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!

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* 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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January 2014 Instagram Challenge

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At the beginning of the year I thought it would be fun joining a photo-a-day challenge on Instagram. I plan on doing it every day, each month for the whole of 2014 then at the end of the year I can look back and reminisce.

There are many of these floating around the internet but I have chosen to go with The Idea Room’s photo a day challenge. So kicking of the year is of course January and here are my photos and the story behind them.

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Day 1 – A Goal –┬áI have many goals this year I wish to achieve within my baking and these books are helping me along the way.

Day 2 – Organise – Not even half my cookbook collection, they need sorting out!

Day 3 – Relax – Kicking back with a book I received as a Christmas gift and a nice hot drink.

Day 4 – Fresh – From the oven, some candied lemons I used for my Lemon-Vanilla Tart

Day 5 – On The Counter – A nutritious way to start the day, Special K red berries and unsweeted almond milk.

Day 6 – Outdoors – My local fruit and vegetable market stall.

Day 7 – In Between – There are hundred of delicious recipes in between the pages of books that I can’t wait to try.

Day 8 – Looking Up – At an old church I pass by daily.

Day 9 – Delicate – New pair of earings {photo was deleted by accident} but here it is

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Day 10 – Dark – This Blood Orange Pound Cake was baking in the oven at this moment.

Day 11 – Open –┬áRecipe bookmarked, it’s these Chocolate Chip Cookies (BHG Baking Version)

Day 12 – Artwork – Love the covers of food magazines.

Day 13 – A Building – Wembley Stadium, where we saw the San Francisco 49ers play last October.

Day 14 – Everyday I – Treat my sweet tooth, life’s to short to deny yourself a little something tasty.

Day 15 – Shiny – Chocolate coin from Christmas.

Day 16 – Bundle – Three huge stalks of rhubarb I bought from the local market.

Day 17 – Glass – A juicer, a housewarming gift from my parents.

Day 18 – Black and White – A simple by divine Rhubarb and Vanilla cake.

Day 19 – Entertainment – Catching up with reading my magazine, my kind of entertainment.

Day 20 – A Noise – At sunset the fog was coming down, it was eerily silent.

Day 21 – Accessory – I love lip balm, I have a vast collection. This lip smaker lip balm in sugar plum party is the one I’m currently using.

Day 22 – On My Plate – Avocado, I try to eat half one each day.

Day 23 - In My Town – A beautiful river I walk by every day, so pretty.

Day 24 – Making – These AMAZING Mars Bar Stuffed Salted Caramel Blondies… so so good!!

Day 25 - Laugh – Recently discovered the national lampoon films.

Day 26 – Salty – Homemade salted caramel sauce.

Day 27 – Broken – Clouds clearing to reveal the sun.

Day 28 – Something On Me – Got my trainers on and ready to hit the gym, this happens 5/7 days per week!

Day 29 – Together – Forever <3

Day 30 – A Game – My partners atari games console.

Day 31 - Icy – An iced treat that will make it’s debut this month on the blog.