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Brie in Brioche

I love to make this for lunch for the family or friends. In France it is quite usual to serve a light brioche with something savoury like cheese, liver pâté or smoked salmon; when we make this in classes it is often quite a revelation and always a big favourite when we sit down and […]

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Jelly Tot Cakes: Half-term fun!

In need of some half-term activity inspiration? Then look no further, as we have this exclusive recipe for Jelly Tot cakes, straight from the queen of baking herself, Mary Berry. This recipe is kid-friendly, and not to mention fun! You can find recipes like this and more in Fast Cakes by Mary Berry. Jelly Tot […]

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Happy National Cake Day!

Here at Bookends HQ, we love any excuse for a slice of cake and a cup of tea. So on National Cake Day, we will definitely be indulging ourselves in a slice of cake (or two…)! To celebrate National Cake Day, we are giving you an exclusive recipe from the queen of cakes herself, Mary Berry, from […]

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CACAO CHIA PAN BROWNIE

Brownies are one of the easiest cakes to bake – perfect for those times when you just need a chocolaty treat. We’ve added chia seeds into the mix, although we have to admit the butter and sugar mean this isn’t the healthiest recipe, but we couldn’t resist including it.   MAKES 16 BROWNIES 120g butter, […]

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6 fancy pastry terms we learned from Bake Off: Crème De La Crème

Jaw-dropping cakes and oodles of drama, Bake Off: Créme de la Créme has everything we need from our TV. Inspired by the show, we’ve also been trying our hand at a few pastry masterpieces of our own and learning some fancy new terms from the official recipe book. We challenge you to put on your best […]

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The Clandestine Cake Club’s ultimate Easter recipe: Pistachio and fruit Simnel cake

Feeling fed up of chocolate already? Here’s a recipe for a delicious and different Easter cake from Lynn Hill’s The Clandestine Cake Club: A Year of Cake . A traditional Simnel cake has a thin layer of marzipan baked into the centre and is decorated with a circle of marzipan on top. This cake is a little different because it […]

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Why Emma Hannigan loves the heart of winter PLUS her favourite crumble recipe

The cooler weather and onset of winter doesn’t need to be something we dread, author Emma Hannigan shares her reasons for why she loves this time of year, along with her mouthwatering apple and pear crumble recipe.   ‘As an awesome array of russet leaves litter the ground and trees look as if they’ve shed […]

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Weekend Recipe: Gizzi Erskine’s Black Velvet Cake

  SERVES 10–12 Preparation Time 20 minutes, plus chilling Cooking Time 50 minutes Ingredients 250g unsalted butter, chopped into cubes, plus extra for greasing 250ml chocolate stout or Guinness 100g plain chocolate (70% cocoa solids), broken into pieces 35g cocoa powder 400g golden caster sugar 2 eggs 142g natural yogurt 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 275g plain flour 2½ teaspoons […]

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