Taste & Create XXXIV

It has been such a long time since I took part in Taste & Create, years in fact, but as it is the three year anniversary I decided it was time to join in again. There is not usually a theme to these challenges, but as this is a special occasion we have a topic to stick to. Desserts. Well, I'm in!

For this round I was teamed up with Kimberley who has a rather lovely blog called Rhubarb and Honey. There isn't much in the way of desserts to choose from but there are some lovely recipes such as Gooey Jalapeno Poppers, Parmesan Spinach Cakes and Crispy Kale Chips.

I finally settled on Maple Pecan Popcorn. Dessert? Heck yes! We are having it for dessert tonight. I think it calls for snuggling up on the sofa and watching a movie, that's if Graham hasn't finished it all before then. He keeps going back for just another piece and another piece. I have threatened to chop his hands off if he goes back into the conservatory again. We haven't even had dinner yet.

Fresh popcorn and toasted pecans coated in homemade toffee made from butter, a little salt and lots and lots of maple syrup. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm!


  1. YUM, this looks great - we have a ton of almonds we should try this with -- I can't imagine it will last long with certain gents in this house, either...!

  2. whooooaaa YUM!
    Looks delicious :)

  3. Excuse me while I wipe the drool of my key board. Man- that looks good!

  4. don't get me wrong--i love me some buttery, salty popcorn, but dang! maple syrup and crunchy pecans are the perfect thing to add to popcorn, as evidenced by your awesome food porn. :)

  5. Waw!! What a fun dish to make! That pop corn looks the best!

    Drooling here,...!!

  6. Poppycock as we call it is a favourite around here. This is a perfect choice Jacqueline and YES it could be my dessert!

  7. Yum! I love those gooey photos, Jacqueline!

  8. It was lovely latha, especially whilst it was still warm :P

    Really, really addictive Brownieville Girl :)

    Hey Tanita, it would be good with almonds too. Although we ate tons, it still lasted us for 3 days and my mum had some too.

    You bet Rose :)

    Thanks Lori :)

    Hey Grace, I didn't know just how good it would be until the toffee started cooking and the smell was wafting around the house. Then I got excited :)

    Me too Sophie, just thinking about it makes me drool :)

    It was lovely Val and a perfect dessert, so sit and pick at :)

    Thanks Barbara :)

  9. Photos like that should be illegal!!!!

  10. just as well it's bank holiday and the shops are shut otherwise I'd already be half way out the door to get the maple syrup and pecans now!

  11. just as well it's bank holiday and the shops are shut otherwise I'd already be half way out the door to get the maple syrup and pecans now!

  12. That sounds like a pretty good dessert to me! :)

  13. That is my all time favorite indulgence. I'm running to the cupboard to see if I have any kernels left. Even a small batch will do!

  14. Oh wow, that popcorn looks and I bet tastes amazing!


  15. Oh my this looks so good! I love that there's maple in it.

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