A Monthly Baking Challenge || May

In an effort to get more creative in the kitchen, I thought I would start a new fun challenge for myself and others to join in with. Each month I’m going to set an ingredient or theme and bake something in accordance with that. I’m hoping it will get me out of my comfort zone, start to use the many many cookbooks that I own and share some great recipes with people! The idea is to post recipes during the month in line with the theme or the ingredient. You can create as many recipes as you want during the month and at the end, I will share my favourites (tag me on Instagram or Twitter and use the hashtag #OneMoreSliceChallenge)

As we approaching the end of spring and the start of the summer, I have chosen citrus for this months baking challenge. Limes, lemons, oranges and grapefruit are wonderful in sweet treats and there is no better way to mark the start of a warmer climate than with refreshing and tangy citrus flavours.

You can have so much fun with citrus with anything from cakes, tarts, desserts and even bread!

If you wanted to have some inspiration for what to bake this month, here are some citrus-y recipes to get you started…

These lemon squares look phenomenal.

Lemon cheesecake anyone?

Sorted food have created a lemon drizzle lava cake – a different take on the traditional molten chocolate pudding!

I love a posset (so creamy!), so I bet these lime possets with raspberries are delicious.

Lemon polenta cake with mascarpone – what a dreamy combination!

Who can beat a classic lemon drizzle? This Good Food recipe has got some fantastic reviews!

When a recipe says ‘really lemony’ cake – you are in for a treat!

I love the sound of this lemon and ginger tart and this raspberry and lime curd tart.

For something a bit different, why not try this lime, mint and milk chocolate cake?

If you want to join in with my fun new baking challenge, don’t forget to tag me on Twitter and Instagram, let me know in the comments below and use the #OneMoreSliceChallange on Instagram! I’ll be sharing all my favourite recipes at the end of the month. Happy Baking!