Baking Round-up: Celebrating the mighty apple

Hello and welcome to another baking round-up!

During February foodies all over the country celebrated Bramley Apple Week and I was no exception. The classic cooking apple is such a deliciously versatile ingredient and is perfect for cakes and bakes. Hence the topic for this month baking round-up, Celebrating the Mighty Apple. After looking through many UK food blogs I found that I am not the only one who loves to use apples in baking. Today I am going to share with you some of the top baking recipes that use apples as the star!

Undoubtably the favourite way to use apples has to be in a crumble. This is a much loved pudding in our house and everyone has their own signature twist to this much loved pudding.

Feb 2017 Baking round up

Imagine warm, apple muffins combined with a crumble and a tray bake and you get Apple Crumble Breakfast Muffin Tray Bake from Gillian’s Kitchen. This delicious bake can be easily transformed from a breakfast muffin to an afternoon tea tray bake to a sponge pudding covered in custard. Perfect!

The following bake is my families favourite. This Bramley Apple Week we celebrated with a warming Apple and Plum Crumble. The fruit has been accompanied by cinnamon, which goes perfectly with the apple and plum. While the crumble topping has a nutty finish with the addition of ground almonds.

Another classic apple combination has to be apple and blackberry and is used by The Jolly Rabbit in the following recipe. This Apple and Blackberry Crumble is not only full of fruit but with the oats and pecan topping it is also gluten-free as well as vegan.

Only Crumbs Remain has transformed the crumble pudding into a cupcake delight. The apple and custard flavours have been incorporated into this cupcake recipe to bring you a sumptuous crumble creation with these Apple Crumble and Custard Cupcakes.

The final crumble recipe this month is one that has really given the classic apple crumble an interesting twist. Recipes Made Easy has moved away from her trusty apple and rhubarb and gone for new flavour combination. This Apple Crumble with Fennel is one that I am really curious to try, we love fennel so have a feeling that we will also love this pudding!

The final recipes that I have chosen to feature show us that apples can be used in much more than just a crumble.

A sweet way to start the day has to be with a muffin and Everyday Healthy Recipes shows us how to make a lovely gluten-free muffin. These Gluten Free Coconut and Apple Muffins would, in my mind, be perfect at any time of day. The sourness from the apples enhances the coconut flavours and leaves these muffins perfectly moist.

The following recipe is a sweet, enriched chocolate bread recipe. Baking bread is such a therapeutic thing to do and despite the length of time it can take the end result makes the wait worth while. My Chocolate, Apple and Cinnamon Couronne  uses dried apples which I have found to be a fantastic stand-by product to keep in the cupboard.

The final recipe shows us how truly versatile apple can be. This savoury recipe from Fuss Free Flavours shows us that apples can be perfectly used in savoury bakes as well as sweet ones. These Goats Cheese, Thyme and Bramley Apple Muffins will make the ideal addition to any picnic, packed lunch or as a weekend breakfast treat.

After reading these recipes I am sure that you will be adding apples to your shopping list. I know that they are constantly on mine!

I will be back next month with my food round-up which is going to be all about recipes to celebrate St Patrick’s day so if you have a recipe that you would like me to consider featuring please add it to the linky on the Hijacked By Twins Round-up Page, email me at hijackedbytwins@gmail.com or send me a tweet at @k_phillipson.

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About Kirsty Phillipson-Lowe

Kirsty is a busy mum of three children, two of which are twins, housewife and blogger at www.hijackedbytwins.com. Kirsty specialises in family friendly recipes that can be easily made even when life is manic! Whether in the kitchen cooking a meal or baking a cake, it is Kirsty's favourite place to be. Living the the countryside means she can enjoy freshly grown produce and fresh eggs ready for all of her bakes! You can find Kirsty on Twitter (@k_phillipson) Instagram (hijackedbytwins) Pinterest (hijackedbytwins) and Facebook (hijackedbytwins)

2 Responses to Baking Round-up: Celebrating the mighty apple

  1. Monika Dabrowski 27 February 2017 at 16:47 #

    This is a super tasty looking roundup of apple recipes! Thank you for including my coconut apple muffins and the lovely writeup:)

  2. Gillian Thompson 28 February 2017 at 15:02 #

    Such a great round up. Where to start? Maybe with the apple crumble and custard cupcakes – they sound amazing !