Baking Made Easy episode 2: chef, baker and patissier Lorraine Pascale shares her secrets, passion and knowledge on baking sweet and savoury recipes. Featuring old favourites as well as new twists on modern classics as well as tips on helpful shortcuts, techniques and kitchen secrets for baking. Lorraine is back in the kitchen and this time it’s all about speed baking. First up are two super-fast canapes, totally lazy mini sausage rolls and sun-dried tomato and rosemary palmiers. Both are made with shop-bought puff pastry with absolutely no guilt.
Lorraine confesses to a life-long love affair with brownies and whips up a quick-time version, cookies and cream fudge brownies, and she shares her secrets for a tray of flapjacks in a flash.
Then it’s off to Paris for inspiration because even French-style patisserie can be made fast. Skinny tarts are glamorous, easy on the waistline and easy on the clock. Even bread gets the speed treatment with Lorraine’s no-knead take on a wartime recipe, the Doris Grant Loaf. It is delicious with camembert and roasted garlic, the fastest, most incredible supper. When it’s speed you need, baking is definitely the way to go.
Baking Made Easy episode 2 recipes:
Classic, chewy and good for your soul, Lorraine Pascale’s flapjacks are simple to make and hard to beat!
Totally lazy mini sausage rolls
I make these often – sometimes the sausage shoots rather rudely out of its skin, sometimes it doesn’t. To guarantee your sausage does not escape its roll during cooking, the sausage ‘skin’ can be slipped off before encasing it in pastry.
Cookies and cream fudge brownies
When I was eight, chocolate brownies were my life. I scoured the local shops on my bike, looking for gainful employment to support my chocolate brownie habit. The ironmonger’s wife took pity on me and offered me a job paying £1 an hour to iron their smalls and sheets. After two hours I had enough cash to buy a couple of brownies, plus change for some sherbet lemons on the way home. It was worth every crease!
Sun-dried tomato and rosemary palmiers
Give Lorraine Pascale’s super-quick canapés or an easy picnic snack a go today.