I absolutely loved this year for so many reasons and not least of all because I got to cook and bake some incredible things. The one thing you can’t transfer in an image and a blog post is the taste of a dish, so I thought I’d share what my tastiest and favourite recipes for 2014 were. Recipes I have either made again or very much intend to.
This dish is definitely one of the tastiest and easiest to make with mostly store cupboard staples. A perfect tapas to share with crusty white bread or toast.
My love for bread baking has intensified this year, and these black squid ink brioche buns were a highlight for me. Drop dead gorgeous looking with a beautiful soft texture. The salmon burger is packed with flavour and topped with crunchy greens. I’m super proud of this recipe.
I mastered steamed buns this year and tweaked my ginger beer pulled pork recipe by adding hoisin sauce and cooking it in a slow cooker for unbelievable results. I made this the other day again for a friends party and everyone went mad.
I love the flavours and texture of this easy ice cream made with coconut milk and not cream.
Fish tacos are my favourite and I loved the depth of flavour of this coffee spiked rub with the salmon.
These are a cross between a hot cross bun and a caramel sticky bun and I made them for easter. A total winner.
This is the best crumble I have ever tasted so hence a favourite recipe. The strawberry cheesecake is light and delicious and is now my go-to for an unbaked cheesecake base
I braised the leeks in butter until they were melt-in-the-mouth delicious and paired it with a sharp aged Cheddar.
This is a famous recipe on the interwebs and I have made it twice. seriously one of the easiest and best baked treats I’ve ever made.
This is a fabulous sweet scone recipe and I love the pomegranate seeds that burst in your mouth as you eat them hot out the oven.
At this time of year I tend to reflect back on the past and take stock of where I’m ‘at’ and start making a long list of new years resolutions. I know this is mainly a waste of time because I hardly stick to them all, but I feel better knowing that I am at least thinking about making a few positive changes in my life. I wont bore you with all the details of my intentions to start swimming and learning Italian, but from a blog perspective I have so many wonderful plans and ideas. These are not really new years resolutions but rather stuff I have wanted to do and create anyway. Drizzle & Dip will be undergoing a much needed and huge make over in January and I cannot wait to launch my new site.
My second cook book launches in March next year and I’m beside myself with excitement about that too.
Thank you to everyone that visited, whether you left a comment or not, it was so lovely to have you here. My heart and soul is continuously warmed with all the connections I have made around the world through a shared love of cooking. Please let me know if there is anything in particular you would like to see more of here? (I’m probably going to be doing a load of healthier recipes in the coming months).
My journey as a photographer continues to grow and I will be sharing more of that of course.
With love and best wishes for a happy new year to you.