Monday, September 12, 2011

Fall Baking at King Arthur Flour

We had a teaser of fall-like weather last week before temps returned to the 80s. That teaser was enough to get me thinking about fall and everything that comes along with it: crisp, cool weather, cozy sweaters, fall baking, and Halloween, my favorite holiday of the year. I can't say enough good things about King Arthur Flour so when I got an email from them featuring their fall and Halloween recipes and products I knew I just had to share it with you.

First up is a lovely fall recipe full of the best flavors of the season: Caramel apple mini cakes. The apple flavor comes from a combination of apples, applesauce, and apple juice or cider with a little cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar in the batter. The cakes are topped with a homemade caramel icing for a perfect flavor combination. While they're pictured as dense little squares made in a pop-up pan, if you lack the fancy equipment a muffin pan will do. As soon as I saw these I added them to my to-bake list.

In lieu of going on a real shopping spree I've gone on a virtual one and picked out my favorites from their fall/Halloween line. While I certainly don't need any more cupcake liners these cute polka dot Halloween liners are hard to resist:

I'm intrigued by their black cocoa, which not only promises to be incredibly rich but it will also lend a dark tint to your Halloween-themed treats:

By far my favorite flavor of the season is apple. I'd love to get my hands on some of this boiled cider, which works both as a flavor enhancer in recipes and as a standalone sauce to drizzle on ice cream or other goodies. Yum!

As far as Halloween is concerned, they've got a whole page of decorating ideas including these spooky little fondant ghosts and eyeballs:

Ooh, I'm starting to get really excited about the season!

Obviously there are many more items and ideas I haven't featured so be sure to stop by King Arthur Flour for your fall baking fix.

All photos from King Arthur Flour


Mamima said...

I've loved the spooky little fondant ghosts and the eyeballs. We're also preparing our Halloween party, we've already made a cute Halloween candy bag.

Thanks for sharing.