Lorraine Pascale is a brand new talent in the kitchen and she's shaking up baking in this first episode of her new series, Simply Baking. The show kicks off with a feat of baking engineering, Parmesan and poppy seed lollipops that are actually one of the simplest and fastest things you can bake. Then it's time for some insider know how as Lorraine goes through her baker's dozen of essentials kit. Then back to the kitchen for Soda Bread - no kneading, no rising, no effort - fresh bread doesn't get easier than this. Even classic French patisserie gets the easy treatment. Lorraine's Blueberry and Lemon Millefeuille are totally divine and full of incredible shortcuts. She's sharing her basic recipe for shortcrust pastry, which makes a fantastic case for a stunning Fig, Cream Cheese and Mint Tart. If you want to impress with baking, look no further than the "I Can't Believe You Made That!" Cake, It's chocolaty, stunning to look at, heavenly to eat and of course, so easy.
Lorraine Pascale is back in the kitchen and this time it's all about speed baking. First up two super fast canapes, Totally Lazy Mini Sausage Rolls and sun-dried Tomato and Rosemary Palmiers, and here's the secret: they're both made with shop-bought puff pastry with absolutely no guilt. Lorraine's confessing to a life-long love affair with brownies and whipping up a quick time version, Cookies and Cream Fudge Brownies. Then it's off to Paris for inspiration. Even French-style patisserie can be made fast; Skinny Tarts are glamorous, easy on the waistline and easy on the clock. And finally it's delicious Camembert and Roasted Garlic. When it's speed you need, baking is definitely the way to go.
It's time to bring baking up to date as Lorraine Pascale takes on the classics. Baked pasta gets the Lorraine treatment; Glam Mac and Cheese is the perfect combination of oven comfort and pure indulgence. And she's got an easy recipe for a true modern classic, Focaccia. Finally, Spiced Blackberry, Pear and Apple Pavlova is Lorraine's modern take on that all time favorite dessert.
Want stress-free and easy ideas for entertaining? Lorraine's got the answer. Take her Whiskey and Chilli Tiger Prawns; they're baked in the oven and ready in less than 30 minutes. A dinner party favourite gets the easy treatment, creamy Mascarpone and Ginger Creme Brulee is delicious and deeply satisfying. Lorraine's got the makings of a very chilled evening with Big Fat Salt and Pepper Breadsticks - perfect with tasty dips and a glass of wine. And a basic recipe for fabulous shortbread, great for sharing - or not! Time for a real savoury showstopper, Sticky Glazed Asian Ham always goes down a storm. So sit back and let the oven do the work - who said entertaining wasn't easy?
If you want to impress with baking, Lorraine's got it covered. First a beautiful Tomato and Basil Tarte Tatin that is both simple and stunning. Classic French bread gets a Spanish make over with chorizo and thyme fougasse. Lorraine's unlocking the secrets to an amazing three-tier red velvet cake. It may sound scary, but with Lorraine's professional know-how it really is baking made easy.
When you have the time, why not indulge in a little leisurely baking? Especially when Lorraine has recipes to relax over. First Pumpkin and Rosemary Muffins which are good for breakfast, lunch, or any time at all. Macaroons may look unbelievably difficult to make, but really, they're just posh meringues, and Lorraine has a recipe to make them with ease. There's no denying it's quicker to order a pizza than to make one, but when you've got a bit of time, why not give it a go? Lorraine shares her fantastic recipe for basic pizza dough, and then incredible ideas to make your topping extra special: prosciutto, fig and mozzarella. Now that's got to be better than a take away.
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