Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Baking Crumbs - April 2018 round up

 Welcome to this month's #BakingCrumbs post.  It contains a full round up of April's bakes to whet your appetite and I also highlight what I recreated from the recipes linked up.  Keep reading to find out what's new for May!  


It's been great this past month to see the continued range of inspiring bakes linked up to #BakingCrumbs.  There really is something for everyone from quick and easy cookies and traybakes, free-from recipes and even spectacular illusion cakes, plus even a few savoury recipes too.  It's always lovely to see you guys continue to share your bakes each and every month,  as well as welcome new faces to the baking fun with Amanda from Icing Insight, Jhuls from The Not So Creative Cook, and Caroline from Caroline Makes. 

So, as always, if you're tempted by any of the recipes in the round up below simply click on the recipe title in green to find out more.  And for those of you curious to learn what we re-created in the Only Crumbs Remain kitchen from all of the bakes linked up last month do keep reading and all will be revealed!





What's happening with #BakingCrumbs in May.

 

Well this month I am super excited to announce that #BakingCrumbs has a guest host!  The lovely Jo of Jo's Kitchen Larder has very kindly agreed to step in my shoes and host May's linky for me whilst Mr E & I kick back a little and enjoy our favourite month.  I know Jo is super excited to take the reins for the month, I know she's going to be a fabulous 'hostess'.

So if you've been baking and are looking to link up this month, do pop over to Jo's linky post where she's keen to give you a warm welcome. 





April's Baking Crumbs Round-up



3 Tempting Cupcakes


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  • If you're a fan of Maltesers, and frankly who isn't, then you need to check out Kat's Malteser Teaser Cupcakes!
  • Our Jammie Dodger Cupcakes are perfect for those who love the popular sandwich biscuit.  Think of them as an extra yummy pimped up treat with a flavour combo of raspberry & white chocolate.
  • Made with a rich Devil's Chocolate sponge, containing an Easter surprise in the centre, Nickki's Cadbury Creme Egg Cupcakes look very tempting with the two-tone vanilla frosting and Creme egg decoration.  The recipe definitely needs pinning ready for next Easter's inspiration.

 

 

2 Muffin Recipes 

 

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  • If you're wondering what to do with the bananas lurking in the fruit bowl, how about teaming them with peanut butter to make Cat's Banana & Peanut Butter Muffins.
  • Our easy & healthy Breakfast Muesli Muffins are packed with goodness.  The muffins are not only perfect for breakfast on the go, but any time you choose. And being full of muesli and a cheeky handful of choc chips every mouthful is different!

     

     

     

     4 Cakes Decorated with Fondant


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    • Ready for a jaw dropping moment?  Then check out Amanda's Giant Jammie Dodger Cake.  I'm sure you'll agree that it's such a seriously amazing illusion cake!  Amanda has helpfully shared a detailed step by step guide, complete with images, to help you recreate it for the jammie dodger fan in your life. 
    • Can you believe this dropped icecream is actually cake!  I know!  Amanda rocks with her illusion cakes and she again shares a great tutorial with clear steps & images sharing How to make a Giant Dropped Icecream Cone.
    • Our Cat Cupcakes are a really fun bake. The video tutorial I shared shows how easy they are to make.
    • Containing an undoubtedly morish Devil's Food Cake, Amanda's tutorial sharing How to make a Totally Fetch Mean Girls Cake totally blew me away!




    3 Free-From Bakes

     

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    • Regardless of whether you're in the 'doughnut' or 'donut' camp, Midge has nailed these Free From Glazed Ring Doughnuts, which are free of the top 14 allergens, and are suitable for being baked or fried.     
    • I'm sure you'll agree that Kate's gluten free Celebratory Orange Cake is a real stunner.  She describes it as being moist, with the heady scent and tang of orange.   And having been made with a generous quantity of ground almonds and buttermilk it stays beautifully fresh.
    • Midge from The Peachicks Bakery, which has just celebrated its 6th birthday, tempted us with The Ultimate Vegan Chocolate Fudge Cake which she describes as being a chocolate lover's dream.  And if that wasn't enough she even tells us that it's really easy to make too!  




    3 Cake Recipes

     

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    • Nickki's Blood Orange Olive Oil Cake is not only super easy to make with no creaming, it's also a great way to close the blood orange season. 
    • Being a huge fan of upside down cakes, I just know that Lucy's Slow Cooker Berry Upside Down Cake will have smelt amazing when she turned it out, not to mention tasted dreamy with those new season strawberries and raspberries. 
    • There's always something so tempting about marble cakes, yet Jenny from Mummy Mishaps has managed to make this one even more special with everybody's favourite Party Ring.  Do check out her recipe for Party Ring Marble Cake



    3 Tray Bake Ideas

     

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      2 Biscuits Recipes

     

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    • Seriously, how cute are Jo's Easter Chocolate Shortbread Biscuits with Mini Eggs!  They scream Easter to me ... and they contain my favourite Easter egg treat!  I definitely suggest pinning ready for next year's inspiration.
    • Monika has lived up to her blog's name, Everyday Healthy Recipes, once again with her Flourless Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies which are packed with ground almonds, hazelnuts, dark chocolate, and being made with vegetable oil is very low in saturated fat.
       


    1 Meringue Recipe

     

    • Meringue Kisses, just like these from Helen at Cooking with my Kids, always look so pretty with the colour swirls.


