Easy As Pie Lockdown Baking Recipes
We are halfway through the lockdown and cabin fever is probably setting in for many of you. Don’t despair, start baking! Even if you’re not the most talented baker, just have some fun in the kitchen. All these recipes are easy to make and only use everyday baking staples. You don’t have to have a million fancy ingredients to create something spectacular to appreciate with your family while in lockdown. So satisfy your sweet tooth by getting started with these sensational lockdown baking recipes.
Lockdown baking recipes To Try
TAKE A BISCUIT
PEANUT BUTTER AND STRAWBERRY JAM COOKIE SANDWICHES
If you love a good PBJ sandwich, then meet the cookie of your dreams.
LEMON CRINKLE COOKIES WITH CREAM CHEESE ICING
A fun and easy lockdown baking recipe – perfect for baking with the kids!
CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
Chewy in the centre, crisp on the edges. Made with dark chocolate for extra richness.
CHURROS WITH A SHOT OF HOT CHOCOLATE
Maybe not the usual biscuit but who can say no to a good churro? Also, what could be better on a cold winter’s day than golden brown, crispy churros with a shot of hot chocolate.
BATTER UP WITH THESE CAKE RECIPES
COFFEE CHOC BUNDT CAKES WITH GANACHE AND BACON CRUMBLE
Elegance meets over-the-top in this marriage of coffee, cake, dark chocolate and bacon. Also perfect to get your coffee fix in a new way during lockdown. If you don’t have bacon, you can skip that step, these will be just as delish.
BLUEBERRY BUTTERMILK CAKE
Feeling blue because you can’t have that perfect afternoon high tea at your favourite cafe? Do it at home by making this delectable moist blueberry cake with your best-loved tea.!
CLEMENGOLD CITRUS LOAF
We love ClemenGolds for their incredible juiciness and zingy flavour. This is such an easy recipe to make and is great for tea and they are just coming into season now too, so add some to your delivery basket.
GLUTEN-FREE CHOCOLATE AND BEETROOT CAKE
Beetroot makes this cake incredibly moist and best of all, it’s gluten-free! Chocolatey indulgence without the guilt.
CLASSIC VICTORIA SPONGE CAKE
A Victoria Sponge must be one of the all time classic tea treats. Light cake with cream and fruit – perfection!
DECADENT CHOCOLATE CAKE
Seriously dark and decadent. Who doesn’t need that during lockdown?
DOUGHNUT MIND IF I DO
DOUGHNUTS FILLED WITH COFFEE CRÈME PÂTISSIÈRE
These delicious doughnuts are filled with coffee crème pâtissèrie. Use any kind of coffee that works for you. You could even use a plain crème pat if you prefer.
TRADITIONAL KOEKSISTERS RECIPE
From the syrup, to the crisp exterior and comfortingly doughy interior, a koeksister really is the perfect bite.
MINI DOUGHNUTS WITH SALTED PEANUT BRITTLE DUST
Moreish salted peanut mini doughnuts – It’s hard to stop at just one.
A Scandinavian classic. Also simple and so delicious!
QUICK AND EASY DOUGHNUTS
Who doesn’t love a good old glazed doughnut? Just what you need during the lockdown.
VANILLA GLAZED MINI CRONUTS
Everyone needs a sweet bite of crispy cronut. A mixture of doughnuts and croissants, what could be better?
THE PROOF IS IN THE PUDDING
MINI MALVA PUDDINGS
A favourite South African dessert in mini form. Use a giant muffin tin or individual moulds to take your malva to best lockdown dessert status.
DATE PUDDING WITH GINGER SYRUP AND BRANDY
A heart-warming South African classic!
RASPBERRY & VANILLA APPLE CRUMBLE WITH CRÈME ANGLAISE
A heavenly take on apple pie. The addition of raspberries lends a tartness that is positively moreish.
PLUM & VANILLA TARTE TATIN
The combination of crispy pastry and plump plums makes this dessert a favourite.
LEMON CURD CRÈME BRÛLÉE
Master the art of making a custard, which is used as the base for this crème brûlée recipe. Simple and easy lockdown baking recipe that will impress anyone that you serve it to.
SELF-SAUCING CHOCOLATE PUDDING
The perfect end to a lockdown dinner – and so easy to make. You can opt to sneak some whisky in to make a boozy adult version!
HAVE A PIECE OF MY TART
STRAWBERRY THYME TART
The perfect combination of a crunchy pastry, lovely strawberry filling and a bit of freshness and herbiness from the thyme. Don’t stress if you don’t have fresh thyme, a strawberry start will be just as delish without.
SALTED CARAMEL TARTLETS
We get a little weak in the knees at the mention of salted caramel… pop it in a tart and we’re yours!
COUNTRY PUMPKIN PIE
This pumpkin pie is a sweet savoury treat wrapped in a coconut crust. This lockdown baking recipe will bring you a comfy warmness on a cooler night.
CLASSIC NEW YORK STYLE CHEESECAKE
Cheesecake is a classic and NY-style one is beautiful in its simplicity. Make sure you pop some cream cheese in your online shopping basket and bring this beautiful recipe to life while in lockdown.
APPLE AND RASPBERRY PIE
Revamp a regular apple pie by adding the tart sweetness of fresh raspberries. Yum!
PASTÉIS DE NATA
These traditional Portuguese custard tarts are an absolute national treasure. The pastry can be a little tricky to get right but this is the perfect time to practice.
AFTER DINNER ESPRESSO CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES
This is an after-dinner indulgence you’re going to want to enjoy with your loved ones in this difficult time.
SALTED CARAMEL POPCORN
A sprinkling of salt perfectly balances the sweet caramel; with its crunchy texture this popcorn is a yummy treat. This is a great lockdown baking recipe to get the kids to help with.
RASPBERRY CHEESECAKE BROWNIES
This is a lovely combination of the tartness of the berries, tanginess of the cheesecake and richness of the chocolate. This one will require a few non-staple ingredients, so make sure you include in your delivery basket of groceries.
HONEYCOMB DIPPED IN DARK CHOCOLATE
Make your very own honeycomb at home. Crunchy, golden and when dipped in chocolate, a decadent treat. This is a great ‘science experiment’ to do with kids – watching the bicarb work its magic.
Add Some Citrus To Your Desserts
NAARTJIE, THYME AND MARIGOLD CAKE WITH WALNUT PRALINE
Why not take advantage that it’s naartjie season! This cake would make a wonderful dessert for any meal. It’s fresh, while still retaining some richness. Absolutely lovely!
CLEMENGOLD STICKY BUNS WITH CREAM CHEESE DRIZZLE
Who doesn’t love a sticky bun especially when they have an extra surprise element. These ones are infused with ClemenGold zest and drizzled with a ClemenGold cream cheese glaze.
We hope we’ve inspired you to bake a few of these lockdown baking recipes. If you aren’t sure what baking essentials you should have in your pantry, check out our list to help you out! To also help you with lockdown, here are bread and easy cooking recipes.
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO IF YOU SUSPECT YOU MAY BE INFECTED WITH COVID-19
The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) has a toll-free number for the public that deals with Covid-19 related issues or questions: 0800 029 999. The line is operated 24 hours a day.
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