Best of the Foodie Blogs: Ten at Ten (24)


This week we’re really excited to introduce another guest blogger for the Ten at Ten round up. Sophie from Cake Hunter has been busy reading her way through the UK food blogging community for the past week and has come up with ten cracking posts for you. So grab a drink, sit back and enjoy some great blog posts…

Sophie says:

Here are my ten favourite blog posts this week. It’s a great mix of recipes and posts that should hopefully give you some food for thought (terrible pun? Well I had to get one in early). First up is this wheat stalk bread from Butcher, Baker. This bread looks delicious. This blog never lets me down when I need a no fail recipe.

I can’t wait to have a go at making these roasted banana cupcakes from The More Than Occasional Baker. Bananas are, by far, the greatest fruit – hoping I haven’t made too controversial a statement there. I often purposely buy bananas and don’t eat them so I can throw together a banana bread but next time I’ll be purposely not eating them so I can make these cupcakes.

Continuing my love of banana recipes, this banana, coconut, white chocolate flapjack from Chocolate Log Blog turns the humble flapjack into something so much more. I usually have to make up a flapjack for my boyfriend as a “pre-gym” snack so I love finding new ways to make a plain flapjack more exciting.

This isn’t really a recipe, just an awesome suggestion from Delicious, Delicious, Delicious. Mangoes with chiffon cake is totally the way to go. Everyone knows – well, everyone should know – how great berries are with cake, so why we aren’t throwing mangoes and all manner of exotic fruits onto sponges I don’t know. Do it!

I’ve just come back from a trip to the states so I’m all over candy at the moment. These Popping candy cupcakes from The Gingerbread House look and sound amazing. I love popping candy, these cakes would be great for kids, but I’m a big kid so I’ll just make them for myself.

I am completely, head over heels in love with ‘that chocolate cake’. I need it in my life, right now – and even though I’m writing this late at night – there should be no rules about when it is appropriate to eat a chocolate cake like this. The photography on Poires Au Chocolat is beautiful and and I love Emma’s writing style.

Sticking with sugar for one more blog, I am more than ready to make these coffee and chocolate meringues from Belleau Kitchen. Coffee. And chocolate. And meringue. Argh! I get the feeling I would end up making them and then eating them all, convincing myself that meringue can’t be bad for you because it melts in the mouth. Good or bad for you, these look great.

Breaking away from baking, I have to recommend The Daily Spud’s garlic mayonnaise. I love mayonnaise. Especially on chips. Garlic mayonnaise reminds me of nights out and chips on the way home. I probably just removed all the class from garlic mayonnaise (assuming there was any) by conjuring up images of kebab shops but make this, it will make you happy.

Time for some jam, and great timing as it is JamJamboree week – a celebration of all things jam related! This gooseberry and elderflower jam from Turquoise Lemons looks delicious and is definitely one to make now while the elderflowers are in bloom. Bet it’s delicious dolloped on a scone!

My final blog posts this week isn’t a recipe but is a fabulous blog. Ben has been posting about his American road trip. He has some great pictures up there, especially the lobster! Keep checking on his blog because he does great recipes.

That’s my ten at ten for this week. I hope these give you lots of great foodie ideas. My list of things to make grows increasingly longer every week.

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.

Discussion3 Comments

  1. Thanks for the mention! I do the same with bananas – buy them and not eat them so I can bake with them. The roasted banana cupcakes were seriously good – in my top 10 cupcakes. X

  2. Just found this batch of 10 at 10. Thanks for mentioning my banana flapjacks – they were a revelation. And as usual, some other blogs here I don’t know and need to investigate 🙂

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