The Definitive List of Egg Puns… by the Sorted community :D

It’s not Easter at Sorted HQ without some awful egg puns… and true to form you guys have not let us down :D

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I reckon this might be THE definitive list of egg puns :D Are there any that we missed? 

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How to Use Up Your Hot Cross Buns!

Are there going to be any leftover Hot Cross Buns left over in your house this Easter? As they say, it’s always better to have too many than have too few! :)

If you’re looking for a way to use up your Hot Cross Buns then look no further than this awesome pudding! 

First up butter the buns and layer with banana and spices.

Make a custard and pour it over.

Bake at 180 degrees C!

Scoop and serve.

Enjoy! 

Grab the full recipe here [X]!

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Foodie Spotlight: Adventures in Cooking

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Came across this blog via Pinterest the other week and instantly loved it. The recipe that drew me in was Kefir. It’s a super healthy yoghurt like drink full of natural good bacteria, that you can make at home using Kefir grains and milk! I tried it in Ireland and now I really want to make my own using Eva’s tips! 

Talking of nice drinks, take a look at her Hot Buttered Hazelnut Whisky too. Right now. Then make some. Ahem, yes… onto the feature! 

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Eva currently lives in LA, and runs Adventures in Cooking. Honestly I don’t think that I could come close to her awesome and entertaining about page that gives maybe just a little too much information?! :D Go check it out! 

Aaaaanyway, one of the great things about Adventures in Cooking is the variety of recipes. They range from a comforting Rabbit Stew and rustic Irish Soda Bread to the most luxurious Sheet Cake and a stunning Peppermint White Chocolate Tart with Candied Mint Leaves

Everything on the blog looks gorgeous, but you can also really see Eva’s photography come a long way from looking back to the oldest recipes and comparing them to her latest posts. It’s a real inspiration to see the change! 
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Check out the blog and tell us what you think. Oh and who should we feature next?! 

Our favourite recipe: We need to try the English Crumpets recipe… being British and all that! 
Top reason to follow her: Diverse and interesting collection of great recipes and photography.
Other stuff to check out: Some real gems in the tips section

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Let’s put an end to these rumours… by Ben Ebbrell

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TYRONE Ebbrell, Red Shorts, Quiche and Super Geek… I have to blame Mike for all of these. I’m not going to say there isn’t a little truth to some of them (Tyrone being the exception to this rule) but I feel like they’ve been somewhat accentuated by Mr Huttlestone’s editing control in FridgeCam. Not sure what I’m talking about? Take at look…

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IS now a good time to put the record straight? I’ve been nagged and nagged to create some ‘Made Personal’ episodes from my place and I reckon we ought to make a start! I wasn’t convinced you guys would be interested in me cooking up some of my personal recipes from my kitchen… I’ve always been more of a fan of creating stuff for other people… I guess that stems from my background in hospitality… “service before self”!  

NOT that you’ll believe me… but it’ll give me a chance to finally squash the rumours that:-

-       all I ever wear in my free time is red shorts…

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-       I have a small child running about at home…

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-       … and that, if given the choice I’d happily live off nothing but freshly baked quiche. I mean who doesn’t love a tasty slice of Quiche Lorraine… but come on guys, not even Delia (the original Goddess of cooking) would sacrifice the worldly pleasures and variety of food to limit herself to just one egg-baked item. Oh, and whilst we’re on the topic… I am a fan of Delia… but no I don’t have her posters and calendars all over my bedroom wall! 

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A serious challenge though… after writing and developing almost 1000 recipes for Sorted (with the help of James and Gaby of course) how do I pick a couple that are most personal to represent me. Impossible, surely?

REAL rant over… what I’d actually love to highlight and celebrate is how united we all are though as a community. The fact that we have so many “in jokes” is uniquely brilliant. It’s the genuine result of us sharing such an awesome journey for the past few months and years on YouTube. What started as us mucking about with food in our kitchens has exploded online. It’s no longer just a pub table surrounded by a few close mates… but a global table with hundreds of thousands of you sat at it… chatting and throwing banter around. Even if I do get the brunt of that abuse! Ha.

PERSON to person and face to face would always be the best way to share recipes, cooking tips and in jokes… but let’s be practical here… we span over 150 countries together so that’s simply not possible. But Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram allow us to do that… and it’s the buzz that you guys stir up that spurs us on to create more. Talking of more… we have something pretty cool up our sleeves to share with you shortly that we genuinely believe will bring us even closer together. And we can’t wait! 

Ben

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The Next Hybrid Food Trend…

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We all know that Ben loves a good portmanteau, which is the combination of two or more words. We’ve taken the word into our Sorted vocabulary and put our own little twist on it to refer to the combination of two or more FOODS ever since we made the Cronut, the beautiful coming together of croissant and doughnut.

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  • Have you heard of Britain’s own answer to the hybrid food craze created by Bea’s of Bloomsbury, the Townie. This one was a real winner and we’ve cooked it quite a few times since! 

  • We jumped right onto the Ramen Burger and the slightly less appealing Megaburgerpizza (OK it tasted pretty good, but two pizzas surrounding a gigantic burger just isn’t quite right!) 

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  • How about the Cragel? 50% croissant, 50% bagel… apparently it’s “100 percent happiness”. Awwww! Sounds like anything involving a croissant in any form is going to taste great! 

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  • Domanique Ansel (creator of the Cronut) nailed it once again with his Cookie & Milk Shots. It’s such a classic combination… it’s the perfect hybrid food!  

