I don’t know about you, but I’ve spent most of the last week glued to my television watching sports I didn’t even know existed! Every time a sport comes on that we’re not so keen on, I rush to the kitchen with the children and bake some treats or rustle up a quick meal! However, lots of sofa time has also lead to lots of blog reading time and I now have a list as long as my arm of recipes I want to try out! So, here are some of them in this week’s Ten at Ten round up from the UK food blogging community this week…
First up we have a delicious-looking cake from Cakes from Kim. It’s called a grasshopper cake, which did make me giggle a bit, but it doesn’t actually contain any grasshoppers! With the classic combination of chocolate and mint, this cake is sure to be a winner.
Sticking with the chocolately theme, we have one of my favourite flavour combinations in this peanut butter and chocolate cheesecake from Hungry Woman Blues. Andrea strongly suggests you eat this beauty all by yourself and I wholeheartedly agree – no sharing here!
Next up, that ingredient that divides the nation – Marmite. Do you love it or hate it? I’m a big fan so I can’t wait to try out this Steak & Chips with Marmite-Stilton Mushrooms from Reluctant Housedad. Apparently, this is so delicious you can even slip it past those who don’t like Marmite without them noticing!
You can’t beat a good burger and these Olympic Fergy Burgers from Feeling Food certainly look like good burgers. There is plenty of advice in this post for making the perfect burger and some mouthwatering pictures too. Yum!
This next cake had me very intrigued, described by The more than occasional baker as sweet and savoury at the same time, this Real Yorkshire Wensleydale & Cranberries and Apple Cake is something I just have to try. Actual cheese in a cake? Sounds odd but I bet it works really well with the apples.
Speaking of unusual ingredients in a cake, how about this chocolate cola cake from Mammy’s Kitchen? Another one that sounds a bit strange but the photos look wonderful so I’ll be giving it a go!
It’s the school Summer holidays for us and we’ve been using some of the time to get in the kitchen and cook together. Jude from A Trifle Rushed has also been in the kitchen with her daughter making this amazing Pasta and Pesto Sauce. We’ve not tried making pasta before but it looks like it could be great fun.
Next we’re off to Northumberland for Stottie Cakes with Ham & Peasepudding. I love learning about foods from around the country so I was really interested to hear Vanesther from Bangers & Mash talk about how she used to eat these as a child. My daughter and I have never tried peasepudding so we’re going top try making this later.
It’s really difficult when a food allergy or intolerance means you can’t eat treats that you enjoy, but with these chewy white chocolate chip cookies from Cherished by Me you get a yummy treat with the added bonus that they are gluten free. Perfect!
To finish off this rather sweet-heavy round up, we have another cake! This studded rosewater, almond and yogurt cake from Lancashire Food looks like the perfect accompaniment to an afternoon cuppa or a perfect pudding served with a drizzle of honey and yoghurt.
That’s all for this week. Join us again next Wednesday for another round up and do get in touch if you fancy writing one yourself.