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.
A couronne, or 'crown', is a traditional French Christmas loaf.
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...
The beauty of this recipe is that it uses some store-cupboard ingredients to create a restaurant-looking dessert.
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.
A delicious British tea time classic.
This is my pastry-topped version tribute to a Thai chicken curry.
The soft tortillas that you buy in a supermarket are made from wheat flour, but these are corn tortillas made with Mexican maize flour.
It is important to have an organic apple, free of chemicals, for this, or the starter may not ferment.
I love cooking drop scones on a griddle. Try these for breakfast, as a change from porridge.
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...
Colourful and bursting with summer flavours.
These biscuits are the most perfect, salty, savoury contrast to a glass of chilled champagne.
Packed with flavour, these are real hot cross buns
Sandwiched together with delicious chocolate buttercream, this layer cake is a chocoholic’s dream.
This straightforward ciabatta recipe is relatively easy and satisfying to make.
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.
Made well, there is nothing better than a warm croissant. Just add coffee and a newspaper for the perfect breakfast.
This light, airy baguette has a wonderful crisp golden crust.
I spotted these large square biscuits in the window of a patisserie called Liberté and thought that they looked fun.
A Genoise is a particularly light and delicate kind of sponge, traditionally served with fresh fruit and cream.
These bite-sized little pancakes are a traditional snack and brilliant for serving as canapés.
These large, soft, sweet and fruity teacakes are quite different from their shop-bought counterparts.