A List of Basic Bake Recipes you Must Know @ Reward me

Must-have basic recipes - Part 1

Refer to this collection whenever you need a classic basic recipe that you can trust.

1. Meringues

How to make Meringues at Rewardme



Preparation time:

20 minutes

Baking time:

1 hour, plus drying time

Oven temperature:


4 large egg whites
  • 2ml cream of tartar

  • 15m vanilla essence
  • 230ml (200g) castor sugar

  • 2m vanilla essence
  1. Beat the egg white until soft peaks form. Add the cream of
tartar and a pinch of salt and beat
 until stiff.
  2. Add the sugar, 25ml at a time, beating well between each
 addition to dissolve the sugar.
  3. Fold in the vanilla with the last 25ml of castor sugar.
  4. Line baking trays with baking paper. Spoon small round shapes
of the meringue mixture onto the
trays Bake in a preheated oven for
one hour Switch the oven off and
leave for two hours to dry out.

2. Basic Vanilla Cake


25cm round cake

Preparation time:

25 minutes

Baking time:

45-60 minutes

Oven temperature:


  • 260m (240g)butter or margarine
  • 370m (320g)castor sugar
  • 15m vanilla essence
  • 4 large eggs
  • 880m (480g) cake flour
  • 20m baking powder
  • 250m milk
Basic Vanilla Cake recipe at Rewardme
  1. Beat the butter until light Add the castor sugar a little at a time and beat well Add the vanilla essence and then add the eggs one at a time, beating the mixture well after each addition.
  2. Sift the flour, baking powder and a pinch of salt together Fold into
the butter mixture alternately
with the milk.
  3. Spoon the mixture into a greased and lined 25cm round baking tin 
Bake in a preheated oven for 45 to 60 minutes, until cooked through
and the skewer comes out clean. Cool in the tin for 10 minutes,
then remove and cool completely
on a baking rack.

3. Shortcrust pastry

Shortcrust Pastry recipe at Rewardme


2 x 22cm pastry cases

Preparation time:

35 minutes, plus
chilling time

Baking time:

20-35 minutes

Oven temperature:


  • 515ml (280g) cake flour
  • 15ml castor sugar
  • 135ml (125g) cold butter
  • 125ml ice-cold water

  • 5ml lemon juice
  1. Sift the flour and a pinch of salt into a bowl. Add the castor sugar. Rub in the butter with your
fingertips or use a food processor
and process until the mixture
resembles coarse breadcrumbs.
  2. Mix the lemon juice into the water and then add to the dry mixture a
little at a time. Add only enough
water to form a stiff dough. (over
with plastic wrap and refrigerate for
at least one hour.
  3. Roll the pastry out onto a lightly floured surface until it is 3mm thick.
Line two 22cm pastry tins.
  4. To bake blind, place a sheet of baking paper into the pastry crust.
Fill with ceramic baking beans or
dried beans. Bake in a preheated
oven for 15 minutes.
  5. Remove the paper and beans and fill, then continue to bake until the
filling is cooked.
  6. If you are going to use a filling that doesn’t require cooking,
you will need to bake the pastry
shell completely. Once you have
removed the beans and paper,
return the pastry shell to the oven
and continue to bake for a further
I0 minutes, until golden and crisp.

4. Muffins



Preparation time:

15 minutes

Baking time:

15-20 minutes

Oven temperature:


  • 50ml (40g) sugar
  • 500ml (270g) cake flour
  • 15ml baking powder
  • 2ml salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 175ml milk
  • 125ml melted butter, cooled
  • 125ml berries, chocolate chips or dried fruit
Muffins recipe at Rewardme
  1. Sift dry ingredients together.
  2. Beat the eggs, milk and melted butter together. Fold in berries,
chocolate chips or dried fruit. Fold
together. Don’t over mix.
  3. Spoon into muffin tins lined with muffin papers so that they are
two-thirds full. Bake ina preheated
oven for 15 to 20 minutes.

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very useful link...

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nice to see........ Let me try 2 today

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I love muffins very much and thanks for valuable post about muffins..

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Great article for easy baking.

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