Friday, 29 November 2013

Treat Petite Round Up - November


This month's theme for Treat Petite was America. This could include anything American themed, from American ingredients, to something baked for Thanksgiving or a bake inspired by America. I was looking forward to seeing what my fellow bakers came up with for this theme!


Our first entry was these beautifully layered Nanaimo Bars from Elizabeth's Kitchen Diary. They are a Canadian recipe (part of North America!) made up of a coconut and nut biscuit base, a buttercream centre and a topping of rich dark chocolate.


The next entry was a gluten free bake from Kate at the Gluten Free Alchemist. She sent over (sadly only a photo!) these Peanut Butter & White Chocolate Blondies. Peanut Butter is a well known American ingredient and appears more than once in this round up!


Ros at The More Than Occassional Baker doubled up on the American ingredients with these Mini Peanut Butter Oreo Cheesecakes. She says it they are one of the best desserts she has ever made, so they must be worth making!


My Treat Petite co-host, Stuart over at Cakeyboi, submitted these Pumpkin Blueberry Scones. Pumpkin is so popular this time of year, and the Americans definitely have a lot to do with it! I love seeing it mixed with different flavours, and I think blueberry is a brilliant match!


Another fabulous pumpkin entry came from Laura at I'd Much Rather Bake Than... with these Chocolate Orange Pumpkin Muffins. This was the first time she had ever baked with pumpkin, and from the sounds of it I don't think it will be the last!


These Peanut Butter & Jelly Thumbprint Cookies are not only America themed in flavour, but they are made by an American too! Lisa from United Cakedom submitted these super cute cookies. She also used American cup measurements, and an American keyboard to type it up. I think we have a winner for hitting the theme from all angles possible this month!


Jen from Blue Kitchen Bakes sent over these Chocolate Chip Cookies that she made last year as a present for a friend. The recipe for these cookies came from an American book called 'Big, Soft, Chewy Cookies' and it definitely looks like they have delivered with this bake!


And finally I joined in the fun with these Baked Donuts. I made three varieties - Chocolate, Vanilla, and Pumpkin. I loved how light the textured of baked donuts is compared to typical deep fried ones. All the flavours were a big hit, but the pumpkin was my favourite!

If you like the look of any of this month's Treat Petite entries, head on over to the blogs involved and let them know! Look out for the announcement for the December Treat Petite theme over at Cakeyboi very soon!
The recipe for these cookies came from an American book called 'Big, soft, chewy cookies' - See more at: http://bluekitchenbakes.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/chocolate-chip-cookies.html#sthash.Vl4dVrLB.dpuf
The recipe for these cookies came from an American book called 'Big, soft, chewy cookies' - See more at: http://bluekitchenbakes.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/chocolate-chip-cookies.html#sthash.Vl4dVrLB.dpuf
The recipe for these cookies came from an American book called 'Big, soft, chewy cookies' - See more at: http://bluekitchenbakes.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/chocolate-chip-cookies.html#sthash.Vl4dVrLB.dpuf

8 comments:

  1. A great round up and some lovely ideas. I can't wait for next months Treat Petite =)

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    1. Thanks Laura, hope you enjoy baking with pumpkin again soon!

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    1. Some really tasty sounding entries this month!

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  3. A big thank you to all who entered!

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  4. Excellent round up! One of my favourite themes :)

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  5. Mmm mmm... lovely round up! I want to get baking now!

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