April’s bakes to whet your appetite and I also highlight what I recreated from the recipes
linked up. Keep reading to find out what’s new for May!
It’s been great this past month to see the continued range of inspiring bakes linked up to #BakingCrumbs. There really is something for everyone from quick and easy cookies and traybakes, free-from recipes and even spectacular illusion cakes, plus even a few savoury recipes too. It’s always lovely to see you guys continue to share your bakes each and every month, as well as welcome new faces to the baking fun with Amanda from Icing Insight, Jhuls from The Not So Creative Cook, and Caroline from Caroline Makes.
So, as always, if you’re tempted by any of the recipes in the round up below simply click on the recipe title in green to find out more. And for those of you curious to learn what we re-created in the Only Crumbs Remain
kitchen from all of the bakes linked up last month do keep reading
and all will be revealed!
What’s happening with #BakingCrumbs in May.
Well this month I am super excited to announce that #BakingCrumbs has a guest host! The lovely Jo of Jo’s Kitchen Larder has very kindly agreed to step in my shoes and host May’s linky for me whilst Mr E & I kick back a little and enjoy our favourite month. I know Jo is super excited to take the reins for the month, I know she’s going to be a fabulous ‘hostess’.
So if you’ve been baking and are looking to link up this month, do pop over to Jo’s linky post where she’s keen to give you a warm welcome.
April’s Baking Crumbs Round-up
3 Tempting Cupcakes
- If you’re a fan of Maltesers, and frankly who isn’t, then you need to check out Kat’s Malteser Teaser Cupcakes!
- Our Jammie Dodger Cupcakes are perfect for those who love the
popular sandwich biscuit. Think of them as an extra yummy pimped up treat with a flavour combo of raspberry & white chocolate.
- Made with a rich Devil’s Chocolate sponge, containing an Easter surprise in the centre, Nickki’s Cadbury Creme Egg Cupcakes look very tempting with the two-tone vanilla frosting and Creme egg decoration. The recipe definitely needs pinning ready for next Easter’s inspiration.
2 Muffin Recipes
- If you’re wondering what to do with the bananas lurking in the fruit
bowl, how about teaming them with peanut butter to make Cat’s Banana & Peanut Butter Muffins.
- Our easy & healthy Breakfast Muesli Muffins are packed with goodness. The
muffins are not only perfect for breakfast on the go, but any time you
choose. And being full of muesli and a cheeky handful of choc chips every mouthful is different!
4 Cakes Decorated with Fondant
- Ready for a jaw dropping moment? Then check out Amanda’s Giant Jammie Dodger Cake.
I’m sure you’ll agree that it’s such a seriously amazing illusion
cake! Amanda has helpfully shared a detailed step by step guide, complete
with images, to help you recreate it for the jammie dodger fan in your
- Can you believe this dropped icecream is actually cake! I know! Amanda
rocks with her illusion cakes and she again shares a great tutorial with
clear steps & images sharing How to make a Giant Dropped Icecream Cone.
- Our Cat Cupcakes are a really fun bake. The video tutorial I shared shows how easy they are to make.
- Containing an undoubtedly morish Devil’s Food Cake, Amanda’s tutorial sharing How to make a Totally Fetch Mean Girls Cake totally blew me away!
3 Free-From Bakes
- Regardless of whether you’re in the ‘doughnut’ or ‘donut’ camp, Midge has nailed these Free From Glazed Ring Doughnuts, which are free of the top 14 allergens, and are suitable for being baked or fried.
- I’m sure you’ll agree that Kate’s gluten free Celebratory Orange Cake
is a real stunner. She describes it as being moist, with the heady
scent and tang of orange. And having been made with a generous
quantity of ground almonds and buttermilk it stays beautifully fresh.
- Midge from The Peachicks Bakery, which has just celebrated its 6th birthday, tempted us with The Ultimate Vegan Chocolate Fudge Cake
which she describes as being a chocolate lover’s dream. And if that
wasn’t enough she even tells us that it’s really easy to make
3 Cake Recipes
- Nickki’s Blood Orange Olive Oil Cake is not only super easy to make with no creaming, it’s also a great way to close the blood orange season.
