Bakes & cakes

Try BBC Good Food's best ever bakes, including cakes, pastries, puddings and pies. Our triple-tested recipes range from super easy to showstopper.

How to make choux pastry

Watch our easy-to-follow video for the recipe to perfectly light and airy choux pastry.
Make the best eclairs

Make the best eclairs

Learn how to make these stunning pastries with delicate and delicious fillings.
How to make meringues

How to make meringues

Whip up a batch of meringues with a crunchy shell and soft, chewy middle.
Rainbow rippled meringues

Rainbow rippled meringues

Get creative with your egg whites and serve up these colourful treats.
Hazelnut & Baileys meringue cake

Hazelnut & Baileys meringue cake

Got a bottle of Baileys in the cupboard? Use it in this wonderfully fluffy, nutty showstopper.

Top 5 traybakes

Raspberry & white chocolate traybake Recipe

Raspberry & white chocolate traybake

3.61905

(21 ratings)

Lemon drizzle slices Recipe

Lemon drizzle slices

5

(12 ratings)

A classic British cake from the Bake Off judge, Paul Hollywood's lemon...
Coconut chai traybake Recipe

Coconut chai traybake

4.017855

(14 ratings)

This simple traybake is inspired by one of our favourite brews - chai. Spiced...
Chilli chocolate & black bean brownies Recipe

Chilli chocolate & black bean brownies

4.375

(4 ratings)

Black beans replace the flour in these gluten-free, fudgy and intensely...
Maracuja (Passion fruit mousse traybake) Recipe

Maracuja (Passion fruit mousse traybake)

5

(3 ratings)

We've turned this tangy Brazilian mousse pudding into a traybake cheesecake...

Top 5 bread recipes

Seeded wholemeal soda bread Recipe

Seeded wholemeal soda bread

3.958335

(6 ratings)

No-knead grape & rosemary focaccia Recipe

No-knead grape & rosemary focaccia

5

(3 ratings)

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

Cloud bread

2.5

(7 ratings)

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

Sourdough bread

2.5

(2 ratings)

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

Courgette & cheddar soda bread

4.886365

(11 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 (although some people use plain flour) in my custards, usually at a ratio of 2 teaspoons of cornflour, to 1 egg yolk, to 90ml milk, to 20g caster sugar.