Beginner's guide to baking
Not sure what ‘creaming’ the butter and sugar means let alone how to get it right? There is a baker hiding inside all of us, you just have to know where and how to get started. Some recipes are easier than others, unfortunately if you are new to this baking thing you may stumble across a deceptively hard recipe that assumes knowledge you don't have.
We have pulled together a handy video which explains some of the basics of baking a cake and we have also included a few favourite recipes that are super easy to pull off, even if you are an absolute baking newbie.
Ray McVinnie shares his insider knowledge on how to make a simple sponge cake with just four ingredients. Ray uses a mixer in this video but you can also use hand beaters or a whisk, it will just take a little longer. Watch video
This recipe is perfect for the not-so-confident baker due to its simplicity, no need for any special equipment and it is pratically fool proof. Best of all? It tastes amazing! This will fly off the plate, whatever the occasion. Get the recipe
A dessert option that is impressive and easy to execute. Don't shy away from hosting a dinner party when you can whip up this simple wonder and keep it warm to bring out with a flourish in front of your amazed friends. Get the recipe
A moist and amazing cake that requires no creaming of the butter and sugar, the only tough part is allowing enough time to boil the oranges. Once the oranges are done (and you can do other things while this happens) it is simply a case of blend + pour +bake = yum!. Get the recipe