As the days get longer and blossoms burst into bloom, we can't help but feel like baking. If you're feeling the same and are in search of a little inspiration, here's a Spring Baking Gift Guide from The Primrose Bakery. These lovely items would make wonderful presents for a friend, or yourself of course...
The bakery’s fifth book, Primrose Bakery Everyday, is a collection of recipes to use throughout the year, all of which we make at the bakeries regularly so they are thoroughly tried and tested. We try and make use of seasonal ingredients but also ingredients that are widely available thereby making the recipes easy to put together on any day of the year. How about trying a strawberry and apricot Battenberg cake as strawberries start to come into season?
2. Matcha green tea powder
Matcha green tea cupcakes are our latest cupcake flavour but you could also make a delicious matcha green tea latte with some of this powder. Make sure to always buy a premium grade one which is 100% green tea (like this one) and mostly they are packaged in beautiful tins that will brighten up any kitchen.
4. Chef’s blowtorch
A small chef’s blowtorch makes a great gift for a baker. It’s brilliant for finishing off classic desserts and cakes, such as creme brûlée or our lemon meringue cupcakes. Not to mention – they’re always fun to use! They are now widely available from Amazon, hardware shops and even some supermarkets.
The flowers from Scarlet and Violet would make a beautiful gift to oneself or to someone else. Their unique arrangements brighten up any room and we often use them at the bakery, both in our books and in the shops or for any events we are doing.
To perfect the Primrose Bakery icing swirl, a voucher for one of our classes held at our Covent Garden shop every other weekend is a great gift for a couple of friends or even a group looking for a fun weekend activity. The classes last an hour and a half and are hosted by one of the bakery chef’s. Plus everyone gets to take their cakes home with them of course!