Its been too long since Bake of the Week last posted, I know. I have very good reason though, we spent last weekend in London with Millie with synchro. She received an invitation the previous weekend as a result of her performance at Nationals. We are extremely proud that she has been accepted as one of the 11 members of the England Talent Age Group Squad! She works so hard (as do most synchronised swimmers) and is rightly super pleased with herself. I’m trying to gloss over the fact that not one friend or teacher asked how she got on or congratulated her when she went into school this morning. People eh?! More coming soon on what the next year has in store for us all …
There has been small amounts of baking still going on in between all the gallivanting though – I’m sharing with you today my Red Velvet Truffles. These are most definitely the cake version of truffles (similar to cake pops without the stick) rather than the ugly expensive foraging type of truffle.
Obviously the cake recipe is gorgeous to eat just on its own but I urge you to try at least a few truffles – They are super easy and quick & perfect for Christmas Do’s. I’ve even been known to roll a few for emergency presents (Everyone forgets people’s presents don’t they?)
Huge thank you to everyone who added their posts to Bake of the Week – an extra special thank you for being so patient waiting for the roundup. There’s one recipe in particular that really caught my eye and I keep going back to: The More Than Occasional Baker shared with us Salted Caramel Apple Hand Pies – I shared these on Twitter and the responses went crazy!
Such lovely bakes were added over the past couple of weeks too – There’s seems a real abundance of rich flavours and colours. Its why I love autumn/winter!
- Impossible to ignore Tin & Thyme’s Chocolate Nut Cakes – they contain Baileys, rye flour and nuts just poking through temptingly.
- Need something sweet for with a cup of tea? Try Domestic Gothess’ Apple, Fig, Pecan & Honey Scones.
- If you ever wanted to test the theory about all-in-one baking methods v’s creaming in method, then Only Crumbs Remain has done all the hard work for us. Find out her results here.
- Using my favourite nut, the cashew is Winnie with her Caramel Cashew Bars. These look totally moreish – I definitely could not stop at one.
- Getting into the Christmas spirit with her Lebkuchen Cake is HodgePodgeDays – Jane describes it as possibly her best ever cake so it must be good!
- I love the simplicity of these stunning decorations on Baking Queen 74’s Cranberry & Pistachio Chocolate Eclairs.
- Winnie’s blog definitely didn’t disappoint with these ultra rich Chocolate Brownies – Just look at them, they are oozing full of glory!
8. Have you made your Christmas Cake yet? (whispers, I haven’t quite!) Told by Mum has kindly shared the Best Christmas Cake Recipe if you are looking for a good one.
9. Love this unusual recipe for Potpourri’s Applesauce Spice Bundt Cake (the recipe contains information on how to make your own applesauce if you want to go the whole hog).
10. ET Speaks Fron Home has nailed the hidden surprise inside a cake with her Christmas Tree Wreath Cake – Brilliant job!
11. Our solitary savoury recipe comes from Kirsty at Hijacked by Twins with this wholesome and hearty, Leftover Beef and Bean Hotpot Pie. Yum!
12. I can’t believe how effective and easy to achieve this snowflake look is with Domestic Gothess’ Orange & Anise Snowflake Bread.
13. I fancy the sound of Farmersgirl Kitchen’s Chocolate, Prune & Walnut Cake with a tea glaze a lot more than the prunes and custard she remembers from her childhood! Its just brought back horrific memories of tinned prunes. Janice’s cake looks perfectly lovely though!
14. I’m keeping Mummy Mishap’s Chocolate Peppermint Traybake in mind for using up all those Candy Canes we’ll be left with after Christmas. I forget about them every year.
I’m going to leave the linky open for a couple of weeks – Hopefully we’ll all be far too busy enjoying ourselves to be thinking about linking up to Bake of the Week. Feel free to add up to 3 recipes each – Any savoury, sweet, new, old, oven baked or slow cooked recipe counts and will be included in the roundup.
I’m starting a new section to Bake of the Week too – If you are on Instagram, feel free to tag me @CasaCostello and use the hashtag #Bakeoftheweek to show off your bake. If you haven’t blogged about your bake, that doesn’t matter – It all counts to the Baking love!
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