Curly’s Cooking’s 1st Birthday!

Curly’s Cooking is 1 year old!

I can’t believe it was year ago that I posted my first blog post – it has flown by! I started this blog as a way of recording recipes I had found/adapted with the hope that someone might look at it from time to time. If you would have told me that a year into blogging, I would have received over 15,000 views I wouldn’t have believed you. I know compared to other blogs this won’t sound like very many, but I am chuffed!

This blog has turned baking and cooking from a hobby into almost an obsession. I am constantly thinking about what I’m going to make next. I feel uneasy if I haven’t baked something or cooked something interesting in a few days. When I get back from a holiday, one of my first thoughts is what I’m going to make first.

As well as my food skills and knowledge, my photography has improved too. Thanks to help from Greedy Betty and looking at other people’s blogs, I am started to understand what makes a good food photograph more. Don’t get me wrong I still have plenty of room for improvement, but I am going in the right direction!

I’m going to share with you a few of my favourite posts from the past year as well as my most viewed post. It was hard to pick just a few but here they are!

Monkey Bread

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One of my favourite recipes from the last year is Money Bread. It is one of the bakes I took along to Greedy Betty’s photography session. I don’t make it often because it is so big and not the healthiest of recipes, but it is absolutely amazing. I love the pieces that have remained hidden in the middle and are soft and fluffy.

Pulled Pork

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Over the last couple of years, pork has become my favourite meat. This recipe is a delicious way of cooking pork that gives it a great flavour as well as making it very tender. Although it takes a while to cook, there is very little prep needed for such a great result.

Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

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These are my most popular cupcakes which I have made countless times this year. You can’t have carrot cupcakes without cream cheese frosting in my opinion. I definitely recommend everyone to give these a go.

New York Cheesecake 

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My most viewed blog post is for New York Cheesecake. It has had over 4000 views alone which is nearly ten times more than my next post popular post. I took a recipe found on BBC Good Food’s website and worded it in an easier to follow, clearer way. I have received lots of comments thanking me for my version which is always nice.

I’d love to hear which blog posts have been your favourite, so please leave me a comment.

Thank you to everyone who has visited my blog over the last year. Bring on year 2!

Curly x

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One thought on “Curly’s Cooking’s 1st Birthday!

  1. Elaine

    1. Carrot cupcakes Didn’t like them until I had one of yours!
    2. New York cheesecake – to die for
    3. The raspberry & ricotta pudding
    4. Bakewell slices.

    Keep up the good work Curly and happy birthday! xXXx


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