BAKES/DISHES OF 2014

Here is a round-up of everything I’ve made in 2014! I thought I would do this 1) so you could enjoy looking at some things which haven’t featured on the blog and 2) so you can see my progression and improvement and baking and photography!

Enjoy xxx

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Vanilla Shortbread (the best melt-in-the-mouth shortbread ever!)

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Vanilla Sponge Traybake Squares with Chocolate Buttercream (They just look cute don’t they?! Bit small though… You’ll be wanting more than just one!)

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Chocolate Chip Cookies (Need I say more? Just look at them…)

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Top: Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla Frosting and Marshmallow (yum)

Bottom: Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla Frosting and Mini Oreos (yum)

YUM.

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Bulgur Wheat Salad with Boiled Egg, Parsley and Cherry Tomatoes (Oohhh Sureyya’s gone healthy!)

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Cheese Toastie (Oh.. Maybe not)

gone healthy!)

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Dolma – Vine leaves and peppers stuffed with spiced mincemeat and rice (Takes me right back to Cyprus! I dedicate this to my beautiful grandma ❤ This one’s for you Anneanne!)

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Chocolate Chip Cupcakes (chocolate overload!)

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Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting and Walnuts (One word. Moist. “Good word, moist.” If you don’t watch Miranda you won’t get that reference and if you don’t watch Miranda you need to go watch all three series right now, please. Thanks!)

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Mothers’ Day Brekkie – Grilled Wholemeal Bread topped with Scrambled Egg and Smoked Haddock, served with Grilled Tomatoes (Comforting, cozy breakfast!)

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Whoopie Pies Sandwiched with Nutella (whoopeeeeeee!!!)

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Buttermilk Pancakes (Look at that little baby pancake on the top! Ahhh..!)

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Spiced Cupcakes with an Apple Compote Core and Cinnamon Frosting (Perf.)

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Cheesy Kale Crisps (Sureyya tries to be healthy again… Will it Last?)

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Oreo Stuffed Brownies (Nope. But how could I say no to these?!)

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Kidney Beans with Chorizo/Sucuk, Cherry Tomatoes and Spring Onions topped with Fried Eggs (Gosh.. That was a mouthful! Haha.. Get it? Mouthful.)

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Red Velvet Cupcakes (which should have Cream Cheese Frosting on them but silly Sureyya forgot to take a photo!)

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Homemade Pizza – Topped with Tomato Sauce, Sweetcorn, Peppers, Mozzarella and Basil (PIZZA. That’s all I have to say really.)

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Couscous Salad with Spring Onions, Grilled Peppers and Parsley (She tries to be healthy again…)

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Peppermint and Coconut Crunchies with Dark Chocolate (Chewy base, smooth icing, crunchy chocolate… Mmmmhmmm!)

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Coconut Cake Pops (Say the word “coconut” and I’m there!)

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Green Tea Madeleines with Dark and White Chocolate (Very green! Very yummy!)

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Banana Bread Loaf with Strusel Topping and Walnuts (Perfect for breakfast!)

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Lemon Drizzle Cake with Lemon Water Icing (A classic…!)

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Jaffa Cake and Strawberry Ice Cream Sandwiches (The kiddies love ’em!)

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Burekas (see previous blog post…Say cheeeeeessseeee!)

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Salted Caramel Cupcakes – Chocolate Mudcake Sponge, Salted Caramel Core, Salted Caramel Frosting topped with Snickers (Built for perfection!)

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Rocky Road (Chocolate+Biscuit+Marshmallow=HAPPY ME.)

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Peanut Butter Fudge (The star of the Bake Sale!)

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Curried Sweet Potato with Onions (Comfort in a bowl)

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Strawberry and Chia Seed Smoothie (As fresh as a daisy!)

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Olive, Pesto and Halloumi Bread (So moreish… You’ll polish it off in one go!)

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Chocolate Puddle Brownies (Have them fresh out the oven and you might just melt away into a puddle)

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Decorated Sugar Cookies (made with my little helper!)

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Decorated Gingerbread Men (Made with my other little helpers! Aren’t I lucky to have so many little helpers?)

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Nutella Cake topped with Chopped Hazelnuts (When you hit those swirls of Nutella it’s like another world…!)

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Candy Cane and Chocolate Lollipops (Made with my besets friend in the whole wide world! Inspired by Zoe and Alfie from Youtube. Except ours look better…!)

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Mince Pie Shortbread Pie (a great twist on the classic mince pie!)

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Almond and Nutella Biscuits (These may have evolved from macarons gone wrong but out some chocolate spread in the middle and boy were they good!)

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Homemade Waffles with Maple Syrup (Made with my BRAND NEW HESTON BLUMENTHAL WAFFLE MACHINE.. Can you tell I’m excited?)

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Brownies topped with Chopped Hazelnuts (Ended the year on an indulgent note… Classic Brownie… Can’t go wrong!)

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