It is important to have an organic apple, free of chemicals, for this, or the starter may not ferment.
A couronne, or 'crown', is a traditional French Christmas loaf.
Colourful and bursting with summer flavours.
These biscuits are the most perfect, salty, savoury contrast to a glass of chilled champagne.
Made well, there is nothing better than a warm croissant. Just add coffee and a newspaper for the perfect breakfast.
If you are a novice baker you can use this recipe to make a basic loaf in a tin, although the quantities here provide more dough than you...
The beauty of this cake is the sponge and meringue cook at the same time. It's a really great recipe which impresses every time. Cook...
Simple dough, easy tomato sauce and gorgeous mushrooms make this autumn pizza a real favourite.
If you have kids, do teach them how to make Soda Bread, because it's great to be able to put a loaf on the table within 45 minutes.
I love cooking drop scones on a griddle. Try these for breakfast, as a change from porridge.
The beauty of this recipe is that it uses some store-cupboard ingredients to create a restaurant-looking dessert.
Adding extra flavours to bread dough is popular these days but it was rare when I started out. Blue cheese works well in all types of...
I spotted these large square biscuits in the window of a patisserie called Liberté and thought that they looked fun.
Forget supermarket versions - home-made is the way to go with this popular tart.
This rich, sweet shortcrust pastry is perfect for classic dessert tarts and pies.
If you’re new to baking, this should be your very first cake. If you get it right,everything else will be easy.
With its light, buttery flavour and sugar-crystal sweetness, this shortbread is impossible to resist. You can flavour it if you like,...
This classic fruit cake is traditionally baked at Easter.
A delicious British tea time classic.
This cake is decorated with a feather icing and it looks really impressive, but it's incredibly easy to make. I like to serve it in slices.
This light, airy baguette has a wonderful crisp golden crust.
A proper pork pie is such a great inclusion in a lunchbox or party spread.
This is my favourite pastry dough.
This is my version of the classic chocolate fondant - but I like this name better.