Sunday 1 February 2015

Alphabakes Challenge - February 2015

It’s February which is a month of food-related celebration – it’s Chinese new year, Shrove Tuesday, Mardi Gras or the German equivalent Fasching and of course Valentine’s Day. That should give you plenty of scope for entries for Alphabakes this month, particularly because the letter chosen by our random letter generator is V!

All I would ask is that you limit yourself to no more than two Valentine’s entries and then you can enter any other V-related recipes or ingredients as well (so you can have more than two entries in total). And no, that’s not just vanilla… think vacherin cheese, vegetable stock, indeed vegetables altogether, vermicelli, vodka, vinegar…. There are more V ingredients than you might at first think! Having said that it would be lovely to see your Valentine’s bakes as well, whether that’s something you’ve made for a loved one, or a solo dessert to console yourself if you’re single (there’s no shame in baking yourself a cake!).
If you missed Ros’s roundup of our L month, visit her site The More Than Occasional Baker and check it out now.

If you haven't participated before, here's all the information you need:
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 the 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, unless otherwise specified

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! :)

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