As Winter is quickly approaching it’s time for many bakers to tweak their menus. So to help you along the way, here’s some seasonal inspiration from the team at BAKO_NW to help make the transition from light fruity desserts to winter warming puddings an easy one.
Sticky toffee muffins
It wouldn’t be Autumn without cinder toffee, sticky toffee puddings and toffee apples, so why not combine all three? These sticky toffee muffins with a gooey toffee centre are sure to please your customers young and old.
Serve hot or cold with cream, custard or ice-cream to warm your customers up after a trip trick or treating, or a cosy Bonfire night display.
Cranberry bread pudding
As cranberries taste their best during the months of October and November, we couldn’t think of a better time to include them in your bakes. Try adding the sweet addition of cranberries to a homely bread and butter pudding to make your customers reminisce of fond childhood memories.
Simply add frozen cranberries to your mixture before baking, and serve with a contrasting orange custard for a real treat.
Ginger crème brulee
Try swapping caster sugar on the top of your crème brulee for demerara. The slightly larger grains don’t melt to the same consistency but provide a slightly crunchy, toffee like flavour that your customers will find hard to resist.
Chocolate and pear pudding
Another delicious Autumnal fruit is the pear and who’d have thought it would pair so well with indulgent dark chocolate? Place some poached pears into your chocolate pudding batter when in the baking tray and top with chopped walnuts, almonds and chocolate chips for a contrast of flavours and textures. Served warm with cream or ice cream, this hot gooey pud is perfect for dessert or an afternoon treat.
Who said the cold weather meant your customers couldn’t eat ice cream? Try infusing Autumn flavours into your ice cream for a luxurious seasonal twist. Gingerbread and Christmas pudding ice creams are sure to prove popular.
For those customers that desire a warmer accompaniment, the winter months definitely call for brandy butter and winter liqueur infused creams and custards.
If you’ve got any delicious seasonal puddings that you’re adding to your menu we’d love to hear all about them on Twitter!