Move over hot cross buns

This month's Bakeproof takes us around the world, where Easter is celebrated with a range of butter-enriched yeasted breads. 

Bakeproof: Easter treats

There's more to Easter baking than hot cross buns and chocolate eggs (as much as we love them). Around the world, Easter is celebrated with a range of butter-enriched...
Traditionally made at Easter, also known in Bulgaria as kozunak, this sweet brioche-like loaf (it’s not really a sponge cake at all!) is similar to those of Italy...
This amazing Spanish bread is reminiscent of the croissant. Typically layered with lard (although this one is made with butter), this brioche-like bread has a...
Traditionally served as a stuzzichino (an appetiser), these crisp fennel-scented biscuits hail from Puglia. Although typically associated with Easter, they are...
These sweet pillows of crisp pastry, filled with a more-ish blend of honey, nuts, dates, seeds and spices, are a popular treat at Easter time on the Greek island...

Lebanse classics

This month Anneka Manning shares her baked Lebanese classics that impressed her future mother-in-law.

Bakeproof: Lebanese

How do you impress your future Lebanese mother-in-law? Bake her the recipes, steeped in cultural and family history, closest to her heart.
These simple shortbread-like biscuits, subtly scented with orange blossom water, are incredibly more-ish. They are just as good when flavoured with vanilla or...
These crisp golden pastries are filled with ashta cream – a clever Lebanese unsweetened faux clotted cream – and then drenched with a fragrant syrup. Znoud el...
There are a number of variations when it comes to kibbeh, Lebanon’s national dish. This traditional baked version is a flavoursome layering of finely minced meat,...
Traditionally deep-fried, this lighter version of the much-loved Middle Eastern falafel is baked. Teamed with a fresh herb and tomato salad and tasty tahini...

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Meet our everyday baker Anneka Manning. She shares baking rituals, modern and ancient, and techniques from around the world.

Bakeproof: Easter treats

There's more to Easter baking than hot cross buns and chocolate eggs (as much as we love them). Around the world, Easter is celebrated with a range of butter-enriched...

Bakeproof: Lebanese

How do you impress your future Lebanese mother-in-law? Bake her the recipes, steeped in cultural and family history, closest to her heart.

Bakeproof: Brownies

They are rich, dark and fudgy - or sometimes cakey. Or both. This month, our everyday baker Anneka Manning takes the brownie in delicious new directions,...
We call it a cookie tin, Germans know it as Weihnachtsplätzchen and it's 7 Sorters Kakor in Swedish. Whatever you call it, know that these biscuits are delicious...

Bakeproof: DIY dessert bar

The celebratory season is rolling on in, so bring your party A-Game with these shareable, playful desserts from our resident baker Anneka Manning.
Each month in my online column, Bakeproof, I'll be sharing baking rituals, modern and ancient, from around the world for everyday baking.
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