Basic muffin recipe

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Basic muffin recipe

4.646225

(53 ratings)

Good Food reader Charlotte Hilsdon shares her simple, chocolate chip muffin recipe, which you can add fruit, chocolate or nuts to
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Peanut butter cookies

4.953705

(27 ratings)

With just three ingredients, these simple peanut butter cookies will delight kids and grown-ups alike - and they're gluten-free, too
  • 27 mins
  • Easy

Cheese & Marmite scones

5

(4 ratings)

Marmite gives a deep savoury flavour to these tasty pinwheel cheddar cheese scones - perfect for afternoon tea or a simple snack
  • 35 mins
  • Easy

White chocolate blondies

2.5

(3 ratings)

These decadent, American-style dessert bars are the fairer cousin of the brownie, with the same dense and fudgy texture
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

Double ginger cookies

4.642855

(7 ratings)

If you love ginger nuts, you'll love these American-style spiced biscuits with chunks of stem ginger, dipped in dark chocolate
  • 32 mins
  • Easy

Lighter gingerbread

5

(5 ratings)

This dark and sticky ginger cake is made healthier with naturally sweet dates, buttermilk and plenty of cinnamon and fresh ginger
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy

Coconut & mango sponge

4.55357

(14 ratings)

This thrifty traybake sponge used canned fruit and coconut yogurt. Cut into squares and serve up at a party or cake sale
  • 50 mins
  • Easy

Mini chocolate cheesecakes

4.0625

(4 ratings)

Kids will love making these little chocolate cupcakes, with a crunchy biscuit base and Easter egg topping
  • 50 mins
  • Easy

Buttermilk scones

4

(5 ratings)

These savoury scones are perfect with potted fish. Make early in the day then warm before serving, for the best results
  • 40 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Bara brith

4.153845

(13 ratings)

Good Food reader, Win Morgan shares her recipe for this traditional Welsh tea bread loaf with mixed spice - serve sliced and spread with butter
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • Easy

Apricot shortbread

5

(6 ratings)

Give homemade biscuits a fruity spin by sandwiching a layer of apricots in between two layers of buttery tray-baked shortbread
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Dorset apple cake

4.59091

(33 ratings)

Edd Kimber creates a rustic bake with chunks of sweet fruit and a crunchy demerara sugar topping
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Lighter treacle tart

3.75

(1 rating)

This traditional favourite is a perfect way to end a decadent meal- but our version is made lighter with extra apple and half-fat crème fraîche
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy

Fancy iced biscuits

4.75

(5 ratings)

Edd Kimber talks through how to master piping and flood icing to create these cute cookies with a distinct decoration
  • 1 hour and 17 mins
  • Easy

Jammy heart drops

3.1875

(4 ratings)

Cook from the heart and serve these raspberry-centred biscuits to kids, young and old- you don't need a special cutter, either
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy

Iced fairy cakes

4.62069

(29 ratings)

Teach 8-14 year olds how to make fairy cakes and guarantee a fun kitchen activity
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy

Brilliant banana loaf recipe

4.28788

(231 ratings)

A cross between banana bread and a drizzle cake, this easy banana loaf recipe is a quick bake that can be frozen and is great for using up overripe bananas
  • 55 mins
  • Easy

Chocolate orange marble cake

4.59091

(22 ratings)

For a deliciously nostalgic cake, combine a classic flavour combination of orange and chocolate in this retro two-tone bake
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy

School days citrus pudding

4.833335

(6 ratings)

Use lemon, lime or grapefruit in this squidgy baked dessert - a simple and nostalgic family pud
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Peppermint candy biscuits

5

(1 rating)

These heart-shaped cookies with a crunchy mint filling are fun for children to make and give as a present
  • 37 mins
  • Easy

Orange & cardamom tree biscuits

5

(2 ratings)

Mary's Cadogan's crisp citrus cookies make perfect decorations - just stamp them with the celebration motif of your choice
  • 55 mins
  • Easy

Spotted Dick

4.75

(5 ratings)

Steam a traditional fruity sponge pudding with suet, citrus zest and currants then serve in thick slices with hot custard
  • 1 hour and 45 mins
  • Easy

Date & apple squares

4.645835

(24 ratings)

A chewy, oaty tray bake with sticky dates and apples - bound to be a big hit.
  • 55 mins
  • Easy

Clove sugar cookies

3.25

(4 ratings)

These sweet, nutty, spiced biscuits can be served after dinner, or packaged up as gifts for family and friends
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Country apple cake

4.15

(15 ratings)

Good Food reader, Magdalena Duggan, shares her grandmother's spiced chocolate sponge packed with fruit from the garden
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy

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