Monday, October 29, 2012

Bakers delight



I first fell in love, and I mean REALLY fell in love with Bakers Delight when I was breast feeding Georgi. I was glued to the couch for the first month. Bub wanted to feed and feed and feed and that's it. I spent hours feeding. Desperately wanting food, at the very least snacks to keep me from fainting.

I had no idea how ravenous it made you. I read a few things about it. But it wasn't till I had to do it, did I truly understand the insatiable appetite I would have!

I will never forget the moment my mother put a passion fruit and white chocolate scone, from Bakers Delight in front of me. It was still warm from the oven. It had the most intoxicating smell, passion fruit. A favourite fruit of mine.

Fast forward to today. I was asked to try their new Lemon Sweet Range. You don't have to ask me twice. I had a few friends over for lunch and to try these new tasty treats. They sent over shareable Lemon & Cream Cheese Swirls, and Lemon & Cream Cheese Gourmet Scrolls.

I adore lemon. These swirls and scrolls were delicious. But I have to say I do prefer them slightly warmed through, it brings out the lemon flavour. I wanted it to have more of a lemon punch. But like I said I REALLY love lemon. The sour, mouth puckering type of love. The kids loved the cream cheese on top of the scrolls, typical they always want to eat all the good stuff! My niece kept climbing the chairs to stick her fingers in it!

It was going to be ridiculously hot day 36c! So going outside was now of the cards, but it turned out to be perfect.

I made a light lunch to accompany the Lemon Sweet Range,
Vege wraps,
Ham, cheese, tomato and mayo on grain bread,
Fresh fruit,
Homemade biscuits, Anzacs and shortbread,
Savoury cheese sticks and crackers










These lemony treats are definitely a wonderful morning tea treat. I love it with Madame Flavour's white tea with rose. It was a perfect match. Light and refreshing. Just make sure you warm it slightly. Really is soooo much better.

This brings me to my first giveaway!! I have been given 3 gift vouchers to the value of $10 each from Bakers Delight!

First prize is a Bakers Delight gift voucher to the value of $10.
A beautiful polkadot mug, as seen on the bottom left, and
Madam Flavours white with rose tea, in a lovely collectors tin.


Second and third prize is a $10 Baker's Delight Voucher each.

To win please leave a comment telling me what your favourite baked good is using LEMONS! Also either leave your email address, if it doesn't link back to one.

Who can resist Bakers Delight cape seed rolls, hands down better than the loaf, or the delectable passionfruit and white chocolate scones? Or the new Lemon & Cream Cheese Swirls, and Lemon & Cream Cheese Gourmet Scrolls?

Good luck I will be selecting my favourite answer and sending you first prize. The other 2 will be selected randomly.
This is open only to Australian residents.

Competition closes 6th November 2012

18 comments:

  1. shailisa@hotmail.comOctober 29, 2012 at 8:11 PM

    Eeeep! I LOVE lemons too! I have lemon with almost anything, so many times my poor hubby has stolen a gulp of water from my glass and then almost spat it out when he realised how much lemon juice is in it!

    I have just started making lemon curd and even managed to make it dairy and sugar free!

    My fave baked lemon goodness would have to be lemon flavoured "brownies" which I now have a craving for .... I really should be studying

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    1. You have to send me the recipe for the curd!!!!!! ASAP lady!
      Xo

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    2. I am loving hearing everyone's fave baked lemon treat Leah! Will have to convince the in-laws to harvest some lemons from their tree so I can get baking ASAP!

      I didn't really follow a recipe for the lemon curd as I am a rebellious little cook but this seems closest to what I did:

      http://www.thenourishinggourmet.com/2009/05/tangy-lemon-curd-honey-sweetened-and-dairy-free.html

      I used dairy free marg as I did not have enough coconut oil, also I made 1 batch with honey and another using sweetener and they both turned out amazing!

      Let me know if you try it!

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  2. Oh yum, your spread looked divine! My favourite baked lemon treat is baked lemon cheesecake... :)

    Thanks for the great giveaway, my addy is amforthewin277@gmail.com

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    1. Thankyou. Ohhhh I love a baked cheesecake! So much better than the chilled ones :)

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  3. I have a sensational recipe for lemon, lime and coconut tart, it's a lemon tart with WOW factor. Lemon desserts are so perfect for summer.

    PS - love your daughter's name! ;)

    PPS - Is there a way we can give you our email address without making it publicly available on your blog?

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    1. I'll have to get that recipe from you!
      It's a great name isn't it lol ;)
      Of coarse you can email me if you like at
      Leah@homeempress.com
      Don't forget to let me know who you are!
      Xo

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  4. Lemon delicious! Oh how I love my gluten-free, dairy-free lemon delicious recipe :)

    P.S. Leah, I'm so glad to hear of lightness and happiness and friendship-moments in your life right now. Keep taking care of yourself. xo

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  5. These look heavenly!!

    My favourite baked lemony treat is lemon curd yoyos we get from the coffee shop up the road from work. I should really try recreating them at home! x

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    1. Anything with lemon curd is delicious!!!

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  6. Lemon delicious.. hands down.. light, fluffy, saucey, lemony, zesty and so easy to eat. Shovels some more into my mouth.

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  7. Oh yeah, lemon love. Looks like such a lovely lunch date! My favourite lemon baked good is probably lemon bars...lemon curd all the way. Although syrupy lemon cakes made with almond meal are also divine.... High five for cape seed roll love!
    Heidi xo

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    1. Your lemon bars are so delicious !! Now I'm craving them. :P

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  8. I'm hoping this isn't a 'baked it yourself' competition cos I've got nothing...but I do LOVE to eat Lemon Tarts...I love how...well, tart they are. And I LOVE Lemon Butter/Curd - I'm actually going to try and make that over the holidays. Wish me luck.

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    1. Oh how I LOVE a lemon tart!!

      It's all about the curd...mmmm curd!
      Good luck!

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