I first tasted these on holiday in the Alps, where they were served with glasses of chilled Champagne. The biscuits were just the most perfect, salty, savoury contrast to the light fruity flavour of the wine.
Once you’ve made your own English muffins, you’ll never want to buy them again. Factor in a couple of hours proving time to get Paul Hollywood’s easy version ready to go on the griddle. Equipment and preparation: You will need a straight-sided cutter.
With its light, buttery flavour and sugar-crystal sweetness, this shortbread is impossible to resist. You can flavour it if you like, adding a handful of chocolate chips or a sprinkling of finely chopped rosemary, or lavender to the dough as you knead it.