Category: Cooking

Strawberry shortcake cupcakes

Gorgeous strawberry shortbread cupcakes have a double surprise inside! Cut them open to reveal a whole strawberry and a crisp biscuit base. Perfect for picnics and parties. Ingredients For the strawberry ice-cream icing 175g/6oz lightly salted butter softened 350g/12oz icing sugar 100g/3½oz strawberry ice cream, melted For the cake 12 round vanilla sandwich biscuits 12 small-medium strawberries, tops sliced off […]

Angel food cake with lemon curd

This American cake is incredibly light as it’s made with whisked egg whites. Mary Berry decorates her version with homemade lemon curd and passion fruit seeds. Equipment and preparation: You will need a 25cm/10in angel food cake pan. Ingredients For the cake 125g/4½oz plain flour 300g/10½oz caster sugar 10 large free-range egg whites 2 large lemons, grated zest only […]

How to teach the curriculum through cooking

Getting kids to help you cook is a great way to teach them Key Stage 2 English maths science and French skills, straight from the curriculum. They won’t even realise they’re learning at the same time as having fun! Of course they’ll also learn how to cook and eat, balanced. Show them what different fruits […]

Chickpea veggie burgers and Duck burger and chips

These tasty chickpea veggie burgers are easy to make and brilliant for a family dinner. The burgers are freezer friendly so perfect for making ahead. They’re also vegan if you serve with dairy-free yoghurt coconut would work particularly well. Equipment and preparation: for this recipe you will need a food processor. Ingredients 3-4 tbsp sunflower oil […]

How to Brunch Like Big Food Bucket

There are really any better meal than brunch? Think about it. Not only does it give you the chance to sleep in a bit, but it’s the one time of day where a boozy mimosa or Caesar is perfectly acceptable, mixing salty, fatty foods like sausage and bacon with sweet French toast or pancakes is […]

The Most Delicious Chocolate Babka

Babka is an extremely popular Eastern European Jewish dessert, and for good reason. Imagine eating pools of gooey, delicious chocolate alongside crunchy toasted nuts that have been swirled and baked inside a warm, slightly crusty loaf of bread – that’s babka. Obviously, bread + chocolate = two of the best foods on the planet, so […]

How to Melt and Temper Chocolate for Perfect Candy

Dreaming of divine chocolate decorations of losing your temper? For many baked items, such as fluffy frosting or creamy cake fillings, you can get away with simply melting chocolate to take it from a solid to liquid form like in these Chocolate Divinity Candies. When you get into the world of bonbons and confectionary, however, that’s […]

How to Make Momos: South Asian Steamed Dumplings

We first fell in love with momos while travelling through Nepal. Momos are steamed dumplings traditionally from the Nepal and Tibetan regions. They’re warm, light, extremely flavourful and very filling (especially when you eat a ton of them, which you inevitably will). Here, we wanted to bring out the punchy Asian flavours that work on all the […]

These Perfect Lemon Meringue Cupcakes Are Everything

Searching for a fun springtime dessert to brighten up your kitchen and baking repertoire? Look no further. This recipe perfectly pairs all of our favourite flavours of lemon meringue pie, alongside fluffy vanilla cupcakes. Filled with tangy lemon curd and topped with pillow-soft toasted meringue clouds, these cupcakes are bursting with flavour and charm. Gently toasting the meringue is […]

We Tested 5 Vegan Egg Substitutes

There are so many options these days when it comes to replacing eggs in your vegan baking. So, we decided to test a whole bunch of substitutes to see which ones went boom and which ones went bust. We chose to test them all with the same brownie recipe, since we know brownies can be quite forgiving […]
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