Last year I compiled a round-up of my top recipes for 2014 and it was a fabulous way to relive and share what I thought were the stand-out dishes on DrizzleandDip.com, and I’m doing it again. 2015 was another outstanding year for  me and I got to eat some of the most incredible food of my life at Vegas Uncork’d. I munched my way through too many burgers in New York and I ate so many outstanding local restaurants. These are the recipes that I found most delicious and have made again or plan to at some stage. These are also obviously highly recommended for you to try.

Roasted pumkin with chilli yoghurt and coriander sauce

I can’t imagine a more delicious way to eat pumpkin. The end.

slow roasted tomatoes wth mozzarella and basil

Slow roasted tomatoes with mozzarella and basil

This is a divinely simply and utterly delicious salad which I adapted from Polpo (now also one of my all-time favourite cook books).

caramelized pear and gorgonzola toasted sandwich

Caramelised pear and gorgonzola toasties

These are all kinds of decadent with sweet and salty flavours.

creamy miso mushrooms and eggs

Creamy miso mushroom and eggs

This simple breakfast or brunch dish is packed with so much umami which is probably why I like it so much.

fennel and radish salad with lemon and olive oil

Fennel and radish salad with lemon and olive oil

I literally make this light and healthy salad ALL the time and love it with chicken or fish

beetroot falafel on toasted pita

beetroot falafel on toasted pita

I adore beetroot and I adore falafel so this is an all round winner for me.

stout hot cross buns

Stout Hot Cross Buns

I put the stake in the ground and end my search for the perfect hot cross bun. These are it. I will make these every Easter from now on.

lime marshmallows

lime marshmallows

I found the perfect marshmallow recipe. Pillowy soft and delicious.

Orange cake with orange buttercrem from Sweet - By Sam Linsell

orange cake with orange buttercream

2015 was extra exciting because I launched my second cookbook called ‘Sweet’. Its filled with delicious sweet desserts and treats and would make a fabulous Christmas gift #justsaying. I love this orange cake with orange buttercream icing.

smoked salmon omelette with chive crème fraiche

Smoked salmon omelette with chive crème fraiche

This is Neill Anthony’s recipe. Its inspired and completely delicious. It’s a show stopper of a breakfast dish.

how to make easy honey nut granola

Easy honey nut granola

I loved all the flavours and crunch in this recipe and so did a few of my friends who tasted it. This is now my go-to recipe for granola.

spicy caramel popcorn

spicy caramel popcorn

I have made this recipe so many times I can’t even count. People go mad for it. It’s also a recipe I did at two of my book launch demos and definitely one of my favourites from my book.

apple and strawberry crumble

apple and strawberry crumble

This variation of a classic crumble was one of the stand out desserts of the year for me. Served with warm home-made creme anglaise its my new favourite.

olive oil chiffon cake

Olive oil chiffon cake

if you are ever looking for a cake to eat at breakfast, this is the perfect one. Served with ricotta, fresh stone fruit and a drizzle of honey it is exceptional.

fudge with chocolate malt balls

fudge with vanilla and chocolate malt balls

My favourite fudge recipe but this time with vanilla and chocolate malt balls or Maltesers.

croque madame with spinach and salmon

croque madame with spinach and smoked salmon

I loved this variation of a classic with drippy egg and on sourdough of course.

pork pies with sage and apple

easy pork pies with apple and sage

My best.

roast chicken in white wine, herbs and garlic

roast chicken in white wine, herbs and garlic

This is by far the biggest recipe of 2015 and attracts a massive amount of traffic. It’s also very delicious and a few of my friends say they make it all the time now.

salad nachos with home preserved zesty salsa

salad nachos with home preserved zesty salsa

I have loved working with the Ball brand as they launched their iconic preserving jars into South Africa and this salsa recipe is one I’ve made and shared a lot. Its packed with flavour and I love it in my favourite salad nachos. I’m so pleased I have a few jars on my shelf for this summer.

easy stout fruit cake

easy stout fruit cake

This is my grans never-fail easy fruit cake which I’ve adapted with chocolate stout.

chicken breasts stuffed with pork, sage, and apple

chicken breasts stuffed with pork, sage, and apple

This recipe turns the humble chicken breast into something dinner-party-worthy and is also pretty festive.

salmon poached in rooibos tea

salmon poached in a rooibos tea broth

I made this the other day again when I had the winners of this competition over for a private cooking class in my house. They loved it.

cereal milk milkshake with caramel corn and cornflake clusters

cereal milk milkshake with caramel corn and cornflake clusters

In this recipe I include three textures of corn to create the cornflake cereal milk infusion, and the caramel popcorn and cornflake clusters.

 

I hope you all have a fabulous holiday if you are taking time off and thanks for stopping by DrizzleandDip.

Love Sam x

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6 Comments

  1. Happy Christmas Sam. Looking forward to 2016 and more Drizzle and Dip

  2. Edie Barrett

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the quality and “tastefulness” of your work. Thank you.
    Edie Barrett, Ortonville, MN, USA

  3. Sam

    Thank you so much Edie, I much appreciate the kind words 🙂

  4. Lauren C

    haha i made so many of these….im a groupie!

  5. Natasha @ Salt and Lavender

    I love to visit your blog to drool over the amazing photos. Nice recap of the year 🙂

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