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Discover the joys of baking without breaking the bank. Get creative making cakes, puddings and pies using basic storecupboard ingredients

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  • Muffins in a muffin tin

    Basic muffin recipe

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.240 ratings

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

  • Peanut butter cookies

    Peanut butter cookies

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.260 ratings

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

  • Lemon drizzle sponge pudding with a portion scooped out

    Lemon drizzle sponge pudding

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.47 ratings

    Transform a classic lemon drizzle cake into a self-saucing pud for a cheap, comforting dessert. Serve with cream or custard

  • Classic white loaf on a board with butter

    Classic white loaf

    A star rating of 3 out of 5.2 ratings

    Begin your bread-baking journey with this simple white loaf – once you’ve conquered this, you’ll be able to move on to more advanced recipes

  • Double ginger cookies

    Double ginger cookies

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.28 ratings

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

  • Lighter gingerbread

    Lighter gingerbread

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.17 ratings

    This dark and sticky ginger cake is made healthier with naturally sweet dates, buttermilk and plenty of cinnamon and fresh ginger

  • Coconut & mango sponge

    Coconut & mango sponge

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.46 ratings

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

  • Mini chocolate cheesecakes

    Mini chocolate cheesecakes

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.8 ratings

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

  • Buttermilk scones being spread with topping

    Basic buttermilk scones

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.5 ratings

    These savoury scones are perfect with potted fish. Make early in the day then warm before serving, for the best results

  • Bara brith

    Bara brith

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.40 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

  • Apricot shortbread

    Apricot shortbread

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.10 ratings

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

  • Dorset apple cake

    Dorset apple cake

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.213 ratings

    Edd Kimber creates a rustic bake with chunks of sweet apple and a crunchy demerara sugar topping.

  • Lighter treacle tart

    Lighter treacle tart

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.1 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

  • Fancy iced biscuits

    Fancy iced biscuits

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.13 ratings

    Edd Kimber talks through how to master piping and flood icing to create these cute cookies with a distinct decoration

  • Jammy heart drops

    Jammy heart drops

    A star rating of 3.7 out of 5.7 ratings

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

  • Iced fairy cakes

    Iced fairy cakes

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.87 ratings

    Teach 8-14 year olds how to make fairy cakes and guarantee a fun kitchen activity

  • Sliced banana bread topped with drizzle and banana chips on a serving plate

    Banana bread

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.1650 ratings

    A cross between banana bread and a drizzle cake, this easy banana loaf recipe is a quick bake that can be frozen. It's great for using up overripe bananas, too.

  • Chocolate orange marble cake

    Chocolate orange marble cake

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.77 ratings

    For a deliciously nostalgic cake, combine a classic flavour combination of orange and chocolate in this retro two-tone bake

  • School days citrus pudding

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.31 ratings

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

  • Peppermint candy biscuits

    Peppermint candy biscuits

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.3 ratings

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

  • Orange & cardamom tree biscuits

    Orange & cardamom tree biscuits

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.4 ratings

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

  • Spotted dick

    Spotted dick

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.30 ratings

    Steam a traditional fruity sponge pudding with suet, citrus zest and currants then serve in thick slices with hot custard

  • Date & apple squares

    Date & apple squares

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.70 ratings

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

  • Clove sugar cookies

    Clove sugar cookies

    A star rating of 3.6 out of 5.5 ratings

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

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