Saturday, 20 September 2014

Coolest Food Mash-Ups

Hello again and welcome back blogosphere! I apologise for my brief hiatus, but unfortunately life and exams managed to get in the way of my blogging endeavours. However, this is no longer a problem, as my exam block is officially complete and the holidays are occurring at present! I can't even possibly begin to express to you how excited I am about finally being free, and to celebrate this, I thought why not list some of my favourite, mashed-up foods? I have to admit, this idea didn't just come out of nowhere, it was inspired by the elusive 'cronut'. After several months of pondering how exactly this dessert came to be, I finally tried my first one recently, and can I just say, it was a momentous occasion which is definitely deserving of a shout out. What other weird and wacky food mash-ups have people managed to create? You'll just have to read on and find out.

Cheeseburger and Fries Casserole

You wouldn't think that this would be a thing, but luckily my friends, it is. What exactly is it? Well it pretty much solely consists of some beef, cheese, mushroom soup and french fries chucked into one super fancy casserole. For vegetarians such as I this may only ever be a fantasy and never become a reality, however even I can recognise the awesomeness of this dish. Would it be vaguely healthy? Not in the slightest. But let's face it, all of the best foods aren't. Because I'm the best, you can check out the recipe here

Hazelnut Crème Brûlée Cupcakes

There's no doubting that these seem like one of the best things ever. As soon as I came across these, I knew that I had to incorporate them into a blog post somehow. How exactly do they work? Grab an ordinary cupcake, chuck in some hazelnut essence, vanilla buttercream frosting, a splash of liquor and bam, you've got these inventive french delicacies! If you're not lured by now, I actually think there's something wrong with you. Give them a go yourself with the recipe found here

Oreos Baked Inside Cookies

I don't think there's anyone who doesn't love or at least greatly appreciate the chocolaty goodness contained in the magical Oreo biscuit. So when these brown, circular sandwiches of joy are lodged inside comforting, traditional cookies we know and love, life really just can't get any better than that. Low and behold, these wondrous mash-ups of yum do indeed exist. How can you go about concocting some for yourself? Check out the recipe here and indulge.

Spaghetti Bread

I don't know how many of you are carb fans, but if you're not, I think I can make up for it. Carbs are my jam (food pun intended), because really, what in the world is better than pasta? Nothing, that's what. So when you mix spaghetti with bread's fluffy goodness, guaranteed happiness must ensue for both you and your stomach. Worried about the health detriments? You're on the wrong page. If it's really bugging you, just throw a Michael Cera and play dumb. 

Or just simply come to the conclusion that life's too short for diets and grab the recipe here.

Sushi Cake

Yes, this my friends is indeed a concept that has come to be. Unleash your desire for all that is Japanese and dig into this awesome fusion between sushi and cake. No, this is not some kind of horrendous attempt at a fishy dessert (see what I did there?), but really just copious amounts of sushi melded into the shape of a cake, because, why not? Become the iron chef and try creating this dish for yourself using this recipe. Come on, you know you want to.

So that's now the end of my hunger inducing post. I hope I've inspired you to start whipping up some untraditional, totally cray dishes, and while you're at it, be sure to send any and all leftovers to me. Til' next time . . .

Annabel xx

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