Celebrate World Baking Day with Navy Professional

Attention all baking enthusiasts and cake lovers! Today is 'World Baking Day'. As proud Yorkshire folk, we have a deep appreciation for the art of baking, fueled by our love for lemon cake, fat rascal, and Yorkshire Parkin. 

There's something truly magical about the process of baking. From the moment you gather your ingredients to the heavenly aroma that fills your kitchen as your creation bakes to perfection (or not). Baking isn't just about crafting delicious treats; it's about that connection that brings people together.

In honor of World Baking Day, we thought we would share some of our team's favourite spring-inspired bakes, each bursting with flavours that capture the essence of the season.

Victoria Sponge Cake with Fresh Strawberries: What better way to celebrate spring than with a classic Victoria sponge cake adorned with fresh strawberries? Light, fluffy sponge layers sandwiched together with whipped cream and sweet strawberry jam – it's a timeless British favourite that perfectly captures the essence of the season.

Rhubarb and Custard Tart: Tangy rhubarb meets creamy custard in this delightful tart that's bursting with spring flavors. The crisp pastry base provides the perfect contrast to the silky custard filling, while the vibrant rhubarb adds a pop of color and tartness that sings of springtime.

Lemon Lavender Shortbread Cookies: Elevate the humble shortbread cookie with a touch of springtime sophistication. Infused with fragrant lavender and zesty lemon, these delicate cookies are a treat for the senses.

Classic Apple Crumble: There's nothing quite like the comforting aroma of a bubbling apple crumble wafting through the air. Made with tart apples, warming spices, and a buttery crumble topping, this timeless dessert is a staple of British baking. Whether enjoyed warm out of the oven with a scoop of creamy vanilla ice cream or served cold for breakfast the next day (we won't tell!), the classic apple crumble is sure to evoke feelings of nostalgia and joy. 

And if baking isn't quite your forte, fear not! We won't judge if you opt for some shop-bought delights instead. Just remember, a fancy cake stand can work wonders! After all, on World Baking Day, what happens in the kitchen stays in the kitchen, and no one will be any the wiser.

For even more baking inspiration follower these Navy favourites: