Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Random Recipes #4 - Just Desserts


Well it's a busy old month ahead here at Belleau Kitchen; i'm proud to say that i'll be hosting the brilliant Forever Nigella Challenge for Sarah at Maison Cupcake... i'll be posting the details on Thursday, as well as continuing my cake baking and event planning for the wonderful Gunby Hall but let's kick off with some in-house, house-keeping shall we?

 ... as you've probably guessed by the title, this one goes out to all of you who love to bake your cakes... and there are a lot of you... and you've all been very sweet either diverting from your regular baking to participate, for which I am very grateful, or having to skew the results to fit in with your blogs... so this month, we're all going sweet...

... the rules are simple... take all your dessert, chocolate, cake, sweet or pudding based cook books, place them in a pile and randomly select one book... from this book, flip it open to a random page and bake that exact recipe...

... and if you don't have any specific books on desserts then use your regular cookbooks but select from the back end of the book, where these things usually lurk....

... but whatever you do, go and do it now... go on, do it now... go... NOW!!!

... I just did it and I got the Women's Institutes Cakes by Liz Herbert and randomly selected a Light Fruit Cake, which I shall cook later this month... those of you who are regular readers will be laughing along with me by my book selection as I have rather a potted history with the coven of ladies from the WI... but those are the rules and anyway, it can't be a bad thing to have a good fruit cake in the repertoire... can it?

... and remember... no cheating... after all, you're only cheating yourself... the purpose of this challenge is to expand your horizons!

don't forget to post your entry with a link back to my blog and you can even use the lovely Random Recipes logo in your post, and then email me your entry at dom@thepersuaders.co.uk... you have until the end of the month to take part.

eat and of course, enjoy!

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