Hands up, who ate too much chocolate over Easter? If you’ve still got some left to use up, then don’t forget to check out our 50 things to do with chocolate post – there are some drool-worthy ideas there! There were so many amazing recipes and blog posts around this week that I was seriously spoilt for choice, but these are my favourite ten posts from the UK food blogging community this week.
I love anything to do with marzipan and simnel cake is an absolute favourite of mine, so I was really excited to discover this recipe for simnel cake ice cream from North/South Food. This is something that I’m going to make all year round – not just at Easter!
Sticking with the Easter theme, who still has hot cross buns left over? Maybe they’ve gone a little crusty around the edges? Fear not because you can transform them into a delicious hot cross bun bread and butter pudding with this recipe from Confessions of a Young Chef.
I found another scrummy looking pudding on A Mummy Too – a banana and chocolate chip brioche pudding. With the return of the wet and windy weather, I think this will go down very well as a warm, comforting pud.
Mornings in our house can be a bit of a struggle, mainly because I like to snuggle under the duvet for too long! But even I would rush to get out of bed if I was presented with this fantastic sunshine toast. A great one for getting the children to eat their breakfast too.
More comfort food for the chilly weather over on Noble Nourishment with this lovely sausage, leek and sweet potato bake. This simple dish looks very tasty and is bound to be a crowd-pleaser and tummy-filler.
I challenge you not to drool when you see the photo that accompanies this recipe on Cherished By Me for the gooiest chocolate brownies ever… probably! Not only is this an amazing looking treat but it is also a gluten free recipe – double win!
I have never tried making my own flavoured coffee but after reading about this coconut latte on An American Cupcake in London, I am definitely going to give it a try. If you’re not a fan of coconut, then Kelly also has recipes for cupcake latte, chocolate chip cookie syrup, eggnog latte and vanilla spice latte. A coffee lover’s dream!
Next up we have an award winning recipe! Last month Mark from Smith’s Kitchen took part in the TV series Baking Mad and his recipe for rhubarb pie with almond pastry really impressed Eric Lanlard. Well done Mark!
The photos on Pig Pig’s Corner are always so appetising and this recipe for chicken in garlic and shallots looks and sounds delicious. With only a few ingredients it looks like a great dish for a lazy Sunday lunch.
Last, and by no means least, everyone should read this post from Azelia’s Kitchen about what it is like to cope with food allergies and intolerances. It is a wonderful and informative piece of writing.
That’s all for this week. If you’d like to be our guest blogger and compile your own Ten at Ten one week then please drop me a line. See you next week for more great posts…