Summer Baking Trends & Ideas

The weather’s getting warmer and picnics and barbecues are returning, which can only mean that summer baking is just around the corner. Whether you’re a novice in the kitchen or a pro with dreams of baking stardom, here are some top ingredients for summer baking for you to integrate into your bakes

Breakfast treats: If you’re missing the patisserie and would love nothing more than a plateful of almond croissants and pain au chocolates to choose from, fear not! Though they may look impossible, there are all sorts of options for making your own at home, from the super simple to highly complex. Decide where your abilities lie, crack out your non-stick baking trays and whip up your very own viennoiserie. We really recommend these delectable charcoal and blood orange cronuts, if you want to mix it up a bit...

Ice cream dream We can expect lots of nostalgic flavours in cakes and pastries this year — particularly inspired by old school ice cream shop favourites. Mint choc chip, rum and raisin, rocky road; nothing is off limits. Layer up different flavours of sponge in three of our small round tins and make this stunning chocolate, strawberry and vanilla Neapolitan cake; it’s a real crowd pleaser and Ice Cream Sandwiches have now become the mainstream, but are still very American so we have reinvented to be more British with our Strawberry Shortbread and Chocolate and Toffee Ice Cream Ice Cream Sandwichs

Still into salted caramel...Well, what’s not to love? It’s a total classic, but it can still be reimagined and elevated. This year, it’s all about miso salted caramel, which has the same sweet-meets-salty taste, but this time with a umami edge. You can make a sauce to drizzle over cakes and pastries, or even create a stack of fudgy sweets to share.

Botanics Herbaceous flavours are set to be everywhere in 2021, bringing a touch of savoury to your sweet treats. We recommend infusing syrups with herbs and spices and adding them to your favourite simple cake recipes as an experiment. You can easily make flavoured syrups by heating sugar and water in a heavy bottomed saucepan, and then tossing in your ingredient of choice; vanilla and cardamom is a favourite and so is thyme. Otherwise, this stunning raspberry, plum and basil cake is one to try, as is this classic lemon, rosemary and olive oil one. Or try our Gin and Tonic Cake all the Botanicals in Gin

Easy as pie Lots of home bakers are looking for standout desserts that don’t take hours to prepare, so expect to see a rise in recipes calling for readymade ingredients. This delicious blueberry dotted take on bread and butter pudding bakes croissants in shop bought custard and looks amazing, despite being ridiculously simple to put together. Meanwhile, this pear and chocolate number uses store cupboard staples and can be frozen ahead, saving plenty of time when you’ve got a big dinner to make.

Pink Gin Darling Nothing is more synonymous with British summertime than the nation’s favourite tipple – Gin and this summer its Pink Gin And now, this delicious drink isn’t just confined to your glass. The traditional flavours of lime, strawberry and raspberry and blackberries are easily transferred into a yummy layered cake or cupcakes, with a Pink Gin  infused buttercream running through it. Try it in a drizzle loaf cake and serve to celebrate the true arrival of British summertime. We will have a surprise coming that sum up Pink Gin to a Tea !!! watch this space.

Enjoy Summer Baking On Us,
At Britain Loves Baking UK, we know the joy of baking inside out – and now you can too! With our range of good bakeware sets from fudge making kits to cake baking kits, you can enjoy summer baking that’s fun for the whole family and now you can get more cake for your dough!

Until the end of July you can have two for 1 on any box or kit in our summer collection. The discount will be added on check out – you must put two items from the collection in your basket if you only add one you will not be sent a free one nor can you choose from another collection…so your left with 2 choices What to Bake First and What To Choose For Free!

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