If you need an excuse to get your apron on and break out the rolling pin to do some procrasti-baking, National Baking Day is the perfect justification to whip up something sweet and delicious this evening. Baking is a therapeutic art, so set aside some time today to luxuriate in the kitchen – sifting, kneading and whisking your way to a home baked treat.
We have chosen some must try baking recipes from TheTaste collection to give you inspiration and tempt you into the kitchen today – who could resist? Remember, there is more to baking than cake and get creative with these recipes from some of the latest cookbooks and top chefs.
If you’ve never tried the American classic hand held treat of Whoopie Pies, this Chocolate Peppermint Whoopie Pies Recipe from Made in the USA Cookbook is a fantastic start. You’ll be humming the Star Spangled Banner after every bite!
The perfect brownie is one which is crisp and chewy at the edges and oozy in the centre – Pistachio and Raspberry Brownies Recipe by Darina Coffey ticks all the boxes and pops with the tartness of raspberry and crunch of pistachio.
Cake is great but cupcakes always feel that little bit more delicate and special. This Chocolate, Raspberry and Pink Peppercorn Cupcake Recipe by Cove Cake Design is deliciously chocolatey and rich, with an interesting kick of spice from pink peppercorns.
Custard Creams are a universal favourite and the only improvement you can make to this classic biscuit is to dunk it in buttercream on a cupcake, as Karyn Ryan’s Custard Cream Cupcake Recipe proves.
Doughnuts don’t always have to be do-nots, this healthier baked Glazed Blood Orange Doughnuts Recipe from The FODMAP Friendly Kitchen Cookbook proves you can make this treat a little lighter but still delicious.
This Sticky Toffee Pudding Cake Recipe by Delicious Circle marries two of the most wonderful things – cake and sticky toffee pudding – to create a little slice of toffee heaven.
This Chocolate Macadamia Porter Cake Recipe by Chef Shane Smith is devilishly dark and sinfully rich with luscious porter – the perfect way to indulge on National Baking Day.
A classic gets a twist with a little hint of fragrant ginger in Mary Berry’s Ginger and Chocolate Cake Recipe – you know you can trust the Bake Off Queen for a foolproof recipe and guaranteed delicious results.
Johnny Sheperd’s Custard Tart Recipe is a soggy-bottom free zone, with a wobbly vanilla spiked centre and buttery pastry case. A perfect tea time treat or serve with cream for an indulgent dessert.
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