Portuguese custard tart traybake.

The custard filling for this tart is scented with fragrant orange, vanilla and cinnamon

Mint chocolate chip ice-cream sandwich bars

This Iceberger ice-cream 2.0 sandwiches a minty fresh ice-cream between brownies

The tarta de queso has been eaten in Spain for decades

The tarta de queso is luscious and soft with a deep golden, almost blackened top

Delicious: Key lime pie traybake. Photograph: Harry Weir Photography

Use ginger biscuits for the base to give this easy dessert a warm hum and soothing note

Cherry Bakewell Swiss roll. Photograph: Harry Weir Photography

Cherry Bakewell Swiss roll has soft, springy sponge, with a novel cherry-almond flavour filling

 Delicious: picnic pie. Photograph:  Harry Weir Photography

This Mediterranean-inspired pastry tart is the perfect portable treat for dining alfresco

Picnic pie. Photograph: Harry Weir Photography
Picnic pie

Earl Grey Lemon Tea Cake. Photograph:   Harry Weir Photography

A quick, bright and simple lemon cake, with a unique, tea-infused twist

Dark chocolate mousse cake. Photograph: Harry Weir

The wonderful thing about this recipe is that it looks so impressive and is so easy

Delicious: raspberry brioche loaf. Photograph: Harry Weir

Who knew two simple components, jam and bread, could be so perfect together

Vanilla and orange blossom cake with buttercream icing.  Photograph: Harry Weir Photography

The use of orange blossom water adds a beautiful perfume to this simply stunning cake

Versatile: date and walnut rye bread. Photograph: Harry Weir Photography

There is nothing more therapeutic than baking your own bread and this rye loaf is ultra versatile

Pistachio and orange Easter cake. Photograph: Harry Weir Photography

The combination of pistachio and citrus in this cake is light, subtle and a match made in heaven

Aoife Noonan’s breakfast cookies. Photograph: Harry Weir Photography

These cookies are loaded with tasty and, dare I say it, wholesome ingredients

Breakfast cookies. Photograph: Harry Weir Photography
Breakfast cookies

Delicious: warm chocolate cherry mousse pots. Photograph: Harry Weir Photography

These indulgent treats are one of those desserts that is immediately impressive, but they are easy to make

Coconut cake traybake. Photograph: Harry Weir Photography

Squares of cake soaked in coconut milk with tangy cream-cheese icing

Caramelised banana and rum cake.

The flavours in this easy cake are magic: caramel, bananas, soft spiced sponge

Custard tart with poached rhubarb. Photograph: Harry Weir

This custard tart is a light, simple dessert full of soothing nostalgic flavour

Caramel Sea Salt Chocolate Chunk Cookies

There are few situations that aren’t made better by a batch of freshly baked cookies and these are outstanding

White chocolate and rose macarons. Photograph: Harry Weir Photography

A good macaron should be crisp on the outside, with a soft, almost chewy centre

Green olive and walnut flapjacks. Photograph: Harry Weir Photography

Aoife Noonan: These green olive and walnut flapjacks are a bit of a wild card, but I urge you to try them

Lemon, cardamom and honey cake. Photograph: Harry Weir Photography

Aoife Noonan: This is one of my favourite cakes, and it came about by accident

Sundried tomato, feta and spinach muffins. Photograph: Harry Weir

Aoife Noonan: These savoury muffins are a godsend and a perfect quick fix

Sundried tomato, feta and spinach muffins. Photograph: Harry Weir

Muffins are not just for the sweet-toothed

Marmalade yoghurt tea cake: delicious and simple to make. Photograph: Harry Weir

I love making this gorgeously moist cake that’s perfect with a cup of tea

Photograph: Harry Weir

Once you have the knack of this recipe, you will find excuses to bake it

Photograph: Harry Weir
Seeded soda bread

Carrot cake traybake. Photograph: Harry Weir Photography

This bake for the new year promises the familiar flavours of a cake we all know and love

Photograph: Harry Weir
Carrot cake traybake

The blue cheese melts into the dough once kneaded, resulting in a deeply cheese-flavoured bread with tiny nuggets peppered throughout. Photograph: Harry Weir Photography

A pull-apart bread to share, combining the best elements of a cheeseboard

Christmas ice-cream cake. Photograph: Harry Weir Photography
Christmas ice-cream cake

Christmas ice-cream cake. Photograph: Harry Weir

Showstopper dessert is gorgeous, creamy and adorned with little jewels

Black Forest pavlova. Photograph: Harry Weir Photography

Black Forest pavlova; chocolate, orange and hazelnut Swiss roll; white chocolate tiramisu cake

Traditional mince pies with a nutty finish.

Pistachios and almonds give the traditional pie some extra festive cheer

Delicious: fruity tea loaf. Photograph: Harry Weir Photography

Packed with fruit and lightly spiked with warm spices, this is a perfect winter treat

Fruity tea loaf
Fruity tea loaf

Lemon meringue pie: a timeless, straightforward dish. Photograph: Harry Weir Photography

This timeless dish should have a crisp pastry base and a smooth, sharp lemon filling

Lemon meringue pie
Lemon meringue pie

Fudgy chocolate brownies.

To make the perfect brownie, it is necessary to go against your intuition and underbake it

Fudgy chocolate brownies

Easy white yeast loaf: delicious and simple to bake

Forget sourdough, this simple and reliable loaf works every time and is extremely versatile

Easy white yeast loaf
Easy white yeast loaf

A simple sponge cake with subtly sweetened cream and seasonal fruit is my favourite treat to enjoy with a cup of strong tea

There is simplicity and charm in a fluffy sponge, without any complicated flavours

The perfect Halloween cake.
Spiderweb candy cake

Spiderweb candy cake: Photograph: Harry Weir Photography

Perfect to bake with children, this chocolate cake contains a welcome surprise

Lemon cheesecake bars.
Lemon cheesecake bars

These lemon cheesecake bars are creamy and fluffy, with the addition of the sharp citrus notes. Photograph: Harry Weir Photography

A baked cheesecake has a more decadent and fluffy texture than its unbaked counterpart

Easy chocolate eclairs. Photograph:  Harry Weir Photography
Easy chocolate eclairs

Make your own choux pastry, vanilla cream and chocolate glaze

Choux is a little different to other pastry; butter, water and milk are warmed together in a saucepan with sugar and a little salt, before adding flour to the hot mix and “cooking out”.

Make your own choux pastry, vanilla cream and chocolate glaze

Delicious: peanut butter and jam cookie sandwiches. Photograph: Harry Weir Photography

The combination of those sweet and salty flavours is something of a classic

Salted caramel apple swirl buns. Photograph: Harry Weir Photography

The fruits of your labour will be worth it for every salty, sweet, doughy bite

Apple, cheddar and thyme scones. Photograph: Harry Weir

Pare a traditional scone back and it has the potential to carry any flavour including savoury

Apple, cheddar and thyme scones. Photograph: Harry Weir Photography

A light and delicate savoury scone, a basic staple to add to your repertoire

Blackberry Bakewell tarts

The sweet shortcrust pastry is a cinch and can be made well in advance and chilled

Blackberry Bakewell tarts
Blackberry Bakewell tarts

Chocolate fudge layer cake. Photograph: Harry Weir Photography

A pinch of salt in the buttercream enhances the rich chocolate tones

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