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 04.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If you're a Harry Potter fan with a sweet tooth, you're about to be very, very impressed. A skilled baker has made Hogwarts School of Witchcraft a...

Raspberry Macaroons

Adam Warren | Posted 31.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Adam Warren

I've carefully broken down this recipe and kept it as straight-forward as possible. I won't lie and say they're the easiest cookies to make, but they are so worth it and once you get the hang of them they'll become a kitchen favourite.

Firecracker Scones Recipe

Holly Bell | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

Here I am at 35, sitting at my kitchen table most nights, head in hands, as I navigate new platforms and editing software. And it makes me mad as a box of frogs that I can remember some Latin verbs at the drop of a hat, yet excel baffles me. Anyway, onto the recipe.

Cinnamon Apple Pie Recipe

Holly Bell | Posted 18.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

I like my apples tart and bright and crisp and loud. Cooked apples are soft and slow and quiet. You could secretly eat cooked apples without anyone knowing. Raw apples are too shouty for that. I like that about raw apples.

This KitKat Cake Is Everything We Ever Dreamed Of And More

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Love KitKats? Love cake? Then boy, do we have some #FoodPorn for you. A talented baker has created a decadent chocolate and strawberry cake surroun...

A Recipe for Body Positivity

Fran Hayden | Posted 11.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Fran Hayden

Preheat your oven at whatever temperature you like - there is no indefinite gauge for how long your body positivity will take to fully rise. You can turn the heat right up, or allow it to gently simmer away, but keep checking to make sure that it's beginning to grow...

'The Great British Bake Off' - The Loveliest of Lovely Finals

Gill Alexander | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK Entertainment
Gill Alexander

The final of the Great British Bake Off did not disappoint. More than 14million viewers tuned in to see Tamal, Nadiya and Ian bake, among other things, classic British cakes.

Great British Bake Off 2015 - Week Seven

Joe Rivers | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Entertainment
Joe Rivers

Whilst no-one has gone quite as outré as Ian with the decorations, everyone's still making the most of the time available to perfect the presentation. Everyone, that is, except Mat, who sits calmly drinking a cup of tea and picking at his leftover ingredients while the others sweat over the intricacies of their showstoppers.

Great British Bake Off 2015 - Week Six

Joe Rivers | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK Entertainment
Joe Rivers

Despite being the only person in the tent (and, probably, the country) who knows what mahlepi is, dreamboat Tamal is having a crisis of confidence, and seems to spend half the challenge looking round at everyone else to try and get a better idea of what's going on.

19 Cookie Cutters That Are Doomed To Fail

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK Comedy

Ah, cookie cutters. A way of making boring old biscuits a bit more interesting. There's nothing wrong with that, except with these cookie cutters. ...

Fruity Tiffin

Holly Bell | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

Here's a no-bake chocolate biscuit fridge cake packed with loads of different dried fruit, nuts and biscuits and topped with a layer of chocolate. This is a real treat! Keeps for up to five days in an air tight tin.

Great British Bake Off 2015 - Week Three

Joe Rivers | Posted 20.08.2015 | UK Entertainment
Joe Rivers

Bread week starts with plenty of shots of our intrepid tensome looking all kinds of worried, and it's no surprise. The prospect of a weekend of yeast-based fun means Paul Hollywood gets the opportunity do what he loves the most: prowl around Britain's most famous tent and judge amateurs while his smug-o-meter goes off the scale.

A Blogger's Row Over 8 Macarons Is Somehow The Biggest Thing On The Internet

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK

A food blogger and the owner of a bakery have become embroiled in an online war over a dispute about free macarons. The saga began when Reshmi Ben...

Profiteroles with Star Anise Caramel

Charlotte Harling | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Charlotte Harling

I like profiteroles because they're the ultimate sharing dessert - they just belong in the middle of a table which is always my preferred style. This combo marries crisp profiteroles with fresh cream and a fragrant, strangely addictive star anise caramel.

The World's Best Chocolate Orange Cheesecake

Emma Hollingsworth | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Hollingsworth

This chocolate orange cheesecake is everything I could ever want in a dessert - it's rich, smooth, chocolately, tangy, sweet, creamy, I could go on and on! In a word, it's just perfect, and without a doubt the best thing I've ever made, so I hope you fellow cheesecake lovers love it too!

How Two Sisters Started Their Own Successful Baking Business

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Jane and Lucy Batham haven't got time for sibling rivalry, they're far too busy baking. The sisters, from York, have been selling brownies to the m...

The Truth About The 'Horrific' Elsa Cake That Went Viral...

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A baker whose Frozen Queen Elsa cake went viral for all the wrong reasons has responded to online criticism saying 'maybe Elsa was getting back from r...

Tear and Share Breads

Linda Duffin | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Linda Duffin

There are two ways to go here. You can make one batch of bread and just ring the changes on the toppings - poppy seeds, oats, onion seeds, sesame or sunflower seeds, for instance. Or you can divide the dough after the first proving and add different flavourings.

Basic Flapjack Recipe

Holly Bell | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

I wish I were one of those women who stopped eating when under stress. You know the type - those who eat like a bird, pick at a few carrots. They have snake hips and a slightly worried expression all the time. They talk about their 'nerves' a lot.

Lovely Lavender Biscuits Recipe

Miranda Gore Browne | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Miranda Gore Browne

This taste of Summer is wrapped up in this biscuit - why not treat your guests to scrumptious biscuits with a subtle floral flavour just in time for Summer. (And when no one is looking, why not try dipping them in tea as well!)

Jammy Dodgers

Beth Thomas | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Thomas

The shortbread recipe I use is from Adam Stokes on It makes light, buttery biscuits that are soft in the middle with a short snap. I've taken the vanilla and cinnamon from the original recipe and instead use jam to make my own dodgers.

Moreish Butterscotch Walnut Blondies Recipe

Miranda Gore Browne | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Miranda Gore Browne

Packed with white chocolate, walnuts and brown sugar this tray-bake is quick and simple to make as a delicious tea-time treat. The fudge bakes to create delicious butterscotch morsels that are moreishly good in every mouthful!