Best of the Foodie Blogs: Ten at Ten (23)


After concentrating solely on savoury posts last week, I couldn’t resist starting this week’s Ten at Ten round up with some baking! These baby shower macarons from Almost Always Hungry caught my eye straight away because they are just so pretty! I really need an excuse to make some. 

With the weather being rather unpredictable at the moment, I veer between making delicious salads and stodgy comfort food. These soups from Around Britain with a Paunch look like they could be a good in between recipe. The horseradish soup sounds like it packs a punch and is not for the faint-hearted!

I really must get back into the swing of meal planning as it makes such a difference both time-wise and in saving pennies. Not only do I like the sound of this meal plan from Knees up Mother Brown, I also love the magnetic board she has made to organise her meals. What a fab idea!

In my book, you just can’t beat a good roast, and this Summer Roast from A Wee Bit of Cooking certainly looks like a good roast! The crispy roast pork and new potatoes with lemon and thyme had me drooling on my keyboard.

I have to agree with Hannah from Home Baked when she says it feels a bit like cheating when we are eating summer fruits in this dismal weather. But they are in season and Hannah’s post has reminded me, I must make one of my favourite desserts – Cherry Clafoutis. I also love the look of her rhubarb cordial. It’s not something I’ve tried before but I’m definitely going to give it a go.

If you’re looking for a cake to impress, then look no further than this Damien Hirst Battenburg from Butcher, Baker. Jules explains in her post how it is cleverly put together – using an already baked cake inside another cake is such a great idea. Just think of the fun you could have experimenting with different cutters!

A couple of weeks ago, my daughter and I made a Herman the German friendship cake starter. We lovingly stirred and fed it for 10 days, put up with the horrible yeasty smell, and then baked a rather disappointing cake! I’m pleased to see that not all these cakes turn out badly. In fact, this Herman Cake from Sew Appetising looks absolutely delicious! Perhaps we should try again…

Have you ever hear of pink apple lemonade? I hadn’t until I came across a post about it on Splodz Blogz. It is made by Copella and you can buy it in the supermarket. With a glowing review here, it could be one to try out.

The photos of these Pita Breads from Culinary Travels inspired me to get into the kitchen and make some bread. They look absolutely perfect and I bet they are nowhere near as dry as those cardboardy ones you can buy in the supermarket. They would be great for a family teatime stuffed with yummy fillings.

Last, but by no means least, we have a simple but delicious supper dish from Jam and Clotted Cream. This Chorizo and King Prawn Paella only takes 30 minutes to make and looks so colourful and tasty. That’s supper sorted for tonight then…

That’s all for this week. See you same time next week for more yummy blog posts.

Sally is the publisher of Foodies100, the UK's largest directory of brilliant UK food and drink blogs and bloggers. Every day of the week, we promote the UK's best and most exciting blogs about food and drink.

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