What To Bake This Spring

Spring is on the horizon people! With less than a week to go, I think we can all collectively say we are ready for it. It seems that winter is such a drag for everyone and while I love the build-up to Christmas, January and February can be quite bleak. Spring promises lighter evenings, fresh new produce and celebration of life. Plus there is so much chocolate; Easter eggs, mini eggs, Malteasers bunnies. Ooooft. 

Spring is a great time to get creative in the kitchen so I have rounded up a few recipes that you may want to make over the upcoming season. Don’t forget I have also started a monthly baking challenge if you wanted to join in, with the theme of March being ‘rhubarb’. If you want to check it out, read all about it here.

Spring feels like a fresh new start and I’m looking forward to the pick-me-up that this season provides. If you make any of the recipes below, let me know and if you have any of your own please share them in the comments!

Cakes 

My carrot cake is one of the best around (humble brag), but alternatively, this carrot and pistachio cake adds a new twist to a classic.

Spring shows off the best of light, fresh flavours and this gin and lemon drizzle cake would be so refreshing and zingy!

Blueberries are starting to come into season so why not try these blueberry, lemon and olive oil muffins or this white chocolate and blueberry loaf? My blueberry and marzipan crumble muffins are all sorts of delicious too.

Tarts 

Spring reminds me of bake sales and tarts a great thing to take. This Bakewell tart is a classic bake sale treat or why not try making a lemon tart?

Dough

One of my favourite things about Spring is warm, buttery hot-cross buns and these chocolate and orange hot-cross buns sound heavenly. If you want to stick to the basics, these Paul Hollywood hot cross buns have great reviews.

Biscuits & Traybakes

My Easter biscuits are filled with wonderful spring flavours of mixed peel, spices and dried fruit or why not try these simple almond shortbreads.

If you’re short on time, my blueberry and cherry yoghurt coated flapjacks are easy to make and very moreish!

Rhubarb

I’ve started a new monthly baking challenge and shared some great rhubarb recipes over here. If you wanted to try something with rhubarb, last week for the challenge I made a rhubarb frangipane tart which you can find here.

Next on my list is a rhubarb and custard cake and perhaps a rhubarb crumble, so keep an eye out for that!

If you have any favourite recipes you like to make during spring, please do let me know in the comments. 

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