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Sheet Cake Recipes Worthy Of The Biggest Celebrations

When it comes to cake, you go big.<p>Sheet cakes might be thought of by some bakers as the lazy man’s cake, but we’re here to refute that misconception. Sure, with a sheet cake there are no fancy layers, no ombré colors, and very seldom, if any, intricate decorations. And yes, they are easy to bake. …

The fry-up is back: how to cook the perfect full English breakfast

Put on your aprons and whip out your frying pans; the Great British fry-up is enjoying a renaissance in kitchens across the UK. So far this year, we’ve eaten 10 per cent more fried breakfasts than last year, fresh sausage sales are up by 5.9 per cent and egg consumption at breakfast is up by 18 per …

Sesame Chicken

Sesame chicken is a fairly common dish found in most Chinese restaurant menus, and it’s likely you’ve ordered it at some point. More likely is that …

Cocoa Brownies

Makes 16 Servings<p>The best—and easiest—brownies you'll ever make. This recipe belongs in your repertoire. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>December 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into 1 inch pieces<p>1 1/4 cups sugar<p>…

Dessert

Great British Bake Off 2015: How To Make Pear Frangipane Tarts

It was pastry week on the Great British Bake Off and everyone was out to avoid one thing: the dreaded soggy bottom.<p>The contestants tousled with …

Peach and Raspberry Custard Tart

21 Delicious Recipes To Make With Overripe Bananas

An overripe banana is a blessing, not a curse.<p>Of all the produce that can go bad in the kitchen, the banana is the only one to get excited about. Overripe strawberries and peaches are destined for the compost bin, but overripe bananas provide you with the possibility of many great recipes. They’re …

Orange scented currant scones

These delightful fruity scones are the ones you will find served for afternoon tea at The Orangery at Kensington Palace. The recipe pays tribute to Queen Anne, who built the magnificent glass structure to house her collection of citrus trees.<p>MAKES<p>8<p>INGREDIENTS<p>225g self-raising flour<br>• 50g chilled …

Magic brownies

Use a 20cm square cake tin silicone or greased with butter and lined with baking parchment.<p>SERVES<p>10<p>INGREDIENTS<p>80g walnuts, crushed<br>• 4 eggs, separated<br>• 125g caster sugar<br>• 1 tbsp water<br>• 125g butter<br>• 110g plain flour<br>• 30g unsweetened cocoa powder<br>• pinch of salt<br>• 500ml milk, at room temperature<br>• 50g chocolate chips<p>METHOD<p>…

7 Sweet And Summery Strawberry Recipes

Strawberry season is in full swing! From strawberry muffins to strawberry rhubarb crisp, there are endless ways to enjoy summer's sweetest berry.<p><b>1. Strawberry Muffins</b><p>These tender muffins with crisp golden tops are perfect for a special breakfast or brunch. They're loaded with fresh strawberries -- …

Overnight cinnamon buns with cream cheese frosting

If you're in a hurry, you can skip the overnight chilling step. This just brings out a yeastier flavour in the bun which I prefer. Instead, just proof the raw buns in a warm place for two hours and then bake.<p><b>MAKES</b><p>8 large buns<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>3/4 cup (150g) warm water<br>• 2 1/4 tsp (8g) active dry yeast<br>• 1/2 cup …

The One Thing That Will Make Your Eggs Taste a Million Times Better

Whenever you order scrambled eggs at a restaurant, they’re fluffy and delicious, but when you try to make them at home, they always taste sort of <i>meh.</i> <i></i><p>That’s because you haven’t been using one key ingredient―which is quite possibly already on your breakfast plate.<p>It’s time to embrace bacon</b> …

Bored of roast chicken? Try our tantalising twists on the classic Sunday roast

How we British love a Sunday roast: they're familiar, comforting and offer a great opportunity to gather the whole family together. But perhaps, like many of us, you've begun to grow tired of your go-to Sunday roast chicken.<p>We've spiced things up a little with our all-time favourite recipes. From …

Traditional scone recipe - perfect for all the family

Scones can be sad. They promise so much and often deliver so little. And they do this when you really need them to be good. At weekends I often see lone dads – are they divorced, or have they just been given the kids for the day? – tackling scones in parks, zoos, cafés that will tolerate spillages …

Dessert

Orange and ginger roast chicken

Thin-skinned oranges, such as Valencia, are good here.<p>SERVES<p>6<p>INGREDIENTS<p>1.8kg chicken<br>• 250ml orange juice<br>• 4 tbsp honey<br>• 1½ tbsp hot sauce (such as Encona West Indian Hot Sauce) 3 garlic cloves, grated<br>• 2.5cm piece root ginger, peeled and grated<br>• finely grated zest of 2 oranges<br>• 200ml light chicken stock or …

