It’s Wednesday morning, and a rather wet and cold one at that, but it does mean that it’s time for another great round up of foodie blog posts. This week, the Ten at Ten has been put together by the marvellous Mum Reinvented and, as always, includes some fabulous posts. So, wrap up warm, grab yourself a hot drink and enjoy these great blog suggestions…
A blog I’m currently addicted to is Cakeboule, packed full of delicious recipes and beautiful photography, this is a blog that never fails to disappoint when an email pings into my inbox begging to be opened to see what delights are instore. This week a luscious Lemon Meringue Roulade caught my eye, light gooey meringue with punchy limoncello soaked berries encased in lemon mousse – divine!
A new discovery this week is Emma’s Kitchen Diary, a new food blog that had me hooked as soon as I spotted her Easter Tiffin. This recipe uses caramel eggs, mini eggs and creme eggs, along with digestives to create a delicious looking treat for big and little kids alike.
Another new blog added to my reading list this week is What Would Nigella Do? who has been cooking up a storm with this delicious recipe for Spanish Chicken. Zesty, packed with flavour and above all easy, this one is just begging to be made!
Described as “dense, light, chocolatey heaven on a plate”, Chocolate Almond Torte from Sew Appetising, sounds like a dream served with the equally delicious mascarpone ice cream.
With Easter on the horizon there are many recipes for Simnel Cake around, but if like me you aren’t keen on fruitcake, Jen from Frugalicious food has a great alternative with this light and easy Chocolate Simnel Cake.
I love butterscotch and as you can tell I also love cake, so this recipe for Butterscotch Cake with Caramel Hazelnut Whisps from Laura Loves Cakes just had to be included in my Ten at Ten. A delicious butterscotch sponge with a decadent mascarpone frosting and striking looking decoration, it’s definitely a winner for me.
Eat Pray Bake is one of those blogs that you just can’t help but salivating at after every click of the mouse. Every recipe is beautifully photographed, making them even more irresistible. This week Mint Choc Chip Cupcakes caught my eye, not to mention my mint chocolate obsessed daughters, who has already asked for these to be replicated during the Easter holidays.
Having lived in Spain and enjoyed churros y chocolate on numerous occasions (I blame them rather than the baby for the extra weight I’m carrying), I love a good recipe for this simple yet wonderful dessert style snack and this one from Almost Always Hungry doesn’t disappoint. There’s also a great recipe for Chicken Empanadas, another great Spanish dish, perfect for snacks and picnics over the Easter holidays.
I’m a real fan of satay sauce and despite trying a number of times, I’ve never been able to perfect it, until that is I tried this satay sauce from Including Cake, which is perfect for chicken, beef, pork and vegetables on the barbecue during the lovely weather the UK has been having recently.
Last but by no means least is the unbelievably moreish Banana & Chocolate French Toast from Katie Cakes. Eggs, cream, vanilla and maple syrup combine to create a decadently sweet french toast, the chocolate and banana make it all the more so. Katie & her partner Chris enjoyed this amazing breakfast over the morning papers and a pot of tea in their newly landscaped garden, wonder if I can get an invite the next time she makes these!
That’s all for this week. A huge thanks to Mum Reinvented for her great round up. Don’t forget to get in touch if you fancy writing a Ten at Ten for us one week.