bloggers to share their baking recipes, and non-bloggers to find new
ideas to whet their appetite. This post contains a full round up of March’s bakes where I also highlight what I recreated from the recipes linked up!
Happy Easter! I hope you’re all enjoying a lovely Easter weekend with friends family and, erm, chocolate!
March’s Baking Crumbs linky clearly saw food bloggers prepare for Easter with the number of wonderful Easter themed bakes linked up from Easter cupcakes, Hot Cross buns (and even Hot Cross Scones!), to numerous ways of baking with mini eggs … assuming you have any of those deliciously scrummy pastel coloured chocolate mini eggs left over!
We’ll start the round up with all of the Easter recipe ideas, so if you’re tempted simply click on the
recipe title in green to find out more. And even if you’re short of baking time this Easter weekend, why not pin the recipe ready for next year’s inspiration! You can also
check out bakes linked up this month by clicking on the
thumbnail images towards the bottom of the post.
For those of you curious to learn what we re-created in the Only Crumbs Remain
kitchen from all of the bakes linked up in March do keep reading
and all will be revealed!
March’s Baking Crumbs Round-up.
4 Easter Recipes using Mini Eggs
- These Easter Cookies
from Helen at Cooking with my Kids look the business with their generous number of the colourful mini / micro eggs.
- How about adding a generous handful, or two, of mini eggs to Cat’s Mini Egg Rice Crispie Squares?
- I love the Easter vibe Choclette has given to her thumbprint cookies to make these Almond Easter Thumprint Cookies with Amaretto Chocolate Ganache. Marzipan (Ground almond, almond extract), chocolate, mini eggs eat your heart out.
- And if you still have some mini eggs left over (ours are almost all gone!), how about using some in Jo’s White Chocolate & Mini Egg Blondie? I’m sure you agree it looks incredibly yummy!
2 Easter Cupcake Recipes
- With even more Mini Egg love, how about Kat’s Easter Nest Cupcakes,
not only are they really pretty and perfect for the Easter Weekend,
they’re also really easy to make having watched Kat’s short video.
- Our fun Easter Chick Cupcakes are as easy to make as they are
effective. They’re bright and cheerful perfect for a bake sale or
Easter party. The accompanying video tutorial takes you
through the process step by step.
3 Easter Recipe Ideas using Creme Egg
- These Creme Egg Chocolate Brownie Cookies
from Something Sweet Something Savoury are a chocoholics’ dream!
Chocolate brownie cookies. Dark chocolate ganache. Mini Creme eggs.
- If you’ve ever wondered how to re-create the ever popular Cadbury
Creme Egg at home, then Rebecca has the answer with these Supersize Cream Eggs, complete with a helpful video tutorial.
- Salted Caramel Egg Brownies, need we say more! Kat shares great step by step images to help you make this wonderful brownie that everybody will love!
2 Hot Cross Bun Ideas
- I love the idea of these Mini Hot Cross Buns, Tear & Share
from Debbie at Proper Foodie. Not only are they perfect for get
togethers over the Easter Weekend, they’re flavoured with chocolate
orange – undoubtedly a popular flavour combo!
- And if you’ve not got the time to prove the bread dough to make Hot Cross Buns, how about ringing the changes with these gluten free Hot Cross Scones from Kate at Gluten Free Alchemist! That’s a right a scone, but with all the attributes of of the traditional bun!
2 Carrot Cake Recipes
- Eb’s Coconut Pineapple Carrot Cake
takes the ever popular carrot cake into tropical waters. It sounds totally delicious to
me, and although it would be perfect at any time of year it’d surely be a
welcome rest to the Easter holiday chocolate overload.
- Another twist on the carrot cake is Debbie’s Almond Carrot Cake
which contains ground almonds, dates, a little mixed spice and coconut
sugar making it very low in refined sugars. Check out her minute long
video to see how easy it is to make.
2 Gluten Free Cake Recipes
- If you’re looking for The Best Gluten Free Sponge cake
recipe, which can be stacked and layered with jam and frosting, as well
as being beautifully light with aromatic vanilla, then you need to
check out Gluten Free Alchemist’s post!
- How tempting does Rebecca’s Mocha Cake look, which also happens to be gluten free, egg free and dairy free!
3 more Cake Recipes
- Who could resist a slice of this delicious sounding Peanut Cake with Caramel Buttercream, from Jess Eats and Travels, which is inspired by a traditional cake from Angola.
- Why not grab the last few blood oranges from the supermarket shelf (the season is coming to a close) and make Jo’s Easy Blood Orange Drizzle Cake!
