Saturday, October 29, 2011

Baked Goods from Sweet Freedom

Ricki's baking book, Sweet Freedom, is one of my favourite cookbooks. Though I don't post about it often, I actually bake from it quite frequently and always love the results. Here's what I've made recently from it.

Raisin spice tea bread. I tried to make an earl grey tea bread many years ago and remember it being a disaster and not cooking in the middle. This bread was a completely different experience. It's so soft, and I love the spices. I wrote on the recipe "make it all the time". E doesn't love this one, but that's because he's not a big spice fan.

Fluffy fruited pancakes. I've made these SO many times, though I've only ever made them once with berries. They are seriously the perfect healthy fluffy soft pancakes. I freeze the leftovers and reheat them in the toaster where they become crispy mmm. The recipe is also on Ricki's blog.

Banana oat bars. E loved these. They're nice and soft, and have raisins, coconut and of course lots of oats. I'm not a big baked banana fan so while I do think these are good, I would rather have the raisin spice tea bread! The recipe is also on Ricki's blog. (I should've frosted mine like her!! Yum.)

Carrot snack cake. I made this to bring to a friend's house for dinner. It was so so good, really moist and very flavourful. It had raisins, cinnamon, ginger, lemon and coconut. Everyone loved it and I can't wait to make it again. It's like a healthier and more flavourful version of regular carrot cake.

Oatbran banana muffins. I know I said I don't like banana baked goods yet I keep making them! I love that these muffins are oat bran based (using 1 1/2 cups of it!). I think I baked mine a bit long though as they were a little dry. The flavour was good though.

Orange oat muffins. These are my new favourite muffins. I would call them orange and date muffins though. I love how strong the orange flavour is, and they're so moist. I get really sick of sweet muffins sometimes, but I don't think I'll ever get tired of these ones.


Emma said...

I just bought the e-version of this book with Rikki's generous discount offer! Great to see that you really like it. I haven't made anything yet except for those recipes I made from the blog which are included- cocoa nibbles and lemony almond pancakes which I loved! "Miss K's Date cake" is on my agenda for tomorrow!

Joanne said...

I've always really loved Ricki's blog but I haven't yet purchased her cookbook! I guess that needs to go on my list cause these treats all look so good!

Johanna GGG said...

love hearing about a cookbook I have - I have baked a few things from this but then I lost it but I think I have recovered it - because I have lots of other things to try from it

Ricki said...

Wow--look at all those amazing things you baked! Everything looks terrific and I'm so glad you're enjoying the recipes! Thanks so much, Ashley--I have to add this to my list of reviews on my blog! xo :D

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets said...

Everything looks awesome, especially the orange oat muffins!

Jay said...

scrumptiously tasty..
Tasty Appetite