Baking

Easter White Chocolate and Cranberry Hot Cross Buns Recipe

Holly Bell | Posted 08.04.2014 | 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 04.04.2014 | 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 01.04.2014 | 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.

Mr Blobby's Great British Bake Off

Colin McQuistan | Posted 13.12.2013 | UK Comedy
Colin McQuistan

I was watching The Great British Bake Off on BBC2 the other night and really liked its cheery tone. And this got me thinking "I bet Mr Blobby would LOVE cooking on The Great British Bake Off!"

LOOK: Heavenly Choccie Cupcake Recipes

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 20.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

To celebrate National Cupcake Week, we've asked three bakers for their favourite chocolate cupcake recipes. Warning: things could get very chocolatey....

Cooking Up Business Success

Oliver Barton | Posted 14.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Oliver Barton

It's been a rocky road to get to where I am today, but it's been worth all the sleepless nights and stress. Having a business that has been born out of a love and passion for baking is something that I am extremely proud of.

We're About to Reveal the UK's Best Cake

Will Torrent | Posted 13.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Will Torrent

Baking and cakes have seen a huge surge in popularity over the past few years and the nation has truly embraced the trend. This event celebrates the very best cakes - from the finest tea room slice to the many varieties on the shelves of supermarkets, bakery shops and retail food chains across the country.

LOOK: Penis Cake Tins Might Make Baking Cool... (Just About)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

There are two types of women in this world: those who spend their entire Saturday baking blueberry cupcakes, and those who have better things to do (i...

'Help Me Obiwan, You're My Only [Nom Nom Burp] Hope'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.08.2013 | UK Tech

Pictures of amazing or over-achieving birthday cakes is an internet speciality. But this one really is a Force to be reckoned with. Admitting he we...

Review of 'Pâtisserie at Home' by Will Torrent

V.C. Linde | Posted 05.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
V.C. Linde

There is a really sensible progression through the cookbook so that you 'learn' as you go along. A lot of the recipes need a good bit of prep work but there are enough that can be made quickly when you need a sugar hit. Also while many of the ideas are complicated or require practiced skills they are well explained and worth trying out.

Are The Days Numbered For The Egg?

India Leigh | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
India Leigh

There is a company that may very well be set to totally revolutionise the food manufacturing industry: come to the aid of the environment and improve our health. I met with the founder of Hampton Creek Foods, Josh Tetrick at his start-up company in the Soma district of San Francisco.

Planet Appetite: Baking and Breaking Easter Bread at Thanos Hotels in Paphos, Cyprus

Rupert Parker | Posted 14.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Greek Orthodox Easter is not just a religious festival, but also a time for special food. Bread is particularly important and, in the kitchens of Thanos Hotels, I learn to bake these Easter delicacies.

How To Make: Chilli Popcorn Chocolate Cookies

Kate McAuley | Posted 03.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Kate McAuley

Popcorn, chilli and chocolate don't seem to be the likeliest of bedfellows, but somehow it works when they're all wrapped up into a delicious cookie. Here's how you can try it out for yourself.

Telly Prognosis: Hollywood

Emily Sargent | Posted 15.06.2013 | UK Comedy
Emily Sargent

I am all over Hollywood's bread revolution, like ALL. OVER it.

Are You 'Bread' the Irish Way This St Patrick's Day?

Paul Rankin | Posted 12.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Rankin

Do you call your mother mammy? What does "sucking diesel" mean? Are you a flame haired warrior princess or prince? If you know the right answers to these questions you could be more Irish than you think! And now all you St Patrick's Day revellers can find out, just in time for the big day!

Review of 'Retro Cakes and Cookies' by Wendy Sweetser

V.C. Linde | Posted 10.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
V.C. Linde

Retro Cakes and Cookies - Wendy Sweetser Cico Books - 2013 Photography: Stuart West Retro Cakes and Cookies contains mainly British and American re...

Review of 'Le Cookie' by Mickael Benichou

V.C. Linde | Posted 30.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
V.C. Linde

A combination of American sweet treats with French flair forms the basis of a fantastic collection of cookies, cupcakes, brownies, macarons and whoopee pies. Although a short cookbook it contains a really good range of recipes and all of them are very different so there is plenty of choice.

Nice Apron, Harry! (PICTURES)

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.02.2013 | UK

We're used to seeing Prince Harry in his Army officer's uniform, naked in Las Vegas, or in dubious fancy dress. But the 28-year-old had a new l...

The UK's Gone Baking Mad!

Will Torrent | Posted 28.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Will Torrent

Working in the industry, it's great to see so many people embracing the ever growing popularity of cake making. I come from a background of bakers and was inspired by my family to make food of the highest quality, which is how I became a pâtissier and chocolatier.

Review of 'At Home' by Mary Berry & Lucy Young

V.C. Linde | Posted 17.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
V.C. Linde

As expected from the title this is not a ground-breaking selection of recipes - these are family styled dishes mostly, with a few exceptions. Quite a lot of the recipes are too simple to really need instruction.

Sexism and Students in Baking-Obsessed Britain

Rachel Hosie | Posted 11.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Rachel Hosie

It is undeniable that we as a nation, Great Britain, are completely and utterly obsessed with baking. From cupcakes to cookies... You name it, we've made it. Or tried to anyway. Thanks largely to undisputedly one of the most popular shows of 2012, The Great British Bake Off.

The Great Comic Relief Bake Off: More Soothing Than a Bath in Buttercream Icing

Hilary Wardle | Posted 31.03.2013 | UK Entertainment
Hilary Wardle

There's nothing more relaxing than baking... but only if it goes to plan. I once managed to make a pizza base that was so yeasty, lively and glutinous that it tried to eat the wooden spoon I mixed it with.