Become a better baker – top tips for great baking

It’s a new year so it’s the perfect time to learn a new skill or brush up on an old one. Plus, a new year means new Bake Off contestants to get to know – if you fancy giving the competition a go yourself, these tips might come in handy! Here are some sure fire […]

Bread pudding

Don’t let your bread go to waste, turn it into a tasty treat by turning it into a dessert! Use the bread from one of these bakers. Ingredients: 500g leftover bread 2 eggs 500ml milk 100g soft brown sugar 50g sultanas 5g mixed spice 100g demerara sugar Method: Preheat your oven to 160 degrees and […]

Vegan Christmas pudding

If you saw our Stir up Sunday post, you’ll already have an idea of how to make a Christmas pudding, but if you are catering for vegans or someone with a food allergy, here’s a free from version for you Ingredients: 150g dates 50ml orange juice 50ml brandy 150g dried fruit 50g treacle 50g glace […]

Dorset sea salted caramel mousse

When there is an abundance of sea salt available, why not use it in a recipe or two? If you have a sweet tooth but like a touch of salt, give this caramel mousse a try. Ingredients: For the filling 25g cornflour 2tbsp cocoa powder 50g caster sugar 250ml milk 25g butter 200ml double cream […]

Poached pears

Poached pears are a classic dessert and with all the festive flavours available at this time of year, you can really make them seasonal and indulge without feeling too guilty. Pears are fruits after all! Ingredients: 6 pears 200ml white wine 50g maple syrup 6 star anise ¼ tsp ground cloves 2 oranges 1tsp ground […]

Jam Roly poly

This classic dessert is a must-have in the colder months and this version is super easy! This version is suitable for vegetarians and vegans as it uses vegetable suet which can be found in most stores. If you prefer you can use traditional beef suet – the measurements are the same! You could also amend […]

Stir Up Sunday – 22nd November 2020

If you’re someone who is well versed in the making of Christmas Pudding, you’ll already be aware of Stir Up Sunday, but if not, here is a brief run down of why this day is so important. Traditionally, Stir Up Sunday is the day when families get together to prepare the Christmas Pudding something that […]

Biscoff flapjack

These indulgent flapjacks only have six ingredients and are easy to make but give the impression that they require more effort than is actually needed. Perfect for those of you who want to give sweet treats this Christmas or want something a bit naughty to see you through the colder evenings. Ingredients 150g unsalted butter […]

Bonfire toffee

Just because we can’t gather in large groups to watch fireworks this year doesn’t mean we can’t recreate the atmosphere at home. Here’s some bonfire toffee that you can easily make yourself and enjoy with the family. Ingredients 450g dark brown sugar 125ml hot water ¼ tsp cream of tartar 115g black treacle 115g golden […]

Toffee apples | Halloween treats

This Halloween we might not be able to go out trick or treating as we might usually, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t still enjoy a treat or two. Why not have a go at making your own toffee apples? Ingredients 8 apples (any are fine, but red ones work best) 400g caster sugar […]