Back To School Bakes – #BakingCrumbs September 2018

Back To School Bakes - #BakingCrumbs September 2018

Welcome to #BakingCrumbs September 2018 linky with slightly changed format which we really hope you’ll all approve of! Starting this month selected bakes will be included in our monthly highlights style round-up which this month happens to be  Back To School Bakes!

Before I start this month’s round-up I would like to thank lovely Angela at Only Crumbs Remain for inviting me to co-host #BakingCrumbs with her on permanent basis. I really enjoyed guest hosting this delicious linky back in May and really didn’t have to think long before giving her my answer! We both hope that you don’t mind the change in format and that you will continue to support the linky and all those who link up and share our love of baking!

Now onto this month’s theme – Back To School Bakes! As ever, it was really difficult to pick only a handful of bakes despite there being quite a few different themes going on. However, as it is back to school for so many of us/our kids I went for rather appropriate mixture of bakes which can serve as lovely additions to lunch boxes or after school snacks or treats. I have also included couple of “back in the day”, retro desserts that caught my eye. So here we go…

Easy Fudgy Vegan Brownies from Peachick’s Bakery

How wonderfully fudgy are these gorgeous brownies? Perfect for vegans and gluten free too. They are quick and easy to make and bake and therefore perfect at the start of new school year when our life becomes a bit more hectic yet again.

Back To School Bakes - #BakingCrumbs September 2018

Lemon & Blueberry Cookies from The Baking Explorer

Lemon and blueberry combo is out of this world. I am definitely going to add these delicate cookies to my baking repertoire. I would be delighted to find one in my lunch box. 🙂

Back To School Bakes - #BakingCrumbs September 2018

Easy Cheese & Onion Quiche from Apply To Face Blog

I am partial to a good quiche and this one in particular has my name written all over it! Jenny has used cream cheese instead of milk or cream in her egg mixture which made this quiche super creamy and oh so delicious. Perfect lunch box or after school snack too (my kids love quiche).

Back To School Bakes - #BakingCrumbs September 2018

Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins from Curly’s Cooking

Cat’s muffins are so fluffy and light and would make a perfect little snack or addition to the lunch box. They are gluten free too!

Back To School Bakes - #BakingCrumbs September 2018

Soft Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies from Searching For Spice

I simply couldn’t resist some more cookies and these are my all time favourite especially when they are soft and chewy. They wouldn’t last five minutes in our house but best thing about them is that they are a doddle to make.

Back To School Bakes - #BakingCrumbs September 2018


Nutella Swirled Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins from Something Sweet Something Savoury

These muffins look simply divine and wouldn’t they make a perfect after school treat from time to time? Lots of naughtiness but occasional indulgence is completely acceptable especially as there is Nutella in sight.

Back To School Bakes - #BakingCrumbs September 2018

Gluten Free Funfetti Cake from Gluten Free Alchemist

When I saw Kate’s cake I though that it would be a perfect cake to commiserate the end of Summer and to “celebrate” the start of new school year. Beautiful and fun just looking at it makes me smile. You could get your kids involved in applying the sprinkles… Tell them that the only way to do it is one sprinkle at a time lol, just for a bit of fun! 😉

Back To School Bakes - #BakingCrumbs September 2018


As a little bonus I would like to mention two lovely and very retro/school dinners style desserts that caught my eye.

Back To School Bakes - #BakingCrumbs September 2018

Rebecca’s of Glutarama Gluten Free Blackberry Crumble Fool is so super quick and easy to make yet looking really gorgeous.

Back To School Bakes - #BakingCrumbs September 2018

Caroline’s of Caroline Makes Peach Melba Cheesecake requires only easy store cupboard ingredients for a bit of retro creamy deliciousness and there no baking required either!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this month’s Back To School Bakes round-up! I hope these recipes have inspired you and that you’ve found at least one if not more that you will want to make for you and your family!

What I recreated in Jo’s Kitchen Larder last month?

Well, when I saw Debbie’s from Proper Foodie recipe for Banana Birthday Cake with gorgeous vanilla mascarpone cream filling it was love at first sight. We make banana bread all the time but this banana cake is out of this world delicious and that mascarpone cream… It’s so good I will be using it for other cakes as well!

Similarly to Debbie we didn’t really have a birthday to celebrate but who needs an excuse when all you want is CAKE! Give this one a go, you’ll love it!

Back To School Bakes - #BakingCrumbs September 2018

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Back To School Bakes - #BakingCrumbs September 2018

Now onto September’s #BakingCrumbs Linky.

If you’ve got a bake to share, join in with #BakingCrumbs!

Baking Crumbs is for all of those sweet and savoury bakes, where there’s the potential for crumbs! Pies and pastries, cookies and flapjacks, cakes and cupcakes, brownies, meringues……..

Here’s how to join in:

  • Grab the badge and include a link to this post on Jo’s Kitchen Larder in your post.  If you prefer, use the code supplied for the badge (which you can find a little lower down, just above the actual linky) and paste it into your post’s HTML section.
  • Link up to 3 new bakes with a clear image, using the linky below.  (Feel free to contact me if you have any problems doing so).
  • Where applicable include the source of the recipe, though do use your own photos.
  • Join me in making this a great baking community by sharing the blogging and baking love!  Do spend some time commenting on, sharing, and yumming those bakes which catch your eye using the #BakingCrumbs hashtag so people know where you’ve come from!

