Easy As Pie Lockdown Baking Recipes

Words: Devon Bowers

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

Lockdown Baking Recipes PBJ Cookies

PEANUT BUTTER AND STRAWBERRY JAM COOKIE SANDWICHES

If you love a good PBJ sandwich, then meet the cookie of your dreams.

Peanut Butter and Strawberry Jam Cookie Sandwich Recipe

LEMON CRINKLE COOKIES WITH CREAM CHEESE ICING

A fun and easy lockdown baking recipe – perfect for baking with the kids!

Lemon Crinkle Cookies with Cream Cheese Icing Recipe

Lockdown Baking Recipes Chocolate Chip Cookies

CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

Chewy in the centre, crisp on the edges. Made with dark chocolate for extra richness.

Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

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.

Churros with a Shot of Hot Chocolate Recipe


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.

Coffee Choc Bundt Cakes with Ganache and Bacon Crumble Recipe

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.!

Blueberry Buttermilk Cake Recipe

Lockdown Baking Recipes gluten free choc torte

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.

Clemengold Citrus Loaf Recipe

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.

Gluten-Free Chocolate and Beetroot Cake Recipe

Lockdown Baking Recipes Easy chocolate cake

CLASSIC VICTORIA SPONGE CAKE

A Victoria Sponge must be one of the all time classic tea treats. Light cake with cream and fruit – perfection!

Classic Victoria Sponge Cake Recipe

DECADENT CHOCOLATE CAKE

Seriously dark and decadent. Who doesn’t need that during lockdown?

Decadent Chocolate Cake Recipe


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.

Doughnuts Filled with Coffee Crème Pâtissière Recipe

TRADITIONAL KOEKSISTERS RECIPE

From the syrup, to the crisp exterior and comfortingly doughy interior, a koeksister really is the perfect bite.

Traditional Koeksisters Recipe

MINI DOUGHNUTS WITH SALTED PEANUT BRITTLE DUST

Moreish salted peanut mini doughnuts – It’s hard to stop at just one.

Mini Doughnuts with Salted Peanut Brittle Dust Recipe

EBELSKIVERS

A Scandinavian classic. Also simple and so delicious!

Ebelskivers Recipe

QUICK AND EASY DOUGHNUTS

Who doesn’t love a good old glazed doughnut? Just what you need during the lockdown.

Quick and Easy Doughnuts Recipe

VANILLA GLAZED MINI CRONUTS

Everyone needs a sweet bite of crispy cronut. A mixture of doughnuts and croissants, what could be better?

Vanilla Glazed Mini Cronuts Recipe


THE PROOF IS IN THE PUDDING

Lockdown Baking Recipes Malva puddings

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.

Mini Malva Puddings Recipe

DATE PUDDING WITH GINGER SYRUP AND BRANDY

A heart-warming South African classic!

Date Pudding with Ginger Syrup and Brandy Recipe

Lockdown Baking Recipes Crumble

RASPBERRY & VANILLA APPLE CRUMBLE WITH CRÈME ANGLAISE

A heavenly take on apple pie. The addition of raspberries lends a tartness that is positively moreish.

Raspberry & Vanilla Apple Crumble with Crème Anglaise Recipe

PLUM & VANILLA TARTE TATIN

The combination of crispy pastry and plump plums makes this dessert a favourite.

Plum & Vanilla Tarte Tatin Recipe

Lockdown Baking Recipes self saucing pudding

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.

Lemon Curd Crème Brûlée Recipe

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!

Self-Saucing Chocolate Pudding Recipe


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.

Strawberry Thyme Tart Recipe

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!

Salted Caramel Tartlets Recipe

Lockdown Baking Recipes pumpkin pie

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.

Country Pumpkin Pie Recipe

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.

Classic New York Style Cheesecake Recipe

Lockdown Baking Recipes pasteis de nata

APPLE AND RASPBERRY PIE

Revamp a regular apple pie by adding the tart sweetness of fresh raspberries. Yum!

Apple and Raspberry Pie Recipe

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.

Pastéis De Nata Recipe


SWEET DREAMS

Lockdown Baking Recipes truffles
Lockdown Baking Recipes salted caramel popcorn

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.

After Dinner Espresso Chocolate Truffles Recipe

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.

Salted Caramel Popcorn Recipe

Lockdown Baking Recipes brownies
Lockdown Baking Recipes honeycomb

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.

Raspberry Cheesecake Brownies Recipe

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.

Honeycomb Dipped in Dark Chocolate Recipe

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!

Naatrjie, Thyme and Marigold Cake Recipe

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.

Clemengold Sticky Bun Recipe

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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