- If you’re like me and love Bakewell Tart, then you’re sure to love Cat’s inspired Blueberry & Lemon Bakewell Cake!
2 Flapjack Recipes
- Flapjacks are one of those treats which Mr E & I take on our walks to recharge the batteries, and Cat’s Apricot & Almond Flapjacks
would be perfect wrapped up and put into our rucksack for that
purpose. With flaked almonds for that nutty hit, dried apricots as well
as apricot jam she tells us that they’re neither too soft nor too firm.
- This Fruity Honey Flapjack, from Helen at Cooking with my Kids, replaced the refined sugar with honey to make this popular traybake with her young son.
3 Bread Recipes
- Jess from Jess Eats & Travel shared this Algerian Semolina Bread (Kersa)
as part of her Recipes from Around the World series, which is so
fascinating. This particular recipe, made with easily sourced
ingredients, would be perfect served with soups, stews, casseroles or
simply warm with butter!
- Have you ever tried a Monkey Bread?
It’s an utterly delicious tear and share sort of bread spiced with
cinnamon, and , just like Helen’s family, it’s a great bake for involving
- I’m a huge fan of easy, no knead breads. They’re so easy and quick to make. Midge’s recipe for Dairy Free Cheese & Onion Wholemeal Quick Bread is ready in less than 45 minutes. Just mix, shape & bake, and you’re rewarded with a bread that must be so yummy!
1 Savoury Recipe
- Made with hot water crust pastry, our vegetarian meat & potato pies are pure comfort food. They make a delicious, yet humble, meal
served with a few vegetables.
4 More Bakes to Try
- I’ve always thought of quinoa as a savoury ingredient but Monika from Everyday Healthy Recipes has challenged that with these Chocolate Muffins with Quinoa.
Don’t they look glorious, you’d never know that they contain quinoa
looking at them. Monika tells us that with the protein (courtesy of
the quinoa), and the fact that they have a moderate amount of sugar
& fat they are great for breakfast, brunch or even as a healthy
- How does a warm Wholemeal Spelt Welsh Cake
grab you, served straight from the griddle (or frying pan), packed with
fruit and having a lovely nutty flavour courtesy of the Spelt flour that
- Corina’s Peanut Butter Cookies
look seriously tempting with those gorgeous crinkles. And then she describes them as the
tastiest cookies in the world. Even better than chocolate chip ones!
- Cooking with Kids shared these gorgeous sounding Apple & Honey Muffins,
not only did they get a big thumbs up from her family, they’re
perfect for using up a spare eating apple which may be lurking in the
What we recreated in the Only Crumbs Remain kitchen this month…
Regulars to my Baking Crumbs linky will know that every month I recreate one of the submitted bakes in the Only Crumbs Remain kitchen, and I’m sure you can appreciate just how difficult it is to narrow them down to just one recipe! This month was no different. In fact I was in quite a quandary as to what to try. Not only were Corina’s Peanut Butter Cookies calling my name, Monika’s cupcakes fascinated me with the inclusion of quinoa, and then, of course, there were all the Easter bakes too.
So to try to make things easier I called upon the help of Mr E. Well, to be honest, that made it even harder because he had totally different ideas! And so two, yes two, bakes were tried!
First up is Mr E’s choice, Wholemeal Spelt Welsh Cakes from Choclette over at the vegetarian blog Tin & Thyme. It’s a recipe that neither of us have tried before, either ready made from the supermarket, in a tea room let alone made from scratch, so it was a the perfect opportunity to give them a try. Let’s just say we’ll definitely be making them again given how quick and easy they were to make, and not forgetting how tasty they were. As Choclette said in her post, they’re absolutely delicious eaten warm straight from the pan. It’s a pretty good job that we made just half a batch, they were so good with a lovely nutty flavour courtesy of the Wholemeal Spelt.
Our second bake came from one of the many Easter bakes. After all it is the Easter weekend! I went with these Easter Cookies from Helen at Cooking with my Kids which are packed to the rafters with everybody’s favourite Easter egg – the Mini Egg. Other than the self restraint I needed to employ (after all, I needed to make sure there were some Mini Eggs to actually go in the cookies) this Easter Cookie recipe is super easy, so much so Helen’s young daughter was heavily involved in making her batch. They went down a treat with both Mr E & I, being a deliciously chewy cookie punctuated with lots of yummy chocolate. Hubby has even requested I make them for the charity bake sale his office is hosting soon!
Now onto April’s #BakingCrumbs Linky.
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