With just a few hours left until the new year, there’s little left to say other than thank you.
Thank you for your comments and support, for continuing to be interested in what I have to say, for reading and sharing my recipes and for sending me your amazing pictures when you make them.
Rather than posting anything new today, I’ve included a round up of your five favourite (by page views) little loaf recipes from the past year, followed by five of mine.
2012 has been incredible. Here’s to an even more amazing 2013.
Croissants and Pain au Chocolat – flaky, buttery pastries made using a recipe from the incredible Bourke Street Bakery Cookbook.
Real Bourbon Biscuits – a classic, chocolaty British biscuit with a grown-up twist.
Sticky Toffee Cupcakes - a squidgy date-filled sponge smothered in rich buttercream with a hidden caramel core.
Pistachio & Lemon Loaf Cake – a beautifully moist, nutty loaf cake soaked in syrup and topped with toasted pistachios.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Feuilletine Cheesecake Bars – a mouthful, but a good one, consisting of crunchy biscuit base, crispy chocolate feuilletine and creamy peanut butter cheesecake.
Kale, Chilli & Buckwheat Breakfast Muffins – a healthy, spicy, earthy start to the day.
Brown Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies - made with buckwheat flour and milk chocolate chunks.
Individual Almond Treacle Tarts – a Bruce Poole recipe using ground almonds instead of breadcrumbs for a lovely light finish.
Chocolate & Caramel Layer Cake – four layers of sponge sandwiched together with salted caramel and cloaked in chocolate ganache.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Magnums – peanut butter ice cream cloaked in milk chocolate and studded with salty roasted peanuts.