Sunday, 1 October 2017

Baking Crumbs - October 2017

Welcome to October's #BakingCrumbs linky!  This is the place for 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!  

September's #BakingCrumbs round up

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.   

But just before we check out all of the amazing bakes from last month, don't forget to check out our Dr Oetker Baking Bundle giveaway containing over £50 of vegetarian baking products!  I hate for you to miss out on all of the baking fun (NOW CLOSED)!


#BakingCrumbs Round-Up September '17

 

Fancy Cakes 

 

Fancy Showstopper cakes

(Clockwise from left)
  • 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!



Fruity Cakes

 

Cake recipes with fruit
(Clockwise from top left)
  • This deep Almond, Pear & Chocolate Cake is not only gluten free, but Julie, who blogs at Julie's Family Kitchen, says it's one of the best cakes she's baked.  It certainly looks a winner to me too!
  • 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!



Everyday Cakes

 

Everyday Cakes
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  • 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.



Tray Bakes

 

Traybake recipes
(clockwise from top right)
  • 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!



Smaller Bakes

 

Recipes for small bakes
(from L>R)
  • 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. 



 Biscuits

 

Biscuit recipes
(clockwise from top right)


More Biscuits

 

Biscuit recipes
(from L>R)
  • 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 buttons!



Bakes containing Apples

 

Bakes using apples

(from L>R)
  • 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!


Bread Bakes

 

Bread recipes
(L>R)
  • 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.    



Savoury Bakes

 

Vegan and gluten free savoury bakes
(Clockwise from left)
  • 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

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 section.
  • 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!



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20 comments:

  1. GORGEOUS round up..... one of the best yet! I need Kat's Nutella Cake in my life and I am so so impressed with Midge's Peachick VEGAN Viennese Whirls. Is there nothing that woman can't veganise? Genius!
    Thanks (as always) for hosting xx

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    1. Thankyou so much Kate, but really it's all down to the AMAZING bakes people create! Ooh I completely agree, Kat's Nutella Cake looks so incredibly tempting and I completely take my hat off to Midge for the fab vegan treats she creates! Completely in awe!
      Angela x

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  2. Lots of great baking this month- really pleased to be part of it - and am inspired by lots of the recipes - some because they look so amazing and some because they look delicious and lots for both these reasons - I can see why you had to make the plum cake. BTW am glad to see you are using the word biscuit rather than cookie - is that something done on GBBO?

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    1. Yay, so great to hear that you're inspired Johanna :-D, it's so lovely to have you on board xx
      Hahaha, biscuit is the word I was brought up with. We never seem to use the word cookie back then. I seem to think GBBO was using the word 'cookie' rather than 'biscuit', but I've slept since that episode so i may be entirely wrong ;-)
      Angela x

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  3. Great roundup Angie! Need to check quiet a few of those amazing bakes!! I missed adding my recipes this month..But I am excited to be a part of the october roundup!

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    1. Aren't there just some amazing bakes Deepika - that's why I left the hard decision of deciding what to make with hubby! it really was a dificult decision! Can't wait to see what you're making this month Deepika
      Angela x

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  4. Great September round up! I love how you can see transition from the Summer into the Autumn and all it's got to offer and then there is GBBO of course lol and all us fanatics trying to keep up with challenges :)! I said it already so many times today on different platforms but has got to say it again, thank you for making my plum cake (and of course a nod again towards Mr E) :)! xx

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    1. There really is a clear feel to autumn bakes with what was linked up last month Jo. Haha, yeah, you really need to be a fanatic to keep baking along with GBBO, I love how much i learn through it though and it helps me to push my baking boundaries.
      Aw you're more than welcome, it was absolutely glorious Jo :-D
      Angela xx

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  5. What a fantastic round up Angela! I am not surprised at all that you've made Jo's plum cake as I have been drooling over it everywhere as well. It does look so tasty. I'll be joining in soon this month as well x

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    1. Haha, i'm glad it wasn't just us drooling over it Corina - it really did look incredibly inviting and certainly lived up to expectations :-D
      That's fab, I'm looking forward to seeing what you'll be making
      Angela x

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  6. oh wow, so many nice bakes! That Nutella cake looks amazing, as does your plum & almond cake!

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    1. I couldn't agree more Helen, that Nutella cake really does look amazing - if only the birsthdays in our family had fallen earlier & I think I'd have made that :-) Jo's Plum & Almond cake was so delicious Helen, certainly one to try :-)
      Angela x

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  7. Another fabulous month of baking! I would also seriously struggle to pick a favourite! I'll be over later this month to link up :)

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    1. Isn't it just, it's always so lovely to read (& drool over) all of the amazing bakes that are rustled up - and your Nutella cake certainly looks amazing Kat :-) Looking forward to seeing what you make this month,
      Angela x

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  8. Wonderfully packed with deliciousness! this is a MEGA round up Angela! Feel quite faint seeing all that mouthwatering baking! xx

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  9. What a mammoth baking session. I'm just about to got to bed and shall be dreaming of these delights all night - or more likely lying awake wondering which I should try first ;)

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    1. Hahaha, you'll be counting beautiful cakes rather than sheep ;-)
      Angela x

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  10. Oh, look at all those goodies - couldn't you just feast on all of them? I could!

    Thanks so much for featuring my tarts! xx

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    1. So could I Nico! Deoesn't it all just look so very very yummy!
      You're more than welcome, they look absolutely delicious,
      Angela xx

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