Firstly can I say a huge thank you to everybody for the incredible support given to the #BakingCrumbs linky, both through linking up and on social media. It’s truly been amazing to see so many fabulous recipes linked up, helping to make the first month so much fun! I look forward to you joining in this month too, & the coming months, making this a great community of baking fans.
There was an amazing 23 bakes entered into #BakingCrumbs in August, from loaf cakes, tray bakes and even an amazing patisserie bake! And with this year’s GBBO series starting soon I’m imagining that there will be even more baking antics as people bake along with the show – I know I certainly will be. For that reason, during the Bake Off, feel free to add up to 3 of your fabulous bakes (ordinarily it is 2).
At the start of each month I shall share a round up of the bakes linked up the previous month. In addition I shall highlight my favourite bake from that collection. From the wealth of amazing bakes in this first month alone I know that it’ll be quite a challenge to select a favourite!
But first the round up. And what a round up it is! Grab a pot of tea (or coffee if you prefer), and marvel (or should that be drool) at the tempting bakes that were linked up last month. As always, if any of the bakes catch your eye do click on the green recipe title to be taken to the blogger’s post and grab the recipe.
If you’re a blogger, the linky for September’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!
#Baking Crumbs Round-up August ’17
- Jo of Every Nook and Cranny perfected her homemade Malt Loaf
recipe. Mum regularly bought a Soreen malt loaf when we were young
and, like Jo, spread it with a thick layer of butter once sliced. I
know I’d have lots of brownie points if I was to make this for my parents,
especially seeing how deliciously moist and packed with fruit Jo’s recipe is!
- Kirsty, from Hijacked by Twins, shared this fabulous banoffee flavoured
loaf, even though she named it Banana and Date Loaf. It’s low in fat which is amazing enough, but she tells us that ‘the banana makes it a lovely moist cake while the dates give it a toffee
like flavour. Combined together you get a banoffee style loaf!’ If you like banoffee flavours keep reading through the collection as there are more! There must have been a banoffee convention!
- I shared my gingerbread
recipe, which develops its depth of flavour and moistness once wrapped
and left for a day or two. Though it’s still damn good even if you slice into it straight away.
- Deepika of The Love of Cakes baked an Almond Loaf Cake, finished with a chocolate glaze and toasted almonds.
It’s simple and moist courtesy of the addition of yogurt, but made even
more inviting, if that’s at all possible, with the addition of a simple
chocolate glaze and toasted almonds!
- Kat, of The Baking Explorer, shared her Jammie Dodger Blondies
which look incredibly delicious being topped with a popular children’s
biscuit and extra jam swirled into the blondie batter! Who can resist a Jammie Dodger with the heart shaped red jam aperture let alone a Jammie
- Tweed Squares is a bake I’ve not come across before but having read Michelle &
Lesley’s, the co-authors and bakers of Lost in Food, tantalising
description of vanilla sponge flecked with tiny pieces of chocolate,
smothered in a butter cream and topped with a layer of dark melted
chocolate along with how her Mum made this traybake for every family
occasion I know for sure it’s one I want to try! Do have a read of her
recipe if you too have never come across it before.
- Next up is a twist on a popular classic, the Bakewell. Auntie Anne’s Shortbread Fruit & Almond Slice from Clare at Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy, is packed with sultanas, cherries and topped with the all important almond frangipane!
- This Blackberry Oaty Traybake
from Lucy at Baking Queen 74 definitely looks to be the perfect way to
use some of those gorgeous foraged blackberries which are on every
hedgerow right now! Lucy tells us that it makes a great addition to a
late summer picnic or packed lunch, and I couldn’t agree more. The
oodles of blackberries make her traybake look incredibly inviting, not
only did she dot the surface with them but also added them as an extra
layer of yumminess through the centre!
- I’m sure you won’t fail to be tempted by these Soft Bake Cookies with Dairy Milk Chocolate Chunks
from Debbie at Proper Foodie. I know for one they tempt me, just stop for a moment and check
out the gorgeousness of the melted chocolate chunks again!
- My Triple Chocolate and Orange Pinwheel Cookies were a pimped up version of a recipe Mum regularly baked when we were young.
Free-From Bakes (pt 1)
- Calling these scones The Best Ever Gluten Free Scones is
quite a claim, but check out Kate’s, of Gluten Free Alchemist, recipe
and images and I’m sure you’ll agree that they certainly look the
business having all the qualities of a really amazing scone.