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Now we’ve created our very own hybrid food: The Toffee Apple Cookie Pie creation that Ben showed off in Fridgecam a few weeks ago. It’s the perfect apple pie with a cookie dough crust and as Barry would say… it’s perf. You’ve gotta try this for yourselves right now! 

We need to carry on the trend (as well as make portmanteau a common word in the English language) so we thought we’d ask you guys… what two foods should be cleverly combined next that are going to take over the world? 

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The Weird and the Wonderful

Ben made a Savoury Swiss Roll last week and it got us wondering what weird and wonderful food and flavour combinations you guys have tried. You know ask a question and instantly realise it was a big mistake? Yeah… that! You guys have tried some crazy flavour combinations and we can’t deny that some of them are just plain wrong! :P Check out the post here.


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What did you think of Jamie’s blog post? Plenty of people seemed to agree that you should try eating local, no matter where you are in the world. You don’t have to go far to try something new, but if you’re half way around the world then it’s crazy not to try to local cuisine! What do you reckon? 

We featured another of our foodie inspirations this week too. Not a blog this time, but a seriously skilled baker who posts amazing photos of her creations on Instagram and Flickr. It’s great to have content like this to look through when you want to jumpstart your creativity! 

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We gave you two made personal recipes this week, you lucky things! The first was a dish that perfectly represents Barry: A fluffy pink Cherry Mousse Soufflé, obviously. The second was Mike’s Protein Yoghurt, which is the ideal start to the day, or great for a healthy end to a meal.

We also happen to have released a little preview of our chocolatey adventure, which we are really looking forward to showing you on Tuesday. If you didn’t catch the preview then take a look here.

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What did you get Sorted this week? Oh and have you got a topic that we should be talking about on the blog? Let us know in the comments or on Facebook and Twitter!  

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beautifulpicturesofhealthyfood:

Fruit Roll Ups - A tasty, healthy snack…VIDEO Recipe

Hang on… that’s US! GIF of the week :)

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Our Chocolate Adventure Begins…

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…and so our chocolatey adventure started. We asked what you wanted to learn about.

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We documented everything.

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We learnt all about chocolate.

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No seriously, we documented everything!

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Enjoyed the scenery…

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Cooked up some awesome recipes.

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…and documented EVERYTHING! 

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Go check out the sneak preview video here. Can’t wait to show you more next week! :)

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Tuna, cheese and jam sandwich - “Surprisingly awesome!”

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We were talking about unusual food combinations on Twitter and Facebook earlier in the week and wow… you guys have eaten some seriously interesting stuff…

  1. Chocolate on pizza - @BigPuppy_Stuart
    No, not chocolate pizza. Chocolate ON actual pizza! Apparently it tasted OK, but um… would you?
  2. Tuna, cheese and jam sandwich - @rickbutterfield
    "Surprisingly awesome!" - we’re gonna need some convincing there! 
  3. Chocolate and Cheese - @desimartinez
    Chocolate + sharp cheddar… is this another apple pie + cheddar revelation? Might have try it! 
  4. Marmite Chocolate - @18kari
    This actually works! Honest! Tried it in brownies once and it was amazing. Also tried it in hot chocolate and um… well the guys didn’t like it :(
  5. Chorizo and nutella sandwich - @vatfp / Chorizo and Nutella - @calliForTheWin_ / Salami and Nutella - Christian Brünner
    Is there something we should know about here? Bacon + chocolate MAYBE, but Chorizo? Jury’s out…
  6. French fries and ice cream - @boromeymong / Eric Gurung / Elin Petersson
    This is another thing that seems really popular! What do you think? 
  7. Chocolate and cheese and onion crisps - @elliexcoatesx
    No no no! 
  8. brown sauce and spaghetti - @MissMispeled
    You’d realise your mistake pretty quickly with this one right? :P
  9. Mint chocolate crisps - Bassam Ansari
    Anyone tried these? 
  10. Marmite, butter, prawn cocktail crisps and ham in a sandwich…. - Kieran Gale
    Nooooooo! :D

Ever tried any of these? What’s your favourite crazy flavour combination? Comment, Tweet, Facebook… get involved! 

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Foodie Spotlight: Honeyydrizzle

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It feels like every time we’re browsing through Instagram we’re liking a photo Grace AKA @honeyydrizzle. The food consistently looks fantastic and mouth watering! 


As you know from our post on @blondehealth, we don’t always feature blogs, just people that are doing something that we’re inspired or impressed by! Gracie’s Instagram account links out to a Flickr account FULL of even more amazing photography that is absolutely perfect for a bit of inspiration for making your food look incredible.

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Once you’ve devoured the photos on Flickr, don’t forget to take a look in the comments of Grace’s Instagram posts. There’s often a sneaky recipe or a link out to the recipe she used to create the dish! 


The posts are a feast of sweet treats - nothing much to do with savoury stuff here ;) A few of our absolute favourites are Dutch Baby with Pomegranate and Matcha green tea, jasmine and raspberry dome cake. We can’t help but mention the Panda Bread and a seriously good looking Swiss Roll either! 

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Go check out Grace’s pages, then we want to know where you go for your recipe inspiration. Let us know in the comments! 


Our favourite recipe: Check out this beauty… incredible way to serve waffles! 
Top reason to follow her: Inspirational food photography
Other stuff to check out: Don’t stop at the Instagram, make sure you check out Grace’s Flickr too! 

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