Evening. It has been another very busy couple of weeks in blogsville, so without further ado, please find below my most dribbled over posts:Super moist chocolate cake and to-die-for Nutella frosting - surely the name of this recipe speaks for itself? Doesn't it sound amazing?
Crapabble Bakery's vanilla cupcakes - these cupcakes look like little ice creams! So so cute.
Welsh cakes - another addition to the list of "oh, I haven't had those for far far too long and I really don't know why".
Layer cake - a three layer whipped brown butter and vanilla birthday cake. It looks totally spectacular, and this is only the cake section. Frosting to follow!
Almond-raspberry cake - a beautiful, moist cake with some lovely raspberries in the middle.
Caramel apple loaf cake - a very naughty looking loaf cake!
Other sweet things
Strawberries with elderflower and pistachio yoghurt - a really fresh summery idea for dessert.
Apricot almond tart - one of my most favourite puddings and this version looks so pretty.
Apricot crostatas - cute little freeform parcels of delicious fruit.
Pecan tart - a wonderfully sticky sweet looking dessert that I really must get around to trying.
Buckwheat cinnamon pancakes with cherries - lovely risen pancakes, though I wish I could get my cherries from the end of the garden!
Gratitude cookies - aka Nigella's chocolate mint cookies. Chocolatey cookies with chocolate chips in and a pepperminty, chocolatey icing.
Cinnamon bread - a squishy squashy sweet looking loaf. Yum!
Mango sorbet - made with dark rum and lime. Doesn't that sound like an amazing combination?
Assorted savoury goodies
Pizza Napoletana - a scrumptious home-made pizza, topped with home-made tomato sauce with chorizo, ham, cheddar and mozzarella.
Stir-fried okra with Chinese sausage - a couple of ingredients I don't cook with too much, but which look like a really tasty combination.
Peas with prosciutto - a wonderful looking dish in which you cook the peas for 10 minutes, and apparently magic happens.
Ottolenghi's black pepper tofu - just read Helen's description of this intense, hot dish and you will want to make it immediately.
Chicken piccata with buttermilk mashed potatoes - this looks so scrumptious and crunchy, and I do think there might be evenings when bashing a bit of chicken might be most therapeutic.
Smoked fish tart - or maybe it's a quiche. Whatever it is, it looks scrumptious. (There's also an asparagus and spring onion one, if that's what you fancy.)
Sri Lankan coconut fish curry - a gorgeous combination of fish, coconut milk, tomato, curry leaves and chillis.
Rockamole - a Nigella recipe for guacamole with blue cheese. What a stupendous idea!
Murgh Makhani - aka butter chicken, which is one of my favourites and this photo looks incredibly edible.
Vegetarian shepherd's pie - one of the most popular recipes on one of my favourite blogs, so I've got to go give it a try.
Spaghetti with broccoli, anchovy and walnuts - a simple summer supper that sounds delicious.
Pad Thai - a simple, tasty looking version which contains pickled radish. Intriguing.
Parsley soup - I love parsley and love the idea of a dish where it is the star flavour.
Rhubarb and orange cordial and rhubarb vodka - these look like the two drinks that I need to take me through the summer!
And finally, Gemma of Dressing for dinner recommended this Quinoa salad, from the Plenty cookbook. I made it and was blown away. It's so unbelievably good. In fact, I offered Mr Splorer ice cream for pudding (and this is an ice cream fanatic we're talking about) and he said he'd rather have more salad. More salad. Instead of ice cream. Unprecedented. Plus it makes a really good lunch to take to work.