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Baking

Millions tune in to see the Queen of Baking share her culinary wisdom each week on The Great British Bake Off – but how much do you really know about judge and food writer Mary Berry?

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Partridge and Grouse Pie recipe

Friday, November 6, 2015

Try this fast food version of game pie which can be made in double quick time if you buy ready prepared short crust pastry

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A Lake District food institution, beloved by many, marks a milestone this month. Mike Glover reports

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Lancashire Food Cartmel

Get nostalgic with this easy fridge cake recipe from the Bake Off’s Frances Quinn – like a rocky road cake, this tiffin recipe is full of childhood favourites

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Champion of the innuendo, Bake Off nurtures the British ability to find hilarity in double entendre – we pick the top 10 suggestive one-liners to tickle the British sense of humour

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Afternoon tea has been a popular British tradition since the early nineteenth century. Going out for your tea has had a different meaning altogether for Liverpudlians over the years. That’s all set to change with an influx of afternoon teas on offer in the city, we pick six of the best.

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Liverpool Afternoon Tea

If The Great British Bake Off was taking place at Downton Abbey and Mrs Patmore was one of the judges she would expect bakers to be able to master these 5 bakes, all of which have featured in the show, and be able to serve them to guests at the Abbey. But would the Mary Berry of the early 20th century be a forgiving judge…?

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Recipe: Chetna Makan’s Coffee Cake

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

In episode 8 of The Great British Bake Off the technical challenge is mokatines – tricky-to-make squares of sponge cake with coffee butter cream. For those that like their coffee cake less fiddly, but equally delicious, Chetna Makan shares her tried and tested coffee cake recipe

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Cutting gluten out of your diet can make it difficult to have a great meal out, but things are getting easier as more food businesses are catering for those who require gluten free food, Here’s a taster of what’s on offer locally

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It’s that time of year to give ourselves a treat. Perfect for Mothers Day, shaking off the last of those winter blues or just catching up with friends – afternoon tea is great for any occasion.

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Afternoon Tea Lake District

How to make 12 sourdough bagels

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Julie and David Peeks of Artisan Foodworks sharev their recipe for sourdough bagels

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Made from lemon and almond flavoured sponge with a raspberry jam centre, topped with an amaretto-flavoured icing, these cupcakes are a fun alternative to the traditional Bakewell Tart

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Crumbly pastry, rich chocolate and zesty lemon - whether a dinner party dessert or a luxurious treat for chocoholics, this tart is a winner!

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Cocoa with dark sour cherries and a hint of sweetness make these scones irresistible and bittersweet to the very last mouthful – a must try for home bakers and scone lovers alike

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Recipe: Rainbow cake by Frances Quinn

Friday, September 4, 2015

Not your ordinary rainbow cake, this lemon sponge with fresh fruit decoration is perfect for a children’s birthday party or just to brighten up a rainy day

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More from Baking

Whether you have strawberry or raspberry jam on your scones, or prefer Earl Grey to English breakfast tea - we've found 12 of the best tearooms that Devon has to offer

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The Great British Bake Off can be a life changing experience for the contestants. We chatted to local finalist from series one, Ruth Clemens about her journey and the new series.

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Afternoon Tea, once the preserve of high society, is now widely available in cafés, tearooms and restaurants across Britain. This is no less true in the Cotswolds, where you can delight in a cream tea or sip a delicate speciality blend in virtually every town and village in the region. To help you choose, here’s our selection of the best places to enjoy afternoon tea around the Cotswolds.

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Are you always on the hunt for the perfect Flat White or Americano in Cheltenham and the Cotswolds? Whether you like your latte fair trade, decaffeinated or crafted from locally roasted coffee beans – we pick 9 favourites to fill that caffeine craving

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Are you always on the hunt for the perfect Flat White or Americano around Suffolk? Whether you like your latte fair trade, decaffeinated or crafted from locally roasted coffee beans – we pick 10 favourites to fill that caffeine craving

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If you’re looking for things to do with a friend, or you just want to indulge a sweet tooth, Suffolk is home to some of the best cream teas in Britain – from country house hotels to chilled out coffee shops, we pick 10 worth a visit

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Every month, Surrey Life magazine showcases one of the area’s best tea shops, from Parisian pantries to countryside coffee houses. Below you’ll find abridged versions of Louise Johncox’s Tea Shop Trail column...

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Great British Bake Off star Mary Berry may be the ‘Queen of Cakes’, but she has another passion too – gardening. Here she shares her love affair with RHS Garden Wisley – and reveals why she has no plans to retire...

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Fancy freshening up your recipe book this autumn? Well, we’ve challenged three of Surrey’s top chefs to showcase the flavours of the season with their own individual flourish. As well as a hearty pumpkin soup and a delicate dish with in-season scallops, we also have a decadent gateau; all perfect for warming up with after a bracing stroll...

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18 of the best coffee shops in Sussex

Monday, October 12, 2015

Whether it’s your morning kick-start or a post-lunch pick-me-up, that cup of coffee has to be good. Thankfully Sussex now has a booming coffee shop culture, with quality beans roasted by well-trained baristas. Hazel Sillver suggests some of the best places to head for your daily caffeine fix, along with a slice of cake or two...

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Whether you’re looking for goodies for a special event or just fancy treating yourself before work or at lunch, Sussex has a great range of cupcake shops and suppliers

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Whether you’re after something for a special event or just fancy treating yourself, Hampshire has a number of fantastic cupcake producers and shops you should consider

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Whether it’s a simple 99 or something a bit more adventurous, there’s a good range on offer when it comes to ice cream (with some sorbet and gelato on the way) here in Hampshire

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There is nothing quite as quintessentially English as tucking into a luxurious afternoon tea. To help you decide where to go here’s our selection of the best places to enjoy afternoon tea in the historic town of Colchester

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Jo Haywood joins the dawn shift at Bettys’ bakery to find out what makes them such early risers (and it’s not just the yeast)

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Whether you’re holding a Halloween themed party or you’d just like something different to spoil your trick or treaters, these delicious cakes are perfect for little monsters and creepy callers!

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Inspired by BBC television programmes Great British Bake Off and MasterChef to get into the kitchen but don’t know where to start, or want to polish existing skills and learn new ones? These 8 cookery and baking schools might be a good start

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Visitors went ‘baking mad’ when Bakewell held its second baking festival recently

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The Cheltenham Literature Festival 2015 is back and it’s playing host to an abundance of tasty affairs for foodies this year. From Mediterranean adventures to Middle Eastern dining experiences, we’ve accumulated a list of the top culinary events to look out for over the next fortnight.

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Nothing beats the smell of freshly-baked bread and these local bakeries all hand-craft their own delicious varieties

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