- Nathalie, a free-from blogger at The Intolerant Gourmand, shared this fabulous Vegan and Gluten Free Banoffee Pie!
I think the image alone is tempting enough without me even mentioning
the crumbly base, creamy topping and caramel style sauce!
- Kate from Gluten Free Alchemist used vegetables in her Cacao-Courgette (Zucchini) Breakfast Cake
which is also gluten free and wholegrain. Kate tells us that this
nutritious and filling traybake stores well in an airtight container for
several days, but given the great things I hear of courgette bakes I
can’t imagine it would last that long in most households!
- Seriously, who can resist a chocolate brownie? Squidgey, chocolatey and
down-right yummy! And when it’s a chocolate orange flavour combo
rippled with dulce de leleche I’m the first in the queue! Jo of Every
Nook and Cranny shared her Gluten Free Chocolate Orange Brownie recipe.
Free-From Bakes (pt 2)
- Midge from The Peachick’s Bakery brought us this gorgeous Vegan Redcurrant & Yogurt Loaf using
homegrown fruit from her allotment! It contains a handful of fresh
redcurrants which formed a jammy layer of deliciousness and was topped
with crunchy pearls of sugar. This looks to be a wonderful seasonal
vegan loaf cake to enjoy with a pot of tea. Or coffee!
- I have to admit that to press I’ve not made a Chiffin cake, but having read Lili’s recipe for her delicious looking gluten free Earl Grey, Lemon & Lavender Chiffon Cake, I know where to come for all of the hints and tips she shares!
- Debbie from Proper Foodie shared these Mint Chocolate Courgette Muffins.
They sound to be the perfect bake when you’re faced with the dilemma
of trying to be healthy but the chocolate cravings and munchies hit!
- Here’s the third banoffee themed bake of the link-up! Jenny from Apply to Face Blog shared these scrumptious Banoffee Cupcakes
which she describes as being a winner for children and adults alike,
and the perfect pick-me-up following her hilarious Centre Parks
shenanigans! It’s a must read!
- This classic patisserie bake of Swan Eclairs was shared by Anca from Cook Style. I’m sure you’ll agree with me in saying how elegant and professional they look.
- Deepika, from The Love of Cakes, shared a frozen cake, Butterscotch Ice Cream Cake!
It’s one of those desserts which calls for elasticated pants as she
tells us it is over the top rich and not for the faint hearted or those
who are calorie conscious! A good thing, no? Ingredients include
hobnobs, oreos, roasted cashews, chocolate chips, butterscotch chips,
dulce de leche……
- If you’re looking for a colourful cake then check out Jenny’s Skittles Rainbow Cake
over at Mummy Mishaps. Skittles, blue frosting, sprinkles,
marshmallows, and glitter! There’s no wonder her son is still talking
about it even now! Check out her recipe to find out exactly how easy
it is to make.
- Semi-naked cakes always give off an air of elegance and sophistication,
and yet, very happily, they’re relatively easy to make! Jacqueline’s
(Recipes Made Easy) triple layer Pistachio and Lime Cake with Summer Berries
really does ooze seasonal sophistication! In fact it’s so
sophisticated that she’s using it as the middle tier of a wedding cake
she’s making soon!
- Choclette over at Tin and Thyme shared with us this magnificent Kale Apple Cake inspired by her review of Kate Keckworthy’s new recipe book Veggie Desserts + Cakes: Carrot Cake and Beyond.
The natural green colour of the cake clearly comes from the kale, which
Choclette tells us wasn’t noticeable but did bring an ‘umami’ flavour
as well as nutrition to a bake which, let’s face it, is ordinarily largely made up of sugar and fat.
My favourite bake this month is…
This was quite a tall order and I can see going forward that this won’t get any easier. However, having decided to highlight a bake each month a decision had to be made! The bake which grabbed me the most was Lost in Food’s Tweed Squares. Not only had I never heard of them before, and having read Michelle & Lesley’s description this family favourite traybake sounded so good that I needed to try their recipe! After recreating this three layered traybake in the Only Crumbs Remain kitchen, including my own little twist with the white chocolate feathering, they definitely got the thumbs up from us, Mum & Dad as well as Mr E’s work colleagues!
I must encourage you to check out Lost in Food’s recipe for Tweed Squares!
Now onto September’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.
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!