For my last Sunday Rosie Makes post of the year, I thought I would share a round-up of my best bakes of 2018. It was hard to pick just one per month, but I’ve tried to reflect the seasonal flavours and special events associated with each time of year in my choices! Look back in my archives for more, and let me know if there are any baking requests for the New Year. Happy Hogmanay when it comes!
Rich and warming chocolate spice cake to soothe those January blues.
Tropical-inspired rhubarb and coconut meringue tart to bring a taste of Spring sunshine into snowy kitchens.
Starting to enter the (late this year!) Easter mood with delectably fresh Earl Grey and orange hot cross buns (vegan to boot).
Celebrating Easter with a seasonal table setting and delicious chocolate, orange & almond simnel cake.
A seasonal lemon and elderflower drizzle cake inspired by the Royal Wedding.
I do love my floral flavours and these lavender & Earl Grey biscuits topped with edible flowers proved incredibly popular.
Continuing a summery, floral theme, this gooseberry, elderflower & almond sponge was also a big hit with you lot!
… as was this white chocolate loaf cake with passionfruit drizzle. Still thinking about it!
Autumn is my favourite time – in the kitchen and beyond – and a personal highlight of mine was this blackberry, apple & cobnut crumble cake.
Warm pumpkin blondies for Halloween were another autumnal highlight – and surprisingly simple to whip up.
The star anise shortbread was a big hit with my family – I do hope you try the recipe too! I’m putting star anise in everything now.
Lastly, my cranberry & orange chelsea bun tree – perfect for these days between Christmas and Hogmanay!