These easy deep mince pies with readymade mincemeat are so delicious. No soggy bottoms, please. Equipment and preparation: You will need a deep muffin mould with 12 holes, a round pastry cutter and a fluted pastry cutter.
Orange-flavoured génoise, covered in a chocolate glaze and layered with a salted caramel cream – I just had to include salted caramel in this recipe as it's one of my favourite fillings. For this recipe you will need 2 x 20cm/8in springform cake tins, a large heatproof bowl (about 3 litres/5¼ pint capacity), an electric whisk or freestanding mixer, a 20cm/8in cake board, a wire rack that fits in a large baking tray, a sugar thermometer, cocktail sticks, a piping bag fitted with small star…
My dad was always very proud of his London roots and so as a tribute to him, I’ve made this cake in homage to the famous bells of St. Clements. For this recipe you will need 2 x 23cm/9in springform cake tins and an electric mixer.
Jaffa cakes are no where near as tricky to make at home as you might think. The only fiddly bit is making the chocolate look perfect – but they're still great if you just spoon it over. For this recipe you will need a 5cm/2in round biscuit cutter, a 4.5cm/1¾in round biscuit cutter, 30x20cm/12x8in baking tray and a 12-hole shallow bun tin.