- Being a huge fan of upside down cakes, I just know that Lucy’s Slow Cooker Berry Upside Down Cake
will have smelt amazing when she turned it out, not to mention tasted
dreamy with those new season strawberries and raspberries.
- There’s always something so tempting about marble cakes, yet Jenny from
Mummy Mishaps has managed to make this one even more special with
everybody’s favourite Party Ring. Do check out her recipe for Party Ring Marble Cake.
3 Tray Bake Ideas
- Easter may have been and gone for the year, but seeing how tempting Nickki’s Cadbury Caramel Egg Brownies looks I’m sure it’s not just me that’ll be pinning it ready for next year’s inspiration.
- When I’m offered a flapjack I always hope that it’s the soft and slightly sticky kind, just like Caroline’s Sticky Ginger & Apple Flapjacks.
- Helen’s Springtime Chocolate Brownies is a great way of celebrating the arrival of spring. It’s such a pretty brownie recipe.
2 Biscuits Recipes
- Seriously, how cute are Jo’s Easter Chocolate Shortbread Biscuits with Mini Eggs! They scream Easter to me … and they contain my favourite Easter egg treat! I definitely suggest pinning ready for next year’s inspiration.
- Monika has lived up to her blog’s name, Everyday Healthy Recipes, once again with her Flourless Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies
which are packed with ground almonds, hazelnuts, dark chocolate, and
being made with vegetable oil is very low in saturated fat.
1 Meringue Recipe
- Meringue Kisses, just like these from Helen at Cooking with my Kids, always look so pretty with the colour swirls.
4 Savoury Recipes
- I just know that both hubby & I would love Nico’s Super Quick & Easy Vegan Bolognese Rolls which are made with a handful of basic ingredients, rolled in ready made puff pastry and baked in the oven. Easy eh!
- I’m sure you will agree that these Corned Beef Pandesal,
from Jhuls at The Not So Creative Cook, look incredibly tempting.
Pandesal is a bread she grew up, which she recently tried baking with a
savoury filling, in this case a corned beef mixture, though I think any
number of fillings would be really tasty.
- Marmite: you either love it or loathe it. If you love it then Cat’s Cheese & Marmite Palmiers are just what you’ll want to make for your next picnic.
- Jess continued her series of recipes from around the world with this very tempting Butter Bread from Antigua and Barbuda. Have you ever tried a Butter Bread?
What we recreated in the Only Crumbs Remain kitchen this month…
never easy. In a very good way that is. The amazing range of different
bakes linked up each and every month never fails to have me in a
quandary. This month I was very tempted by so many of the linked up bakes: Nickki’s Blood Orange Olive Oil Cake tempted me to make the most of the remaining blood oranges, the heady aroma of
Kate’s Celebratory Orange Cake was alluring, and I know that hubby and I
will be trying out Nico’s Super Quick & Easy Vegan Bolognese Rolls
in the not too distant future.
In the end hubby & I chose to try out the Flourless Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies which were shared by Monika who blogs at Everyday Healthy Recipes. These cookies were every bit as good as they sound. They’re a lovely soft cookie with fabulous texture arising from the chopped hazelnuts, which when teamed with chocolate is such a delicious combination. In fact Monika’s Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies are great on so many levels; they’re easy to make, they’re indulgent and packed with great flavour, and being flourless are naturally gluten free too.
Now onto May’s #BakingCrumbs Linky.
If you’ve got a bake to share, join in with #BakingCrumbs!
Baking Crumbs is for all of those sweet and savoury bakes, where there’s the potential for crumbs! Pies and pastries, cookies and flapjacks, cakes and cupcakes, brownies, meringues……..
So don’t forget to pop over to Jo’s Kitchen Larder where Jo is hosting this month’s #Baking Crumbs linky and is looking forward to seeing what you’ve been baking.