Summer is a great time for baking. You might not think it if you want to get outside in the sun, but Summer puddings are the perfect answer to end a happy picnic or barbecue.
If you're wondering what to bake for your next family get together or community celebration, there are plenty of ways to get inspired. Start with our top recommendations for some quality bakes (and not-bakes) using our stylish and sturdy enamelware products, take note that the enamel Pie Dish is especially handy for baking...
Update traditional recipes
There are many traditional cake, dessert and pie recipes in the UK. As a nation, we seem to love baking, and there's been a particular revival of home baking since The Great British Bake Off took to the television. But why stick with tradition when there are so many other options out there now for something a little different and more exciting? Sometimes you want to try something new and personal to you.
Why not try reinventing the classic traybake. From lemon drizzle to chocolate sponge, they're excellent for sharing and can go a long way. Try experimenting with different flavours, like coconut and chai or bourbon and black cherry brownies. With a bit of imagination, the possibilities are endless. Our enamel bake set is ideal for rustling up a good traybake or use the enamel pie dish for smaller bakes.
Quirky pie ideas using the Enamel Pie Dish
Pies are a comforting food choice during winter, but there's no reason they can't be an incredible summer food too. Nothing beats homemade pastry! During the summer, you might want something quite light and colourful so why not try a vegetarian pie like a Spinach, cream cheese and herb filo pie which is a great idea for rustling up in our enamel pie dish, and they're an ideal vegetarian option to provide at barbecues too. If you do want a recipe that's more traditional, something like sausage, apple and leek or chicken can still work well for summer.
Of course, you don't have to stick to savoury pies! Sweet pies and puddings are great for summer too. A deep enamel pie dish is incredible for making a deliciously deep apple pie or maybe a crumble. Think of your other favourite summer fruits too, from apricots to plums.
Reject the concept of baking
Baking is great, but sometimes you don't need an oven to "bake" something. A delicious pudding or dessert is easy to make without any cooking. You can just pop it in the fridge for a few hours or even just put it together at the last minute. The traditional summer pudding is one great example of this. You could make a big one with one of our bake sets or try out individual puddings with our 12cm enamel bowls. Fridge cakes make everything super simple. Usually, all you need to do is layer a few ingredients and then chill everything. Cheesecakes are ideal for this, and there are so many ingredients you can play with.
Get baking this summer with our fun ideas. The Falcon Enamelware collection will make your baking a breeze.