Our young people are taught basic baking recipes during their Catering & Hospitality vocational learning sessions. This also supports learning around daily living skills as part of our holistic approach to supporting our young people to be more independent. The routine processes of baking - such as measuring and working the ingredients - suit the learning styles and needs of people with autism.

From these sessions, we have produced simple 'follow-along' recipe videos which we have called "Baking with...". The aim is that parents of our young people can try these making these recipes during visits home or parents of young people with complex autism who do not attend Prior's Court can give them a go.

This page will be updated regularly with new "Baking with..." recipe videos.

Jamie's Monster Muffins - inspired by Big Cook, Little Cook

You will need:

  • Three tablespoons of butter
  • Half a cup of semi-skimmed milk
  • One egg
  • One cup of self-raising flour
  • 100g of caster sugar
  • One hard candy
  • Icing (shop bought or make your own with icing sugar and water)
  • Six glacé cherries

Imprahim's Breakfast Muffins

You will need:

  • One apple
  • 120g flour
  • 60g oats
  • 30g sugar
  • Baking powder
  • Cinnamon
  • 30g butter
  • One egg
  • 120g milk

Scones with Toby

You will need:

  • Self-raising flour
  • Butter
  • Semi-skimmed milk
  • White sugar
  • Baking powder
  • Vanilla extract

Cupcakes with Jamie

You will need:

  • Butter
  • Golden caster sugar
  • Eggs
  • Self-raising flour
  • Vanilla extract
  • Semi-skimmed milk
  • Decorations & cupcake cases