This April Fool’s Day marks the 6th anniversary of my blog. To celebrate, I thought I’d share a favourite recipe from each year. As most of us are in some sort of isolation, food is one of the things we turn to (well certainly one of the things I turn to!). So please enjoy this trip down recipe memory lane.
2014 – Rosewater Cupppycakes
Rosewater is one of my favourite flavours. I grew up loving Turkish Delight and I’m one of the rare people who enjoys Turkish Delight chocolate. These cupcakes are also a symbol of friendship as they were created for my friend and fellow panda enthusiast Anne Belov from The Panda Chronicles. Her pandas love eating cupcakes, which they call cuppycakes, so I hope they enjoyed these offerings.
2015 – Hush Puppies
I love cornmeal and grew up eating bowls of cheesy polenta. When I discovered cornmeal muffins at a Mexican restaurant I started making them too. Then I discovered hush puppies – deep fried cornmeal fritters – and I haven’t looked back!
2016 – Beer Can Chicken
Who can resist a whole chicken cooked on a can of bear – not me. 🙂
2017 – Smashed Potatoes
Potatoes are one of my comfort foods – especially mashed with lots of butter and salt. There is something cathartic about taking to a cooked potato with a masher. Happily these baked potatoes also appreciate a good smash with a masher.
2018 – Pumpkin & Apple Cider Soup
Halloween, my favourite festival, always makes me think of pumpkin, spices and apples. It’s hard to open the door to trick-or-treaters when sitting down to a bowl of this heartwarming soup.
2019 – Corned Beef
The ultimate comfort food – so tasty and so versatile. It takes hours to cook and fills your home with spicy aromas while making your mouth water. Serve it hot with vegetables and a lovely sauce and then use the leftovers for an assortment of recipes like corned beef hash or corned beef sandwiches.
2020 – Chocolate Salami
I’ve only posted three recipes for 2020 so I’ll share another recipe from 2017. Chocolate Salami is supposed to look like a salami but is actually a cookie dessert. It is tasty, comforting and can be cut into portions and frozen so you can enjoy it in small pieces or you can just eat the whole log! It is perfect for April Fool’s Day as you may actually trick someone into believing they are eating a savoury instead of a sweet.
On April Fool’s Day I pay homage to the tarot Fool. The Fool represents going on a journey. Well we are all already on a very strange journey. We don’t know when or how this will end but it will end. On my walk today I saw these words in chalk on the footpath. They are very wise words.
Happy April Fool’s Day.