Friday, 21 March 2008
Brie Bites for Taste & Create
It's time for another round of Taste & Create, the event where you are paired with another food blogger to make one of their recipes, and they in turn make one of yours.
This month I was paired with Jen from Beantown Baker. She has a fabulous blog which is overflowing with, amongst other goodies, delicious cupcake recipes.
I couldn't decide whether to make some cupcakes or the Brie Bites, which looked very tempting indeed. I printed off the recipes for both and after much deliberation the Brie bites won.
They were really easy to put together. I used this recipe to make the filo cases as I couldn't find them over here. After making the cases, you simply put a cube of Brie into each case, bake in a medium oven for about 7-8 minutes and finally pop on some toppings and voila! Simple, quick and delicious!
Half of mine were topped with red pepper jelly, and the other half with fig preserves and toasted chopped pecans. The pecan ones were my favourites, I liked the crunch of the nuts against the soft melty Brie - for more ideas on toppings see Jen's recipe.
Now, one of my boys spotted the cupcake recipe that I had printed and asked if I could make them. I made half a batch and they must have been good, because when I went to add the cream, caramel and chocolate to photograph them, there was only one left!
My son complained that his cupcake had been 'a little bare on top' - well that's what you get for secretly pigging them!
And here's the lone Carmel Mocha Cupcake!!
Thanks for the recipes Jen, and thanks to Nicole from For the Love of Food, for putting this fun event together.
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