Classic Cakes from the Midlands

Why not try your hand at baking some British classics? The Midlands is a rich source of baking tradition, from humble oatcakes to delicious plum bread. Try our classic recipe for Bakewell Tart and give your family a taste of British baking history! Regional Food in the Midlands The heart …

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Chocolate Icing and Filling

You can fill and ice almost any cake with chocolate – and why not? From a glossy glaze to a spreadable buttercream, every type of icing can be adapted to include chocolate. Chocoholics will love our icing and filling recipes… (All recipes make enough to fill and ice a standard …

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Baking Shortbread

The perfect shortbread can be quite elusive. Read our essential guide and try our classic recipe – you could discover a new family favourite! Shortbread – Tips For Success Good shortbread is pale, buttery, crunchy, and ‘short’. This means it crumbles at every bite, giving that characteristic shortbread texture. It …

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Perfect Choc-chip Cookies

Big, warm, chewy and rich – the perfect chocolate chip cookie is worth getting right. Here’s our favourite recipe for this home-baked classic. Investigating Cookies If you take your chocolate chips seriously, you’ll be pleased to hear you’re not alone. Countless chefs and food writers have announced their “perfect” recipe, …

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Make Slice-and-Bake Cookies

Slice-and-bake cookies are just like your favourite butter cookies – except for one very important difference. The dough is stored in the fridge, ready for you to slice and bake whenever you feel like a warm cookie… Our slice and bake recipes are impossible to resist. Recipe: Classic Slice-And-Bake Cookie …

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Cookies to Keep in the Freezer

Let’s face it – the moment when a cookie craving strikes isn’t always a moment when you have time to cream butter and sugar, fold in sifted flour, weigh chocolate chips, roll, cut, and bake. So set aside some baking time and make a hearty Batch of Cookies – then …

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Low Fat Biscuits

If you’re craving sweet treats on your diet, look no further. We’ve got some delicious low-fat biscuit recipes for you to try with your family. English Macaroons Don’t confuse them with French Macarons: although both recipes are traditionally made with nuts lightened with egg white, the two biscuits couldn’t be …

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Biscuits for Children to Make

On a wet day at home, a spot of baking will keep the children entertained – and introduce them to some essential kitchen skills. Try our recipe for children’s homemade jammy dodgers – it could be the start of a lifelong biscuit habit! Baking Biscuits With Children If you’re baking …

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How to Make Millionaire’s Shortbread

With its buttery base, gooey caramel and snappy chocolate top, Millionaire’s Shortbread is fondly remembered by many of us. But if you’ve tried to make it at home, you might have not produced the perfect results you were hoping for. We know we’ve had a few failures too! Here’s what …

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Cut Out Cookies for Children to Make

If you want to bake cut-out cookies with your children, finding the perfect recipe is crucial. So we’ve saved you time and found it. Easy to put together, easy to handle, and totally scrumptious, this simple cut-out cookie recipe gives a crumbly texture and a plain flavour that’s perfect with …

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