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Recipes

All the latest and greatest from my TV work, with behind the scenes clips and pics!
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Sourdough Starter

It is important to have an organic apple, free of chemicals, for this, or the starter may not ferment.

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Apricot Couronne

A couronne, or 'crown', is a traditional French Christmas loaf.

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Courgette Tart with Roasted Tomato Coulis

Colourful and bursting with summer flavours.

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Gruyere Biscuits

These biscuits are the most perfect, salty, savoury contrast to a glass of chilled champagne.

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Croissants

Made well, there is nothing better than a warm croissant. Just add coffee and a newspaper for the perfect breakfast.

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White Cob

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...

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Blueberry Meringue Cake

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...

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Autumn Pizza

Simple dough, easy tomato sauce and gorgeous mushrooms make this autumn pizza a real favourite.

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Soda Bread

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.

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Oatmeal Drop Scones

I love cooking drop scones on a griddle. Try these for breakfast, as a change from porridge.

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Mango & Passion Fruit Souffles

The beauty of this recipe is that it uses some store-cupboard ingredients to create a restaurant-looking dessert.

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Stilton & Walnut Soda Bread

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...

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French Squares / Jammy Dodgers

I spotted these large square biscuits in the window of a patisserie called Liberté and thought that they looked fun.

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Bakewell Tart

Forget supermarket versions - home-made is the way to go with this popular tart.

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Sweet Pastry

This rich, sweet shortcrust pastry is perfect for classic dessert tarts and pies.

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Victoria Sandwich

If you’re new to baking, this should be your very first cake. If you get it right,
everything else will be easy.

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Buttery Shortbread

With its light, buttery flavour and sugar-crystal sweetness, this shortbread is impossible to resist. You can flavour it if you like,...

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Simnel Cake

This classic fruit cake is traditionally baked at Easter.

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Victoria Sponge

A delicious British tea time classic.

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Lemon Drizzle Slices

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.

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Baguettes

This light, airy baguette has a wonderful crisp golden crust.

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Pork Pies

A proper pork pie is such a great inclusion in a lunchbox or party spread.

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Danish Pastry Dough

This is my favourite pastry dough.

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Chocolate Volcanoes

This is my version of the classic chocolate fondant - but I like this name better.

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