Keep Calm and Bake Cakes

Avoid over mixing as it can cause a heavy texture, beat the mixture until it is just smooth.

The longer you knead dough, the longer you should leave the dough to develop for the best finished bake.

Leave scones for a minute before you pop them into the oven as resting them allow the baking powder to become active.

To soften hard brown sugar, leave it in a bowl covered with a damp tea towel.

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