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Delicious baking recipes to raise your spirits

Publisher - Great British Food Awards
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NatashaLS

May 06, 2021
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​Baking is more popular than ever. With people having spent of much last year at home, more and more of us are getting into the kitchen to bake banana bread, roll pastry, and make beautifully risen sourdough loaves.

These are 10 of our favourite baking recipes, guaranteed to lift your spirits and impress your friends and family. Whether you’re looking for easy baking recipes like our perfect jam tarts, or would prefer to entertain with one of Mary Berry’s showstopping cake recipes, there’s something here for you.

Rhubarb & Ginger Crunch Pie

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This delicious pie recipe combines British rhubarb with sweet, slightly spicy stem ginger. It’s a heartwarming bake that tastes delicious with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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Prue Leith's Grapefruit Treacle Tart

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We absolutely can’t get enough of Prue Leith’s delicious grapefruit treacle tart recipe. It takes the traditional treacle tart recipe and adds some extra zing with segments of grapefruit. We love the combination of sweet and citrus, as well as its eye catching appearance.

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Mary Berry's Malted Chocolate Cake

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​When it comes to finding a baking recipe, we often seek out Mary Berry for inspiration. Her recipes for cakes, puddings, pies and cupcakes are quintessentially British, and very tasty! One of our favourites is this malted chocolate cake recipe, a classic chocolate cake flavoured with malt extract and topped with Maltesers for a fun treat that everyone will love.

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Martha Collisons Coffe & Irish Cream Eclairs

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If you’ve been searching for the perfect éclair recipe, then look no further. Martha Collison’s delicious coffee and Irish cream eclairs are boozy, decadent treats, and make for the perfect dessert!

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Lemon & Lime Meringue Tartlets

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If you’re fond of lemon meringue pie, then you’ll adore these lemon and lime meringue tartlets! They’re the perfect baking recipe to try out when you’re entertaining, as guests will love the citrussy filling paired with a cloudy meringue topping and buttery pastry!

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Whisky Brownies with Caramel Sauce

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​We’re always on the lookout for a good brownie recipe, and this one ticks all the boxes! The fudgy brownies are laced with fine whisky and served with a sweet caramel sauce — what could be more indulgent?

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Diana Henry's Sour Cherry, Rose & Cardamom Brioche Pudding

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Diana Henry is one of our favourite food writers, and we are particularly fond of her take on a bread and butter pudding recipe. She uses soft brioche, and elevates the dish with a hint of rose water, a sprinkling of cardamom and tangy sour cherries. Delicious!

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Sticky Toffee Pudding

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This is a simple, classic and delicious sticky toffee pudding recipe - sometimes, there’s no need to mess with traditional bakes! We love the combination of moist sponge cake and thick, rich caramel sauce. This one will disappear from the dish in no time!

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Gin & Tonic Loaf Cake

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This is one of our favourite baking recipes, as it combines two of our favourite things: cake, and gin! It’s a play on a lemon drizzle loaf cake, with both lime zest and gin in the sponge, and the icing enlivened with your favourite gin and tonic.

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    Perfect Jam Tarts

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      If you’re looking for an easy baking recipe, or cooking with children, we recommend trying out these retro jam tarts. The buttery pastry and sweet jam will evoke memories of your childhood. If you’re feeling particularly short on time, you could even (gasp) use shop-bought pastry!

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