Recipes

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Corn Tortillas

The soft tortillas that you buy in a supermarket are made from wheat flour, but these are corn tortillas made with Mexican maize flour.

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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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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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Oatmeal Drop Scones

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

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Victoria Sponge

A delicious British tea time classic.

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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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Courgette Tart with Roasted Tomato Coulis

Colourful and bursting with summer flavours.

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Danish Pastry Dough

This is my favourite pastry dough.

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Ciabatta

This straightforward ciabatta recipe is relatively easy and satisfying to make.

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Panettone

This is a very light version of the classic Italian Christmas Bread. Makes: 1 small loaf Bake: 40 minutes Ingredients - 275g strong white...

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Apricot Couronne

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

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Simnel Cake

This classic fruit cake is traditionally baked at Easter.

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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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Baguettes

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

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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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Blinis

These bite-sized little pancakes are a traditional snack and brilliant for serving as canapés.

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Teacakes

These large, soft, sweet and fruity teacakes are quite different from their shop-bought counterparts.

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Gluten-free Hot Cross Buns

These fruity bakes are just as delicious when you make some simple swaps to make them wheat-free.