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!

Strawberry and Vanilla Cupcake Recipe

Holly Bell | Posted 24.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

Summer's on the way and it's time to make the most of our beautiful strawberries. I'm not going to suggest you serve them with black pepper. I'm not going to suggest you drizzle them in balsamic. I'm just not in approval of going in that direction...

A Vote For Common Sense

Stephen Fear | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Politics
Stephen Fear

Predicting outcomes is something we have been doing in my business at Fear Group for 34 years, we do it to locate hot-spots in global economic activity as a background to future group investment. With this in mind I asked our in-house researchers to come up with their prediction for Thursday's General Election and here is the result...

Refined Sugar Free Orchard Flapjack Recipe

Holly Bell | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

Someone asked me for a variant on my refined sugar free banana flapjacks. Well I have always been one to respond to polite enquiries, so here they are. Apple and pear flapjacks no less.

Homemade Oreos Recipe

Holly Bell | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

Of course as a maker and baker of a lot of kid's cakes I do love Oreos for their ability to imitate soil once whizzed up in a food processor. But these homemade Oreos are not for that. Oh no, they're for dunking and munching. Two noble pursuits in the world of biscuit eating.

Apple Strudel Tarts

Beth Thomas | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Thomas

Considering how good these taste and how pretty they look they really are flippin' easy. You can use whatever dried fruit and nuts you've got lying around: sultanas, hazelnuts, apricots and pecans all work brilliantly.

Lemon and Coconut Cake Recipe

Holly Bell | Posted 20.06.2015 | 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 30.05.2015 | 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 01.06.2015 | 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!