Sunday, 27 August 2017

Blackberry & Pear Cupcakes

These delicious Blackberry and Pear Cupcakes make great use of autumnal fruits.  Making a refreshing change to the traditional blackberry and apple pairing, these cupcakes are filled with a homemade blackberry and pear jam, and topped with an easy mascarpone and white chocolate frosting, a drizzle of seasonal coulis and a fresh blackberry finishes the presentation. 

Blackberry and Pear Cupcake recipe, topped with a mascarpone and white chocolate frosting

We all know how great blackberry and apple is together but why not ring the changes and team those seasonal blackberries with pears!

Cupcakes with autumnal fruits


Monday, 21 August 2017

Raspberry & White Chocolate Traybake Cake

Essentially an upside-down cake recipe, this Raspberry & White Chocolate Traybake Cake tastes amazing.  The beautiful slightly sharp raspberries balance well against the sweet creaminess of the white chocolate, which can be found both drizzled over the raspberries and in the sponge cake.

Raspberry and White Chocolate Tray bake cake, a twist on an easy upside down cake using seasonal fruits

I'm sure if you're a regular to Only Crumbs Remain you may have noticed that I've fallen under the spell of upside-down cakes this summer with an aromatic strawberry and basil, and a dark moody bilberry upside down cake made in recent weeks.  Both were so well received by those we shared them with, and were an absolute doddle to make.

So having seen some wonderful fresh raspberries for sale in our local supermarket this past week I instantly knew how we'd use them - in another version of an upside down cake!  Not only are they a doddle to make, and there's no worry about the fruit sinking to the bottom as can often happen when it's mixed into the batter, but turning the cake out to reveal the colourful fruit beneath is always exciting!    

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Black Forest Ice Cream Styled Cupcakes

These fun cupcakes, styled on a summery ice cream, replicate the delicious flavours of a Black Forest Gateau.  They're filled with a chocolate sponge with a hint of kirsch, topped with an ice cream style swirl of butter cream and finished with a cherry and that all important drizzle of chocolate!

Black Forest Gateau themed Cupcakes, styled as an ice cream!

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It's holiday season here in the UK, and regardless of whether you travel abroad to a beautiful golden beach or stay more local to home, there's often lots of ice creams and 99's to be enjoyed.  The recipe I'm sharing today is a fun twist on the classic ice cream cone.  Infact it's not an ice cream at all, but a cupcake styled as an ice cream!


Wednesday, 9 August 2017

14 Recipes For Using Up Egg Yolks

If you're looking for recipe ideas for using spare egg yolks then keep reading and check out the collection of 14 great recipes below.

Recipe ideas for using up spare egg yolks, from cookies, brownies and pastries through to icecream, mayonnaise and donuts!

If you've been busy making pavlovas, meringues or even macarons it's entirely likely that your baking exploits have left you with a few egg yolks to use up.  As it turns out there are loads of different recipes which will allow you to put either that solitary egg yolk or mountain of them to good use, without just enriching an omelette or frittata with them. 

My food blogging friends came up trumps when I asked for their ideas, so if you've been wondering how to use up some egg yolks below are 14 ideas for inspiration.  The recipes have been separated into the number of yolks required for each recipe, and should any catch your eye, which I'm more than sure they will, simply click on the recipe's title to find out more!

Recipes for using up 1 egg yolk:

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies from Choclette over at Tin and Thyme.  


Cookie recipe great for using up one egg yolk

Peanut butter has become a popular addition to many bakes these days, for very good reason, and with the addition of a dark chocolate flavoured with a hint of chili (chocolate & chili being a combination that works incredibly well) I know that this is a great cookie recipe for using up one egg yolk.


Thursday, 3 August 2017

Triple Chocolate Orange Pinwheel Cookies

These Triple Chocolate Orange Pinwheel Cookies are a twist on a childhood favourite.  Using a popular flavour combination, they're incredibly delicious with a soft and yielding texture punctuated with chocolate chips and finished with a drizzle of chocolate.  This chocolate cookie recipe is also great for using up any spare egg yolks.

This chocolate cookie recipe is a childhood favourite.

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If you're anything like me you're likely to have a shelf or two (or perhaps three or four) packed full with recipe books.  I love the beautiful glossy images which tantalise and seduce with all manner of inviting bakes and recipes.  Tall cakes topped with cream and berries, soft chocolate brownies, fruit tarts with buttery short pastry.  Although I love new cook books packed with modern ideas and techniques, old family recipe books have a very special place in my heart.  Flicking though my mum's jotter style recipe book really puts a smile on my face, from the cute cuttings taken from a girl's magazine way back, to the tape which has turned brown through age and even the change of pen colour in her hand written notes after the original had ran out of ink.

recipe books

One of the recipes in her old jotter recipe book, which she often made when my brother & I were young, was for pinwheels.  Not only were they yummy and a lot of fun with the plain and chocolate cookie doughs rolled together to create a swirl, Mum loved to make these homemade cookies because it's a great recipe for using up egg yolks.  In fact, do keep watching Only Crumbs Remain as I'll be compiling together some really useful recipes giving you loads of ideas for using up any left over egg yolks you may have.

How to make triple chocolate orange pinwheel cookies

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

NEW! Baking Crumbs Linky

Join me by sharing your fabulous baking creations on the web's newest linky, Baking Crumbs!

Welcome to the Baking Crumbs linky, where, if you're a food blogger, I invite you to share your amazing bakes, and if you're not a food blogger do check out some of the recipes which are linked up.  I'm sure you'll find something which tantilises your taste buds!   
Regular visitors to Only Crumbs Remain will no doubt have noticed my love of baking ... or making crumbs as my Dad would say!  Even as a youngster I loved nothing more than getting into the kitchen to make a fruit pie to follow our family meal, or a few cupcakes (or buns as we used to call them way back then) to enjoy with a cup of tea when the munchies hit.  In the process I'd invariably end up with a dusting of flour on the floor, chunks of pastry all over the work surface and splatters of meringue on the kitchen splash-back, all to the dismay of my parents!

If you've been baking something, savoury or sweet, which potentially leaves crumbs (though there's really no need for you to be quite as messy a baker as I was as a child!) then I'd love for you to link up.  Perhaps you've baked a few cupcakes, a delicious pie, or a meringue, for instance, or may be you've carried out a little baking experiment which you'd like to share, or even made a healthier 'free from' bake, then I'd love for you to share it with Baking Crumbs!

The intention is to build Baking Crumbs into an on-line community of baking enthusiasts.  Starting with the new linky, Baking Crumbs, you're invited to share your fabulous bakes (sweet & savoury) and marvel at other people's delicious creations by paying them a visit and sharing the blogging (and baking) love.