Baking is for people with passion and every craft baker will be the first to say it. Even if you don't bake professionally, you may like to design some fancy cupcakes or master a specialty bread on a Sunday.
There is always a good time to start baking at home and here you will find some good and easy to follow recipes for cakes, breads, cupcakes and many more.
Each month we will feature one recipe that we think is really good and would love you to try baking it at home and then will post your photo on our Facebook page.
Recipe of the month: Gooey Chocolate Cherry Cookies
Makes 20 large cookies
Prep 15 mins
Cook 14 mins
If you like American-style cookies, you’ll love these pale, chewy delights. Plus, they can be baked from frozen
- 200g unsalted butter , at room temperature
- 85g light muscovado sugar
- 85g golden caster sugar
- 1 egg
- 225g self-raising flour
- 50g plain chocolate , 50-70% cocoa, roughly chopped
- 50g white chocolate , roughly chopped
- 85g natural colour glacé cherries , roughly chopped
Heat oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. Beat the butter, sugars and egg until smooth, then mix in the flour, chocolates and cherry pieces and ½ tsp salt. Spoon onto non-stick baking sheets in large rough blobs - you'll get 20 out of this mix. Make sure they are well spaced as the cookies grow substantially as they bake. The raw dough can be frozen.
Bake for 12-14 mins until just golden, but still quite pale and soft in the middle. If baking from frozen, give them a few mins more. Cool on the sheets for 5 mins, then lift onto racks with a fish slice and leave to cool completely.
Try swapping the cherries for sour cherries, nuts or even more chocolate.
186 kcalories, protein 2g, carbohydrate 23g, fat 11 g, saturated fat 6g, fibre 1g, sugar 14g, salt 0.13 g
Now your home made Gooey Chocolate Cherry Cookies are ready, take some photos of you and your friends enjoying your work and post them on our Facebook page!
More recipes ...
There are thousands and thousands of really inspiring recipes out there, but do you know where to find them? Here you will find a list of some really good sources of fantastic recipes from (not only) celebrity bakers, craft bakers and other home bakers.
- Foodies Magazine best recipes for baking
- National Baking Week recipes including creative ideas for baking with kids and bake to scare recipes, some of which are available as videos making the baking even more fun!
- Lorraine Pascale's website where she will keep you updated on what's new in her show and give you recipes for all dishes she makes every week
- some good recipes from Paul Hollywood including his Scones and Focaccia Bread
- An enormous database of recipes for cakes and baking on BBC Food is something you cannot just ignore.
- BBCGoodFood will provide with inspiration and recipes for fantastic breads, cakes, scones, biscuits,
Have you seen another fantastic recipe and would like to share it with others - please get in touch and we will add it here.
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