If it wasn’t obvious from this post here and here, I love to bake! There’s something so relaxing about measuring out ingredients that separately mean nothing, but when combined together with a little bit of a heat and magic, they turn into something wonderful! (Like everything, though, there are always some exceptions.)
I bake when I’m happy, I bake when I have a sugar craving, but most of all I love baking for my friends, colleagues, clients and neighbors. (Here’s one of my favorite ways of sharing my favorite baked goods here.) It’s always good to have an excuse for what the Swedish call fika, or a coffee break.(I’ve got even more fika suggestions here.)
My recipe inspiration mostly comes from here and here, but I still love flipping through a good old-fashioned cookbook (my favorites are here and here). I’m always looking for recipe suggestions. Email me your favourites at keepingbusyb[a]gmail.com!
Sometimes I collaborate with fellow bloggers to bring you a collection of some of our favorite recipes. Click here for our cake round-up and here for a peek into our cookie jars.
For more of what I’ve been baking recently, check out Cakes and Pies, Cookies, Muffins and Cupcakes, Squares and Loaves and Other Desserts to find something that’s your flavor or search the alphabetical list below. Looking for birthday cakes? You’ll find out why I’m so obsessed with them here. I also share some secrets on baking for a crowd here. Just dipping your toes into the baking world? Here’s some good ones to get you started.
Here’s some of what I’ve been baking recently…
Andi’s Gluten-Free Cranberry Almond Biscotti
Apricot-Pistachio Layer Cookies
Banana Cupcakes with Cinnamon Frosting
Blueberry Cake with Lemon-Yogurt Drizzle
Blueberry, Lemon and Coconut Trifle
Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Cake
Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies
Classic Rice Pudding with Fresh Raspberries
Cranberry, Pistachio and Almond Cookies
The Deconstructed Peanut Butter Cookie (GF)
Double Trouble Chocolate Chip Cookies
Lucy’s Chocolate Chocolate Cake
One-Dough Wonder Vanilla Cookie Dough
Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes
Ryan’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Cake
Rocky Road Sour Cream Brownies
Traditional Swedish Gingersnaps
White Chocolate and Cranberry Thumbprints
White Chocolate, Hazelnut and Cherry Coins
(V= vegan; GF= gluten-free)
Want even more recipes? Check out what I’ve been drooling over on Pinterest.