Sunday, 1 July 2012

July Alphabakes challenge: W

A huge thanks to everyone who has taken part in the Alphabakes challenge in the few months it has been running - it was an idea cooked up over dinner with Ros from TheMoreThanOccasionalBaker and we couldn't have imagined what a success it would be! I'm really enjoying hosting it and seeing what difference recipes and ideas everyone comes up with.

This month our trusty random letter generator provided us with.....

I'm sure your heads are all whirring with ideas now - remember, it can be sweet or savoury, and the W can refer to the name of the bake or the ingredient. For instance for V last month, we had vanilla and we had Victoria sponge (and a lot more besides!). Be as imaginative or as traditional as you like.... a reminder of the rules are below, but the key points are: email your entry to, include the Alphabakes badge on your blog post (though if you haven't got a blog, you can still email us a photo) and the deadline is the 25th of the month. Have fun!

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 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.


  1. Oh my goodness...another tough one...I'll have to get thinking! I thought this month would be a nicer letter!! :-)

  2. i'm thinking Whisky.... but if I get stuck I may go for Whatever I like!!!!

  3. W... W...
    *checks things that are already recorded, curses loudly*
    To the cookery book closet!

  4. Oh I've just used Whisky in something, BUT it wasn't a bake. Will get my thinking hat on!

  5. Yes! this is the letter that I've been waiting for!! Youpi! Something that I LOVE to eat! :p

  6. hurrah I made something last week that will fit - a lovely coincidence :) Will think of some other W's apart from whiskey or water :)

  7. That is hard!!!!! Can I use "Whole Wheat Flour", "Warm Milk", "Warm Water"?


    1. Wholewheat flour definitely.... and with the other two it would be good if it was the main ingredient rather than just 1 tbsp! Entries we have had so far include whoopie pies, or bakes with a main ingredient like walnuts or white chocolate... once you start brainstorming I'm sure you will come up with some ideas - the deadline is tomorrow but we can usually accept late entries a day or two later. Or wait for next month's letter on August 1st! I don't know what it's going to be myself yet!


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