Quick Rise Buns

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ C warm water
  • 6 Tbsp sugar
  • 3 Tbsp yeast
  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • 6 C flour (can use white or wholemeal)
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder

Directions

  1. Stir water, yeast, sugar and oil together. Leave for 5 minutes until it becomes frothy on top. Add flour, salt and baking powder. Mix well. Knead. Roll out if making a pizza base or shape for use as buns / bread / loaf. Paint with oil or milk (if you can be bothered). Bake at 200 degrees Celcius for 10-15 minutes.

Single serving Homemade Oreo Cookies

Ingredients

  • ¾ (107g/ 3 ¾ oz) cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ (25g/ ⅞ oz) cup unsweetened cocoa
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  •  teaspoon baking powder
  •  teaspoon salt
  • ¾ (167g/ 5 ⅞ oz) cups sugar
  • 5 Tablespoons (73g /2 ⅝ oz) cold butter
  • 3 Tablespoons. large egg*
  • Buttercream Frosting

Simple Chocolate Birthday Cake

Ingredients

For the Sponge
  • 225g Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar
  • 225g Unsalted Butter (Softened)
  • 175g Self-raising White Flour
  • 50g Cocoa Powder
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 4 Free Range Medium Eggs
For the Filling
  • 250g Icing Sugar (We like Silver Spoon)
  • 25g Cocoa Powder
  • 25ml Whole Milk
  • 80g Unsalted Butter
For the Decoration
  • 500g White Sugar Paste Icing
  • 500g Yellow Sugar Paste Icing
  • 100g Blue Sugar Paste Icing
  • 500g Grey Sugar Paste Icing

Sugar Cookies

Ingredients

FOR THE COOKIE DOUGH
  • 3 c. all-purpose flour, plus more for surface
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 c. (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 c. granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp. milk
FOR THE BUTTERCREAM FROSTING
  • 1 c. (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 5 c. powdered sugar
  • 1/4 c. heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp. pure almond extract
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • Food coloring

Millionaire’s Sponge Cake

Ingredients

For the Cake
  • 400g Unsalted Butter
  • 400g Light Brown Soft Sugar
  • 8 Medium Free Range Eggs
  • 400g Self-Raising White Flour (We use Allinson)
  • 2tsp Baking Powder
For the Chocolate Buttercream
  • 175g Unsalted Butter (Softened)
  • 325g Icing Sugar (We use Silver Spoon)
  • 40g Cocoa Powder
For the Decoration
  • A Drizzle Treat Toffee Sauce
  • 6 Millionaire’s Shortbread Bites
  • 5 Lotus Biscuits (Crushed)

Warm Almond-Cherry Cake

Ingredients

  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pie plate
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled), plus more for pie plate
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure almond extract
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 bag (12 ounces) frozen cherries, thawed and dried

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate (4-cup capacity); set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
  2. Using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in almond extract. With mixer on low, blend in flour mixture (do not overmix).
  3.  Transfer batter to prepared pie plate; scatter cherries and almonds on top. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean, 45 to 50 minutes. Let cool 10 minutes before serving.

Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon espresso powder, optional
  • 1/3 cup King Arthur Triple Cocoa Blend or Dutch-process cocoa
  • 1 2/3 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 cups shredded, unpeeled zucchini, gently pressed
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F; lightly grease an 8 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ loaf pan.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs, honey, oil, sugar, and vanilla until smooth.
  3. Add the salt, baking soda, baking powder, espresso powder, cocoa, and flour, mixing until well combined.
  4. Stir in the zucchini and chocolate chips.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  6. Bake the bread for 65 to 75 minutes, until the loaf tests done (a toothpick or cake tester inserted into the center will come out clean, save for perhaps a light smear of chocolate from the melted chips).
  7. Remove the bread from the oven, and let it cool for 10 to 15 minutes before turning it out of the pan onto a rack.
  8. Cool completely before slicing; store well-wrapped, at room temperature.
  9. Yield: one 8 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ loaf.