Wow, don’t Wednesdays come round quickly? Just as well, as we have another fabulous Ten at Ten round up for you to enjoy today, bursting with fabulous posts from the UK food blogging community. This week Emma from Emma’s Kitchen Diary has put together her favourite posts from the past week, so grab yourself a cuppa and read on…
I’m very excited to be writing this week’s Ten at Ten- a brilliant excuse to sit down with a cup of tea and catch up on some of my favourite blogs.
The first post to catch my eye was an unusual twist on a flapjack from Tinned Tomatoes- carrot, banana and chocolate chip flapjacks sound like a fantastic way of sneaking in some extra portions of fruit and veg. Perfect for lunchboxes.
Also on the healthy baking theme are these fabulous pear and ginger muffins from Charlotte’s Kitchen Diary. I absolutely agree with Charlotte that the way to achieve healthier baking is not by using margarines or low fat substitutes, but by opting for natural ingredients. The combination of pear and ginger sounds like an absolute winner.
Next up are some incredibly creative window cookies from Laura Loves Cakes. Laura’s cakes are always beautifully inventive and look absolutely delicious. These window cookies would be great to make with children and I’m already plotting ways to incorporate them into a gingerbread house for Christmas!
Back to summer foods, The Little Loaf has come up with yet another winning ice cream- chocolate and honeycomb semifreddo. Even better, you don’t need an ice cream machine to make it. Fingers crossed for some warm weather!
The savoury posts which have caught my eye this week all seem to be curry-related. First up is a chickpea and spinach curry from Frugal Feeding- simple, wholesome and, of course, frugal! Perfect.
Always original and inventive, Food to Glow’s tandoori cauliflower tart with an olive oil crust is such a creative and delicious way to cook cauliflower. I was very excited by the idea of olive oil pastry- even more so when I saw that it includes garlic powder and onion seeds.
Working London Mummy also came up with an inventive pastry/ curry dish- wasabi and chilli salmon en croute in an almond shortcrust pastry. The salmon alone would be delicious, but with the pastry crust this would be a really impressive dinner party course.
Gujerati Girl’s bank holiday breakfast post was fascinating reading. I love the idea of making breakfast more of an event and Urvashi also included some handy tips to adapt the recipes for other meals- poodla canapés sound delightful.
Last on the curry theme is Girl Interrupted’s rhubarb and chilli pulled pork. The combination of rich meat with tart rhubarb sounds amazing. A great idea for using up a glut of rhubarb.
A refreshing dessert after some rich pork- or, I think, at a summer barbecue- would be these lemon, lime and basil cookies from The More Than Occasional Baker. I was instantly attracted by the light, fresh flavour combination here- a lovely palate cleanser to finish with.
What a great round up, thanks Emma! If you fancy writing a Ten at Ten for us then do get in touch. See you next week, same time, same place!