Raspberry mille feuille with Madagascan vanilla crème pâtissière

INGREDIENTS⁠320 g ready-rolled all-butter puff pastry⁠3 tbsp icing sugar⁠290 ml full fat milk⁠2 egg yolks⁠55 g caster sugar⁠20 g plain flour⁠20 g cornflour⁠Seeds from 1 vanilla pod 160 ml double cream⁠200 g fresh berries⁠⁠METHOD⁠Preheat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan.⁠Unroll the pastry and place on baking parchment on a non-stick baking tray. Dust generously with icing…

Burnt butter, pecan & chocolate banana bread with maple syrup icing

Ingredients 110 g unsalted butter⁠ 30 g pecan nuts + 8 to decorate⁠ 150 g caster or soft brown sugar⁠ 2 large free-range eggs⁠ 100 g milk⁠ 1 tsp vanilla paste/extract⁠ 2 large bananas, very ripe⁠ 350 g plain flour 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda⁠ 1/4 tsp sea salt⁠ 30 g chocolate chips⁠ 1 Tbsp…

Easter chocolate espresso cake

Ready to celebrate Easter in style with this Easter chocolate cake, made all the easier with a fantastic set of @talacooking baking essentials: a non-stick springform cake tin, mini spatulas, palette knife, measuring jug, sugar shaker and piping set [AD]

Layers of rich chocolatey cake with a hint of espresso, sandwiched together with clouds of espresso buttercream and a rich chocolate ganache, and decorated with Easter eggs.

Plum, marmalade and thyme cake

Apart from a big buttery slice of toasted sourdough and a cup of tea, what better use for the @cherrytreepreserves orange with whisky marmalade?

Apple Tarte Tatin

Ingredients 16 Pink Lady or Braeburn apples 250 g salted butter (best quality), at room temperature 250 g caster sugar 5 g ground cinnamon 500 g all-butter puff pastry Tarte tatin tin (11 inches in diameter, such as by Silverwood Bakeware, see link below). If using a smaller tin, reduce the quantities Advance preparation Peel,…