Hopefully everyone is having a pleasing Good Friday – The weather is rather dreary so I am happy to be copped up indoors. Mr C has done a scoot around the shops for last minute Easter Eggs – I normally buy them as soon as they come out in February but time has slipped by this year.
We are having a family day on Sunday and have bought the biggest leg of lamb I’ve ever seen – I’m not convinced it was actually a lamb looking at the size of it – Its more like a dinosaur leg! Of course, for any celebration, you must also have cake so I’ve practised our Easter cake for this year. I didn’t want anything stodgy like a Simnel Cake so opted for a light Lemon & Almond Easter Sponge Cake instead. I have made homemade lemon curd this morning and have added lashings of whipped double cream … and a couple of Easter chicks for good measure!
This week’s featured #FoodieFriday entry must win the award for the most unusual name – Birnenpfannkuchen or Ginger Pear & Ginger Pancake courtesy of HodgePodgeDays – Described as a bit like a sweet Toad in the Hole, it would definitely be a winner in this house!
1. Domestic Gothess has given us a fascinating insight into her childhood along with some spectacular Caramelised Red Onion & Goat’s Cheese Tarts this week
2. I’m loving how Sadhna from Herbs, Spices & Tradition is expanding my knowledge of different cooking techniques – Her Chhole Bhature with puffy Naans looks just up my street. Definitely one to try.
3. You seriously cannot beat an excellent Beef dish and Foodie Quine’s Spring Roast of Scotch Beef looks very tempting.
4. Nina & Co has written a really thought provoking post on whether Pay what you like restaurants are a genius idea or foolhardy? What are your thoughts? I rather like the idea and would love to go to one soon.
5. Very much admiring the bread making skills of the Gluten Free Alchemist with her Perfectly fluffy Gluten Free Oat Bread
6. Also featuring super cute Easter Chicks is Snap Happy Bakes with her incredible Cup a Cake – I love the fact that Cup a Cakes are so acceptable now
7. Foodie Quine has shared with us her Spaghetti Carbonara Frittata which looks so filling and hearty. Fabulous!
8. I agree with Kate from the Gluten Free Alchemist – Her Banoffee Cheesecake with Salted Caramel definitely screams EAT ME!
9. Encouraging us to make at home rather than takeaway with Sweet & Sour Chicken is Wheelie Good Meals
10. Super speedy and easy Pesto Double – also masquerading as Pesto & Cheese Tart – Continuing my love of Puff Pastry this week is Wheelie Good Meals
11. If you are still in need of sweetness for an Easter dessert, why not try Miss Pond’s Vanilla & Chocolate Cheesecake – Simply stunning.
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