All posts tagged: easter baking

Blood Orange & Rhubarb Crumble

One of my favourite desserts to make is crumble – it’s so easy yet delicious, and I’ll happily tuck into it all year round, it’s such a heart-warming, comforting dish! Last Easter I made a rhubarb crumble, so this Easter I thought I’d step it up a notch by adding blood orange. Here’s the recipe (it serves around 6 people – depending on appetite!) Ingredients 800g rhubarb, chopped into small chunks 3 blood oranges, peeled and divided into segments (remove as much of the pith as possible) 1/2 blood orange for juice 200g white caster sugar Dash of port (optional) For the crumble topping 350g self-raising flour 200g butter (soft/room temperature) 100g caster sugar 1/2 blood orange for zest Method Pre-heat the oven to 200c/180c fan. Heat the rhubarb and half of the sugar in a pan on a low heat. Stir and make sure the sugar doesn’t caramelise. Add a dash of port for extra flavour if you have some. Once the rhubarb feels soft and slightly melted, pour into an oven proof dish …

Easter Cupcakes with Lavolio & Bake With Maria

One of my favourite companies I’ve come across since starting this blog is ‘Bake With Maria’, a wonderful baking school based in North West London. You may have read my posts about their chocolate event and baking with rye class. And recently, they introduced me to another lovely company called Lavolio, a boutique confectionery company. Their products are handmade by Artisans with real fruit, nuts and spices, and they’re 100% vegetarian and gluten-free. Each sweet can take up to five days to make. You can watch a video about the production process here: Lavolio Artisan Production from lavolioboutiqueconfectionery on Vimeo. Lavolio were kind enough to send me some of their Nutty Easter Eggs. Inside each white egg is one of three chocolate flavours – Extra Dark Chocolate, Hazelnut Gianduia Chocolate, and White Amaretto Chocolate. And Bake With Maria provided a cupcake recipe to put them to good use (probably a good thing, otherwise I could easily have eaten the whole box!) Ingredients: • 125g self raising flour (you can use gluten free flour here) • 125g …