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Baking Mad.com brings you British Baking in 2012

Baking Mad fans, have we got news for you!Best of British Baking Recipe Book

We’ve just launched our very own  recipe book and it’s available to buy now!

The cookery book, entitled British Baking in 2012, celebrates the nation’s favourite recipes from the ultimate Victoria Sponge cake to Sticky Toffee Cupcakes and Sausage and Chuntney Rolls. And of course, as you’d expect from Baking Mad.com there’s plenty of top tips and advice to help you achieve your baking best too.

So if we’ve wet your appetite for some Great British baking why not pick up a copy of our new book to add to your collection. Available from Sainsbury’s supermarkets, our book costs just £2.99 and can also be bought as part of a 3 for 2 promotion along with some of our favourite baking brands such as Billington’s and Nielsen Massey. Go, on treat yourself! What are you waiting for?

 

Get 35p off your Billington’s Demerara Sugar

Now here’s a little sweet treat for everyone this month. Billington’s have given us a coupon to share with all the Baking Mad fans and you can get 35p off a 1kg bag of Billington’s Demerara Sugar. Think of all the delicious goodies you can make with this!

Just click this link to download your coupon today:

Click here to get your Billington’s coupon

Enjoy

Baking Mad x

 

Baking Mad Valentine’s Blogger Competition

This Valentines we are holding a special Valentine’s Bloggervalentine cake Competition for 15 willing baking bloggers. 

We will be sending a range of delicious products out to passionate baking bloggers with the challenge being to make something delicious that you would like to receive on Valentine’s Day.

Once you receive the products you can use them to get creative; cakes, cupcakes, biscuits, chocolates, whatever you like, and when you’re done post your creation on your blog to be judged by Baking Mad with a description of what it is.

The winner will receive:

 - 30pc set of plunger cutters you can use to create beautiful shapes with icing

- A set of heart shaped silicone cupcake cases

- A range of Nielsen Massey Extracts including Madagascan Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract, Lemon Extract, Orange Extract, Almond Extract and Vanilla Paste

plunger cutterscupcake casesNielsen Massey

Three runners up will receive:

- A set of 24 Tulip Muffins Casestulip cases

If you think you’d like to take part then simply comment on this post with a link to your blog.  We will pick 15 top blogs who we think are most up for the challenge and comment on them on here, so make sure you check back!

If you don’t get picked you can still enter the competition. Blog about your own Valentine’s creation and send a link to info@bakingmad.com with the title ‘Valentine’s Blogger Competition’ saying you would like to be included for the prize draw.

We’ll be sending the 15 bloggers a range of Silver Spoon Create products to get creative with; a range of edible cake decorations and baking ingredients from Silver Spoon.

For some Valentine’s inspiration see BakingMad.com’s Valentine’s Recipes to keep the romance sweet this Valentine’s Day.

Sounds like fun? We think so!

* Any bloggers wishing to take part must comment on this post before 12pm 31st Jan 2012

*All competition entries must be published before 14.02.12, and Baking Mad notified of the post by contacting info@bakingmad.com

* One entry per person

* Full terms and conditions will be sent via e-mail to participating bloggers

Nancy’s Marmalade Muffins

 Hello! My name is Nancy and I am a member of the Baking Mad  team; the people that bring you BakingMad.com!

Baking Mad of course is all about BAKING and we do our best to make sure all the baking addicts out there have plenty of recipes to keep them happy and inspired.

My role within Baking Mad is to keep an eye on all the inspirational baking bloggers and what they’re up to in the bloggersphere, and to set willing bloggers fun baking challenges and products to review.

Working for a baking website, I am fortunate enough to get quite a few opportunities to improve my own baking skills. Before Baking Mad I have made a few batches of scones, muffins and easy peasy flapjacks. Now I will be trying out a range of recipes and writing about my experiences every month on the Baking Mad blog! I hope you enjoy reading my posts, and will (hopefully) see me progress in my baking journey.

Marmalade Muffins

The health craze is alive and kicking after Christmas time indulgences. And with research saying that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, a great place to start it some homemade breakfast baking! I decided to have a go at these Marmalade Muffins, bound to fill me up and give me a good start to the morning.

Ingredients
4 tbsp Billington’s Light Muscovado Sugar
225 grams Allinson Nature Friendly Plain White Flour
1 tbsp Baking Powder
0.50 tsp Bicarbonate Of Soda
1 tsp Salt
1 Happy Egg Beaten
225 ml Milk
50 grams Butter Melted and Cooled
1 tbsp Orange Zest Grated
6 tbsp EPC Henley Seville Orange Marmalade

First, I sifted all the dry ingredients into a large bowl, so that was the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, muscovado sugar and salt.

