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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.
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.
A Great British classic, the Victoria Sponge is the queen of cakes – and the centrepiece for any traditional afternoon tea worth its salt…
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.
Delicious knots of spiced biscuit, Jumbles were a favourite Tudor treat. But can you make a batch without getting yourself in a twist?