Autumn Bakes

Life has been busy lately for Hannah’s Gluten Free Goodies but I’m slowly starting to get into a routine now of doing my weekly orders and deliveries, I’m even getting faster at baking the cakes – the other day I managed to do two cakes in half an hour (with a little help from my wonderful helper). Pretty good I think! Anyway… summer is coming to an end but I actually love the autumn months and the food that goes with them, particularly when I can use so much of the seasonal produce in my bakes. We have what seems to be an endless supply of blackberries in our garden which have gone into blackberry and apple crumbles and blackberry and apple jelly! Next up is a blackberry and apple cake I think 😉

Anyway, the cakes I wanted to introduce you to today are these yummy things…

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… Apricot Crumble Muffins – so delicious! These are probably the biggest muffins I’ve made (they look bigger in real life). Usually gluten free muffins only rise a little so you’re left with what looks more like a fairy cake, but these came up pretty big and even slightly resembled a normal looking muffin 😛 What’s more they have this amazing crumble topping which is actually made just like you would a normal crumble. And they don’t just have apricots in… they’re stuffed with chocolate chips too.

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I think I’ll be making these all throughout autumn and winter because they are classic warming comfort food and delicious at any time of the day.

Have a good September everyone!

Cherry and Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Aside from baking a variety of cakes, I also like to try my hand at biscuits and cookies. After several attempts, I have managed to perfect these cherry and chocolate chunk cookies so that they have the perfect balance of sweet cherries and rich chocolate. These cookies are a combination of both soft and chewy, and will certainly give you that much needed chocolate fix!

Cherry and Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Cherry and Chocolate Chunk Cookies

 

Cherry and Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Cherry and Chocolate Chunk Cookies