European baking

European baking recipes

29 Recipes

From bundt cakes to brioche - we've united our favourite European bakes and cakes...

Apricot brioche

4.25

(6 ratings)

When toasted and buttered this delicately flavoured bread is a breakfast in itself
  • 16 hours
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Polish apple cake (Szarlotka)

4.305555

(9 ratings)

This traditional spiced cake is served with a cinnamon whipped cream and a dusting of icing sugar
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • Easy

Piernik (Polish gingerbread)

5

(3 ratings)

A classic Polish honey gingerbread cake is adapted by Edd Kimber. It's layered with plum jam and coated in chocolate with sprinkles of edible gold
  • 2 hours and 5 mins
  • Easy

Little Black Forest cakes

4

(5 ratings)

These cute cakes make a perfect finish for a special dinner and you can bake the sponge up to two days ahead
  • 42 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Brioche buns

3.18182

(11 ratings)

We show you how to master this soft bread enriched with eggs and milk. Serve split and filled with barbecued meat, burgers or pulled pork
  • 35 mins
  • Easy

Pistachio & orange madeleines

5

(2 ratings)

These beautiful shell-shaped light sponge cakes are ideal with a cup of tea, or serve with creamy desserts
  • 35 mins
  • Easy

Croquembouche

4.208335

(12 ratings)

For an alternative wedding cake, try croquembouche
  • 2 hours and 15 mins
  • A challenge

Peach Melba roulade

4.5

(2 ratings)

Follow our step-by-step guide to rolling the perfect peach, cream and raspberry sponge roulade or Swiss roll
  • 50 mins
  • More effort

Ultimate crème brûlée

4.846155

(65 ratings)

Our professional tips will help you to create this crunchy-and-custardy delight
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • More effort

Shallot tarte tatin

3.3125

(4 ratings)

Vegetarians will love you for giving them something that is not pasta, rice or an omelette, and this can be relished by everyone
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Moreish mocha profiteroles

0

(0 ratings)

A classic profiterole recipe with an added kick for coffee lovers - pile up a batch as modern wedding cake!
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • More effort

Stollen mince pies

4.90909

(11 ratings)

Two festive giants collide in these shortcrust pastry bakes with marzipan, Madeira cake and mincemeat
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Savoury Danish pastries

0

(0 ratings)

Give morning pastries a bakeover by swapping the sweet for a savoury butternut squash, blue cheese, bacon, onion and beetroot filling
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy

Sticky date buns

4.666665

(6 ratings)

The longer the dough for this sweet fruit bread stays in the fridge the better the flavour - perfect with a cup of tea
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • More effort

Chocolate & raspberry macaroons

4.23077

(13 ratings)

Edd Kimber, Champion of BBC's Great British Bake Off, shares his expert knowledge for baking picture-perfect macaroons
  • 49 mins
  • More effort

Ultimate meringue

4.83019

(106 ratings)

Perfect your whisking skills for these light baked meringues - a blank canvas for tasty flavour combinations
  • 30 mins
  • More effort

Apricot & marzipan twist

4.57143

(7 ratings)

Paul Hollywood's almond and apricot 'couronne' is crammed with fruit and nuts and is a great alternative to stollen
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • More effort

Stollen spirals

4.88889

(9 ratings)

Bake a batch of these sweet German buns over Christmas and enjoy at breakfast or teatime... or both
  • 2 hours and 45 mins
  • More effort

Lebkuchen

4.416665

(42 ratings)

A German biscuit similar to gingerbread, lebkuchen is easy to make and a great Christmas treat
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Pear, chocolate & marzipan strudel

3.8125

(4 ratings)

Prepare ahead and freeze this rich filo pastry pud, then cook from frozen for the perfect fuss-free seasonal dessert
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy

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