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So you’re looking for some spring baking ideas; I chose spring-like recipes because well, the weather is warming up here where I live. So to that end, I have seven recipes that I’d like to share with you.
My goal for this post was to break away from the heavier desserts of winter that you probably found in my earlier post about Last Minute Desserts. It’s springtime now, and we don’t need desserts that stick to our bones! These recipes are light and easy, which makes them perfect for the nicer weather!
I had a lot of fun researching for this post and even more fun baking (or in the case of the jello, boiling) these. I hope that you find some inspiration to get baking and creating with food.
Things You Will Need (Aside from the food):
- Cupcake tin
- Loaf tin
- Baking sheet or two
- Cake tins (either square or rectangular)
- Container for your jello mold (You can make these in the glasses you want to serve them in or a bigger bowl).
I have all of these in my house, so I didn’t need to go out and buy anything. If you’re looking for the best value, I would recommend checking out places like Wal-mart or The Real Canadian Superstore. An excellent online option for you is Amazon.
Brand-wise, I highly recommend Wilton or Nordic Ware for your products. They are well-made and decently priced. I’ve never had a problem with any of these products, and they will last you years, so the value you get for your money spent is impressive. Most major retailers will carry these brands for you.
I also would like to recommend my workbook for crafting (it can work for baking as well as baking is just crafting with food!). You can check out the details below:
Simple Lemon Tarts
Kid + Kin is the source of this recipe, and I love how simple it is to whip these tarts up. All you need is some roll out pie crusts, lemon creme filling (or lemon pie filling), and some powdered sugar. They are a sweet light snack, and I find that lemon is a refreshing flavor that’s a switch from the usual pumpkin heavy recipes of the fall and rich Christmas like desserts of the winter.
Lemon Blueberry Bread
I freaking love blueberries, and I love that this recipe calls for the fresh kind – the best kind, in my opinion! The lemon zest and juice combine with the blueberries for a delicious flavor combination! You can find the full recipe at Glorious Treats – My favorite tip from Glory is using more blueberries than the recipe calls for!
Now it’s even more dangerous because I have a recipe to make them in the comfort of my own home. You can find the recipe at A Cultivated Nest, just be aware, they are just addictive as what you’ll find in the store!
Raspberry Lemonade Bars
Yes, I am slightly a fan of using lemon in baking, thank you for asking… Anyway, this recipe combines the flavors of lemons and raspberries. Berries combine beautifully with the sour lemon taste to create a dessert that I find very “fresh-tasting”. You can find the full write up of this delicious recipe at Handle the Heat! Enjoy!
Meringues are a light tasting dessert that just melts in your mouth – literally! I found this particular recipe at The Kitchen Is My Playground, and I love the idea of adding some pastel colors to your meringue. The colors add a nice spring twist to an already delightful little dessert. I love the flavor suggestions that Tracey has included.
I went with plain vanilla this time, but I think I’d peruse the candy flavors available at the Bulk Barn for something different. If you aren’t familiar with this wonderful place and you have one near you (they are only based in Canada), I would check them out for your baking needs as they have a decent selection.
Okay, jello isn’t exactly baking. However, I had to include this recipe because it looked interesting, and I’d never done a layered jello dessert before. I did not use any cream products that the original recipe called for because someone in my family circle is sensitive to milk products, and I still wanted him to have the option to enjoy this if he so wished.
Instead, I used water in place of the milk products, and it turned out perfectly fine. If you want the full, milk and all, recipe, you can find that at Sugar Hero. It is a slightly more complicated recipe adding in the milk products but looks pretty cool.
Brownies For Spring
This is a super simple idea that I found on Cooking With My Kids, where you take your favorite brownie recipe (or a box mix, no judgments here!) and bake it according to your instructions. Let the brownies cool a little bit and then take some pastel m&ms and gently press them into the surface of the brownies in the shape of flowers. Simple right?
Wrapping It All Up
So there you have it folks, seven brilliant spring baking ideas for you. I hope these inspire you to go out there and do your own baking or at the very least go out there and make the most of spring.
Have you tried any of these recipes or do you have a favorite spring baking recipe, tell me all about it in the comments down below. I’d love to hear from you.
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Alright, my crafty friends, that’s all for this week. Next week I’ll be showing you how to go about planning your very own garden (it will expand on my earlier post on Amazing Gardening Tips), so until then, stay crafty my friends!