With Autumn comes the baking season and recipe bloggers cannot wait to get into the kitchen and start baking again. So for #CookBlogShare round up I have four awesome autumn bakes to share with you, as well as this week's #CookBlogShare linky.
Welcome to #CookBlogShare the weekly linky hosted here once a month, where bloggers share their best recipes and comment on each others creations All readers can enjoy and discover great dishes from other blogs.
I also use the opportunity to share with readers a little of what's been going on behind the scenes each month and what a month it has been!
Recipes Made Easy has continued to go from strength to strength and this month has seen my total daily page views hit their highest ever number on several occasions.
My baking blog Only Crumbs Remain is also really beginning to pick up apace and is now beginning to bring in a small income for the 1st time. When I took it over I set myself the target of getting the site to begin to pay for itself by the end of the year, so that's 3 months ahead of schedule and page views have been growing between 30 and 40 % each month for the last few months.
I've also had another reason to celebrate. This month Mr B and I have been married 34 years. Yikes, where has the time gone! We celebrated last weekend with a lovely weekend in Hasting and St. Leonard's. Hastings is a place I used to go to quite often as a child but have not been since we have been married.
We had a lovely weekend, we certainly got lucky with the British weather with perfect blue skies and warm sunshine on the Friday and Saturday. Unlike this weekend where some of the beach huts have got washed away in storms!
Needless to say, food played a part and we enjoyed two delicious restaurant meals. If you are ever in the area I can highly recommend St. Clements. Great food and a lovely English wine. No pictures I am afraid too busy eating, but we did make sure we enjoyed the locally landed fish.
#CookBlogShare 4 Awesome Autumn Bakes
There is no doubt that Autumn is well and truly here and winter is just around the corner.
As a passionate baker, I love autumn as it is when we find ourselves back in the kitchen baking as the warmer days fade away. Homemade bakes help to compensate for the cooler days.
And it would seem that I am not alone as last weeks linky on Easy Peasy Foodie testifies Once again it was dominated by bakes. I could have chosen apples as a theme but that would have included my own recipe Pork with Golden Apple Rings and that would have been a bit of a cheat.
So instead I have gone with Autumn instead. Now I don't use the word awesome often. Overused and it soon loses its meaning, but I think this weeks choices are just that -awesome. I honestly want to make each and every one of these recipes. Oh if only I had more time for baking!
Easy Monkey Bread
First up we have this Easy Monkey Bread from Curlys Cooking. Monkey bread is a sweet and sticky soft cinnamon bread that you pull apart using your fingers. I've been wanting to make this bread ever since I first heard of it a few years ago and still haven't got around to it. That might well change soon now, all that cinnamon yumminess sounds divine.
Apple and Cinnamon Scones
I love the Autumnal twist on the classic scone with the addition of apple and cinnamon. These Apple and cinnamon scones from Lost in Food are a delicious treat at any time of the year. But never more so than during Autumn when the weather is on the turn.
These Blackberry Muffins from Taste Botanical are another bake so evocative of autumn. Easy to make, the dark, sweet juiciness of the blackberries are perfect in a light, sweet vanilla-flavoured muffin.
Halloween Cheesecake Brownies
It will soon be hard to miss the fact that Halloween is just around the corner. I love the look of these fun Halloween cheesecake brownies from The Baking Explorer. On the post, you can find out why black and orange are the colours associated with Halloween, I didn't know but I do now.