29 May 2013

Baking With Spirit: The Limoncello Round-Up

Alas another month has flown by, though for the first time in six years May has not been gloriously hot and sunny. We can only hope that this means that June will take the good weather reigns this year (and maybe July and August also?) In the mean time, the lovely entrants to this month's Baking With Spirit have been brightening up their kitchens with desserts made from limoncello. As I mentioned when I set the challenge, limoncello is basically liquid sunshine, so until the weather sorts itself out you can satisfy yourself by making these delicious looking entries:

Caroline at Caroline Makes... kicked off this month's challenge with some delightful looking Limoncello Macarons. There is no need to worry about the reputedly complex nature of macaron making as you have guidance every step of the way with her step-by-step photos.

Until I received this entry from Lucia at Tortadirose, I thought that Caprese was just the famous mozzarella, basil and tomato salad (my favourite salad because I don't like many leaves). It turns out that it is also a fantastic type of cake, as shown here with Lucia's Torta Caprese With White Chocolate. It was made with limoncello, and I have to say it looks fantastic.

I made these Ginger & Limoncello bites for my mum's birthday. The two flavours compliment each other nicely, and the biscuits are incredibly moreish.

The lovely Ellen from Bake It With Booze made these Limoncello Raspberry Cream Sandwich Cookies. I know how well raspberries and lemon go well together, so I expect these must taste great - especially since both counterparts are made with spirits!

Craig from The Usual Saucepans not only made his own limoncello, but he then turned it into these Limoncello Ice Lollies, which must have been perfect for the sunny bank holiday we just enjoyed. These apparently only take 30 seconds to prepare, so there really are no excuses for making some right this second.

Finally, Mel at Sharky Oven Gloves snuck in this last-minute entry, consisting of Limoncello Cupcakes. Not only are the cupcakes soaked in limoncello, but the two-tone icing also uses it. I love the two-tone icing!

Thanks to everyone who entered this month. Check back on Saturday to see what next month's challenge has in store!


  1. Ooo what an awesome round-up – I'm particularly intrigued by the combination of ginger and limoncello. I think I'll be giving that a go soon :)

    1. Thanks Mel! It was definitely a winning combination.

  2. What marvelous round-up!!! Thank you for the event!


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