Oh 2014, what a delicious year you were! I thought I’d take the time to round up my top 10 recipes from 2014, providing you (and me!) with some baking inspiration for the year to come.
This foodie trip down memory lane has me salivating and wanting to go straight home to make some more Nutella Fudge!
I made a series of Christmas donuts last year using my new donut maker, and the combination of white chocolate and mint courtesy of the crushed candy canes was a simple and delicious festive recipe to make.
These little delights were a Chocolate Crackle x Honey Joy concoction that I whipped up and gave a very adult makeover to these classic Australian treats.
I LOVE fudge and I love Nutella, so Nutella Fudge seemed the only logical solution. I dressed this fudge recipe up with toasted hazelnuts and sea salt for crunch and flavour.
I made these in the height of the Australian summer last year and they were a huge hit. A refreshing, not-too-sweet popsicle with bursts of flavour from the pomegranate seeds and a nice kick from the white tea.
I don’t really need to explain why this Salted Caramel and Tim Tam Cheesecake was so popular, do I? It speaks for itself ;D
I was really proud of this recipe, it was quite time consuming and fiddly but produced the most gorgeous little cakes that were both ombre in colour AND flavour! We started with a white coconut-flavoured cake and finished off with a dark pink and strongly flavoured strawberry base.
How do you improve on the classic rich and fudgey chocolate brownie? Well you add a caramel popcorn base, more caramel popcorn on top and finish off with a salted caramel drizzle!
Another summer favourite, this homemade lemonade drink made with the Sodastream was flavoured with fresh strawberries and mint, making it the perfect afternoon drink. I made extra and added vodka to it for a fancy cocktail. Yum!
This was my first time using browned butter in baking, I heard that it gives the dessert a nutty, toasted flavour that makes baked goods seem that much richer. And after recently trying a sea salt and chocolate chip cookie, I knew this adds yet another layer of flavour and contrast on top. So I did both!
And my most popular recipe for 2014? My Lonely Girl Pancake recipe! After the huge response to my Microwave Mug Cake series, I knew there was a big demand for single serve dessert recipes. These pancakes are easy to make and perfect if you’re by yourself and can’t be trusted with the leftovers (ie me!)
I hope you all had an amazing 2014 and are looking forward to an even better 2015!