Thursday, 28 June 2012

June Tea Time Treats Round-Up!


It's the very end of June, which means its time for the round-up of all the terrific Tea Time Treats Summer Berries entries. Pop the kettle on (or pour yourself a large glass of Pimms) and get set to swoon over all these tempting treats!

The first baker to pop the oven on was Ros, aka The More Than Occasional Baker. Ros deserves an OBE for her services to Jubilee Baking- just take a look at these jubilent Jubilee Strawberry and Cream Cupcakes! Fit for royalty and perfect for the Tea Time Treats table!


What do you get when you combine the heavenly ingredients of chocolate, mascarpone, amaretto, raspberry and coffee? This terrific tiramisu from Kitchen Delights!

                             

Kiki, from Kitchen of Kiki choose to bake with one of my favourite fruits, rhubarb to make this absolute classic dessert: rhubarb crumble. Plus with grated marzipan! I'm sure it was a huge hit at the Constitution day Picnic Row


How beautiful are these gorgeous Little Blueberry and Almond Cakes? Sian from the brilliantly titled Fishfingers for Tea has used silicone petal moulds to bake these crackin little cakes


Choclette, from ChocLogBlog has baked these Cornish Splits, yeasted buns with the inspired addition of white chocolate, for the TTT table- a perfect Cornish treat if there ever was


Would you look at this next bake! Another brilliant entry from The More Than Occasional Baker- a delicious and decadent Jubilee Vanilla Sponge with the colours of the Union Jack not only all the way through the cake but also in the sweet blueberries and strawberries decorating the top!


I really want to live next door to Ros as she's also baked these yummy Clotted Cream and Strawberry Tarts and Cookies! Just imagine the delicious leftovers you'd get to enjoy!


What do you get if you poach the freshest nectarines, the juiciest plums and the sweetest cherries in two generous glasses of rose wine and a sprinkling of sugar and cinnamon? This delightful and delicious Hot Fruit Salad! With many thanks to Jean from Baking in Franglais!

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As I write this blog post, Lottie from Lottie's World of Cakes and Bakes is cycling from London to Brighton! I'm sure these sweet, soft, chewy Blueberry, Lemon and White Chocolate Cookies are the perfect snack to be stopping off to eat, ohhh, at least every half a mile!


With her home-grown strawberries, Eira from CookBooks Galore wanted to bake something really special and this delicate and elegant Strawberry Millefeuille most certainly fits the bill!


Fusing together three fantastic flavours, coconut, lemon and gooseberry, Kate from Turqouise Lemons has baked these marvellous macarons- I suspect Pierre Herme has found his new protege!

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Perfect to enjoy this Wimbledon fortnight is this beautiful Strawberry Cheesecake by Hungry Hinny. Quite rightly Hungry Hinny waited for the sweetest, juiciest British strawberries to hit the shops before baking this, complete with crunchy gingernuts and creamy white chocolate



I was absolutely thrilled when I read this next glorious entry- recreating an absolute childhood classic, Becky from Mint Custard baked these homemade Tunnocks Tea Cakes. I'm super impressed and Becky has also added a sprinkle of freeze dried strawberries, fitting this month's Tea Time Treats theme perfectly

 

With a bake that incorporates tangy lemon, tart rhubarb and sweet strawberry Vanesther from Bangers and Mash's Strawberry, Rhubarb and Lemon Tart is surely summer in a pastry case!



Fancy a little (and brilliant) twist on the classic lemon meringue pie? How about Raspberry Meringue Pie? This is number 91 on Blue Kitchen Bakes fantastic 'To Bake' list- a most inspirational list if there ever was!



How beautiful and tempting do these Easy Summer Fruit Tartlets look from Ren's Fabulicious Food? Just the thing for simple, seasonal summery baking! And Ren promises they are very easy...and also very good with lashings of cream! I'm sold!



For her very first entry to Tea Time Treats (Hurrah! Hopefully first of many...) Sophie from Totally Caked Out has baked this crackin' Cherry Bakewell Cake which she describes as 'very berry....and very more-ish'... we couldn't agree more!


Claire from Under the Blue Gum Tree has baked these stunning Strawberry Galettes - a recipe that involved eight heroic and valiant hours making the buttery puff pastry! The Tea Time Treats table bows in respect and much admiration!


For Sue, from Mainly Baking, summer is all about picking her own gooseberries and this year she has combined them beautifully with home grown elderflower to bake this scrumptious Gooseberry, Elderflower and Almond Cake


C, from Cakes, Crumbs and Cooking is a keen enthusiast of baking with summer fruits (all the delicious recipes on her blog will attest to this!) and for Tea Time Treats C has baked a Blueberry, Raspberry and Lemon Butter Cake


While our summer so far has been rather soggy, these oh-so-pretty, scrumptious Strawberry Tarts, made by Janice from Farmersgirl Kitchen are sure to bring a smile to the most rain-soaked summer picnic!



