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Welcome in any Christmas hamper or as a treat round Halloween, fudge is a favourite for gift-giving. Learn how to avoid grainy, crystallised fudge and make batches of several different flavours to wow your family and friends.


Everyone loves a heartfelt, homemade gift. Lucky for you, food gifts are not only fun to make, but easy on the pocket to boot! Read on for loads of edible gift ideas that are easy to make at home.


Use this helpful guide to find baking and cooking conversions between metric, imperial and US cup measures.


You can adapt many conventional recipes for the slow cooker. Any oven or hob recipe that has some moisture in it - whether it is water, stock, wine or sauce - will work in your slow cooker.


Learn how to freeze pumpkin in raw chunks and in cooked puree to easily use in soups and recipes.


Learn how to make a roux, step by step, with our easy guide. Used for thickening sauces, soups and gravy, knowing how to make a roux is an essential piece of cooking knowledge that will come in handy again and again.


Learn how to make pancakes with these foolproof step-by-step directions and photos, and you will never be defeated by a pancake again! Served with sugar and lemon, these pancakes are a favourite on Pancake Day or anytime.


Baking doesn't get much easier than muffins. Learn how to turn out perfect muffins for quick breakfasts and on-the-go snacks.


Learn how to make cookies with these helpful tips and techniques, which will help you to make cookies - from chocolate chip cookies to oatmeal cookies - perfect every time.


Wondering how to cook beetroot? Fresh beetroot, prepared simply, is delicately sweet and delicious – nothing like the jarred pickled variety that has unjustly tarnished this ruby red root's reputation. Read on for advice on choosing, preparing and cooking beetroot.

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