    4 Savoury Recipes

     

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    • I just know that both hubby & I would love Nico's Super Quick & Easy Vegan Bolognese Rolls which are made with a handful of basic ingredients, rolled in ready made puff pastry and baked in the oven.  Easy eh!
    • I'm sure you will agree that these Corned Beef Pandesal, from Jhuls at The Not So Creative Cook, look incredibly tempting.  Pandesal is a bread she grew up, which she recently tried baking with a savoury filling, in this case a corned beef mixture, though I think any number of fillings would be really tasty.     
    • Marmite:  you either love it or loathe it.  If you love it then Cat's Cheese & Marmite Palmiers are just what you'll want to make for your next picnic.   
    • Jess continued her series of recipes from around the world with this very tempting Butter Bread from Antigua and Barbuda.  Have you ever tried a Butter Bread?  




    What we recreated in the Only Crumbs Remain kitchen this month...

     

    The choice of what to recreate in the Only Crumbs Remain kitchen is never easy.  In a very good way that is.  The amazing range of different bakes linked up each and every month never fails to have me in a quandary.  This month I was very tempted by so many of the linked up bakes: Nickki's Blood Orange Olive Oil Cake tempted me to make the most of the remaining blood oranges,  the heady aroma of Kate's Celebratory Orange Cake was alluring, and I know that hubby and I will be trying out Nico's Super Quick & Easy Vegan Bolognese Rolls in the not too distant future.

    Chocolate and Hazelnut Cookies from Monika at Everyday Healthy Recipes

    In the end hubby & I chose to try out the Flourless Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies which were shared by Monika who blogs at Everyday Healthy Recipes.  These cookies were every bit as good as they sound.  They're a lovely soft cookie with fabulous texture arising from the chopped hazelnuts, which when teamed with chocolate is such a delicious combination.  In fact Monika's Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies are great on so many levels; they're easy to make, they're indulgent and packed with great flavour, and being flourless are naturally gluten free too.      





    Now onto May'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........

    So don't forget to pop over to Jo's Kitchen Larder where Jo is hosting this month's #Baking Crumbs linky and is looking forward to seeing what you've been baking.





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    20 comments:

    1. Hello, Angela! Thank you so much for this lovely round-up! Enjoy your time and I am now heading to Jo's place. :)

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      1. Hi Jhuks, thankyou so much :-) Hubby and I have a few trips planned to makrk our wedding anniversay so we have our fingers crossed for some nice weeather :-)
        Angela x

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    2. I am so excited you chose to make my cookies, Angela! And you've made them look so gorgeous too! Thank you:) Enjoy a bit of time away from the blog, but don't stay away for too long!

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      1. They were so good Monika, I was so happy that we chose to make them - chocolate & hazelnut is such a great flavour combo :-) Thankyou, I'll still be around - hubby and I are just taking a few days to mark our wedding anniversary :-)
        Angela x

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    3. Such a lovely round up Angela! I'm not sure if I'll be baking this month but I will try to join in if I can. I can see why you made Monika's cookies - they sound gorgeous and I'm tempted to try them out too now!

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      1. They were so good Corina, I can highly recommend them :-)
        Angela x

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    4. Yay thanks for featuring my bread :) Those decorated cakes are just amazing. I really wish I was as good at decorating! x

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      1. My pleasure Jess, it sounds so lovely with that butter in it :-) Aren't they just AMAZING! Amanda is so talanted isn't she :-)
        Angela x

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    5. Delicious round-up as ever Angela and so super varied with all sorts of lovely bakes from sweet to savoury! Your lovely write ups on each and every recipe make them even more enticing :) I'll have huge boots to fill for May's round-up, that's for sure. Thank you so much for lovely intro too! xx

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      1. Aw thankyou so much Jo, I know you'll be a really fantastic host Jo :-)
        Angela x

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    6. Another delicious month! I wish I could try them all!

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    7. I found your site while searching for printable recipe templates for Blogger. And I saw your great post about Recipewiz.com. Now I am wondering if you still use it because I can't seem to access it. Any help would really be appreciated. Btw, I love your recipes!

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      1. Thankyou so much Anne.
        Funny you should ask about Recipe Wiz because over the past couple of weeks I too haven't been able to locate it either. I've tried to contact the people behind it but as yet I've had no response. I'm now using another printable recipe page by The Recipe Generator, it's a paid subscription (reasonably priced) and the team behind it have a FaceBook page where you can make suggestions for development / improvement - so in the past couple of days he's introduced some extra categories (cuisine type etc which Google are now looking for.)
        Angela x

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    8. wow wonderful bakes - I meant to send in a bake but april was a crazy month. Hope to send in something in May - enjoy celebrating May

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      1. Thankyou Johanna, we've had some lovely weather here to help us kick back and enjoy the month :-), looking forward to seeing what you rustle up :-)
        Angela x

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    9. Thanks for such a sweet write up Angela! And how good is this list?? So much talent on the one page, I'm in awe! :) xo

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      1. it's such an amazing list isn't it!? It's all down to you guys sharing some amazing recipes :-)
        Angela x

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    10. Lovely round up Angela..... Those cookies look perfect! x

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      1. Thankyou Kate, they were really good cookies - and happily naturally gluten free too :-)
        Angela x

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