Foodies are obsessing over the latest trend for ‘garden flatbreads’ – which come complete with capsicum ‘grass’ and cherry tomato ‘flowers’
- An artistic baker is creating flatbreads decorated with colourful garden scenes
- The chef, known only as Hannah P, posts as Blondie and Rye on Instagram
- She uses thinly sliced spring onion for stems and spheres of beetroot for flowers
- Shredded capsicum represents grass while cherry tomatoes mimic rosebuds
- The creations have kickstarted a craze for creative baking on social media
A baker keen to combine her passion for art and cookery is creating flatbreads elaborately decorated with colourful landscapes and charming garden scenes.
The amateur chef, who runs the Instagram account Blondie and Rye and lists her name only as ‘Hannah P’, painstakingly crafts the intricate creations in the kitchen of her home in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Using vertically sliced green vegetables for stems and thin rings of capsicum for flowers, she arranges three-dimensional pictures on top of homemade dough before baking them into a crispy snack in the oven.
Hannah’s handiwork has attracted the attention of an army of amateur bakers, with close to 95,000 Instagram followers keeping track of her ‘spectacular’ breads, pastries and pies.
Before and after baking: Using vertically sliced green vegetables for stems and thin rings of capsicum for flowers, Hannah arranges three-dimensional pictures on top of homemade dough before baking them into a crispy snack in the oven
Her handiwork has caught the attention of an army of amateur bakers, with close to 95,000 Instagram followers keeping track of her ‘spectacular’ breads, pastries and pies
Floral themes inspire almost all of her designs, with shredded green capsicum representing blades of grass and whole cherry tomatoes mimicking red rosebuds and tulips.
Scattered sesame seeds are used for stones and gravel, while strips of red onion and spheres of beetroot symbolise purple herbs like sage and lavender.
Fans have hailed Hannah’s flatbreads as ‘works of art’, with many begging her to open a bakery so people can get their hands on her unique creations.
‘I love to bake and I am literally in awe of you!’ one woman said.
Floral themes inspire almost all of her designs, with shredded green capsicum representing blades of grass and whole cherry tomatoes mimicking red rosebuds and tulips
Another woman who has been following Hannah on Instagram for months noted how her artistry is improving each week, saying: ‘I must say, your already amazing breads are getting even more amazing!’
Quirky food trends have been making headlines in recent months as a growing number of home cooks concoct unusual desserts and grazing platters to showcase on social media.
Sandy Coughlin, an amateur chef who lives in Oregon on the west coast of the US, is one of them.
Ms Coughlin is the brains behind the Reluctant Entertainer, a specialist food blog where she shares photos of her mouthwatering deconstructed burger boards, a modern twist on classic charcuterie.
Oregon chef Sandy Coughlin, who runs popular lifestyle blog the Reluctant Entertainer, created this mouthwatering twist on the classic charcuterie board
Laden with stacks of crusty buns and sliced vegetables like beef tomatoes, iceberg lettuce and red onion, her boards have attracted a staggering 629,000 Facebook followers and almost 100,000 on Instagram.
Pots of sauces, including mayonnaise, mustard, ketchup and relish, are dotted around the board, alongside pickle slices for added flavour.
Almost a kilogram of cherries and assorted summer fruits are used to fill empty space and add vibrant colour to the platter, while piles of chips in a variety of flavours add crunch in a sea of soft textures.
Ms Coughlin describes her burger boards as the perfect party food for summer entertaining.
‘It’s fun, light, casual – and everyone loves a dinner board!’ she writes on her website.