Baking Round-up: Summer inspired bakes

Hello and welcome to the BritMums Baking Round-up. This month bloggers have been incredibly busy creating tantalising summer inspired bakes. I absolutely adore the warm summer months, the lighter mornings and balmy evenings just make me feel so much happier. The summer is the perfect time of year to get out doors and spend quality time with family and friends. Whether you’re having a barbecue or picnic, it doesn’t matter as long at there’s plenty of good food to share, including some tasty bakes.

Packing for a summer picnic doesn’t mean just making boring sandwiches, absolutely not. Savoury scones, tarts and bakes are far more interesting. These Vegan Red Onion and Chilli Cheese Scones from The Peachicks Bakery sound heavenly and yes they really are vegan too. Fab Food 4 All has created these delicious looking Sunny Picnic Quiches, whilst Tin and Thyme has baked some delicate Asparagus Tarts. Glutarama has created an ingenious recipe for Egg Free Gluten Free Scotch Eggs, don’t they look good and you would never guess they were egg free.

Egg Free Scotch Eggs

Photo credit: Glutarama

There’s nothing like a slice of cake to finish of a picnic in style. Packing a loaf cake is good choice as they are so easy to slice. Hijacked from Twins has baked a very summery Honey & Lavender Cake, which I’m sure would be utterly divine with a flask of strong tea. Or maybe try a slice of my Blueberry Lemon Coconut Loaf Cake. Since seeing Baking Queen 74‘s Blackberry Mini Bundt cakes I’ve decided that I must have a mini bundt tin in my life. These little bundt cakes are so perfectly proportioned, although I think it would be difficult to stop at just one! Foodie Quine has baked some scrumptious summer Strawberry, Almond and Chocolate Chip Muffins, my children would love them. There’s nothing more summery than strawberries and cream, and these Strawberry Shortcakes from Baking with Granny certainly are. Only Crumbs Remain has baked a really impressive Strawberry and Basil Upside Down Cake, using seasonal strawberries.

Strawberry & Basil upside down cake

Photo credit: Only Crumbs Remain

It’s always such a pleasure seeing what you’ve all been busy baking. Thank you so much to everyone that submitted their delectable bakes, sorry I can’t include you all. For the Baking Round-up next month, I’m looking for baking recipes that include seasonal fruits and vegetables. Whether you’ve been baking after a glut of courgettes or have a summer fruit cake to tempt us, let me have your baking recipes. Please join the linky below or email me at with BritMums Baking Round-up in the title.

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About Julie McPherson

Julie is a busy stay at home mum of three, wife and food blogger at Julie loves to cook family friendly food and is a passionate baker, her Coconut and Raspberry Jam Loaf Cake is her signature bake. Not surprisingly, Julie is slightly obsessed with the Great British Bake Off and appeared on the Extra Slice a couple of years ago. When not cooking up a storm in the kitchen, Julie enjoys reading cookbooks from her food heroes Mary Berry, Nigella Lawson and Jamie Oliver. You can find Julie on Twitter (Juliemcpher), Instagram (juliesfamilykitchen), Pinterest (jfamilykitchen) and Facebook (juliesfamilykitchen)

4 Responses to Baking Round-up: Summer inspired bakes

  1. Sally 24 June 2017 at 14:46 #

    Sorry Julie ! I entered the wrong post on the wrong link above – sorry trying to do too many things at once…!

  2. Clare Nicholas 27 June 2017 at 23:46 #

    Oh my, why did I click this when hungry.
    Bookmarked to make far too many of these


  3. Nico @ yumsome 05 July 2017 at 20:58 #

    Wow, what a lovely round-up… my mouth is watering, and my tummy is rumbling! x


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