Each month, we take two kitchen skills and put them together to produce one delicious recipe. This month, we’re looking at making the perfect percolated coffee, and how to use a bain-marie. Once you’ve got these two skills under your belt, you can put them into practice with this incredible chocolate and coffee cake (which just happens to be gluten free).
Chocolate cake is an old-school classic that everyone should have a go at. Super-light sponge decorated simply with cream and seasonal fruit, this version is an epic – but easy – bake that always hits the spot. Here we’ve rounded up our top tips for the perfect chocolate cake, ready for the next time you need a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.
Get perfect, fluffy Yorkies every time with our best-ever recipe for this Sunday roast classic. Once you’ve mastered the basic batter you can get creative and experiment with other recipes, we’ve included two here to get you started!
ROYAL GEORGIE SNAP BISCUITS Wrap up these gorgeous stained glass biscuits to give to your Valentine. Make it personal and choose whichever biscuit shapes you prefer. PASSION BERRY CHOUX BUNS Push the boat out and try your hand at a bit of French patisserie! The hidden pink centres make a lovely Valentine’s surprise – these Read the full article…
Cheesecake is one of those beautiful recipes that has a bit of festive wow factor, but is also incredibly easy to make. Winner!
Give your Christmas cookies a bit of extra sparkle by creating a magical stained glass effect using boiled sweets.
Gingerbread has been enjoyed in Britain since the Middle Ages, although the recipe has evolved quite a lot since then! And Queen Elizabeth I would give beautifully crafted figures made from expensive ginger dough to her guests.
Piping is one of those baking jobs that might seem a little daunting, but it’s far easier than it looks and is a really fun way to give your bakes a little extra personality. Jamie’s range of nozzles is designed to give big and bold shapes – which makes the job much less fiddly, too. Practise Read the full article…
Nothing beats the sweet smell of warm vanilla sponge, fresh from the oven. This super-reliable cupcake recipe is a great one to make with kids, or if you’re batch baking for a party or cake sale. It’s a simple six-step recipe that should be in every baker’s bible.