There is nothing quite like a winter bake to chase away the winter blues and you get the bonus of a lovely warm kitchen at the same time. So pop the kettle on and enjoy planning a nice winter bake for your friends or family to enjoy.
2019 seems to have got off to a flying start and we have already had some delicious recipes linked up to #CookBlogShare. But before I get down to this weeks linky and sharing my pick of the recipes linked up last week, I have some exciting news to share.
Regulars to #CookBlogShare will be familiar with Only Crumbs Remain a lovely baking blog set up and written by my blogger friend Angela. Many of us were saddened when she decided to call time on her blogging in order to pursue her new found passion, pottery. Her lovely baking blog was going to go offline later this year when her current hosting package ran out but a chance conversation led to me taking over the blog. If you look at Recipes Made Easy then you will know I too am a passionate baker and I quite often post bakes here on Recipes Made Easy. But sometimes if I'm honest they can be slightly more challenging and perhaps not exactly easy. So an exclusively baking blog is the perfect place to publish them, which is my plan going forward. Keeping Recipes Made Easy the place for easy everyday recipes and just the occasional easy bake.
At the moment I am busy giving Crumbs a bit of a new look so that it fits in with my style of writing. I am also dealing with some of the technical issues of moving from one blogging platform to another (Blogger to WordPress) but as soon as I get that sorted I will be adding new recipes to the blog. Meanwhile, you can follow me on at Only Crumbs Remain on Instagram and Facebook.
If you want to check out Angelas Ceramics which she sells on Etsy check out Etsy Shop Yorkshire Ceramics.
4 Winter Bakes
Baking is my answer to so many things. Feeling Happy - Bake! Feeling sad - Bake! Meeting ups with friends - Take a bake. Summer, feeling hot - Make a quick bake and go on a picnic. Winter, feeling cold - Bake. I think you get the gist and because baking is very much at the forefront of my mind at the moment I decided to pick 4 winter bakes from last week #CookBlogShare hosted at Easy Peasy Foodie. It would seem I'm not the only one who likes to bake when it cold.
The first Bake to take my eye was these Pan De Coco from The Not So Creative Cook. These are sweet buns from the Philippines filled with sweet coconut filling (using freshly grated coconut). I have not come across them before and I love to try new bakes so this is one to add to my must-try list.
Why keep scones just for the summer. These Date and Walnut Scones from Farmer's girl kitchen would make a delicious sweet tea time treat any time of year. All they need is a little butter- No jam or cream required.
Clare from Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy linked up her mums Lincolnshire Plum Loaf Cake which would also make a great teatime treat. It's one of those no nonsense cakes which are easy to make and you know is going to taste great. Her family often serve it with cheese.
I love Frangipane Tarts and this Pear Frangipane Tart from Pebble Soup is a classic. What's not to love about a delicious almond flavoured sponge topped with pears. I would serve this with custard in the winter and ice cream or whipped cream in the summer.