Saturday 1 August 2015

Alphabakes challenge: August 2015

I don’t know about you, but I enjoy seeing difficult letters come up for Alphabakes – it means you have an excuse to go through your cookery books hunting for a recipe. When an easy letter comes up I tend to think ‘oh, I’ve got some apples that need using up’ or ‘c for chocolate’ – but when it’s a letter from the tail end of the alphabet it involves a bit more thought. And I haven’t yet gotten stuck – I have enough cookery books that there is bound to be something, like these Utah scones I made for U last month!
So you have probably gathered that it’s a difficult letter again this month – Z! Perhaps with a lot of people going on holiday or switching off the oven in August anyway there won’t be many entries. If you are really struggling, have a look at the last time we did Z, in February 2014 – we had zucchini (courgette), zest (lemon and orange), zebra (pattern, not the meat, but you could do that!), za’atar, a Middle Eastern spice, zabaglione, zeppole, and even Z for zombies!
Please add your entries to the Linky by the 25th of the month and if you tweet @Caroline_Makes and @bakingaddict we will retweet all the ones that we see.

Here's a reminder of 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. Please add your entries to the linkup on this page. If you want to email your entries please use 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 comment:

  1. I keep missing out on participating and was going to give up, then I saw your Z suggestions, Zaatar, zebra cake and Zucchini, so will def. be joining in.


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