This rich, treacly gingerbread is addictively good and perfect for a bake sale.
This is a great recipe for an easy, foolproof chocolate cake. It’s moist and fudgy and will keep well for 4-5 days.
These rice krispie cakes are a doddle to make and are guaranteed to raise hundreds and thousands.
This classic coffee and walnut cake is topped with an easy espresso-infused butter cream icing.
In The Great British Bake Off, judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood set ten contestants a series of tough baking challenges. Now it’s your turn to have a go with Mary and Paul's easy-to-follow recipes.
Baking is a great way to raise money for BBC Children in Need, so put on your apron for Pudsey and find out how you can help make a difference. Mary Berry answers your baking questions and you can download posters and bunting for a bake sale.
The traditional Victoria sandwich is a baking classic and a tasty tea-time treat.
A simple recipe for soft and fluffy scones that are perfect with jam and plenty of clotted cream.
Paul Hollywood shows you how to make bread in a step-by-step video recipe.
Soufflés can be fiddly to make, but if you follow this recipe carefully you’ll get great results.
An all-in-one meal that’s portable, filling and delicious.
Baking powder and bicarbonate of soda are chemical raising agents (as opposed to yeast, which occurs naturally). They give sponges, scones, muffins and some biscuits their light texture.
Refined sugars include granulated (the coarsest), caster (fine) and icing (a fine powder). Caster sugar, either white or golden, is best for most baking recipes.
When yeast is given air and food (sugar and flour) in a warm environment, the yeast will grow quickly and produce lots of carbon dioxide causing bread to rise.
When a recipe includes butter it's best to use unsalted butter. Salted butters can vary considerably in saltiness, and it’s easier to control the quantity by adding salt separately.
Baking spread gives excellent results in cakes: choose one with a minimum 58% fat. If you prefer to use butter, it’s important that it’s the right consistency – it should be soft and squishy but not oily.
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