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European baking recipes

29 Recipes

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


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  • Apricot brioche loaf with butter and coffee

    Apricot brioche

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.8 ratings

    When toasted and buttered this delicately flavoured bread is a breakfast in itself

  • Polish apple cake (Szarlotka)

    Polish apple cake (Szarlotka)

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.17 ratings

    This traditional spiced cake is served with a cinnamon whipped cream and a dusting of icing sugar

  • Piernik (Polish gingerbread)

    Piernik (Polish gingerbread)

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.10 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

  • Little Black Forest cakes

    Little Black Forest cakes

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.5 ratings

    These cute cakes make a perfect finish for a special dinner and you can bake the sponge up to two days ahead

  • Brioche buns

    Brioche buns

    A star rating of 3.5 out of 5.60 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

  • Pistachio & orange madeleines

    Pistachio & orange madeleines

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.7 ratings

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

  • Croquembouche


    A star rating of 4 out of 5.15 ratings

    For an alternative wedding cake, try croquembouche

  • Peach Melba roulade

    Peach Melba roulade

    A star rating of 3.8 out of 5.5 ratings

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

  • Ultimate crème brûlée with a spoon

    Ultimate crème brûlée

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.120 ratings

    With a rich, creamy vanilla custard and crunchy, caramelised topping, our crème brûlée makes the ultimate indulgent dessert. Follow our professional tips for mastering this classic French sweet

  • Shallot tarte tatin

    Shallot tarte tatin

    A star rating of 3.7 out of 5.6 ratings

    Vegetarians will love you for giving them something that is not pasta, rice or an omelette, and this can be relished by everyone

  • Moreish mocha profiteroles

    Moreish mocha profiteroles

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.3 ratings

    A classic profiterole recipe with an added kick for coffee lovers - pile up a batch as modern wedding cake!

  • Stollen mince pies

    Stollen mince pies

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.14 ratings

    Two festive giants collide in these shortcrust pastry bakes with marzipan, madeira cake and mincemeat

  • Savoury Danish pastries

    Savoury Danish pastries

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.3 ratings

    Give morning pastries a bakeover by swapping the sweet for a savoury butternut squash, blue cheese, bacon, onion and beetroot filling

  • Sticky date buns

    Sticky date buns

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.8 ratings

    The longer the dough for this sweet fruit bread stays in the fridge the better the flavour - perfect with a cup of tea

  • Apple & blueberry blintzes

    Apple & blueberry blintzes

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Blintz is the Russian name for a thin pancake often wrapped around a filling

  • Chocolate & raspberry macarons on a cake stand


    A star rating of 4 out of 5.55 ratings

    Edd Kimber, champion of BBC's Great British Bake Off, shares his expert knowledge for baking picture-perfect macarons

  • Meringues sandwiched with whipped cream piled on a plate

    Ultimate meringue

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.206 ratings

    Perfect your whisking skills for these light baked meringues - a blank canvas for tasty flavour combinations.

  • Apricot & marzipan twist

    Apricot & marzipan twist

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.14 ratings

    Paul Hollywood's almond and apricot 'couronne' is crammed with fruit and nuts and is a great alternative to stollen

  • Stollen spirals

    Stollen spirals

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.10 ratings

    Bake a batch of these sweet German buns over Christmas and enjoy at breakfast or teatime... or both

  • Lebkuchen


    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.57 ratings

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


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