Bake it easy! GBBO winner Edd Kimber’s easy traybake recipes

Star baker (and first GBBO winner) Edd Kimber shows how to get amazing results with the minimum of ingredients and equipment.

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Blueberry lemonade scones

Here’s an incredibly easy way to make scones, with fizzy lemonade making the dough incredibly light and fluffy, and also doing the job of sweetening it. As with any scones worth their salt, these are best split in half and served with jam and cream.

blueberry scones
Edd Kimber

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Olive oil, pistachio and lemon cake

This simple pistachio cake is made in a food processor, so it takes just minutes to prepare.

pistachio lemon cake
Edd Kimber

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Chocolate chip pecan pie bars

These pecan pie-inspired bars are for people who can’t muster the energy to make a full-blown pie, pastry and all.

pecan pie bars
Edd Kimber

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Pumpkin sheet cake with maple butter glaze

Made with both pumpkin purée and plenty of spices to give a tender bake reminiscent of carrot cake, but full of autumnal flavour.

pumpkin sheet cake
Simon Kimber

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Chocolate chunk peanut butter snack cake

This peanut butter cake is one of those recipes – as simple as it gets, but the sweet and salty nature makes it hard to resist.

peanut butter snack cake
Edd Kimber

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Swedish toffee cookies

These incredibly simple cookies, a version of the classic Swedish kolasnittar (caramel cuts), are the sort you whip up with almost no effort, as they’re made and baked in under half an hour.

toffee cookies
Edd Kimber

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Gingerbread cake with fennel-roasted peaches

A family favourite, this recipe originates from Nanna, my maternal grandmother. I’ve made some tweaks to veganize it, but you’d hardly guess, as it retains all the flavour and texture of the original.

gingerbread cake
Edd Kimber

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Victoria sheet cake

This is the classic British Victoria sponge given the sheet cake treatment. While it’s certainly an old recipe, it remains incredibly popular, and rightly so.

Victoria sheet cake
Edd Kimber

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One tin is all you need

All the recipes in Edd’s book One Tin Bakes Easy use a 23cm x 33cm baking tin, and it needs to be at least 5cm deep. Edd recommends a good-quality aluminium tin, such as Nordic Ware.

Now buy Edd’s book

one tin bakes easy
One Tin Bakes Easy
by Edd Kimber will be published by Kyle Books on 14 October, price £17.99. To preorder a copy for £15.29 until 24 October, go to mailshop.co.uk/books or call 020 3308 9193. Free UK delivery on orders over £20.