Bakes & cakes

Cakes, bakes, puddings and pies, fire up the oven and create a treat to remember...

This week, we're all about preparing for Christmas! Be inspired by our festive cakes, desserts and biscuits.

Christmas biscuit recipes

From cookies and gingerbread, to biscotti and shortbread, bake up a storm this festive season.

The ultimate guide to making biscuits

Top tips for cookies, shortbread, basic dough and more...

Christmas gingerbread recipes

Edible bunting, cottage-shaped creations and edible gifts galore...

Christmas cake recipes

Whether you like a traditional fruitcake or something lighter, find the right recipe for you...

Top Tip

If your cake has sunk in the middle, it may be down to one of three reasons. One - the oven door has been opened before the cake has set. Two - the cake didn't go in the oven as soon as the mixture was ready. Or, three - there's too much raising agent.

Calling all keen bakers!

We'd like to know what baking kit you find absolutely essential...

Skills & know how

As well as helping you decide what to cook we can also help you to cook it. From tips on cookery techniques to facts and information about health and nutrition, we’ve a wealth of foodie know how for you to explore.

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