Monthly Archives: March 2010

Baking Bank Holiday

The long bank holiday is the perfect time to dust of your apron and get back into the kitchen.

We have some eggstraspecial Easter Recipes that are perfect for sharing with your family and friends who may be visiting over the weekend.

Alterntively if you want to make the most of what’s in season during April we have some mouth watering recipes including rhubarb or lamb

Why not have a long lazy breakfast this weekend to? Really spoil yourself!

Whatever you do this weekend, have a lovely Easter.

The Baking Mad Kitchen x x

Rich Gooey Indulgence Amazing Chocolate Cakes

I have decided we are obsessed with Chocolate Cakes, Muffins, Brownies, Roulades….. anything you can cook with lots of sugar and lots of chocolate in. If you love chocolate and chocolate recipes you have come to the right place.

We have an Unbelievably Rich Chocolate Cake which is perfect served with lots and lots raspberries. This cake is rich, moist and very morish! Alternatively you could try our Proper Chocolate Cake which is easy to make yet has to most amazing flavour and is perfect for giving to friends and family as a gift or even birthday cake. Everyone will be impressed with this one!
New to Baking Mad is also what we think this one of the best brownies recipes of all time – Indulgent Brownies. These are the Utimate Brownies.
Alternatively, if you want a chocolate recipe for a dinner party why not try Chocolate and Nut Tiramisu

I think you might be getting the message about how much we love our chocolate recipes in the kitchen! If you do want any advice on the perfect chocolate recipe whatever the occassion please do not hesitate to contact us at Baking Mad!!

Gizzi – Easter Biscuits

We are so pleased to have worked with Gizzi Erskine to produce a fantastic recipe for delicious Easter Biscuits. We also have a video to follow step by step, which shows how easy these are to make and decorate.

Gizzi has also given us a signed copied of her new recipe book ‘Gizzi’s Kitchen Magic’ to giveaway in our competition this month. In this book she provides you with the techniques and tops to make sure your time in the kitchen is a success.

Check out the video!

Country Living

We have been working a lot recently with our friends at Country Living to not only provide you with recipe inspiration but also offer a helping hand to ensure you achieve results to be proud of.

In April’s issue we have the fantastic Olive Fougasse recipe as part of our support of the reader’s loaves campaign, but make sure you buy the May, June and July issues as there is lots more to come from Allinson, Billington’s and Baking Mad.

As part of 30 days of Food and Drink we are working with Good Housekeeping and Country Living to hold an event for readers.

Join us for an afternoon of exciting demonstrations and treats by Country Living’s Food and Drink editor Alison Walker where you will learn the tricks of the trade to perfect bread baking at home.

You will also get the chance to taste these delightful recipes, a chance to ask any questions and take away an amazing Goody Bag!

Beach Retreats Competition

For those of you who have not yet entered, we have a fantastic competition this month in association with Beach Retreats. You can win a HOLIDAY and meal at Fifteen, the Jamie Oliver inpired Restaurant!!

All you have to do is anwer one simple question! What’s easier than that?!! You can even find the answer to this question on the Beach Retreats website www.beachretreats.co.uk whilst you are having a little look around.

You better hurry though, the competition closes on Tuesday 30th March and I know you will not want to miss out.

The lovely people at Beach Retreats know how special all our Baking Members are, so have also agreed to give you ALL 10% off a holiday with them. All you have to do is click this link then quote the special code when booking your holiday. Now you have no excuses to get away. The Baking Mad team are kitting out all Beach Retreats accommodation with baking sets so you won’t even miss out on making some baked goodies!

You can always send us a post card x x

Bread Maker Recipes

No matter what type of breadmaker you have, whether its Panasonic, Morphy Richards, Cook Works, Kenwood or any others, we have some fantastic breadmaker recipes you will love the experiment with.

Click here to go to a baking idea that includes yummy pesto pepper bread and a fruity tea bread.

We also have a hot cross bun loaf that is suitable for your bread maker. Perfect now spring has finally arrived. This loaf will fill your house with lovely aromas that will get everyone’s mouth watering.

If you are having a browse through recipes on Baking Mad, all you need to look for is our little bread maker symbol. This shows a recipe is perfect for using in your breadmaker.

Bread Maker Recipe

And, if you do have any problems (which I am sure you won’t) we do have some helpful tips in our ‘Ask the Expert’ section.

Spring Day Trips

Finally, we are starting to see signs of Spring appearing. The sun is beginning to shine and flowers are just stating to bud. Hurray!!

It seems to have been a very long Winter this year, so I am sure like us you are desperate to get out and about again.

To accompany you on your trip, however long or short why not take some fantastic bites along? We have a lovely little group of recipes perfect for this occasion, so if this sounds tempting you better get clicking

We have Sundried Tomato Bread, Mixed Olive Bread and even something a little sweeter like Raspberry and Coconut Cakes. Recipes that can tempt even the stubbon family members. All perfect for those Spring Day Trips.