These 4 brilliant bakes will put a smile on your face no matter what the weather. Plus you will find the fabulous #CookBlogShare linky.
Welcome to #CookBlogShare the weekly linkly for all things foodie hosted here on Recipes Made Easy the last Tuesday of the month, at Lost in Food on the 2nd Tuesday of the month and with our guests hosts on the remaining Tuesdays.
Its the place where food bloggers can share their latest posts and for you to find new food blogs.
February in a nutshell
But first my quick monthly recap on what's been happening on Recipes Made Easy and my other blog Only Crumbs Remain.
After spending January updating some older posts, February seems to have been all about pancakes. Well, it is pancake day the day this goes live!
I updated my old step by step post How to make Pancakes just to give it a slightly better layout and added a new video to go with it. Then each year I like to share one new sweet and one new savoury pancake recipe. For my savoury offering it was Pancakes Caprese with a filling inspired by the classic Italian Salad.
For my sweet offering, I was inspired by a 70's classic to make Black Forest Pancakes, which I posted on Only Crumbs Remain. Oh my goodness they are scrummy.
Also this month I have been working on creating some new videos and upgraded from a free to a paid programme, so that the videos I produce are reproduced at a better quality.
Finally, I was delighted when I was asked if I would like to become an ambassador for the Froothie Evolve high power blender, so I spent quite a bit of time putting it through its paces to see if it was as good as they said it was. I can honestly say it is probably the best blender I have ever used. I'm linking up my review below so do pop over and see just why I like it so much.
It would seem I'm not the only one who has been producing pancake recipes. Last week's #CookBlogShare hosted at A Strong Coffee featured a round up of pancake recipes and there were even more pancakes recipes linked up, so if you are still short of inspiration hop over and take a look.
But it wasn't only pancakes, so for this week's round-up I have chosen to feature 4 brilliant bakes from the recipes linked up last week. With the weather remaining wet, windy and miserable here, I felt we could all do with a bit of cheering up and there is nothing like a spot of baking for doing that.
Pornstar Martini cupcakes
Inspired by the Pornstar Martini Cocktail these pretty cupcakes from the Baking Explorer despite their name do not have any alcohol in them. The cupcakes are made with a lime and vanilla sponge, then filled with a fruity passion fruit curd. On top is prosecco buttercream, and a drizzle of fresh passion fruit. Now I bet they have cheered you up already.
Double Chocolate Orange Cake
This light and fluffy orange flavoured cake from Curly's Cooking is made by the really easy all in one method and is decorated with a tangy orange icing. It's a pretty everyday cake that is bound to bring a little sunshine into your life.
These classic buns from cooking with my kids are similar to Chelsea buns and have a filling of lemon curd and sultanas. The buns are then topped off with icing and a cherry on top. It really is hard to beat a homemade bun and a little indulgence like this is sure to brighten your day.
Gluten free Choux pasty and chocolate eclairs
The Gluten Free Alchemist shared her well-tested recipe for gluten free recipe for choux pastry. Kate developed the recipe back in 2013, after she and her daughter received a positive Coeliac diagnosis. Eclairs and profiteroles were a treat they both (understandably) missed.
She also lots of helpful tips for making choux pastry some of which are true for both gluten free and regular choux pastry.
Next weeks linky will be hosted by Jenny at Apply to Face Blog