Feel free to Tweet us @JoKitchenLarder and @Onlycrumbsremai (the ‘n’ is missing) using the hashtag #BakingCrumbs and we will re-tweet all those that we see.

And why not use the hashtag #BakingCrumbs on Instagram too!

You’re also invited to join the Baking Crumbs pinterest group board!  Just drop Angela a note and she’ll get you added to the board!

And why not join the Baking Crumbs FaceBook group too, and share your love of baking with other like minded people

Please note, by linking up you are giving Angela and myself permission to use your photograph in the round up and on social media too.

What you can expect from Angela & myself:


We will both be commenting on all of the bakes entered into the #BakingCrumbs linky.  We will also be sharing your delicious bakes on Twitter, as well as Pinning and Yumming them (where there is a ‘Yum’ button)!  At the start subsequent month (usually on the 1st) either Angela or myself will share a ‘highlight’ round up including as many of your bakes as possible, as well as highlighting what we were tempted to recreate in our own kitchen that month.

Here’s the code for the #BakingCrumbs badge:




Welcome to #BakingCrumbs September 2018 linky! This month is all about Back To School Bakes - yummy snacks, treats & additions to lunch boxes you will love.
September 1, 2018
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  • Reply Corina Blum

    Thank so much for including my chocolate chip cookies Jo! I love the bakes in this round up and as I’ll have both children at school soon I’ll have even more need of back to school bakes! I’d particularly like to try Caroline’s peach melba cheesecake as I love cheesecakes and this would be such a lovely dessert to indulge in.

    September 1, 2018 at 10:21 am
    • Reply joskitchenlarder

      Your cookies are fantastic Corina and my kids would so love to come back home from school to the smell of these 🙂 Caroline’s cheesecake sounds divine and is on my lost to try as well 🙂 x

      September 1, 2018 at 7:13 pm
  • Reply Rebecca Smith

    Lovely round up and perfect timing. Thank you for including my fool, only just made more this weekend!

    September 2, 2018 at 8:15 am
    • Reply joskitchenlarder

      Thanks Rebecca! 🙂 I do really love it, perfect little dessert and hardly any effort – fantastic! Feel free to send some my way please 🙂 x

      September 3, 2018 at 8:26 am
  • Reply Jhuls @ The Not So Creative Cook

    Jo, I am so happy to see you again co-hosting! Angela is right – you really did a good job! 😀 Thanks for hosting & have a lovely week ahead!!

    PS: These baked yummies are making me crave for more sweets! 😀

    September 2, 2018 at 8:25 am
    • Reply joskitchenlarder

      Aw, thanks Jhuls and thank you for linking up already with your delicious cookies! Have a fantastic and delicious week too! x

      September 3, 2018 at 8:27 am
  • Reply Angela / Only Crumbs Remain

    What a brilliant theme for our first themed round-up Jo – there’s so much inspiration to drool over Both Kat’s and Corina’s cookies look incredibly tempting and as for Jenny’s quiche with the cream cheese – it’s totally inspired. I’ll be round to link up soon 😀
    Angela xx

    September 2, 2018 at 8:51 am
    • Reply joskitchenlarder

      Thanks Angela, I’m so glad you like it! x 🙂 Looking for a theme can be tricky even though there were few obvious ones jumping out at me and then I had a light bulb moment so to speak 😉 lol Looking forward to seeing what you’ve got to link up! xx

      September 3, 2018 at 8:32 am
  • Reply Debbie

    Oh Jo I’m so pleased that you made my cake!! It looks spectacular – I hope you enjoyed it 🙂 Thanks so much – just linked up a rhubarb pastry!! 🙂

    September 3, 2018 at 6:47 pm
    • Reply joskitchenlarder

      Your cake was fabulous Debbie! So easy to make yet so delicious and the mascarpone cream was out of this world! I will definitely be making both again! Thanks for the recipe! 🙂

      September 6, 2018 at 3:21 pm
  • Reply Nickki/Something Sweet Something Savoury

    Thank you so much for including my muffins! I really appreciate it. Everyone’s bakes look really delicious!

    September 6, 2018 at 1:57 pm
    • Reply joskitchenlarder

      No problem Nickki they fitted the bill perfectly and are on my list to make for my hungry lot too! 🙂 Thanks for linking up! 🙂 x

      September 6, 2018 at 3:24 pm
  • Reply Kate - Gluten Free Alchemist

    So many lovely recipes Jo. I am always in awe at the amazing bakes that people make. Everyone is so talented. Thanks for including my funfetti cake and thanks for all yours (and Angela’s) hard work in hosting xx

    September 7, 2018 at 8:55 pm
    • Reply joskitchenlarder

      Thank you so much Kate! 🙂 I know what you mean, it is always such treat for the senses going through all the bakes, so much inspiration! Thank you for linking up with us and sharing another scrummy treat! 🙂 xx

      September 8, 2018 at 7:39 am
  • Reply Sylvie | The Foodie Journey

    All delicious recipes, made me wanna head to the kitchen and bake!

    September 19, 2018 at 11:00 pm
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