Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Wednesday round-up of deliciousness

Evening all. I hope you've all been having a lovely St Patrick's Day. And if you haven't celebrated yet, let me suggest you cook something! The Daily Spud has hosted the most amazing Paddy's Day Food Parade - soda bread, scones, colcannon, boxty and about a gazillion other cabbagey, bacony, potatoey, or just very green, good things. 
But if you overdose on the Guinness, apparently these Spiced pork buns are just the thing for a hangover. In fact, I think they look just the thing for all kinds of occasions - scrummy spiced pork surrounded by fluffy, glutinous dough. And while we're in pork territory, Korean Noodles in a black bean sauce with pork and vegetables and Stuffed pork chops both also look very tasty indeed. 
There were some rather tasty vegetarian options around this week. I thought that the Individual potato and onion tartes tatin and Paneer tikka were both the kind of ideas that you look at and think "Yes! Why have I never thought of that?" and I'm dying to give them both a go. This Coconut red lentil soup has a wonderful combination of flavours. And for the vegetarians like my Dad (i.e. not proper ones!), let me send you over to see these Fish balls in nut sauce - a dish just dripping in double entendres! And they look very tasty too - an excellent alternative to meatballs. 
Now, chocolate. Always a winner, especially in some of the sweets I spotted. Hazelnut and chocolate is one of my very favourite flavour combinations, so I was very excited to see these gorgeous Hazelnut and chocolate cupcakes. These Two tone chocolate muffins have chocolate truffles in the middle - a marvellous idea, I'm sure you'll agree! This Chocolate mud cake looks like a much more serious affair altogether - dense, dark and moist. And finally, it really is time I tried Whoopie pies, generally accepted to be the next big thing. And that recipe is blue-ribbon-winning, so it looks like a great place to start. 
Next, this Lemon upside down cake looks so pretty. The caramelised lemons on top look chewy and sweet and scrumptious. This Lemon tart 'Amandin' is a wonderful variation on Bakewell tart - I've just got to seek out the 'Amandin' nut mix. And I'm always a sucker for a rhubarb cake, so this Forced rhubarb and yoghurt cake is right up my street. It looks all moist and squishy. In fact it would be a marvellous addition to this amazing Mother's Day afternoon tea. One of these days I'm going to do that properly, with a cake stand and everything, just like Jules.
And finally a couple of delicious desserts with which to impress your friends. Salted butter caramel ice cream sounds spectacular - I REALLY need to get an ice cream maker! In the meantime, I shall be making Blueberry blintzes, which are crepes filled with ricotta cheese and pan-fried, before being covered in blueberry sauce. Yum yum yum!


  1. Oh my goodness. Thank you for leading me to mud cake and salted butter caramel ice cream!

  2. Great round up Nora. Lucie x

  3. Gosh, thought I couldn't get more full but I'm hungry all over again reading this!

  4. Hi there! Another great round up :)
    I've recently had a whole blog makeover, so please stop over and check it out. I'd love to know what you think. Plus I'm doing a £50 amazaon give away.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    *kisses* HH

  5. An ice-cream maker is on my wish list too!



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