A thank you to Chocolatesuze and Helen from Grab Your Fork for organising another great annual food bloggers Xmas picnic. With the silly weather playing up, both Suze and Helen deserve a massive shout you because shout out for pulling through and even providing tents and shelters. Also another thank you must also be given to Mr. Crackles for a boxful of crackles. Oh and by boxful I meant 25 freaking KG's full!!!
|Pork crackling. 25 KG's worth.|
|One of the smaller pieces of crackling from the box|
You could seriously smell the crackling the meters away and it was definitely the highlight of this year's xmas picnic. The crackling was super crunchy and covered in salt. Dangerously addictive. You might think it would be easy to break apart but believe me, it actually required some muscles. I guess you could consider it as a semi 'work out' for every piece of crackling right?.....
|Roast chicken and fried tofu rice paper rolls|
This year I made some rice paper rolls with roast chicken and deep fried tofu. It certainly wasn't the authentic kind of rice paper rolls but I assumed they were good enough because they were all gone halfway through the feasting!
The annual food bloggers xmas picnic basically translates to be a massive food fest followed by a heavy duty food coma. It is not possible to walk away feeling either hungry or slightly peckish. There are always endless amounts of good food and here are this year's platters (apologies if I have missed taking a snapshot of your dish).
|Cheese platter from a Foodie's joy|
|More savoury dishes including X Christine Thai's cheesy capsicum scrolls, 84th and 3rd's pie and The Heart of Food's deep fried cheese balls|
|Pesto and Tomato puffs from The Adventures of Miss Piggy|
|Another savory by Penguin says feed me|
|Top left: Chicken and cheese wraps by See Food Diet|
Bottom left: Cheese, bacon and veggie slice by The Suze Chef
Right: Pulled lamb by Jeroxie
|Crunchy tiger's home made bread wreath|
And now time for desserts...
|Cupcakes by Love Swah|
|Top left: Chiffon cake by Angie loves to eat|
Top right: Santa deco-rolls by Oh Ayana
Bottom left: White chocolate raspberry muffins by the Chronicles of Hilda
Bottom right: Salted caramel and maltesers macarons by Ramen Raff
|Left: Xmas Kristy Kremes by Nessy Eater|
Top right: Chocolate fudge and caramel brownies
Bottom right: Truffle popcorn by vxdollface
Last but not least.. the man that sets up his own pop up bar...
|Simon Food Favourites' pop up bar|
Surprisingly there were were more savory dishes this year so that was a bonus. I wasn't able to stomach everything but based on the dishes I tried, everything tasted really good.
|Family picnic! Thank you and credits to the Heart of food for the photo|
It was certainly great to catch up with some familiar faces as well as meeting with some new . Lovely to see you ALL. Can't wait for the gathering next year!!
Gotta go eat!!