Friday, 4 January 2013

Best Bakes of the Year 2012

This years round up is great! Maybe the best recipe round up yet.

These are my top recipes of the year, the best of the best, the yummiest of the yummiest, the creme de la creme of recipes.

So what made the list?

Not only are these bread rolls seriously cute but they were absolutely delicious. The bread was so flavourful and the chocolate noses tasted great.  I will definitely make these again, they were well worth the extra effort.  I think I'll make some this summer for taking on picnics.

These macarons are among my favourite macarons of all time. Soft, slightly chewy, melt in the mouth macaron with luscious cream cheese frosting, fruity raspberry jam and a sprinkle of crushed digestive biscuit, they are amazing!! 

This milk chocolate teddy bear mousse was so unbelievably delicious, I actually dream about it...

You don't need to make shaped teddy bear mousse either, just pour the mixture in a jar, leave to set and devour!

These cupcakes made the list for two reasons:

1) They are slap yourself silly delicious!

2) They take me straight back to my amazing trip to Amsterdam, definitely a highlight of my year.

These blueberry and cream cookies are one of my all time favourite cookies. They are packed full of blueberries and white chocolate, they are so unbelievably delicious and have the most beautiful and unusual flavour. I can't recommend them enough.

Grinding freeze dried berries to a powder and adding it to macaron mixture really was a stroke of genius.  These Very Berry Macarons have an amazingly fruity, bold flavour that will amaze everybody.

Super simple, super scrumptious! This is a great cake to have on the cake stand.

Is it a muffin? Is it a doughnut? Do I even care?

These muffins are amazing! They are also really simple to make so they're a fantastic Saturday morning bake.

There were some wonderful Christmas cookies in the cookie jar this year, these gloriously chewy ginger cookies were a firm favourite. Bold, flavourful, crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside, these will be on the Christmas baking list for a long time to come.

These Christmas Biscuits really are something special.  I wanted to create a biscuit that simply screamed Christmas, these definitely fit the bill.  The biscuit literally melts in your mouth and beneath that smooth, syrup soaked surface lies a secret fruit filled centre. If that wasn't enough the biscuits are finished with a scrumptious nutty Christmas sprinkle.


I may only have posted this recipe recently but I couldn't leave it off my top recipes list. Not only is this the best fudge I have ever made but it is also the best fudge I have ever tasted.

The cherries are added at the very last moment so you can very easily omit them or replace them with something else if you're not a fan of cherries.

That's it, my best recipes of 2012.

I've had a brilliant year of blogging and can't thank you all enough for all of your follows, comments and support.  

Have a very very happy 2013! 


Kezia said...

Wow, they all look so yummy! I definitely want to try the Stroopwafel Cupcakes.

Nicola said...

Omg I just love those teddy bear rolls, how cute! that vanilla caramel looks divine. I need to make it!

PlumLeaf 李葉 said...

Amazing line up! I could eat them all! ;)
Happy New Year!