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You can’t make an omelette without cracking eggs…

..and you can’t make a cake without flour – or can you?

Restaurants are closed, and lots of us are turning to our own kitchens to whip up culinary delights. But sometimes we can’t find staple ingredients that we usually take for granted, or they don’t turn up in our online shop, so what do we do then?

We’ve trawled the web to find some excellent bakes, cakes and treats that you can pull together if you can’t get your hands on certain items.

If you’re planning on baking this weekend, have fun, and we hope it tastes delicious!

Flourless Cakes

Flourless Chocolate Cake – Chocolate cake is always a winner, and this recipe by Jamie Oliver is sure to be a crowd pleaser.

Lemon Polenta Cake– This BBC Good Food recipe might take a couple of hours to prepare, but it’s very simple steps make it an easy one to follow.

Chocolate Olive Oil Cake – The reviews of Nigella’s cake shows just how delicious it is – the perfect pick me up!


If you can get your hands on plain flour but not self-raising, you can add 2 teaspoons of baking powder to 150g of plain flour to make your own self raising flour!

Egg-less Bakes

Carrot Cake – This vegan carrot cake doesn’t use any eggs – or cream cheese for the icing – but it’s a little bit more complex than our previous suggestions.

Nigella’s Dark and Sumptuous Chocolate Cake is vegan, so no eggs, and it’s simple to make.

Baking for Beginners

If you’re lucky enough to have a supply of flour, you might want to give baking a go, but not know where to start… BBC Good Food have put together a page of easy bakes to get you started. Here are some of our favourites:

Butterfly Cakes are the perfect addition to any tea party, with or without the jam!

The Blueberry and Orange Traybake Pancake recipe is different, but so simple there’s no reason for you not try it.

There’s nothing more decadent than Salted Caramel Brownies, and there’s no better time to give them a go…

We hope you’re safe and well, and we hope you have a wonderful weekend!


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