You may well have seen some gorgeous baking recipes on ACHICA Living lately courtesy of Jane Curran, the Editor of Feel Good Food magazine. Click here for a look at our range of delicious recipes. Jane has also shared her expert knowledge with some great baking tips, which might just come in useful if you're planning a baking session this bank holiday weekend. Enjoy...
Don’t over mix muffin or scone mixes as you’ll end up with a heavy dense result.
Full fat Philadelphia works best for cream cheese frostings. For some reason, own-label ones dissolve into liquid as soon as you add icing sugar – weird!
For perfect melted chocolate, put in a heatproof bowl over a little simmering water. Don’t let the bowl touch the water – any moisture will make the chocolate 'seize'. But this method is much better than using a microwave, which can be uneven and too 'fierce'.
You can freeze sponge cake for up to a month and then add decoration once it’s thawed.
Use yogurt and crème fraiche instead of double cream when filling meringues for a healthy feel good factor.
If you prefer an alcohol free dessert just replace it with orange juice.
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Emma Morton Turner, Guest Editor
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