4th July Baking
Bakes, Snacks & Nibbles For Any Celebration
Selection of sweet & savoury, quick & easy recipes for 4th July celebrations. Perfect party nibbles to snack on, even if you are a beginner baker. Or something a little fancier, to impress your guests!
Perfect nibbles for parties and special gatherings.
Summer Berry Greistorte, would make a great red, white & blue cake for 4th July! Keep the whipped cream white, and use red berries like strawberries or raspberries and blueberries to represent the ‘blue’. Super simple to decorate, you can easily decorate anyway you like. Follow my recipe tutorial to make the Genoise sponge cake and you won’t go wrong. Alternatively, use the principle idea with your favourite sponge cake.
Easily the simplest cakes to make, with minimal or no decorating required, bundt cakes are an ideal option for your 4th July celebrations. Here’s a selection above, of my bundt cake recipes in various flavours and sizes as well as a Gluten free carrot cake.
Customize with red, white and blue sprinkles, berries & whipped cream/buttercream.
No Bake Easy Mousse
Try this cheats strawberry mousse for some red, white and blue (well technically pink, but you can have the mousse any colour you like. Add some whipped cream too for the ‘white’ element).
Make simple meringue nests or layered pavlova, and decorate with whipped cream and berries to tie in the red, white & blue theme. Go to meringue recipe.
Lots of different types of cakes on the website – including layer cakes, loaves, traybakes, Swiss/Jelly Roll, cupcakes & more. See latest stewed rhubarb cupcakes, and a review of Chocolate Hazelnut Bundt Cake below.
Biscuits & Cookies
Make some easy cookies or sandwich cookies, and decorate for 4th July with red white and blue sprinkles & white candy melts/chocolate. Here are some cookies that would be ideal. (*Photo by Maureen Weston of my Gluten Free Red Velvet Oreo Style Cookies).
Savoury Bakes & Snacks
Quick Cheese Puff Pastry Swirls
Use shop bought ready-rolled puff pastry and make this much quicker.
EASY PEASY SMOKIN’ CHEEZE SQUARES (& Stars!)
Try these super simple and quick to make cheesy snacks. Stars would be great for 4th July
ROASTED SMOKED PAPRIKA ALMONDS
Really quick & easy snack made from Almonds & Smoked Paprika
90 Minute Big Burger Buns
SAVOURY TURKISH BISCUITS – Tuzlu Kurabiye
QUICK CHEESY PASTRY TWISTS
Quick & simple recipe for making Cheese Pastry Twists, using shop-bought puff pastry. Perfect, quick bake, great for entertaining & sure to please your guests.
SPEEDY CHEESE SWIRLS
Speedy Cheese Swirls, are an easy, yeast-free cheesy snack, that’s ideal for entertaining.
My savoury version of our British Scones
CHEDDAR & MOZZARELLA MUFFINS
90 MINUTE REAL PIZZA
How about a 90 Minute Pizza, with white or wholemeal flour? You could even make mini ones.
Nadiya Hussain’s Potato Rösti Quiche – A Recipe Review
Read my review on an alternative to a pastry case for this cheese quiche. Can easily be made gluten free.
QUICKER ITALIAN BREADSTICK – A Recipe Review
Using a revolutionary new method for working with yeast dough, read my review. See my Savoury Lessons for more recipes.
SWEET BAKES & SNACKS
AUTHENTIC SCOTTISH SHORTBREAD
Traditional Scottish recipe by a Scot! And what we eat at Hogmanay (New Year’s Eve)
Or try the Cranberry, Orange & Nut version
CLASSIC MADEIRA CAKE
Another very Scottish food for New Year’s eve parties.
CHOCOLATE & COCONUT SCOTTISH SHORTBREAD
Using my Traditional Scottish Shortbread recipe, I developed this chocolate and coconut version, with just a hint of anise!
EASY GINGERBREAD CAKE
Classic Gingerbread cake (above), or why not try in mini bundt cases (below)?
BROWNIE SHOWSTOPPER TOWER
Try one or all 3 of my popular Chocolate Brownie recipes to make this simple but impressive Brownie Stack. In the photo is my Chocolate Orange brownie, the Browned Butter Hazelnut Brownie, decorated with caramel & Hazelnut Spikes. Use red berries to decorate, or red, blue and white sprinkles for a patriotic bake. Check out the Brownies For All Occasions page.
My very popular British Scones recipe lessons, as well as an almost real-time Scone video tutorial, will guarantee success. Go to the Cranberry Spiced Scones recipes, or check out the Cheese scones above. **New Air Fryer British Scones recipe too!
Buttered Brazils are whole Brazil nuts encased in smooth butterscotch caramel, they are ideal as a gift at any time of the year and easy to make too.
INDIVIDUAL CHOCOLATE TARTS
Thorough recipe & quick video tutorial
EASY CHOCOLATE DIGESTIVE BISCUITS – The Classic British Cookie
SIMPLE BOILED FRUIT CAKE
If you didn’t make or receive a Christmas fruit cake this year, why not try this quick British fruit cake?
VICTORIA SANDWICH CAKE
LEMON POPPY SEED DRIZZLE BUNDT CAKE
Large bundt cake lemon drizzle cake with poppy seeds, or go to the mini lemon drizzle bundt cake version.
NO BAKE RECIPES
Try my easy no-baking required, truffles. Includes how to easily make ganache and these perfect gifting treats. For 4th July, cover with red, white and blue sprinkles. Chocolate Truffles, or Tropical Pineapple Coconut Cake truffles.
Coconut Ice – the no-bake, quick sweet treat. For 4th July, make red, white and blue coconut ice. **Tip, be more subtle and make a light red and pale blue.
HONEYCOMB & CHOCOLATE DIPPED HONEYCOMB
New no-bake recipe, for honeycomb, that is ideal for food gifting this holiday season. Make with or without a chocolate coating. You can even use candy melts, or white chocolate and add red and blue sprinkles.
PEANUT BRITTLE – Recipe Review
Read Mrs D’s review of this no-bake sweet treat, ideal for gifting.
EASY, QUICK MICROWAVE CHOCOLATE FUDGE
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