Wednesday, 27 July 2011
We Should Cocoa ~ The Apricot Round Up
Well Chocolate and Apricots certainly seemed to be a challenge to bring everyone out of the woodwork with 23 staggeringly gorgeous entries! Once again, a huge thank you to everyone who has taken part and made We Should Cocoa the success that it is.
This month's first entry comes from Snowy at Cook Books Galore with delicious looking and sounding White Chocolate and Apricot Cookies.
Hannah from Corner Cottage Bakery made Chocolate Apricot Bites. Little gems of yum!
Alice from Italian Inspiration joined in for the first time this month and said she found Apricot and Chocolate a bit of a tough combo. These cupcakes look just perfect to me! Welcome to chocolate nirvana Alice ;0)
Who says you can't have your cake and eat it too? Janice from Farmersgirl Kitchen has made this health conscious Chocolate and Apricot Pudding.
Phill from As Strong As Soup has treated us to not one but two fab looking chocolate and apricot creations this month. Apricotines with Yogurt and White Chocolate Filled Apricots. Glad you enjoyed the challenge Phill ;0)
This Apricot, Chocolate and Ginger Cake from The KitchenMaid must surely be the perfect comfort food for a cold winters day in New Zealand.
Check out these Apricot and Two Chocolate Cookies from A Trifle Rushed. All I need know is a cuppa.
Jac at Tinned Tomatoes has made this mouth watering Apricot and Chocolate Fool for this month's challenge.
More cookies are on offer At Anna's Kitchen Table, and they were inspired by our first entry from Snowy. Anna's version are Apricot, White Chocolate and Macadamia flavoured.
Messed Up Muffin's is how BrownievilleGirl has described her entry this month. But I ask you, how can apricot and chocolate in muffin form be messed up? They would be welcome at my table any day.
Our very own Working London Mummy has pulled all the stops out with this divine looking Grilled Apricots with Chocolate, Praline Crumble and Vanilla Ice Cream.
Kate from Kate's Cakes and Bakes has stolen my heart with her entry of White Chocolate Pannacotta and Apricot Compote ... Pannacotta has got to be one of my all time favourite desserts!
Shaheen (formerly known as Mangocheeks) from Allotment To Kitchen also provided a healthy treat for us this month with these scrummy looking Courgette and Apricot Barley Muffins.
Continuing the healthy treat theme is Suelle from Mainly Baking with Chocolate Chip and Apricot Bars.
Natalie over at The Hungry Hinny is another first time entrant this month. Natalie has also combined apricots and chocolate in delicious cookie form proving that White Chocolate and Apricot cookies were certainly a popular choice this month.
Choclette's entry this month is this amazing looking Apricot and Almond Chocolate Tart. And don't forget to head over to the Chocolate Log Blog on the 1st August to found out what next month's challenge will be.
Susan from A Little Bit Of Heaven On A Plate reckon she feel's a fraud for making this Double Topped Chocolate Fridge Cake with Apricots but if a chocolate fridge cake is good enough for a Prince on his wedding day then it is most certainly more than good enough for We Should Cocoa!
This Chocolate and Apricot Cake comes from SweetHarts Cakes and Bakes and was certainly a challenge as apricots aren't exactly her preferred summer fruit. (Sorry!) Thanks so much for taking part and if there is any cake left please send it to me, I'll be more than happy to rid you of your 'problem' ;0)
Apricot, Ginger and Chocolate Loaf is this month's offering from Mel at Sharky Oven Gloves. I'm loving this bake served with cream!
Carly from Tart To Heart made these impressive Apricot Chocolate Oat Shortbread Cookies, perfect for that wee treat without feeling too guilty afterwards!
Making it by the skin of her teeth in this month's round up is Nora The Kitchen 'Splorer with her modern / retro take on Apricot Chocolate Upside Down Cake. Mmmmm!
Hot on Nora's heel's is the BakingAddict herself with Apricot, Cherry and White Chooclate Cookies. I have to say I am loving all the cookie combo's and can't wait to give them all a try.
And lastly ... if you screw your eye's up really tight and tilt your head just to the right angle you can see the apricot flecks in my own creation of White Chocolate and Apricot Ice Cream, which were also supposed to have some cookies to help it disappear!
Of course I have saved the best for last! The wonderful Dom from Belleau Kitchen was super organised and managed to make a stunning Apricot Preserve and Dark Chocolate Cake just a day or two after the challenge was posted. Sorry for managing to miss your entry off the original round up Dom ... technology and I clearly are not compatible ... unlike my stomach and a slice of your cake!
Phew! Who knew there would be so many different and entirely delicious ways to combine apricots with our favourite ingredient! Hope you have found something with this round up to inspire you, if you have why not leave a comment on the lucky chocoholic's blog ... I'm sure they would love to hear from you ;0)