Following the amazing response to our scone theme for Tea Time Treats a couple of months ago I was delighted to see another absolutely delicious scone recipe for this month: The Peachicks Bakery Strawberry and Lemon Thyme Scones



And here is a second scrumptious scone recipe! From the brilliantly named Fold in the Flour comes these Vanilla Bean Scones with Strawberry Cream Filling...



Made with a huge amount of love for her four year old daughter, starting big school this September are these mouthwatering Strawberry and Cream Eclairs by Homemade By Fleur, who writes about the delightful afternoons she and her daughter currently share....while tucking into these tempting treats!

Strawberry, Cream and White Chocolate Eclairs

How do you fancy an extra large slice of this delectable Strawberry Cake? Katharine from Leeks and Limoni describes a lightly sweetened puree of strawberry combined with fresh strawberries popped on top of the mixture just before baking... lush!



How absolutely perfect do these Strawberry Shortbread Meringue Pies from Lauralovescakes look? Elegant, enticing and absolutely exquisite!



To quote one of the many lovely, lovely comments from How to Cook Good Food's Strawberry Tart with Elderflower Pastry Cream: 'This is pure summer on a plate'! I couldn't agree more with such a summery fusion of ingredients!



Strawberries are the flavour of the month! This terrific Strawberry and Elderflower Cake and Tart Topping is from my brilliant TTT partner Karen from Lavender and Lovage, who is celebrating her very first Blogging Birthday this month! Many, many happy returns Karen from all of us!

Strawberry & Elderflower Cake and Tart Topping

And here's my little entry! Great British Team Treats ready for the Olympics with extra helpings of strawberries and blueberries



Look at these perfect little Chocolate Raspberry Pavolas from Working London Mummy! Sweet, gooey, richly chocolatey meringue topped with fragrant British raspberries. Now the very best thing about mini desserts is that you get to have loads and loads and it works out to be exactly the same as having a regular sized portion! Honest.




Thank you to everyone who entered this month's Tea Time Treats- each month Karen and I are thrilled at the number of contributions we receive and by everyone's enthusiasm for TTT! We very, very much appreciate each and every bake- thank you so much.

And pop over to the lovely Karen at Lavender and Lovage on the 1st July for next month's theme!

17 comments:

  1. What a delicious looking round up. Great work one and al. I think the Little Blueberry and Almond Cakes are my favourite - great colour and shape. Looking forward to getting back in the game next month...I await your challengexx

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  2. Wow, what an amazing roundup. I am especially lusting after those eclairs.

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    1. Fantastic selection! Having done my own huge round up recently I know how much work is involved. Thank you for putting this together and saying such lovely words about all of our entries. I love reading it every month.

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  4. Fantastic round up Kate, my mouth is watering just looking at all these berry bakes. Those blueberry almond cakes look absolutely stunning and I definitely agree that Ros deserves an OBE for Jubilee Baking!

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  5. Ahh, thanks Kate, terrific round-up and as always I want to try every single thing - all I can say is thank goodness this is a virtual tea table!

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  6. A berrylicious round up...they all look so tasty! :-)

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  7. These all look delicious Kate - it's always a treat to be able to cook with summer fruits, shame the season doesn't last a teeny bit longer!

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  8. An amazing tea table with a huge influence from the Queens jubilee. Thank you for all your hard work gathering all these lovely posts

    Many kitchen greetings Kirsten

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  9. Fabulous entries, what a great round up!

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  10. Great round up - so many delicious looking things there and lots of lovely blogs I now need to visit! Thanks for the hard work doing the round up post!

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  11. Oooooh how wonderful. I second Fleur, a lovely round up which must have taken yonks with all these stunning entries and kind words on each!

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  12. What a gorgeous round up! Everything looks so amazing - I love summer berries so I'm bookmarking quite a few of these. Thanks for the OBE too ;-) x x

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  13. FABULOUS round up Kate and SUCH a pretty array of Berry Beautiful bakes and cakes! SORRY to confuse you on twitter, MY entry is here, I was viewing on my phone and couldn't see it....DOH! LOVELY post and thanks for all of your LOVELY words too....Karen

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  14. Everything looks delicious! I don't know where to start, congratulations to all the bakers and their hard work! I'm in love with the blueberry flower cakes - just beautiful!

    Have a great day and I'll see you in the challenge later this month!

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  15. Lovely - how cute are those cakes baked in the flower mould?

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  16. What a lovely, lovely lot of treats. I think I'll be bookmarking quite a few!

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