Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Bloggers Around the World March Round-Up: Great Britain

What was I thinking? Maybe not much ... as usual ... eh ... just say not fully thought through. It really can be quite some work putting together more then one round-up in a few days, especially when the participation is as good as it was this month for Bloggers Around the World with our travels around Great Britain.

There have been some scrumptious entries as you are going to see for yourself very soon  ...

Our journey begins as we join Kait at Chickadee Says and have a Lemon-Herb Roasted Chicken

It looks really lovely and it can only be delicious. All the fresh herbs make it totally a winner.

As pudding or a tea time treat then you can have one of my Tipsy Blueberry Mini Bakewell Tarts. Who doesn't love a Bakewell tart, especially when it is tipsy? He he he!

Together with a nice cuppa ... what more could you want?

Maybe a Yorkshire Curd Tart? You find a great version on Fromage Homage.

Yorkshire Curd Tart

The good thing is you get a very good description on how to make them really from scratch. You see what I mean when you go and have a look.

Sarah at Tales From The Kitchen Shed takes us over to Guernsey and has some gorgeous Gâche Melée with Butterscotch Sauce for us.


She had me at the Butterscotch Sauce. Again, a wonderful treat indeed. On top of it, you can get delicious results, even if you don't have Guernsey cream.

While we are already having a cup of tea again, why not have a teapot as a cake instead? Or did I put it wrong now? Caroline from Caroline Makes ... has made a beautiful Teapot Birthday Cake flavoured with Strawberry Tea.

Caroline has really done a great job here with all the details and ... she is right when she says: "I don't think you can get much more British than a nice cup of tea!" We are quite well getting the point throughout this round-up.

Now we had quite some sweet dishes. It's time for something savoury. Deon from Food Jam has a Sausage, Egg and Potato Bake for us.

Sausage, Egg and Potato Bake

Does this remind you of an English breakfast. Yes, it's one with a twist.

As our journey continues, it gets sweet once more. We are having some Somerset Easter Biscuits from Laws of the Kitchen. 

Well, we don't need Easter to enjoy some of those. Buttery tea biscuit and lovely spices- do I need to say more?

From Somerset it's not too far to get to Cornwall. Choclette from the Chocolate Log Blog makes us happy with some Cornish Saffron Buns. Yes, you will also find chocolate in there.

Besides that, the buns are baked with flour from a place I also like and have lovely memories with.

Something that always work very well with me, are scones. Corina from Searching for Spice brings us some lovely Traditional Fruit Scones.

Fruit scone (500x281)

Yes, that would be very relaxing right now, those fruit scones with jam and clotted cream and a cuppa, of course.

We continue very much along the sweet and tea line with Alexandra from The Lass In The Apron. Here we will get some gorgeous Ginger Simnel Cupcakes.

A Ginger Simnel Cupcake

Have I said too much? Rather too little, I reckon ... There is marzipan in it. Oh, now I want one.

On with another classic, this time from Laura at Knead Whine: Toad in the Hole.

Here, I have to add that this is a Veggie version. Yummy, go for it.

Now I am glad that we are having a pie, too. Elizabeth from Elizabeth's Kitchen Diary brings us a stunning Leftover Roast Beef Pie.

For sure I need a few more pie like this in my life.

Janice from Farmersgirl Kitchen takes some traditional British pork sausages and turns them into a lovely Slow Cooker Sausage, Tomato and Rosemary Casserole.

That's tasty, thrifty and convenient, isn't it?

Yes, we are kind of rushing today, but no matter what dishes are coming I start to get really hungry. Tina From Letters of a Lodge Cook keeps adding to this feeling with her Ecclefechan Tart.


Have a look and try if you can find a town by that name on the map as well.

I even wish I had some of those Melting Moments with Cream and Jam left.

Unfortunately, I don't.

Do you know Whitley Bay? They have a lovely lighthouse. However, Alison from Dragons and Fairy Dust wishes to introduce us to Whitley Goose.

WhitleyGoose Regional Recipe: Whitley Goose

Why there is no goose in this recipe you have to find out for yourself. However, it does have Cheddar cheese.

Then we have two last minute entries from Ruth from 8&Ruth. First of all some biscuits: Devon Flats.

They are really flat, aren't they? 
On then with some Welsh Rarebit or shall I say Rare bit of Welshness?

We still go on a bit and join Galina at Chez Maximka for Seville & blood orange marmalade. Apart from those two ingredients there is also a special ingredient waiting for you, which I myself personally like in there.

So, if you never made Seville marmalade before, this will be a good point to start with.

Now I can only say thank you for all the lovely contributions to Bloggers Around the World and ... hopefully ... I haven't forgotten anyone.


  1. Oh, I am so hungry now. What a lovely selection of recipes! Thank you for including my last minute entry, much appreciated!

    1. My pleasure! Just a basic rule to remember: Always make sure you read such round-ups after you had a good meal. That way you are on the save side. However, there is always the chance to try something later.

  2. Excellent round up, many tasty dishes close to home.

    1. Yes, it seems like this was one of the best supported if not the best supported one of all since we started Bloggers Around the World.

  3. Oh lovely round-up Chris. It's good to see so many regional dishes too, especially from the South West :)

    1. I can only say, everything worked out well here.


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