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It seems like something is in the air at the moment. The smell of home-baked cakes. Following the hysteria surrounding the BBC’s The Great British Bake Off, it’s now National Baking Week. There seem to be more sites and blogs than ever offering baking tips and recipes. So here are just a few of our favourites at the moment:

BBC’s The Great British Bake Off – Now refered to simply as GBBO to those in the know. All the recipes from the series are on their site.

Rufus’ Food & Spirits Guide – An American’s blog with some great recipes (and killer cocktails)

The Boy Who Bakes – Edd Kimber (GBBO winner last year) has made a lovely cook book about baking.

Recipes from a normal mum – Holly Bell’s (from GBBO) blog with a catalogue of great baking recipes.

– Always. And Forever.

Yummy Bambini – A lovely blog about baking with kids, Italian influenced recipes.

Nigel Slater – For producing one of the most beautiful cook books ever (The Kitchen Diaries), a brilliant memoir about baking and food (Toast) and for having lots of his recipes online too.

Jam and Clotted Cream – The Cornish foodie. A down-to-earth blog by a home baker.

National Baking Week – Quite a good collection of recipes. Follow on twitter with #nbw.

Any others you want to tell us about? And did you know there’s even an event just for UK food bloggers called (brilliantly) Bite ‘n Write.

Of course, we’d also like to big up our very own Lewes homebakers extraordinaire. Biddy and Hilda. Cake making legends working in their home kitchens for The Buttercup Cafe – pecan pie, chocolate & aubergine cake, ginger cake, ground almond & clementine cake… shall we go on?