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Plain flour recipes

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Use plain flour to make some delicious baked goods. This storecupboard staple can be used in bread, biscuits, cakes, yorkshire puddings, pancakes and more.

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  • Fruit & spice soda bread

    Fruit & spice soda bread

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.21 ratings

    A traditional Irish loaf that uses bicarbonate of soda instead of yeast - this version is sweetly spiced with fruit and oats

  • Four Yorkshire puddings in a baking tin

    Best Yorkshire puddings

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.886 ratings

    The secret to getting gloriously puffed-up Yorkshire puddings is to have the fat sizzling hot and don't open the oven door!

  • Fruity sponge cake

    Fruity sponge cake

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.49 ratings

    Reader Sue McGann devised this delicious low-fat cake recipe

  • Sticky toffee banana bread cut into slices

    Sticky toffee banana bread

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.31 ratings

    Use up overripe bananas to make this sticky toffee banana loaf. It’s even more indulgent with the toffee sauce and nut brittle

  • Pancakes on a plate with lemon wedges

    Easy pancakes

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.478 ratings

    Learn a skill for life with our foolproof crêpe recipe that ensures perfect pancakes every time – elaborate flip optional

  • Rough-puff pastry being rolled on a surface

    Rough-puff pastry

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.86 ratings

    Use Gordon Ramsay's recipe when you want a quick, light flaky pastry in minutes

  • Shaped biscuits on a baking tray

    Basic biscuit dough

    A star rating of 4.1 out of 5.176 ratings

    This simple recipe for cookie dough can be adapted to suit your tastes – experiment with different shapes and flavours

  • Doughnut muffins

    Doughnut muffins

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.154 ratings

    These individual sugar-dipped cupcakes are baked not fried but taste just as delicious and are best straight from the oven

  • Chocolate chip cookies on a plate with a small glass bottle of milk

    Vintage chocolate chip cookies

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.1023 ratings

    An easy chocolate chip cookie recipe for soft biscuits with a squidgy middle that will impress family and friends. Make plenty as they're sure to be a hit

  • A loaf of soda bread on a chopping board

    Easy soda bread

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.85 ratings

    Want a simple bread recipe? This soda bread requires no kneading or proving, is yeast-free and takes mere minutes to prepare. Above all, it's delicious

  • Yorkshire puddings piled on a plate

    James Martin's Yorkshire puds

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.119 ratings

    Roast beef just wouldn't be the same without crisp Yorkshire puddings.

  • Easy vanilla cake

    Easy vanilla cake

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.201 ratings

    A moist cake drenched with vanilla syrup. Use as the basis for a range of fabulous celebration cakes

  • Red velvet cookies served on a wire tray

    Red velvet cookies

    A star rating of 3.7 out of 5.25 ratings

    Turn the popular cake into chewy cookies, complete with cream cheese icing. Box them up to give as a gift, or make a batch of dough to keep in the freezer

  • Shortbread slices in a tin that is set on a garden chair

    Shortbread recipe

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.82 ratings

    Bake these classic shortbread biscuits to wow a crowd. You only need four ingredients, but you can mix it up with lemon or orange zest, or try adding chopped pistachios

  • Triple ginger & spice cake

    Triple ginger & spice cake

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.77 ratings

    If you're looking for a slice with spice, try this deliciously moist and sticky ginger cake

  • Banana, walnut & chocolate chip loaf

    Banana, walnut & chocolate chip loaf

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.119 ratings

    Paul Hollywood shares his banana bread recipe - this delicious bake is dotted with chocolate and nuts

  • Chocolate muffins served on a wire rack

    Chocolate muffins

    A star rating of 3.4 out of 5.148 ratings

    Make chocolate muffins as a weekend baking project with the kids. These family-friendly bites are perfect with a cuppa, and you can double up on the chocolate by adding choc chips, if you want

  • Blueberry muffins on board with berries

    Easy blueberry muffins

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.227 ratings

    Make these super easy blueberry muffins for a fun weekend bake. You're just a few simple steps away from bite-sized blueberry treats

  • Sugar-dusted vanilla shortbread

    Sugar-dusted vanilla shortbread

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.49 ratings

    Great for keeping the biscuit tin topped up over Christmas, these sweet shortbread thins make a perfect treat

  • Shortbread biscuits served on a wooden board with a cup of tea

    Shortbread biscuits

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.159 ratings

    Make these moreish shortbread biscuits using just three ingredients. They're wonderfully crumbly and go perfectly with a cup of tea for a mid-morning treat

  • Classic pancakes

    Classic pancakes

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.45 ratings

    You can use this foolproof classic batter recipe to create a base for sweet or savoury pancakes

  • Courgette & goat's cheese tart

    Courgette & goat's cheese tart

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.18 ratings

    Everyone will love the summery flavours in this veggie main dish

  • Apple & spice tealoaf

    Apple & spice tealoaf

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.31 ratings

    Perfect with a fresh pot of tea, this looks and tastes just as good as a farmers' market buy

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