It’s been a mad month for me, but everyone else seemed to have a great time baking up a storm despite the warm weather in some places.
The theme was Summertime Special for Treat Petite this month and we had loads of great entries;
Sarah at Tales from the Kitchen Shed entered these gorgeous Strawberry Tartlets
Nic at Nic’s Bakes made Matchpoint Pavlova – the matchpoint comes from the name of the fruit salad she used in the recipe here (it was Wimbledon time!)
My Treat Petite co-host Kat, The Baking Explorer, made Pimms Cupcakes, a great flavour to use in baking.
Anitha at Healthy & Tasty Vegetarian Recipes made Badam Burfi or Almond cake. Made from almonds, milk, sugar and ghee it looks almost a bit like Scottish Tablet. Looks very nice indeed.
Back at the Kitchen Shed, Sarah made Cheese and Garlic Twists. I would love these to snack on, or have at the side of a bowl of pasta!
‘Fanny’ at Keep Calm and Fanny On made Egg Mayonnaise Tartlets from one of Fanny Cradock’s books. They are slightly racist which our Fanny does apologise for – as for the Real Fanny, it was a different time!
Lili at Lili’s Cakes made black sesame and yuzu ice cream petit fours biscuits. They are sugar-free so you could treat yourself to more than one…
Helen at Family Friends Food made individual Tropical jellies with whipped coconut cream – these scream summer!
Jen at Jen's Food made beautiful strawberry, rhubarb and rose macarons. The photographs here are stunning!
Caroline at Caroline Makes made gorgeous mini lemon meringue tarts which I bet were mouth-puckeringly good!
Angela at ‘Only Crumbs Remain’ made griddled peaches with macerated strawberries, basil and cream. Fantastic idea for a BBQ!
Lucy the Baking Queen got all fancy and made financiers – Pistachio, Cardamom and Rose flavour. They look stunning!
Caroline at Caroline Makes grabbed herself a bag of blueberry icing sugar and made mini vegan chocolate blueberry cakes. Love that icing!
Lili at Lili’s Cakes made an Apricot ice-cream and cava dessert. It looks so refreshing and summery.
Choclette over at Tin and Thyme made Blueberry and White Chocolate Flapjacks – I love the combination of those flavours and Choclette’s bake looks delicious.
Ros , the More Than Occasional Baker obviously agrees with me that they are a good flavour combo as she made Blueberry and White Chocolate Buttermilk Scones. I could really go one of them with a cup of coffee right now!
Shaheen at Allotment 2 Kitchen made Cherry, Raspberry and Strawberry Pancakes. These triple berry beauties would be perfect for a weekend brekkie, or as Shaheen had them, for lunch!
A decidedly different entry into Treat Petite, from Sadhna at Herbs Spices and Traditions, was Paneer Tikka – these barbecue skewers or as Sadhna is used to calling it braai. These would be great on a summer grill.
Caroline at Caroline Makes also entered Pina Colada Cupcakes with Pina Colada icing sugar she bought. These look really tropical and fun.
Elizabeth at Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary shared with us her mother-in-law’s recipe for 4 ingredient hazelnut cookies. So easy, but very impressive. Love these.
Emily at Cooking for Kishore is lucky enough to have peaches growing near to where she lives. She went picking (11 lbs worth!) and made some into scrummy Peach Almond muffins. (She also made peach jasmine tea which looked good too!)
Lastly, my entry which was themed on the flavours of Neapolitan ice cream. I made pinwheel cookies with strawberry, vanilla and chocolate cookie dough.
Thanks to everyone for entering your summer inspired treats. Here’s hoping that summer lasts for a good while yet (or actually reaches Scotland this year!). Keep your eyes peeled on ‘The Baking Explorer’ for next month’s Treat Petite theme.