Simple and in Season September ‘Sweet’ Recipe Round-Up

So here we have Part Two of the September Simple and in Season entries and we really were spoilt for choice when it came to this month’s ‘sweet’ seasonal offerings. Part One (Savoury) was rounded up here. 

Firstly, I’m so pleased to announce that our winner this month is Urvashi from The Botanical Baker. You may recognise Urvashi as she was recently a contestant in The Great British Bake Off.  She did brilliantly well, adding some really interesting ingredients to her baking. Urvashi’s blog is inspired by her love of baking and flowers, particularly their nutritional values and Urvash’s bright and clever entry this month really brought a smile to my face. Take a peek at Urvash’s post to see how she made a damson compote (with fresh damsons, soft brown sugar and cinnamon) and folded this into a cake mixture which involved ground almonds and polenta. As if that isn’t wonderful enough, the cake was then drizzled with Damson Vodka…I promise, the vodka wasn’t the reason this entry won!

Anyway, congratulations to Urvashi who wins this month – I’ll be in touch to arrange your prize.

Onwards, there were some truly delicious creations on offer this month, most of which should inspire you to get baking as it’s National Baking Week!

Marie from The English Kitchen made The World’s Best Crumble – tweaking a recipe in Delicious Magazine to make it even better!

The very busy Sarah from Maison Cupcake somehow found the time to make and enter these beautiful Mini Fig Galettes – thank you!

Fig Galettes by Sarah Trivuncic Maison Cupcake

Karen from Lavender and Lovage opted for savoury and sweet recipes this month and entered this wonderful recipe for a High Dumpsy Dearie Traditional English Fruit Jam – fabulous colour, Darlink! (Karen’s top phrase!)

Karen also made Michaelmas Dumplings with Blackberries for the start of autumn.

As well as this absolutely stunning Baked Quince Compote with Vanilla – thank you Karen.

Sally from my favourite blog over in Dubai called My Custard Pie told us all about Pomegranate Season with some stunning photography, tops tips for how to get the seeds out as well as ten things to do with pomegranates.


Sally also made these yummy Beetroot and Walnut Muffins

Beetroot and walnut muffins

Lauren from The Past on a Plate joined in with a second entry and a Blackberry and Apple Tray Bake

 Choclette from the Chocolate Log Blog made a very beautiful Chocolate Brown Betty – with two types of apples including a red flesh variety, orange chocolate, cinnamon and breadcrumbs over the top – how amazing?!

I joined in again and made these very easy Baked English Plums with Amaretto, almonds and Mascarpone.

Kate from What Kate Baked made a wonderfully vibrant Upside Down Plum Cake – I love plums so this was a close contender to the winner!

Kate over at Grazing Kate was very busy and joined in with Simple and Season with three wonderful recipes. Firstly, Kate made a gorgeous Blackberry and Mascarpone Tart  inspired by Jamie Oliver.

As well as this, a really lovely Award Winning Recipe Devon Apple Cake – perfect seasonal baking!

Kate also did some serious foraging for her Hedgrow Jelly – which included blackberries, crab apples, haws (from hawthorn), elderberries and rosehips (from wild roses) – I was very impressed!

Next, Shu Han from Mummy, I Can Cook made this awesome Five Spice Moist Apple Cake – for her birthday! How good does this look?! I’ll definitely be trying it.

Philip from What’s For Tea Tonight, Dear shared a savoury recipe as well as a sweet recipe for his Plum and Damson Crumble – mmn, off to buy some toffee vodka for this recipe!

Plums and damsons

Clare from The Vegetarian Experience also came back with her favourite pudding –  Apple Pie made with local apples – thanks Clare.

The lovely Nazima over at Working London Mummy made Apple 3 Ways for Babies and Toddlers – this is a really lovely post and congratulations to Nazima for also being included in Channel 4 Food’s Best Family Friendly Food blogs.

And last but hopefully not least, I HAD to share a lovely recipe for Pear and Chocolate Brownies – perfect for National Chocolate Week, National Baking Week and just about EVERY other week!

THANK YOU so much for everyone for linking up – what an amazing selection of seasonal treats for us all to try.

Check back in tomorrow for a triple LEON Baking book giveway!

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    1. Thank you Janet and thank you for being such a supporter of this event!

  1. Fabulous roundup Ren! So much deliciousness. There is a definite theme running through it of apples, blackberries and plums! What a scrummy month!!

    1. Thank you so much for joining in too Marie, next round will be open shortly. I have a feeling there will be lots more apples around!

  2. What a wonderful set of recipes (these and the sweet ones). Urvashi’s is certainly amazing. I really like your plum recipe too. So many.
    Looking forward to the next months challenge since autumn/winter are such great baking seasons I will be busy in the kitchen x

    1. Thanks Nazima, yes love Urvashi’s recipe and I am mourning the fact that there are no more Victoria Plums or damsons around and I did not freeze any 🙁 Normal plums just arean’t the same. Will have to more on top of it next season and book mark all these fabulous recipes. Thanks so much for joining in.

  3. Isn’t autumn wonderful with all it’s bounty. It’s very nearly my favourite season 😉 And so many lovely looking recipes to try. Thank you for doing this fabulous round-up and congratulations to Urvashi.

    1. Yes it is amazing, late summer just tipping into a new season, saying goodbye to some things and welcoming the new. Thanks for entering your recipe, I was really taken by your red apples and will definitely be trying your recipe.

  4. Congrats to Urvashi! What a great selection of recipes that are Simple and In Season! 🙂 I’ll definitely be checking out the other entries.

    1. Thank you so much Lauren for entering :-)Glad you enjoyed the round-up.

  5. Thanks so much! I love all the entries but my favourites were the mini fig galettes. I LOVE figs – oooh and pomegranates!

    1. Ah well done Urvashi, a very worthy winner. Will DM you about the book.

  6. This is probably my favourite round up of seasonal recipes so far. Talk about ‘Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness’

    1. I know, mine too. A really amazing ‘sweet’ selection here though I was also quite taken by many of the savoury entries. I think next time if there is an equal split between the two I will have to pick two winners -one from each! Your photos are amazing Sally, loved your pomegranate post. Thanks for linking up.

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