bloggers to share their baking recipes, and non-bloggers to find new
recipes to whet their appetite. This post contains a full round up of September’s bakes and I also highlight what I made from the collection!
With September having drawn to a close I can now bring you the second monthly round-up of Baking Crumbs! September saw 26 delicious bakes linked up, from fancy cakes and scrummy biscuits to breads and even savoury bakes. Being in the throws of this year’s GBBO series here in the UK, many of the bakes were inspired by the weekly challenges faced by the bakers in ‘the tent’, whilst other bakes were clearly influenced by seasonal produce.
Once again can I say a huge ‘thankyou’ to everybody for linking up your wonderful bakes, it’s such a pleasure to come and admire drool over your bakes as well as read your recipes. As for deciding which of the bakes to recreate in the Only Crumbs Remain kitchen, well it’s certainly not been any easier this month, though I have come across a great way of deciding what to bake this month! Do keep reading to find out how I decided ?.
If you’re a blogger, the linky for October’s #BakingCrumbs is now open
(you can find it towards the bottom of the post), where, for the
duration of GBBO, you’re welcome to add up to 3 bakes!
And if you’re not a blogger, do check out the bakes which whet your appetite by simply clicking on the recipe title in green! You can also find out about the recipes linked up this month by clicking on the thumbnail images in the ‘linky’ towards the bottom of the post.
#BakingCrumbs Round-Up September ’17
- Kat’s triple layer Nutella Cake is definitely a showstopping crowd pleaser. It would certainly be heaven for nutella lovers!
- Bron, who blogs at Honeycomb Crunchies, was inspired by GBBO’s illusion cake challenge with her Roasted White Chocolate and Blueberry Pancake Cake. And, yes, she really did roast the white chocolate which I for one am completely fascinated about!
- My Box of Chocolate Cake is also a nod to GBBO, and is a great cake for those special occassions made with a vanilla sponge cake and layered up to create a box to hold chocolate truffles!
- Many of you will know that I’m a huge fan of upside-down fruit cakes given the number of them I made this past summer! They’re simple & easy to make. Kate, from Gluten Free Alchemist used the new season of pears and teamed them with the mocha flavours of coffee & chocolate to make her gluten free Mocha Pear Upsidedown Cake.
- Bron’s Pineapple & Coconut Cake sounds so tropical and deliciously fruity! She even finished it with a lime buttercream bringing even more fresh flavours to the cake!
- Anca, from CookStyle, shared this delicious upside-down pear cake which looks perfect served with her chocolate sauce!
- Have you ever tried mayonnaise in a cake? Well Johanna, from Green Gournmet Giraffe, has in this Mayonnaise Chocolate Cake (with a vegan option) and
her family absolutely loved it. Though really, it’s no surprise really
when she explains that mayo is made of eggs, oil & lemon juice, just
the sort of ingredients that goes into a cake anyway!
- Victoria Sandwich Cakes are such a classic for a very good reason, they’re easy to make, delicious and a traditional part of afternoon tea. Choclette, from Tin and Thyme, made her cake a little healthier by using wholemeal flour and a little kefir, which is relatively easy to source these days, to aid with the rise.
- Monika, who blogs over at Everyday Healthy Recipes, shares a recipe for Blackberry Prune Squares, inspired by her Mother and her Polish roots. It’d be the perfect traybake to try if you have some blackberries still to use. Plus it contains a hint of chocolate!
- Prepare to be seduced with Jo’s recipe title of Italian Plum & Almond Cake with Amaretti Crunch! And when you see her images and read her recipe, over at Jo’s Kitchen Larder, I’m sure you’ll be at the green grocers buying a punnet of plums!
- Jo’s second bake entered into my #BakingCrumbs linky is Salted Peanuts and Peanut Butter Millionaires Shortbread and was inspired by GBBO’s caramel week. Doesn’t it look lush with the three layers of deliciousness and a background flavour of peanutbutter!
- These flourless chocolate mini roll,
made by Bron of Honey Comb Crunchies, sound delicious having been
filled with blackberries and a vanilla buttercream rather than the
peppermint frosting the GBBO bakers had to use.
- My Blackberry & Pear Cupcakes are super easy to make. They’re filled with a homemade blackberry & pear jam making a lovely change to the usual blackberry & apple combo, and topped with a delicious mascarpone and white chocolate frosting.
- My recipe for Peanut Butter & Chocolate Sandwich Cookies, was inspired by GBBO’s biscuit week, and produces a cookie which is certainly one to try!
- I’m sure you’ll agree with me when I say how melt in the mouth good these Gluten Free Almond and Vanilla Viennese Whirls are from Midge at Peachicks’ Bakery. And if that wasn’t good enough, they’re also vegan!
- These Peanut Butter & Nutella Sandwich Cookies
from Helen over at The Crazy Kitchen are seriously easy to make, and
are therefore perfect for baking with children. They’re free of flour
and contain a total of just 6 ingredients!
