Baking

  • 21 Peggy Porschen's Babygrow cookies recipe
    Makes 25COOKIE DOUGH INGREDIENTS200g unsalted butter, softened200g caster sugarSeeds of 1 vanilla pod or 1 tbsp vanilla extract A pinch of salt 1 medium egg, lightly beaten400g plain flour, plus...

  • 22 Peggy Porschen's Bridesmaids cookies recipe
    IngredientsMAKES 12COOKIE DOUGH INGREDIENTS200g unsalted butter, softened200g caster sugarSeeds of 1 vanilla pod or 1 tbsp vanilla extractA pinch of salt 1 medium egg, lightly beaten 400g plain flour, plus...

  • 23 Peggy Porschen's Halloween Ghosts & Skeletons cookies recipe
    IngredientsMakes 20 gingerbread ghosts & 12 chocolate skeletons COOKIE DOUGH INGREDIENTS5 tbsp water 210g light brown sugar3 tbsp treacle 3 tbsp golden syrup3 tbsp ground ginger 3 tbsp ground cinnamon...

  • 24 Peggy Porschen's Christmas jumpers cookies recipe
    IngredientsMAKES 25COOKIE DOUGH INGREDIENTS5 tbsp water 210g light brown sugar3 tbsp treacle3 tbsp golden syrup3 tbsp ground ginger 3 tbsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp ground cloves 250g salted butter, cold...

  • 25 Peggy Porschen's bridal Groomsmen cookies recipe
    MAKES 14COOKIE DOUGH INGREDIENTS200g unsalted butter, softened200g caster sugar Seeds of 1 vanilla pod or 1 tbsp vanilla extract A pinch of salt 1 medium egg, lightly beaten 400g plain...

  • 26 Baker to the stars Peggy Porschen shares cookies for every occasion in her new cookbook
    The next time you have a special occasion, you needn't break the bank by heading out and ordering a dozen of something sweet. Thanks to baker to the stars Peggy...

  • 27 English rose Denise Van Outen leads Britain's lovely ladies in getting the nation baking for Children in Need
    Stars of British TV and radio including Fearne Cotton and Tess Daly recently encouraged the nation to don their oven gloves and bake one of Britain's most-loved cakes in aid...

  • 28 Great British Bake Off: the historic Paington pudding explored
    Great British Bake Off took a step back in time on Wednesday evening when it explored the historic Paignton pudding. Bake Off presenter Sue Perkins visited the seaside town of...

  • 29 Great British Bake Off: winning dessert recipes
    Week four in the Great British Bake Off marquee sees the remaining bakers cope with multitasking across several baking skills at once as they tackle a range of desserts on...

  • 30 Baked Alaska
    Serves FourIngredients For the sponge:500g softened butter 500g sugar 4 eggs 2 drops of vanilla essence 500g self-raising flourFor the Italian meringue:225g sugar 4 egg whites4 scoops of vanilla ice...

  • 31 Great British Bake Off: from florentines and savoury biscuits to 3D gingerbread houses
    Great British Bake Off's Biscuit Week saw 11 amateur bakers make a cracking effort as they tackled savoury biscuits, Mary Berry's Florentines and even elaborate 3D scenes of afternoon tea...

  • 32 3D Gingerbread house biscuits
    Makes: 1 delicious housePreparation time: 1 dayBaking time: 10 - 12 minutesIngredientsGingerbread dough825g (1lb 13oz) self-raising flour plus extra for rolling 250g (9oz) unsalted butter, cubed 250g (9oz) Tate &...

  • 33 Florentine biscuits
    Servings: 12Preparation time: 15 minutesBaking time: 12 - 15 minutesIngredients25g (1oz) butter 85g (3oz) Tate & Lyle Fairtrade Caster Sugar 2tsp flour 3tbsp double cream 150g (5½oz) mixed Fairtrade dried...

  • 34 Hazelnut and cheddar biscuits recipe
    Makes: around 32Ingredients200g plain flour 100g butter, softened 75g Castello Tickler Cheddar finely grated 60g hazelnuts 2 large eggs, one whole and one separated into yolk and white Salt and...

  • 35 Strawberry and mascarpone shortbread rounds recipe
    Makes 8Preparation time: 30 minutesMake in advance: mascarpone filling (several hours ahead)Ingredients 200g mascarpone 1 tbsp double cream 1/2 vanilla pod, seeds removed 1 tbsp icing sugar, plus extra for...

  • 36 Pistachio shortbread recipe
    Servings: 28Preparation time: 20 minutesBaking time: 15 - 18 minutesIngredients50g (2oz) Tate & Lyle Fairtrade Golden Caster Cane Sugar 10g (½oz) Tate & Lyle Fairtrade Demerara Cane Sugar 110g (4oz)...

  • 37 GBBO winner Frances Quinn's California prune pout dodgers recipe
    IngredientsBiscuits100g Slightly Salted Butter, softened
 100g Icing Sugar 1 Egg, lightly beaten 1 tsp Almond Extract
 100g Ground Almonds
 200g Plain Flour Filling300g California Prunes 1 tsp Vanilla Extract or...

  • 38 Swiss rolls and cherry cakes: take the Bake Off challenge at home
    Almost eight million viewers tuned in to The Great British Bake Off on Wednesday evening to watch twelve hopefuls tackle their first ever baking signature challenge.Things got hot in the...

  • 39 Home made cherry and almond cake recipe
    IngredientsServes 8 100g Butter 175g Caster Sugar 2tsp Almond Essence 3 Eggs – beaten 75g Flaked Almonds 1 Lemon – Grated Rind 100g Plain Flour 100g Self-raising Flour 200g Cocktail...

  • 40 Mint chocolate swiss roll recipe
    Ingredients 8 large eggs 150g caster sugar30g cocoa powder175g Elizabeth Shaw Mint Crisp 50g plain dark70% cocoa Chocolate 350ml double cream50g icing sugar8 Elizabeth Shaw Mint FlutesMethodPreheat oven to 180°C/gas...