There seems to be lots happening in the food world lately. Last week was National Curry Week AND Chocolate Week, and this week saw the final of The Great British Bake Off, which coincides nicely with National Baking Week! Phew! Too many ‘Weeks’ for us to keep up with! If you’ve been making goodies for any of these weeks, do share photos and recipes with us on twitter and our facebook page – we love to see what you’ve been cooking.
First up we have a plaited loaf that would be right at home on The Great British Bake Off. We think that Lauren from A Baked Thesis has some serious skills – just look at how perfect that plait is!
Sticking with baking, I have shared before my love of all things salted caramel so I was immediately drawn to these salted caramel brownies from A Spoonful of Sugar. A delicious way to celebrate National Chocolate Week.
Another yummy way to get your chocolate fix is to make yourself some of these lovely chocolate chilli mousses from Leeks and Limoni. But would one be enough… I say no! Eat them all – who honestly likes to share?
One vegetable that always makes its way into my shopping basket this time of year is butternut squash. I nearly always ending up roasting it or making it into soup so I was delighted to come across two different recipes this week. The first is a gorgeous-looking creamy pumpkin, chestnut & bacon pasta from Adventures of a London Kiwi. The second is a roasted & stuffed butternut squash from The Keston Kitchen. I shall definitely be trying these over the next couple of weeks.
Has anyone been out picking sloes yet? We picked loads last year and made the obligatory bottles of sloe gin. But if you fancy making something a little different, how about this sloe and apple jelly from Tickled Pink Crafts? Or maybe this venison with damson and sloe gin sauce from She Makes Pasta? Choices, choices…
Now the weather has turned chilly, it’s definitely soup season. I tend to stick to making the same few tried and tested soups over and over again, so I’m on the hunt for more interesting recipes. This Tuscan chicken soup with Orzo from Soup Tuesday fits the bill perfectly.
Last up this week we have a couple of lovely supper dishes for you (or maybe ideal weekend lunch dishes… I’m sure they’d be yummy whatever time of the day!). Rob from mint cuisine enjoyed making these smoked paprika fajitas with rice and beans and says any leftovers make a great lunch the next day.
This pork belly with roasted veg and onion gravy from Rosie Posie’s Puddings and Pies is my kind of dish – I think I might even make it for Sunday lunch this week.
That’s all for this week’s round up. See you again next Wednesday at 10 am with more fab blog posts.