- I absolutely love the whimsical nature of Jenny’s Angel Fish Biscuit.
They’re so much fun, and would be perfect for a child’s party. Jenny,
of Mummy Mishaps, describes how to easily create this cute fish shape
with your biscuit dough if, like her, you’ve not got a fish cutter.
- Jenny, from Apply to Face Blog, describes her Malted Milk Sandwich Cookies as ‘malty sweet with a little crunch‘.
She filled her sandwich biscuits with a chocolate icing and styled them
very easily, and I’m sure you’d agree effectively, as cute little
Bakes containing Apples
- Jenny, from Mummy Mishaps, was inspired to incorporate apples & cinnamon in her Millionaire’s Shortbread recipe. Knowing how good apple & toffee is together it sounds absolutely sensational to me!
- Apple. Cinnamon. Buttery Pastry. Crumbly crust. Well that’s what’s in store for you with this Best Buttery Apple Pie with a Twist from Jo of Jo’s Kitchen Larder. And as for the twist, well check out her recipe to find out. I’m sure you won’t be disappointed!
- Cat, who blogs at Curly’s Cooking, has shared her gorgeous Teacake recipe,
punctuated with Apple & Sultanas and pinch of cinnamon. It always
fascinates me how different regions give different names to the same
bake. GBBO described them as teacakes but our family always called them
fruit teacakes, as just ‘teacakes’ to us contained no fruit and was
used really for a savoury sandwich!
- These homemade Basic Bread Rolls topped with seeds were made by Corina, who blogs overs at Searching for Spice, during a bread making cookery course at Jamie Oliver Cookery School in London. It certainly sounds as though she had lots of fun and learnt lots given the great tips she’s shared.
- The wonderful aroma that filled Nico’s kitchen when she caramelised her homegrown onions for her vegan Caramelised Onion Tarte Tatin
must have been glorious. I know Mr E for one would have been there
with his head in the pan breathing in those delicious smells!
- Nico, of Yumsome, also shared her vegan Mediterranean Summer Vegetable Tart,
which I’m sure you’ll agree looks so inviting with all of those
stunning colours and flavours encased in a rough pastry shell! She
finished it off with a serving of her vegan ricotta!
- I have to confess that I’m a huge fan of puff pastry, the flaky melt in
the mouth qualities have me every time! It’s this which makes Kate’s Salmon and Mushroom Pithivier (GF)
look so incredibly yummy! She tells us that she’s made this pie for
over 20 years, and now that Jus Rol are producing a good gluten free
puff pastry she can make it as often as her heart desires without the
labourious task of all that folding and rolling to make her own pastry.
What we recreated in the Only Crumbs Remain kitchen this month…
As anticipated, it really is prooving to be quite a tall order to narrow down all of the amazing bakes entered in the #Baking Crumbs linky to just one!
So, to solve the dilema, this month I gave Mr E the momentous task of selecting one of the bakes for us to make in the Only Crumbs Remain kitchen! His decision was Jo’s Italian Plum & Almond Cake with Amaretti Crunch, clearly he felt seduced by the title too! But I can confirm whole heartedly that it’s not just the title that is gorgeous – the bake itself is so wonderfully light and packed with flavour! Mr E, known not to have a sweet tooth, actually went back for a second slice both on the day it was made and the subsequent day! It’s super easy to make too and has a sponge made with a vegetable/sunflower oil so the fat content is much kinder than the saturated fat of butter.
I must encourage you to check out Jo’s recipe for Italian Plum & Almond Cake with Amaretti Crunch!
Now onto October’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……..
Here’s how to join in:
- Grab the badge and include a link to this post on Only Crumbs Remain in your post.
If you prefer, use the code supplied for the badge (which you can find just above the actual linky) and paste it into your post’s HTML
- Link up to 3 new bakes (once GBBO has left our screens it will be back to 2 bakes) with a clear image, using the linky below. (Feel free to contact me if you have any problems doing so).
- Where applicable include the source of the recipe, though do use your own photos.
- Join me in making this a great baking community by sharing the blogging and baking love! Do spend some time commenting on, sharing, and stumbling those bakes which catch your eye using the #BakingCrumbs hashtag so people know where you’ve come from!
Feel free to Tweet me @Onlycrumbsremai (the ‘n’ is missing – I ran out of characters!) using the hashtag #BakingCrumbs and I will re-tweet all those that I see.
And why not use the hashtag #BakingCrumbs on Instagram too!
You are also invited to join the Baking Crumbs pinterest group board!
Please note, by linking up you are giving me permission to use your photograph in the round up and on social media.
What you can expect from me:
I will be commenting on all of the bakes entered into the #BakingCrumbs linky. I will also be sharing your delicious bakes on Twitter, as well as Stumbling and Yumming them (where there is a ‘Yum’ button)! I shall include a full roundup the subsequent month (usually on the 1st), as well as highlighting my favourite bake from that month’s collection!