European baking

European baking recipes

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

8 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

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

16 hrs
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Vegetarian
16 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 35 mins
Easy
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8 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

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 hrs and 5 mins
Easy
5 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

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

42 mins
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Vegetarian
46 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

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
7 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

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

35 mins
Easy
14 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

For an alternative wedding cake, try croquembouche

2 hrs and 15 mins
A challenge
5 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

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

50 mins
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21 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Soured cream makes for a light and moist pretty, ring-shaped cake that's offset by a creamy, crunchy drizzle

1 hr
Easy
92 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Our professional tips will help you master this crunchy-and-custardy delight

55 mins
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5 ratings 3.6 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 15 mins
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14 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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

45 mins
Easy
2 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
8 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 25 mins
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2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr
Easy
1 rating 4.0 out of 5 star rating

This favourite dessert of Maman Blanc is an ideal way to use up an autumn apple glut

1 hr
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38 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

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

49 mins
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10 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

These mini French pastry swirls with soft cheese are a great cheat's canapé - quick, simple and stunning

22 mins
Easy
165 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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

2 hrs and 15 mins
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13 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 15 mins
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7 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Use ready-made custard in these tropical desserts, for all the 'wow' factor but less of the effort

30 mins
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9 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

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

2 hrs and 45 mins
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53 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

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

30 mins
Easy
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