Best of 2012 | thelittleloaf

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A pile of beautiful, buttery croissants

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.

bourke_street_bakery_croissants

Pain au chocolat with thick bars of chocolate & toasted flaked almonds

Croissants and Pain au Chocolat – flaky, buttery pastries made using a recipe from the incredible Bourke Street Bakery Cookbook.

homemade_bourbon_biscuits

Rich, chocolaty biscuits laced with bourbon are for adults only

Real Bourbon Biscuits – a classic, chocolaty British biscuit with a grown-up twist.

peggy porschen sticky toffee cupcakes

Tear open these cupcakes to reveal a puddle of creamy caramel

Sticky Toffee Cupcakes – a squidgy date-filled sponge smothered in rich buttercream with a hidden caramel core.

little loaf cake

The dense, damp, syrupy crumb makes this cake utterly irresistible

Pistachio & Lemon Loaf Cake – a beautifully moist, nutty loaf cake soaked in syrup and topped with toasted pistachios.

peanut butter cheesecake

Creamy peanut butter, crunchy biscuit & crisp feuilletine

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_muffins

Buckwheat breakfast muffins packed with earthy kale & a kick of chilli

Kale, Chilli & Buckwheat Breakfast Muffins – a healthy, spicy, earthy start to the day.

chocolate_chunk_cookies

Chewy brown butter cookies packed with thick milk chocolate chunks

Brown Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies – made with buckwheat flour and milk chocolate chunks.

treacle tart

Flaky pastry, sweet, smooth filling & cool, creamy ice cream

Individual Almond Treacle Tarts – a Bruce Poole recipe using ground almonds instead of breadcrumbs for a lovely light finish.

caramel_chocolate_cake

Chocolate & caramel: the perfect combination

Chocolate & Caramel Layer Cake – four layers of sponge sandwiched together with salted caramel and cloaked in chocolate ganache.

peanut butter choc ice

Roasted salty peanuts are coarsely chopped & stirred into the chocolate coating

Chocolate Peanut Butter Magnums – peanut butter ice cream cloaked in milk chocolate and studded with salty roasted peanuts.

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15 responses to “Best of 2012 | thelittleloaf

  1. Happy new year! You’ve had a seriously fantastic year – I think I’ve loved everything you have produced. You are one of my favourite bloggers – here’s to 2013!

  2. Wishing you a Very Happy New Year too and long may your blog continue and prosper. Your posts are always worth reading and your photographs are superb – I just wish I had a bit more time to read all of them.

  3. Happy new year! Your posts are always wonderful with fantastic photos.

  4. Mouthwatering! I still really want to make those buckwheat muffins, must get round to it in 2013…!

  5. Happy 2013! Nice wee blog post round up here, looking forward to doing mine (which probably won’t get posted until 2013 anyway :P )

  6. A very happy new year to you, love your blog and look forward to more yummy recipes in 2013. x

  7. What a lovely, and delicious looking, review of 2012. Warm wishes for 2013.

  8. LOVELY! I love your blog! I just popped over to wish you a very happy New Year! Love Karen xxxx

  9. Happy New Year Kate!! Your blog has been a delight to follow. Of the list above, my absolute favourite has to be the ‘Sticky Toffee Cupcakes’!! Looking forward to more posts from you in 2013 xx

  10. Amy

    Love this round-up… I like how you included favorite picks by page views as well as your own opinion. And oh my gosh, I was reminded of so many beautiful treats you made– those pain au chocolats, or those sticky toffee cupcakes? Yum.

  11. My Kitchen Stories

    I for one are looking forward to your next 12 months of cooking. happy New Year Missy Little loaf!

  12. I made the pistachio loaf and it was amazing. Looking forward to this year´s posts Kate. Happy 2013!

  13. Happy New Year Kate! 2012 has been such a delicious year on The Little Loaf and I can’t wait to see what 2013 brings :)

    • Frugal Feeding – ah, thank you so much!

      Choclette – you’re too kind, thank you :-)

      The Single Gourmet – thanks!

      Elly – they’re lovely, do give them a go (also delicious with spinach instead of kale)

      Victoria – I look forward to reading it :-)

      Nelly – thank you, bring on 2013!

      Lauren – thank you so much :-)

      Catherine – thanks!

      Karen – thank you so much, you too!

      Jaime – ooh, those are seriously delicious…enjoy!

      Amy – lots of lovely things to bake in 2013 :-)

      My Kitchen Stories – thanks!

      Paula – thank you so much :-)

      Kathryn – thank you!

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