Bakes & cakes

Try BBC Good Food's best ever bakes, including homemade bread, cakes, puddings and pies. Our triple-tested recipes range from super easy to showstopper.
Apple & blueberry Danishes

Apple & blueberry Danishes

Try your hand at making these delicate fruity pastries for an extra-special brunch treat.
Our ultimate puff pastry collection

Our ultimate puff pastry collection

Master the art of puffed-up golden-brown pastry with our favourite recipes.
How to make rough-puff pastry

How to make rough-puff pastry

Want quick, light, flaky pastry in minutes? Use this simple hack for speedy puff pastry.
How to cook with pastry

How to cook with pastry

Become a kitchen wizard with our easy-to-follow tutorials for cooking with pastry.
Our best ever choux pastry recipes

Our best ever choux pastry recipes

Put your skills to the test with an array of eclairs, dainty buns and perfect profiteroles.

Top 5 classic cakes

Lemon drizzle cake loaf on a pretty platter Recipe

Lemon drizzle cake


(1648 ratings)

Coffee & walnut cake Recipe

Coffee & walnut cake


(34 ratings)

The classic combo is made extra sumptuous with mascarpone frosting - a...
Victoria sponge on a cake stand with slice taken out Recipe

Granny's Victoria sponge


(93 ratings)

The classic Victoria sandwich is always a teatime winner, every bite brings a...
A chocolate cake on a cake stand with chocolate shards on top Recipe

Easy chocolate cake


(25 ratings)

Master the chocolate cake with an airy, light sponge and rich buttercream...
Madeira loaf cake Recipe

Madeira loaf cake


(58 ratings)

A classic English sponge cake, delicately flavoured with lemon and almond -...

Top 5 bread recipes

Seeded wholemeal soda bread Recipe

Seeded wholemeal soda bread


(6 ratings)

No-knead grape & rosemary focaccia Recipe

No-knead grape & rosemary focaccia


(3 ratings)

With this easy bread, there's no need to knead. The slow rise allows the...
Cloud bread Recipe

Cloud bread


(12 ratings)

Light and fluffy, this bread substitute lives up to its name. Use it as a low-...
Sourdough bread Recipe

Sourdough bread


(3 ratings)

Making a sourdough starter from scratch couldn't be simpler with our step-...
Courgette & cheddar soda bread Recipe

Courgette & cheddar soda bread


(13 ratings)

This simple loaf is easy to make but big on flavour and texture, with mature...
At home, I regularly make crème patisserie along with loads of other custards. I like to use cornflour in my custards (although some people use plain flour), usually at a ratio of 2 teaspoons of cornflour to 1 egg yolk to 90ml milk to 20g caster sugar.