Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Alphabakes challenge - May 2012



Welcome to the Alphabakes challenge for May! This month it's slightly harder… I hope you can all come up with some great ideas and that you don't think this month's letter is horrible….. Have you guessed what it is yet?!

H


I have a couple of ideas flying around and I also have a funny feeling that something we're doing in my cake decorating class (which finishes at the end of this month) just might begin with H. Which I promise is pure coincidence!

As always, you have until the 25th of the month to send in your entries to alphabakes@gmail.com; if you'd like to tweet them to @Caroline_Makes and @BakingAddict we will retweet all the ones we see. I'm hosting the challenge this month and can't wait to see what you all come up with! Remember, the letter can apply to the main (or one of the main) ingredients, or the name of the bake. Be as creative as you can!

Check out this and other blog challenges at http://thefoodblogdiary.blogspot.co.uk/

For those of you who haven't taken part before, or need a reminder, here are the rules:

1. Post your recipe on your blog and link it to The More than Occasional Baker and Caroline Makes, stating the relevant month's host. If you do not have a blog, email us a picture and a brief description of your entry which we will include in the round-up at the end of the month.

2. You can use your own recipe or someone else's recipe. The recipe can be sweet, savoury or a mixture! Anything goes as long as the random letter is predominantly featured in the recipe as one of the main ingredients or flavours or in the name of the bake itself (i .e . not as a garnish , or using 'flour' for the letter F!) You can also republish old posts/recipes but you must include the information for this challenge as stated in these rules.

3. Add the logo to your post and add 'alphabakes' as a label to your post.

4. Email your entries to alphabakes@gmail.com by midnight (GMT) 25th of each month. Please include:
  • Your name (that you want included in the round up or we will use the name of your blog)
  • Your blog post URL
  • Recipe title
  • Photo of recipe (to be included in the round up)
5. You can submit as many entries as you like.

6. You do not have to participate every month to join in.

7. You may submit your entry to other challenges as long as it complies with their rules.

8. If you use twitter, please use the tag #alphabakes and mention @bakingaddict and @Caroline_Makes. We will retweet all those that we see.

9. Have fun! :)

17 comments:

  1. Oh goody - one of my favourite (or at least, most frequently used) ingredients begins with H!

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    1. Great! I can only think of a few ingredients but there are a few types of cake that begin with H as well and that will work just as well. Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!

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  2. I've entered my recent Chocolate and Hazelnut cake and will try and make a new 'H' as well :)

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    1. Excellent, thanks Dave! I have to say hazelnut was the first ingredient that sprang to mind for me as well!

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  3. oooh.... a nice one... maybe a honey cake?... I have just picked up some wonderful local honey, so I think i'll go for that!... can't wait!

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    1. Good idea - and you've reminded me I made Nigella's honey and chocolate cake a few years back, complete with little marzipan bees. It was before I had this blog but I don't know if I took any photos of it or not, I'll have to have a look!

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  4. I already know what I'm making it's not hazelnut!

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    1. Great, can't wait to see it!

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  5. Hard and Horrid it may be, but I HAVE plans Hafoot! LOL!

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    1. It's not that bad a letter - better than X! Looking forward to seeing what you come up with x

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  6. Yup, just the right letter for the recipe that I've been wanting to try! Will be making it this week ! So stay tune! heheheh Have a nice day, Caroline! :)

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    1. Great to hear! I think people may struggle a bit more with this one than with previous letters!

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  7. Will have to get my thinking cap on for this one.

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    1. I'm sure you'll come up with something good!

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  8. I have the perfect cake for this, it will be my first time with the Alphabakes challenge.....it's been bubbling away for a while.........

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    1. Great, can't wait to see it!

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  9. DONE it this month! YES! http://www.lavenderandlovage.com/2012/05/fairtrade-is-it-fair-to-all-random-musings-and-honey-banana-blueberry-breakfast-buns.html
    Karen

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