Master patissier Eric Lanlard joined us for a hugely successful LIVE Twitter chat on Monday 23rd November.

Eric covered a range of subjects from the secret to shiny icing, inspiring ideas for easy Christmas bakes, and tips for baking the perfect Christmas cake.

Here's a sample of some of the answers!

Fuss-free Christmas morning baking

Favourite savoury tart filling?

Boxing day pud for the whole family

The secret to shiny icing

Christmas canapes

Bored of mince pies?

Gorgeous gluten-free cakes

The perfect fruit cake

Ideas for edible gifts

Eric's latest book Home Bake is out now (Mitchell Beazley, £20).

Don't forget you can see Eric at his Miele masterclass - click here for more information.

 

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Anne Robinson