Ten at Ten (70): The International Flavours Edition



This week’s Ten at Ten is from Claire from Under The Blue Gum Tree.

My name is Claire and I’m the blogger behind Under The Blue Gum Tree. I’m a cookbook obsessive and have a penchant for anything pastry. Originally from the UK, I have been lucky enough to spend the last four years living in sunnier climes, in the beautiful rainbow nation of South Africa.

In light of these intercontinental connections, my Ten at Ten today is all about bringing you dishes with an international flavour. These are some of the globally inspired goodies that have set my tastebuds tingling this week:

First up is Filipa from Gourmet Mum with her Indonesian influenced Easy Beef Rendang. This economical recipe makes use of inexpensive chuck steak, cooking it low and slow for a tender and flavourful curry.

A little closer to home (for most of you!), we have Laura from How to Cook Good Food’s French-inspired Raspberry, Chocolate and Almond Tartlets . I am sure you will agree that these beautiful little tartlets would look right at home in the poshest of Parisian patisseries.

Taking a hop across the pond now to the USA, I give you Anne from Uni Homemaker’s quintessentially American Oreo and Nutella Brownie Bites. A word of warning: Anne’s piccies of these deliciously chocolatey snacks WILL make you hungry.

Vanesther over at Bangers and Mash has been taking advantage of the British summer to knock up a beautiful big bowl of Tuscan panzanella. Vanesther says this colourful Italian salad is perfect for picnics and eating al fresco.

It may finally be summer in the UK but it is winter here in South Africa. Whilst nobody EVER believes me, it does get cold, even in Africa and a bowl of this tasty Polish Pearl Barley Soup from Margot over at Coffee & Vanilla looks just the ticket for a chilly day.

Staying in Europe we head to Greece and a gorgeous recipe for Prawn Saganaki developed by Lucy from Supergolden Bakes. Lucy says this was her favourite food as a child and I can see why. Ripe tomatoes, salty feta cheese, fresh prawns and a splash of tequila – this is one dish that will definitely be on my dinner menu this weekend.

And so to Morocco where Rejina from Gastro Geek has been whipping up a batch of Beghrir accompanied by a delicious stem ginger and cardamom rhubarb compote. Rejina says these Moroccan breakfast favourites are part crumpet, part pancake and are apparently the perfect dish for a rainy day brunch.

Next up is a fusion offering from Keith who blogs over at the Reluctant Housedad. Keith’s mouth-watering Asian Grilled Lamb Cutlets are marinated in a mixture of Japanese and Chinese ingredients, creating a dish which gets a big thumbs up from his wife and one which I am sure you will all enjoy too.

For more Asian inspiration, head over to Apron & Sneakers where Rowena has created a decadent Filipino-influenced dessert of plantain pouches with nougat and rum caramel sauce. Rowena says that the ingredients create “an explosion of lovely tastes together.” With a description like that, you know it’s going to be a good pud!

And I just couldn’t wrap things up without a shout-out to the gloriously named Mumbai Disco Fry Eggs as cooked by Helen over at Food Stories. Apparently it’s a sort of Indian eggy bread sandwich and Helen claims it makes the best hangover breakfast of all time. Which may be a useful bit of info as we head into the weekend. Happy Friday!

Many thanks to Claire for the round up!

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