Welcome to the neighbourhood snitch, twitch & bitch club

Neighbourhood social networks have been a great way to stay connected during the pandemic. But they’re also the perfect place to rant and complain. Peer over the virtual garden fence at your peril, says Julia Llewellyn Smith Peer over the virtual garden fence at your peril   Remember those early days of lockdown back in March? Many … Read more Welcome to the neighbourhood snitch, twitch & bitch club

Great British Bake Off special: Puits d’Amour (‘Wells of Love’) 

Great British Bake Off special: Puits d’Amour (‘Wells of Love’) By Prue Leith Published: 00:02 GMT, 25 October 2020 | Updated: 00:02 GMT, 25 October 2020 PRUE LEITH  MAKES 9 1 portion rough puff pastry (find Prue’s foolproof puff pastry method under ‘browse all recipes’ at thegreatbritishbakeoff.co.uk) or 1 pack shop-bought puff pastry 4½ tsp demerara … Read more Great British Bake Off special: Puits d’Amour (‘Wells of Love’) 

Beauty: Why I’m just wild about this bunch 

Beauty: Why I’m just wild about this bunch By Edwina Ings-chambers Published: 00:02 GMT, 25 October 2020 | Updated: 00:02 GMT, 25 October 2020 All contain foraged plants that work wonders on stressed-out complexions  Recently, in compliance with all the regulations, I visited Wales – the extraordinarily beautiful area of Snowdonia and the Rhug (pronounced … Read more Beauty: Why I’m just wild about this bunch 

Great British Bake Off special: Salted peanut millionaire shortbread 

Great British Bake Off special: Salted peanut millionaire shortbread By Liam Charles Published: 00:02 GMT, 25 October 2020 | Updated: 00:02 GMT, 25 October 2020 LIAM CHARLES, contestant 2017  MAKES 10-12 175g plain flour 90g rice flour or ground rice ¼ tsp fine sea salt 85g caster sugar 175g unsalted butter, chilled and diced ½ … Read more Great British Bake Off special: Salted peanut millionaire shortbread 

Great British Bake Off special: Wagon wheel biscuits 

Great British Bake Off special: Wagon wheel biscuits By Paul Hollywood Published: 00:02 GMT, 25 October 2020 | Updated: 00:02 GMT, 25 October 2020 PAUL HOLLYWOOD   MAKES 8 200g plain flour pinch of salt 150g salted butter, diced 75g caster sugar 1 tbsp vanilla paste 1 egg yolk 225g 70% dark chocolate, melted, to … Read more Great British Bake Off special: Wagon wheel biscuits 

Great British Bake Off special: Triple-layer berry Victoria sponge cake 

Great British Bake Off special: Triple-layer berry Victoria sponge cake By Candice Brown Published: 00:02 GMT, 25 October 2020 | Updated: 00:02 GMT, 25 October 2020 CANDICE BROWN, winner 2016  SERVES 10-12 335g self-raising flour 335g unsalted butter, softened 335g golden caster sugar 3 tsp baking powder 6 large eggs grated zest of 2 lemons … Read more Great British Bake Off special: Triple-layer berry Victoria sponge cake 

Great British Bake Off special: Sticky gingerbread loaf 

Great British Bake Off special: Sticky gingerbread loaf By Michael Chakraverty Published: 00:02 GMT, 25 October 2020 | Updated: 00:02 GMT, 25 October 2020 MICHAEL CHAKRAVERTY, contestant 2019  SERVES 12 250g plain flour 4 tsp ground ginger 140ml whole milk 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda 100g sunflower spread 100g dark muscovado sugar 100g golden syrup 100g … Read more Great British Bake Off special: Sticky gingerbread loaf