As BBC’s Great British Bake off returns to our screens this week and everyone goes baking mad for another season inspired by Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood, the British Heart Foundation have been rustling up some lovely recipes, with a healthy twist!
Since starting series one in 2010, the Great British Bake off has gone from strength to strength with baking challenges and has given a new lease to home baking, even John Lewis and M&S reported an increase in sales of baking ingredients and accessories.
Due to the popularity of the show, it moved from BBC Two to BBC One in 2015 and had a record 12.3 million viewers during the final.
Baking often has the stigma of being unhealthy, but the British Heart Foundation have released recipes from dietitian Victoria Taylor, who shows how careful recipe planning means you have your cake and eat it!
Victoria’s tips include:
- Making your own bread with less salt
- Baking with unsaturated fat: “it actually gives a lighter texture, especially in an all-in-one sponge cake.”
- Adding healthier ingredients to your baking: “Using fruit and vegetables adds fibre and sweetness.”
- Watch your portion sizes
- Choose the right pastry: “Not all pastry is high in fat.”
Learn more about healthy baking and find recipes that might become your ‘showstopper bake’!