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Food Heaven interviews TV Chef James Martin

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James Martin – the friendly face of Saturday Kitchen Live – talks to us about his culinary inspirations, what 
live TV is really like, and reveals all about his new range of sturdy bakeware products… What first drew you towards a career as a chef? I was influenced massively by my grandmother and mother, who […]

Spooky snacks! Get ready for Halloween with these Meringue Bones…

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If we ever needed a reason to get baking, then Halloween is definitely it – from dress up parties to trick-or-treaters, there’s all manner of excuses throughout October to make a batch of sweet delights. We love these utterly spooky meringue bones, served with raspberry blood, to get the party going. Try them yourself this […]

Happy Chocolate Week! We pick our favourite chocolate cookbooks…

Today is the first day of Chocolate Week – a whole seven days to indulge yourself with new recipes, experiment with truffles and explore the wonderful world of chocolate! We don’t know about you, but here at Food Heaven we can never resist a slice of layered chocolate cake, or a freshly baked brownie, and […]

Coconut and Cardamom Sweet Buns Recipe by Cathryn Dresser

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Pyrex have teamed up with previous Great British Bake Off contestant Cathryn Dresser to launch Pyrex National Baking Week 2014 – which runs from 13-19th October and will see all manner of competitions, recipes and baking celebration galore! Try this recipe for Coconut and Cardamom Sweet Buns to get into the spirit of baking week… […]

Gorgeous vintage pearl cupcakes recipe

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Try these simple cupcakes decorated with sugar pearls to create a chic vintage look – it’s an easy three step process and the end result will look effortless! For the vanilla cupcakes 110g butter, softened 110g caster sugar 110g plain flour 2 tsp baking powder ¼ tsp salt 1tsp vanilla extract 2 eggs For the […]

Ready, steady, it’s the Cake & Bake Show!

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Tomorrow the doors of the Cake & Bake Show in London will open and a weekend of delicious baking fun will begin! Our resident blogger Sophie is looking forward to the event… As the UK’s leading bake show approaches, it had me wondering what exactly is it that I love about the Cake & Bake […]

Celebrate National Cupcake Week with our Pigs in Mud recipe!

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Try this tasty recipe for Pigs in Mud Cupcakes – we think they go down especially well at children’s parties, but let’s be honest they’re great fun for all ages… For the cupcakes 130g butter, softened 130g caster sugar 110g self-raising flour, sifted 20g cocoa powder, sifted 1 tsp baking powder 2 large eggs, beaten […]

A lesson in cake decorating at Konditor & Cook

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As soon as I picked up a copy of the new Konditor & Cook book, I was in love. Baking doesn’t get any more indulgent or delicious than at the hands of this London bakery. So when I discovered that it ran classes, offering the chance to learn some new cake decorating skills, then try […]

The Great British Bake Off Effect

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Our resident blogger Sophie Barson tells us what she loved about the first episode of GBBO last night on BBC One, and why she thinks it has such an impact on the nation… As soon as I hear the intro music to the Great British Bake Off, I’m excited. I know I’m in for an […]

Getting ready for the Bake Off!

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The Great British Bake Off is back on our screens tonight, and already our Twitter feed is full of enthusiastic posts heralding the arrival of the new series. Home bakers, industry professionals, schoolkids, parents – it seems that no matter what your age, the GBBO unites us in a shared celebration of that most sacred […]