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It’s time to master the basics of baking

Your kitchen’s about to smell amazing…

By Asda Good Living, 19 August 2016
It’s time to master the basics of baking

So, The Great British Bake Off’s in full swing and that can only mean one thing – the rest of us are going baking crazy too! But before you attempt to concoct a showstopper, you need to master the basics. Here are a few simple recipes that will have your kitchen smelling delicious and your tummy feeling happy. Of course, all of the ingredients you need (not to mention some gorgeous baking accessories) are available from Asda.

Hey, maybe we’ll see you on next year’s Bake Off…?

A BLOOMING DELICIOUS BASIC BREAD

A basic bloomer is a great trick to master and there’s nothing more satisfying than kneading dough. But be warned – when your friends and family sniff out the unmistakable scent of freshly baked bread, they’ll be flocking to your house armed with butter…

THE KIDS WILL LOVE MAKING BREAD IN A BAG

Want to get the kids involved with your baking exploits? You’re brave! But this simple recipe for wholemeal bread, in a variety of shapes and sizes, is a fun and satisfying activity for a rainy day. Plus the hearty results will be great for a picnic when the sun comes out…

AN ITALIAN CLASSIC IDEAL FOR ENTERTAINING

You’ve mastered the basics – well done! But now it’s time to get a bit fancy. Focaccia is the perfect bread to share with friends over a glass or two of wine, and it’s not as tricky to master as it looks.

A TASTY PASTRY WORTH PERFECTING

Perfect pastry can be tricky, but mastering it is worthwhile as you’ll be able to whip up delicious treats like bakewell tarts, lemon meringue pies and mince pies.

BE THE JAMMIEST BAKER AROUND

You’ll delight your kids and colleagues alike if you learn how to make jam doughnuts. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different fillings too – a great excuse to taste-test them first! Yum.

A SWEET TREAT FOR ALL AGES

A classic old-fashioned naughty afternoon snack or lunchbox treat, custard slices melt in the mouth like nothing else. Just don’t eat them all at once…

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