January is NEARLY OVER. Which means that any of us who were making that extra special effort to be super healthy can relax a little. So what better theme for this week’s Ten at Ten than sweet treats? We’ve got the brilliant Lis from Foodstuff Finds here, choosing her absolute favourite sugary finds. So get a cup of tea and a slice of something nice, sit back and enjoy…
It will come as no shock to anyone who has read my blog Foodstuff Finds that I have a sweet tooth, and one of epic proportions, so I feel I’m in a pretty good place to talk you through some of my favourite blog posts in this particular Ten at Ten.
The first post I want to tell you about is from Lavender & Lovage which has lots of homely recipes on it. Each year my mum and I make a batch of jams, they are fun to make and are great gifts for relatives. My dad is a beekeeper, so we have plenty of honey at hand too, but one thing we haven’t tried making is marmalade. This recipe for Lemon & Lime Marmalade is now firmly on my ‘To Do’ list for later in the year.
The question is what would you put your marmalade on? The answer could be scones. Kavey Eats explores a classic recipe and it never gets better than Mrs Beeton. No cookery bookshelf is complete without a book from the original domestic goddess. The recipes are always easy to follow and have great results, as you can see from this write up of Mrs Beeton’s Scones.
Now let’s look at some feel good food. The story behind this recipe from Mrs Marmite Lover really is quite touching. It goes to show that food can be good for the soul too. This Plum Clafoutis looks like it is simple to bake, but really is the perfect winter comfort food too.
Here, Faerie Tale Foodie manages to talk about her blogging philosophy as well as deep fat fried cakes. It’s quite a post and works well on different levels. If nothing else the pictures of her Manhattan Doughnuts will simply leave you drooling.
If you are after something more suitable for a dinner party, The Crazy Kitchen has new cocktail glasses and is showing them off with the stunning Apple and Vanilla Fool. I do have a weakness for anything with cinnamon in it!
Talking of warming spices and presentation, I love the recipe at Belleau Kitchen for Honey, Ginger and Marmalade Cake. It sounds like a proper soothing cake to combat the wet weather, and I am also loving the floral shaped cake mould.
Although I’ve never made a frangipane tart, I’ve eaten a fair few and it is safe to say the recipe at Happiness is Homemade looks spectacular. It’s easy to follow and the photos are out of this world. There is even a guest appearance from a rather tempted looking cat too!
No round up of posts for those of us with a sweet tooth would be complete without some chocolate content, so let me rectify that now. What better way to start than having a look at the beginning of the Easter reviews at Jim’s Chocolate Mission? I love how the seasonal chocolate switches so quickly from Christmas to Easter after the New Year’s celebrations, and I can’t wait to try all the new choccies that come out. Jim has started off with a review of a new product from Cadbury; Dairy Milk with Daim Mini Eggs.
Talking of chocolatey goodness, this restaurant review from Chocablog really caught my attention. I’m well aware cocoa can be used in different ways, but at Rabot 1745 in London, everything on the menu includes cocoa. Everything! It’s a very novel idea and from the pictures, it looks like it lives up to expectations. I must try the shoulder of lamb with cacao balsamic for myself sometime soon.
Finally for those of you who are having a healthy January and haven’t appreciated my calorie laden suggestions so far, how about a healthier chocolate treat? Hannah Reviews really enjoyed these Chocolate Muffin Desserts from Tesco, and to be honest, her opinion is good enough for me. Even I like a guilt free treat… occasionally.
Thank you for reading about my top ten favourite blogs this week, and if I were to mention an eleventh I’d point you all in the direction of my very own blog Foodstuff Finds, where you can have a look at all the goodies we try out everyday. You can also follow me on Twitter, so do keep in touch. Happy eating!
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