I love a good Fakeaway recipe, especially at the moment when eating out is not an easy option. So I loved rounding up these recipes for fakeaway and #CookBlogShare Week 37 fun.
#CookBlogShare is a weekly link party where recipes are shared, we comment on each other’s cooking creations and generally indulge in all things food related! It’s the place where food bloggers can share their latest posts and for you to find new food blogs too.
Next week the #CookBlogShare linky will be with Feast Glorious Feast
As I write we have been enjoying the September sunshine and looking forward to a week with more of the same. There is something about an Indian Summer that just seems to be even more beautiful than a regular one. The sunshine looks to have a thousand more orange shades and nuances.
Perhaps it is just because we are aware that it is the last for a while, either way I can't help but feel seriously uplifted by all it's beauty and much welcome warmth.
Easy Fakeaway Recipes and #CookBlogShare Week 37 2020
And talking of being uplifted, this week's linky brought much needed pleasure and admiration as well as some considerable drooling. I don't know about you but I get quite a kick in recreating recipes that I have eaten in restaurants, at home. I go to great lengths and trials to make sure that it is just as good as the real deal.
A couple of my greatest fakeaway triumphs are my Bang Bang Chicken and Sweet and Sour Chicken. They are ALWAYS a huge hit and I make them for the family as well as for casual dinner parties. They have exactly the same effect on me as the takeaways do. I stuff it all in until it hurts. The mark of true deliciousness....moderation goes out the window.
I love this Sweet and Sour dish particularly, I use baking powder in the breadcrumbs mix for the chicken coating to allow me to bake the chicken instead of frying it, which, amazingly, leads to a crispy crumb without triple dipping and spitting oil. The sauce is delish and the pineapple and peppers all add to the healthier vibe we have got going on here. Not that I set out to achieve this!
My newest favourite fakeaway recipe is this Easy Sausage Pasta. Packed with flavour and heavy on the garlic and cheese, it was a triumph, if I do say so myself. A tsp of fennel seeds really lifts this quick dish to an Italian level worthy of an extra Cornetto.
So I couldn't help but be drawn to this Mild Chicken Curry for Kids from Effortless Foodie. My children have only just started to enjoy Indian food and I still get a thrill when we all sit down together to enjoy it. Beth says, "This family-friendly mild chicken curry is creamy, easy to make & absolutely delicious. My 3 kids love this recipe, and I usually serve it with homemade pilau rice and naan bread." Doesn't it look so good?
Searching for Spice has another incredible classic Indian dish here with her Chicken Tikka Masala. Creamy but not rich, this chicken curry is another firm family favourite that's packed full of flavour. The chicken is marinated in spices and yoghurt before coming together in the classic sauce. Big, fat yum.
My final featured fakeaway is this Chinese stylee Beef and Broccoli with Noodles Dish from Donna Dundas.co.uk. This dish is easy and quick to get to the table whilst the tasty beef gravy ensures smiles all round as well as clean plates. Boom, everyone's a winner.
I also felt that I couldn't close this linky without mentioning a couple of sweet treats that screamed at me from the page. Go home or go hard is where I'm coming from today (most days actually).
This genius recipe for Jaffa Cakes Millionaire's Shortbread from The Baking Explorer just made me squeal!! How flipping epic do those big old squares look? Can you imagine getting your chops round one of those???
The other sweet recipe was this, (more squeals) Biscoff Ice Cream from Keep Calm and Eat Ice Cream. I shall repeat this again whilst dribbling on my laptop....Biscoff Ice Cream!!!!! Holy Moly I am SO making this. It sounds inspired and looks like it belongs in my bowl.
#COOKBLOGSHARE 2020 WEEK 38
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Next weeks linky is over @Feast Glorious Feast
SO, IT’S OVER TO YOU. I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE WHAT YOU’VE ALL BEEN COOKING!
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I love a good fakeaway too and of course I'm delighted you've picked my chicken tikka masala as one of the featured recipes. Thank you so much. I will have to check out your baking powder tip for the sweet and sour chicken too!
Pleasure! It is a great tip. I saw it somewhere and tried it to crispy effect!
Great roundup Jenny - we can always use fakeawys, especially just now as so many restaurants are not quite what life used to be. thanks for hosting CookBlogShare this week. Cheers, Michelle
Pleasure Michelle. I love interacting with everyone and I always learn so much!x
love a good fakeaway! Thanks for including my beef and broccoli!
Perfect for 2020 isn't it!x
I'm definitely up for an Indian summer, though today is cloudy, hot and humid - not very pleasant at all.
These times are so strange, I reckon we've only eaten out twice this year and that was in cafes outdoors. So yes, bring on those fakeaways.
Perfect isn't it for the current times. Thanks Choclette x
Love the Fakeaway recipes! Much needed inspiration to cook at home versus eating out! Thanks!
I feel super inspired too!x
Jacqui – Recipes Made Easy:Only Crumbs Remain
Ge=reat round up Jenny Im so hungry now!
Thanks Jacqui, I was drooling everywhere!
As we only have one takeaway close by and that is 3 miles away, Fakeaways are definitley on the menu in our house. I'll be investigating these for the coming weekend. Thanks for the grat round up of rcipes.
Thanks Janice, it really is so good! I hope you enjoy it too!x
Rebecca - Glutarama
Wonderful round up Jenny, I've got a board on Pinterest called Fake-away for gluten free and free from recipes as takeaways can be a nightmare for my family! ALWAYS looking for more inspiration.
Brilliant! I'm all about the fakeaways at the mo and probably for the forseeable future x