Tag : baking

Why You Should B.Y.O.B (Bake Your Own Bread)

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It’s baking season. With National Baking Week in full swing, and GBBO heating up, it’s the perfect time to get your bake on. While you might be tempted to set your sights on an insta-worthy tray of macarons or a tarte tatin, I am here to make a case for … Read More

Great British Bake Off: Christmas Masterclass

3 years ago / 0 comments

Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood were back on our screens last Thursday for a Great British Bake Off Masterclass. Watching them cooking and joking together did feel a bit like sneaking into the staffroom at school. Taking it in turns to cook, Mary began with a simple but effective pavlova … Read More

The well-fed student: Party peanut butter cups

3 years ago / 0 comments

Vegan friendly & gluten free. Makes 10 It’s the Christmas party season, and these delicious and simple chocolate peanut butter cups are a lovely, fun-size snack to offer to your friends and family instead of the usual variety chocolate boxes that are full of additives and refined sugar. Cocoa contains … Read More

Christmas cupcakes with snow meringue icing

3 years ago / 0 comments

  Lighter than a proper Christmas cake, but just as fruity and alcohol-sodden. Don’t be put off by the amount of ingredients, you can always swap the nuts or dried fruit for others you prefer – cherries, dates, and almonds all work well in this recipe. Ingredients (for 12-15 cakes) … Read More

Gluten-free mince pies

3 years ago / 0 comments

These tasty festive treats are made using simple and affordable ingredients. They are gluten free (to help avoid that Christmas bloat), and the only sweetener used is honey, which is much more nutrient-dense than refined sugar. You will need: A muffin/bun tray with 12 holes Cling film Pastry Ingredients (for … Read More

The Great British Bake Off

3 years ago / 0 comments

Each year, as summer draws to a close, our nation’s screens are graced with the welcome return of the Great British Bake Off. Unless you have an aversion to baking, soggy bottoms, or Paul Hollywood’s dazzling blue eyes, there is no reason to not watch this year’s series. However in … Read More

Divine Chocolate Mousse Cakes

4 years ago / 0 comments

Layering velvety mousse over rich, moist chocolate cake, there is no better way to indulge yourself this weekend. Ingredients Cake 3 large eggs 110g unsalted butter, diced 170g dark chocolate 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1⁄4 teaspoon cream of tartar 65g granulated white sugar Chocolate Mousse 90g chocolate (same warning as … Read More

Food | Fresh Slice – Chocolate Blackberry Cupcakes

4 years ago / 0 comments

On a walk through your local wood at this time of year, you will find a glut of ripe, ready to be picked blackberries. Beyond pies and crumbles, what can be done with such a bounty of berries? Look no further. Combine creamy chocolate with a refreshing tang in these … Read More

Food | Fresh Slice – Great British Bake Off Special

4 years ago / 0 comments

Whisks at the ready. Ovens on. The Great British Bake Off is back for a fifth series. Over ten, tense weeks, twelve contestants will pipe, glaze and of course bake, all under the icy-blue gaze of Paul Hollywood. To keep yourself busy until tonight, why not have a go at … Read More

Food | Fresh Slice – Tour de France Treats

5 years ago / 0 comments

If you’re not on your bike for Le Grand Depart, why not celebrate Le Tour de France with un petit peu of what the French are famous for – sugar filled treats and patisserie. Here are a few classic French desserts to try out for the biggest day this year … Read More