Then I beat together the egg and milk, then add the melted butter and orange zest. It seemed to be taking me forever to grate the orange until I realised I was using the wrong side of the grater…silly me.

I made a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and poured in the liquid mixture all at once, then mixed it all together lightly with a wooden spoon.

 

I spooned two tablespoons of the batter into the base of each of 12 paper muffin cases. I was a little generous with my scoops so as you will see from the pictures I ran out of mixture for the 12th case! Oh well, 11 muffins isn’t too bad.

I then added 2 teaspoons of my Seville orange marmalade, and then covered the marmalade with a spoonful of the remaining muffin batter.

Pop in the oven for about 20 minutes at Gas 6/200°C/400°F until golden brown. I poked one with a metal skewer to check they were cooked properly.

 

Of course I then had to let them cool on a wire rack. This was the hard bit! The muffins had made such a lovely smell in my house me and my housemates were champing at the bit! We ate them whilst they were still warm and they were delicious, even if I say so myself. And I took the rest in the next day to share with the rest of the Baking Mad team, and they said they weren’t too bad either. I think I might make some more and freeze them so I can have them throughout the week on the go. Result!

Want to be on TV?

Eric LanlardAttention all budding bakers! Do you love experimenting in the kitchen? Have you got some impressive recipes up your sleeve that could wow even a master baker?

If so Baking Mad needs you!

We are looking for passionate bakers to compete in a mini bake off. The lucky winner will have a 1-1 lesson with baker to the stars Eric Lanlard and appear on the popular TV series Baking Mad with Eric Lanlard!

Twice winner of the prestigious Continental Patissier of the Year at the British Baking Awards, Eric has earned himself an international reputation for show stopping cakes. Through his designer cake emporium Cake Boy, Eric attracts an impressive A-list clientele and a global fan base.

Do you think you’ve got what it takes to impress Eric with your culinary skills? If so please email us at bakingmad@infinite-media.tv where you will be prompted to fill in one of our application forms.

Good luck!

National Baking Week

Whisks at the ready, National Baking Week is finally here! Yes, that’s right, it’s time to roll up your sleeves, put on your pinny and get baking for Britain.

Fronted by Ruth Clemens, finalist of 2010′s Great British Bake Off and popular author of The Pink Whisk blog, National Baking Week aims to get Britain back into the kitchen. The campaign is being sponsored by some of the biggest names in the world of home baking including Billington’s, Allinson, Silver Spoon, Happy Eggs and Pyrex.

Celebrations kicked off in the capital yesterday and we were at St Pancras station to see the unveiling of this rather impressive creation.

National Baking Week

The seven foot cake, which recreates a map of the London underground, along with several of the city’s most famous landmarks, is made from a variety of different recipes and baking techniques.

National Baking Week

Visit the National Baking Week website to to see how this amazing cake was put together. Plus there’s a chance to win some great prizes throughout, including a Baking Mad hamper.

 

Top Tips for Terrifyingly Tasty Treats

Spooky Halloween CupcakesAt Baking Mad we never need an excuse to get creative in the kitchen, but with Halloween fast approaching what better occasion could we ask for?

Whatever terrifyingly tasty treats you’re hoping to bake, here’s our top tips to help make your Halloween a spooky success.

Be Prepared
No matter what you are baking this Halloween, make sure you’re well equipped for the occasion. You’ll need an array of gruesome food colourings, icings and cake toppers. SilverSpoon Cakecraft do a fantastic range of edible decorations and have everything you need to lift your baking from the so-so to the seriously impressive. From chocolate letters and numbers, to sprinkles and bejewelled jelly drops, the only limited is your imagination!

Trick or Treat
Why not try mixing up a batch of ghoulishly great cupcakes for your trick-or-treaters? Often more economical than buying sweets, home baked goodies are sure to go down a treat and could earn you a reputation as the coolest neighbour on the street. Our Scary Halloween Cupcakes are perfect for trick-or-treaters. Easy to make and so much fun to decorate these scrummy cakes are sure to be well received by all kids- big or small.

Waste Not, Want Not
When you are carving up your pumpkins for Halloween, make sure you keep the delicious filling and make use of it in your cooking. Healthy, versatile and delightfully tasty, pumpkin can be incorporated into a whole host of treats, both sweet and savoury, from hearty pumpkin soup to moreish pumpkin cookies. Fancy giving it a go? Why not try out our delicious Pumpkin Pie recipe.

Pumpkin Pie

A hearty pumpkin pie is a great way to make the most of Halloween left-overs

So what will you be baking this Halloween? Don’t forget to upload your photos to our Facebook page and share your spooky recipes with us!