Let's kickstart a brand new year on LittleSugarSnaps by revealing the 12 Top Recipes published here in 2017.
Happy New Year everybody. I’m starting off 2017 with a quick look back at the most popular recipes from LittleSugarSnaps last year. The truth is, this speedy round up is a good way to easy myself back into work after 2 entire weeks of sofa hugging and face stuffing.
I'm genuinely surprised at the results this year. You see, out of the 12 most viewed recipes of last year, 5 of them contain the word salted in the title. Yes, really. Not content with restricting myself, or you, to the classic salted caramel, my thoughts wandered first to salted honey and then to salted maple syrup. Just like me, it seems you've enjoyed them all.
What is less startling is that only one healthy recipe managed to stumble into the list this year. This re-affirms what I found out this time last year when I looked at the top recipes from 2016: it's cake, ice cream and booze all the way for you and me.
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New recipes are on their way soon, but for now sit back and enjoy the top recipes from 2017.
Taking top spot for most popular recipe published in 2017 is my actual birthday cake. It proved to be a massive hit throughout the whole of last year. That salted honey buttercream is a star in it's own right (it stole the show, truth be told) and I urge you to try it as soon as possible if you haven't already.
And along a similar theme, I played about with maple syrup and salt in this apply celebration of autumn.
Taking third place was this blend of gin, elderflower, sloe gin, campari & tonic. Trendy gin revolution that is currently rampaging around the UK, I salute you.
My kids always love it when I tell them I've got a new hot chocolate recipe to work on. This is last year's and guess what... inspiration for a new one for 2018 hit me just a few days ago.
Perfect on toast, pastries, scones and crumpets. Lucky me, I still have a jar of this jam left over. I might just have to open it soon so I can bring back the flavours of summer.
Once I realised how you all felt about salted honey, I took to experimenting further and came up with this ice cream. It is my new favourite. And I'm not done with this flavour combination yet.
Slather some on toast, muffins, pancakes, brioche, meringues and ice cream. Expect to get addicted...
Cool, classic and damn good.
I'm thrilled to see this British classic in my top 12. It brings back so many happy childhood memories for me. It's also traditional and you must know by now how much my heart booms with joy at the mere mention of tradition.
I repeat: this ice cream is cool, classic and damn good. This one just had to happen.
I've done quite a few healthy recipes this year but this is the only one that tiptoed its way into this collection. I'm proud of it.
I'm also delighted that this little cocktail snuck itself into the list at the last moment. You know me and Chai Spice.
That's it - my 12 Top Recipes from 2017. Brand new recipes from LittleSugarSnaps will be heading your way soon.