Baking News!

Baking News (10.03.14)

* I think Spring has arrived a little early here in our part of UK, we’ve had some beautiful days filled with warm sunshine we even saw a butterfly in our garden yesterday, you’d think we were headed for Summer and not Spring! I’m loving the warm air so I hope it stay’s around. The day’s are getting longer too, I love the extra hours of light.

* At our farmers market we spied some beautiful tulips that we couldn’t resist buying. We’d just bought a new vase and were on the hunt for some seasonal flowers to fill it and these glorious flowers were perfect. I can’t stop taking photo’s of them. If you follow me on Instagram you’ll of seen them already. We bought three bunches, a light pink bunch, a peachy yellow bunch and a pinky orange bunch. All the stunning shades blend perfectly together.

* It’s a special someone’s birthday at the end of the month and his birthday treat of choice is a cheesecake. I’ve never made cheesecake before. I tried a sticky toffee baked cheesecake the other week and it was a disaster. It tasted horrible and it wouldn’t budge out of it’s tin, then when it did finally break free it collapsed in my hands! We could only stand there and laugh. So cheesecake two was the total opposite. Pure cheesecake heaven!! It tasted amazing! Totally amazing! My partner told me to put it in the freezer and oh my, frozen cheesecake is a must, it’s like ice cream but cheesecake ice cream. I need to make a cheesecake themed ice cream I think. We had to throw it away to avoid eating the whole thing in one go, it’s that good! Best cheesecake ever. I’ll share the recipe with you guy’s when I make it next. It’s need multiple re-makes just to soothe my new found cheesecake addiction!

* I’ve finally started my Easter baking with two themed treats being made this past weekend. Both were a big success, I really can’t wait to share them with you.

* Has anyone else been baking Spring inspired treats yet?

* Sweet and Savoury Sunday Link Party #51 reached over 100 link ups! How great is that?! I hope you all link your projects, I love reading your posts and seeing what you’ve all been up to. So what are you waiting for, link up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday Link Party #52 now!!

* I hope everyone has a great start to there week :)

Here are two minty themed treats that I can’t wait to try when the warmer weather makes an appearance.

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream from Wallflower Girl – My favourite ice cream flavour just got healthier, love it!

Mint Limeade from One Sweet Appetite┬á– This year will be the year that I make homemade lemonade and I’m going to start with this one!

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Baking News!

baking news march 1st

* Happy first day of March! I love this month, it’s a very special someone’s birthday this month and it’s the first month where spring starts to make an appearance.

* Easter is also on it’s way. I enjoy baking easter treats, I’ll be dedicating March to all things easter-y. Hot cross buns, fun little sweet things with mini eggs, easter breads, cakes, dainty cakes and many more goodies. I can’t wait!

* Is there anything you like to bake this time of year? Leave me a comment and tell me all about it.

* We’ve got the first sings of spring in our garden, a few daffodils have bloomed and our plum tree is developing blossom! I love blossom, it’s such a beautiful flower and really signals warmer times ahead.

* Is spring starting to glimmer where you are? I hope it is. Have a great weekend everyone!!

Here are some recipes that have caught my eye from the hundreds of blogs that I follow.

Plum and Honey Syrup Cake from Harvest – I can’t wait for our tree to bare it’s fruits this year so I can make this seasonal cake.

Brownie Batter Granola from My Happy place – Brownie for breakfast, yes please.

Scratch Cinnamon Roll Cake from Portuguese Girl Cooks – This is going to be made very soon, watch this space!

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Baking News!


* So what’s new with you? I’ve been a little while now since I’ve done a baking news post but the time has seemed to of flown by and I’ve been spending all the my spare time baking and taking part in a new project.

* The new project I’m happy to announce is that I am now a co-host for Sweet and Savoury Sunday link up party. It’s such an exciting project to be embarking on and I’m really looking forward to seeing what everyone that links up has to share and interacting with you all a lot more. We go live each sunday at 4pm (UK time) so stop by and link up your recipes, crafts and DIY projects. Follow the simple rules and get linking!

* February is Salted Caramel Month! I’ve created four mouth-watering baked treats each incorporating Salted Caramel in. I’m halfway through sharing my recipes with you. If you’ve missed them go and check out my Mars Bar Stuffed Salted Caramel Blondies and Salted Caramel Crunch Banana Bread. You really don’t want to miss any of these recipes! I have some other themed month’s coming up, so subscribe to make sure you don’t miss a thing. A whole month devoted to doughnuts perhaps?!

Here are some recipes from all the blog I follow that have caught my eye recently:

Double Chocolate Cherry Biscotti from The Frugal Foodie Mama – I want a batch of these on stand by for dunking into all my cups of coffee, delicious!

Skinny Cheesecake Swirl Brownies from Sensationally Sweet – Skinny? They don’t look it, they look great!

Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf Cakes from Foods For The Soul – I love lemon cakes but have never baked anything with poppy seeds, that needs to change right away.

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