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Paul’s Hot Cross Buns

Friday, April 14th, 2017

Packed with flavour, these are real hot cross buns. I started making them with my Dad, also a baker, when I was just 9 years old. The addition of apples to the dough enhances the taste and lends a lovely, moist texture.

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Prue’s Easter Simnel Cake


Simnel Cake is the traditional Easter Cake and it is supposed to be decorated with eleven apostles (in the form of marzipan balls). The twelfth, Judas, is excluded for his sins. If you don’t like marzipan, you could cover the cake with any icing and then use mini foil-covered Easter eggs for the apostles.

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Mary’s Victoria Sponge – Technical Challenge

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016
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A Great British classic, the Victoria Sponge is the queen of cakes – and the centrepiece for any traditional afternoon tea worth its salt…

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Paul’s Savarin – Technical Challenge

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

Soaked in sweet syrup and often topped with fruit, the ring-shaped savarin is not your average sponge cake – it’s made with yeast for a start.

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Paul’s Jumbles – Technical Challenge

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Delicious knots of spiced biscuit, Jumbles were a favourite Tudor treat. But can you make a batch without getting yourself in a twist?

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