GINGERBREAD TREES (Makes 20-24) | 75g softened butter | 50g caster sugar | 1/2tsp bicarbonate of soda
| 50g golden syrup | 2 egg yolks | 250g plain flour | 1/2tsp ground cinnamon | 1/2tsp ground ginger Method Heat oven to 180degC/fan 160Cdeg/Gas 4.
Soothe bites If you're prone to midge bites, a paste of water and bicarbonate of soda
can help to soothe itching - ahhh
HAM HOCK AND MATURE CHEDDAR MUFFINS (makes 12) INGREDIENTS 250g self-raising flour 1tsp baking powder 1/2tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/4tsp salt 125g mature Cheddar cheese, grated 100g cooked ham hock, diced 90ml sunflower oil, plus a little extra for greasing 150g natural yoghurt 125ml full-cream milk 1 large egg, at room temperature INGREDIENTS 250g self-raising flour 1tsp baking powder 1/2tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/4tsp salt 125g mature Cheddar cheese, grated 100g cooked ham hock, diced 90ml sunflower oil, plus a little extra for greasing 150g natural yoghurt 125ml full-cream milk 1 large egg, at room temperature METHOD PREHEAT the METHOD PREHEAT the oven to 200degC/Gas Mark 6.
Homemade crunchies with raspberry Ingredients For the cinder toffee: 500g caster sugar 225g golden syrup 90ml water 1 tbsp bicarbonate of soda
For the topping: 200g milk chocolate 50g dried raspberries Method 1.
Liz Sandling, Cambridge IF your pet has had an accident, throw a handful of bicarbonate of soda
over the mess, leave overnight then brush up and vacuum in the morning.
Q IS there a difference between bicarbonate of soda
, baking soda and baking powder?
Add flour, bicarbonate of soda
and milk; beat until smooth and well blended.
Michelin-starred chef Josh Eggleton's rice pudding with ginger snap dunkers INGREDIENTS: For the rice pudding: 100g of pudding rice 600ml of whole milk 50g of sugar 1 vanilla pod, split 1 bay leaf 25g of ginger, minced 1 lemon for zest For the ginger snap biscuits: 350g of plain flour, plus extra for dusting 175g of soft brown sugar 100g of butter 1 egg 4 tbsp of golden syrup 1 tsp of bicarbonate of soda
1 1/2 tsp of ground ginger METHOD: 1.
125g butter 125g caster sugar 140g crunchy peanut butter 250g plain flour 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
Pinch of salt 1 large egg, beaten Splash of milk 8 tsp raspberry or cherry jam 1 Pre-heat the oven to 180C/160C fan/Gas Mark 4 Put the butter, sugar, peanut butter in a pan and heat until the butter has melted.
INGREDIENTS: 350g plain flour 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
150g caster sugar 110g unsalted butter, softened 60g golden syrup 1 egg 6 tbsp jam, or 3 tbsp jam and 3 tbsp lemon curd 2 tbsp icing sugar METHOD: 1 PREHEAT the oven to 180degC/350degF/Gas 4.
Cookies: 10oz plain flour 2oz cocoa 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 tsp salt 8oz butter 6oz caster sugar 6oz soft brown sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 2 eggs 12oz dark and white chocolate chunks Filling: 8oz butter 16oz icing sugar 2tsp peppermint essence Few drops of green food colouring paste To decorate: 4oz melted white chocolate Method: Preheat your oven to 180c.
INGREDIENTS Oil, for spraying 175g self-raising flour 2tsp baking powder 1/2tsp bicarbonate of soda
1tsp grated nutmeg 75g soft light brown sugar 2 eggs 3 bananas (about 250g), mashed 100g butter, melted 1tsp vanilla extract 100g pineapple, finely diced METHOD 1.
PARKIN INGREDIENTS 350g / 12oz / 21/4 cups medium oatmeal 170g / 6oz / 11/2 cups plain flour 30g / 1oz /11/2tbsps sugar 1tsp ground ginger 1/2tsp allspice or cinnamon 225g / 8oz / 3/4 cup black treacle 115g / 4oz / 1/2 cup butter 75ml / 5tbsp / a third of a cup of milk 5ml / 1tsp bicarbonate of soda
METHOD MIX the oatmeal, flour, sugar, bicarb and spices in a bowl.
The treatment consists of gently removing the crusting with bicarbonate of soda
or baby shampoo on a cotton bud and the overgrowth of bacteria that can occur in this condition is often treated with antibiotics.
Total time: 50 minutes INGREDIENTS FOR THE CUPCAKES 250g self-raising flour 250g caster sugar Half tsp bicarbonate of soda
Zest of 3 unwaxed limes 1 and a half teaspoons lime juice 275g unsalted butter (softened) 4 large free-range eggs Half tsp mint essence 1 tsp baking power 13 muffin cases FOR THE ICING 300g unsalted butter (softened) 675c icing sugar 3 tablespoons white rum Half tsp mint essence 1 tablespoon milk Plus fresh mint leaves and raspberries for decoration METHOD CUPCAKES 1.