Four-layer Earl Grey and honey cake

SERVES<p>6<p>INGREDIENTS<p>200ml full-fat milk<br>• 2 Earl Grey teabags<br>• 100g butter<br>• 200g caster sugar<br>• 2 eggs<br>• 175g plain flour<br>• 3 tsp baking powder<br>• ½ tsp salt<br>• 175g icing sugar<br>• 60g butter<br>• 1 tsp honey<br>• 1 tsp lemon juice<br>• Bee pollen, to decorate<p>METHOD<p>Preheat the oven to 180C, and grease and line two 5” cake tins with baking …

35 Modern Kitchen Ideas Every Home Cook Needs To See

These spaces cook up major style.<p>From white marble kitchens to yellow kitchens, these are the styles that define a modern cooking space.

Kitchens

Grilled salmon with ginger

This simple, easy dish is a staple in the Detox Kitchen. It was created when I was cooking with our friend Archie, and we still argue over who came up with the recipe. It is the perfect heart-healthy dish as it’s high in omega-3 fatty acids and also offers anticoagulant properties from the ginger …

How To Make Cronuts

Step 1<p>Whisk<p>whisk the milk, water and yeast together in a bowl.<p>Step 2<p>Pulse<p>pulse the cold butter and flours in a food processor or rub it between your …

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Step 1<p>Preheat Oven<p>Preheat oven to 180°C.<p>Step 2<p>Mix Wet Ingredients<p>Whisk the egg in a bowl for a minute. Add buttermilk, vinegar, vanilla, and …

SALMON PASTA BAKE How to Cook easy recipe

Carrot Ginger Pork Buns, Two Ways (Bao Zi)

Before we start, I’d like to give you a glimpse into the future.<p>In the future, you’re lifting the cover off of a pan and seeing the plump, happy, …

Mary Berry's chocolate and vanilla marble loaf cake

<b>SERVES</b><br>10<p><b>TOTAL TIME</b><br>1 hour 40 minutes<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><br>For the cake<p>225g (8oz) butter, softened<br>• 225g (8oz) caster sugar<br>• 275g (9¾oz) self-raising flour<br>• 2 level tsp baking powder<br>• 4 large eggs<br>• 2 tbsp milk<br>• ½ tsp vanilla extract<br>• 1½ level tbsp cocoa powder<br>• 2 tbsp hot water<p><b>For the icing</b><p>25g (1oz) butter<br>• 15g (½oz) cocoa …

Baking bread from scratch is nowhere near as daunting as it seems<p>In last week’s column, I said that bread baking is a pretty daunting proposition to many people, and that flatbreads were perhaps the ideal gateway to this wonderful art, because they’re often just cooked in a pan and need little or …

Baking

Crisp Waffles

Makes 10 waffles<p>This recipe for waffles is crisp and delicate in an almost unreal way. Enjoy them hot off the iron with whipped cream and jam. Check out more in Magnus Nilsson's Nordic Cookbook.<p>December 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>1¼ cups weak (soft) wheat flour (6½ ounces)<p>Generous pinch of kosher …

The 82 Most Delish Spaghettis

Wait—there's more than just tomato sauce and meatballs?<p>1 of 83<p>Ethan Calabrese<p>Spaghetti and Meatballs<p>Making your own meatballs and sauce makes it even …

Buttermilk Cupcakes

Ingredients<p>2 1/2 c. all-purpose flour<p>1 3/4 tsp. baking powder<p>3/4 tsp. fine salt<p>14 tbsp. unsalted butter<p>1 3/4 c. sugar<p>4 large eggs<p>2 tsp. vanilla bean …

Dessert

40 Absolutely Delicious Easter Desserts

The refreshing flavors of spring star in these impressive confections.<p>From extra-large, sugary cinnamon buns to Victoria sponge cake with limoncello and balsamic strawberries (try to say that three times fast), these Easter treats are fit for celebrating all day long.

Dessert

Cheesecake Swirl Brownies

Fat, gooey, fudgy brownies marbled with beautiful swirls of rich, decadent cheesecake. Life does not get better than this, people.<p>This is easily the …

Red velvet cheesecake brownies

As if cheesecake brownies weren’t enough. Duh.<p>For the red velvet bit:<p>1/2 cup butter<br>2-oz dark chocolate, coarsely chopped<br>1 cup sugar<br>2 large eggs<br>1 tsp …