Simnel Cake and Kentish Lent Pie

Are you looking for something special to make for Mothering Sunday and/or Easter? Do you fancy making a cake that’s both traditional and out of the ordinary and doesn’t require an overdraft? We have a plan… Either of the following recipe suggestions is good for Easter or Mother’s Day celebrations …

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Summer Ice Cream Cakes

Ice cream cakes are great fun to make and delicious to eat. Here are two recipes: a simple treat that is ideal for a children’s summer party and a much more grown up version of the ice cream cake, which is the perfect ending to an August Dinner Party. Simple …

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Baking With Nuts

For as long as I can remember I’ve collected conkers in the autumn. I love the rich brown sheen that the best ripe nuts have. But conkers, or horse chestnuts to give them their proper name, are the least collectible nut as far as baking goes for, as every mother …

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Winter Puddings to Make and Bake

One good thing about the cold, dark and miserable evenings of winter is the excuse they provide for a hearty hot pudding to finish off your evening meal. These aren’t the sort of puddings you can eat at lunchtime – at least not if you plan to do any work …

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Making The Perfect Chocolate Cake

Finding the perfect chocolate cake recipe was always going to be a tough mission. Should it be light or dense? Iced or drizzled? Made with melted chocolate or good cocoa? Ask anyone about their idea of a perfect chocolate cake and you’ll get a completely different answer. But whichever camp …

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Autumn Baking: Apple Recipes

Autumn is a delicious time of year. As well as the ripest fruit leftover from summer (like tomatoes and aubergines), we are entering a new cropping season for winter squash and fennel, not to mention chestnuts, hazelnuts and blackberries in the wild. For a baker, the opportunity to try out …

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