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BAKING Millionaires shortbread

Millionaire’s Shortbread

Called Millionaire’s Shortbread because it is so rich, this chocolate caramel shortbread is a bestseller in every café you visit. It comes with a warning: when you make it at home, you’ll eat the lot and be sorry. We’ve also given you instructions to adapt the master recipe to make Ginger and Chocolate Shortbread.

BAKING Madeira Cake

Madeira Cake

Madeira is a comforting cake and is traditionally eaten with a glass of Madeira. In Ireland it is now more often taken with tea. The crack in the middle of the cake is not a flaw – it’s proof that you have made an excellent cake.

BAKING Irish scone recipe

How to make Irish Scones

Scones are made using the biscuit method: you sift the dry ingredients together, cut in the fat (usually cold butter) and then add the wet ingredients and bring everything together gently until it forms a dough.

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How to Cook | How to Make Baking Powder from Scratch

Baking powder is a mixture of bicarbonate of soda (also called baking soda) and cream of tartar. When it’s mixed with a liquid it releases carbon dioxide gas and causes a batter or dough to rise. Buy it in small quantities and keep it dry in a sealed container or in the tin. If you run out of baking powder, you can always make your own – see our recipe below.

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Cantuccini with almonds and fruit

Cantuccini are a very special biscuit, twice-baked so they firm up just enough so that they can be dipped into Vin Santo without disintegrating and soft enough that they don’t necessitate a trip to the dentist.

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