Baking provides the perfect antidote to a dreary winter’s day. Spend a lazy afternoon in the comfort of your kitchen and bake to your heart’s content with some delicious cake and biscuit recipes, and reap the sweet rewards! Go traditional with British classics like the Yorkshire parkin or Madeira cake, perfect with a nice cup of tea. Or you could go all out with an afternoon tea overflowing with scones and fine pâtisserie.
There is nothing quite like the smell of a loaf of home-baked bread, fresh from the oven. Master the age-old skill of breadmaking with our How to bake bread guide and get to grips with kneading, knocking back and shaping. Begin your bread baking journey of discovery with Dominic Chapman’s recipe for White bread, before getting experimental with flours and flavours.
The humble pie is a thing of pastry-covered beauty. When it’s raining and miserable outside, fill your house with the gorgeous, comforting smells of a sumptuous pie baking in the oven. Whether sweet or savoury, shortcrust or puff, double crust or open-topped, get filled with pie inspiration from our collection of pie recipes.