Monday, 30 January 2012

Random Recipes #12 - Round Up

what a month it's been eh...? scandal, death and destruction and you've still all managed to come through for me... and even though I say so myself, I just love this challenge... I never know what i'm going to get sent and reading every one is so interesting... some of you are so guilty for not following the rules to the letter (for which only your god will punish you...) and others of you seem to take it all in your stride... I love you all...

...first out of the starter gate this month was the very eager Jo from Comfort Bites with this rather tasty looking Coffe-Iced Cardamom Cake taken from the interesting The Flavour Thesaurus by Niki Segnit

next is Debbie from the brilliantly witty Cooking up a Storm in a Teacup with this delicious looking Salmon and Rocket Pasta taken from the BBC Good Food 101Fish and Seafood Dishes

next is lovely Ruth from Makey-Cakey with a Pasta with Raw Tomatoes taken from the encyclopedic Veg Every Day by HFW 

here's Jean from Baking in Franglais with her very sumptuous Tarte aux Poires Frangipane... one of my favourite cakey things... randomly taken from The French Country Table by Laura Washburn

the wonderfully witty woman who has a way with words over at Little Macaroon made this Spiced Pumpkin Muffin taken from a set of mini Chef Wan cook books... it wasn't what she wanted to make but stuck to the rules none the less!

our first virgin for Random Recipes this year is laura from Laura Loves Cakes who made this weight inducing just if you stare at it Summer Fruit Cream Slice taken from the McDougalls Better Bakers Guide

and another RRV... this time from Charlotte over at Charlotte's Kitchen Diary with these really lovely looking Sweetcorn Fritters taken from Entertaining at Home by Rachel Allen

next up is the mega-talented Karen Burns Booth from Lavender and Loveage with this darlink of a Mushroom Stroganoff taken from the Quorn Kitchen Cookery Book of all places!

onwards ahoy to Phil from As Strong As Soup with these rather spiffing Pecan Puffs taken from Sophie Grigsons', Sophie's Table... and bah humbug to you!

please make room for the very wonderful GG from Glamorous Glutton, another RRV with this very brave for a first attempt, Hot Smoked Salmon, Beetroot Relish and Dill Cream taken from Jamie at Home

next is Victoria from 21st Century Urban Housewife who was lucky enough to have had to choose from Dan Lepard's excellent Short and Sweet and ended up with these marvellous Bourbon and Pecan Brownies

next up is dearest Manu from Cooking Manu with this very simple but rather cheeky Easy Cheesy Cauliflower Cheese Soup taken from Soup for All Occasions by The New Covent Garden Soup Company

next is Alice from Italian Inspiration who's having a Sicilian fantasy as she cooks this rather nice braised chicken taken from Georgio Locatelli's Made in Sicily

and here's Selina from Yummy Choo Eats with a rather wonderful Moroccan Spiced Lamb Shank taken from my favourite Nigel Slater's Real Cooking.

next is another Random Recipes Virgin (why do I feel like Dracula... counting them off... 'one... one random recipe virgin... ah ha ha!'...) its Natalie from Hungry Hinny with some Curried Naan Breads taken from Paul Hollywood's 100 Great Breads... please welcome Natalie into the playing field nicely now...

and another RRV... ah ha ha!!... (stop it!) this time its Harriet from Food Love Food with a Szegediner Goulash taken from a natty little book called Austrian Specialities, again, please make room in the play ground for Harriet...

next is Corina from Searching for Spice with these very scrumptious Leek Fritters chosen randomly from  the excellent Plenty by Ottolenghi

next is the adorable Helen from Fuss Free Flavours with a really wonderful Sticky Orange Marmalade Cake taken from the BBC Great British Bake-Off How to Bake

lovely kate from What Kate Baked made this delicious Marbled Chocolate Crumble Cake from Short and Sweet by Dan Lepard... and she started a new job the very next day!

next we have that brilliant Baking Addict with these fabulous Checkerboard Cookies... aren't they fabulous..?  taken from the Williams Sonoma Essentials of Baking

next we have Random Recipes stalwart Gary from Exploits of a Food Nut with this rather wonderful Chicken Tikka Chicken Thighs... inspired by my love of the thigh and taken from River Cottage Meat and Fish

another curry next from Nikki or Chef Chipmunk from Food Glorious Food with a Spicy Lamb Potatoes and Peas taken from Madhur Jeffries 100 Weeknight Curries

next we have the rarely seen but glad she's here now, Louise from Please Do Not Feed The Animals with a superlative Chicken Yakitori, taken from Everyday Harumi which I adore and will be stealing this weekend.

I always love it when Lyndsey from Vanilla Clouds and Lemon Drops takes part in Random Recipes as she's always so dreadfully truthful and her recipe of Orange and Sumac Scented Quiona, taken from Full of Flavour by Maria Elia really proves how dedicated she is!

next up is self-confessed chocolate bitch (maybe not self-confessed but I know she wont mind...) Choclette from Chocolate Log Blog with this 'to die for' Coconut Cream Pie chosen from the book of the moment, Tea with Bea.

here's a wonderfully ruby red entry from Janice over at Farmersgirl Kitchen with this Beetroot and Black Cumin Soup taken from the new Moro cookbook by Sam and Sam Clark

next is C from Cake, Crumbs and Cooking with this simply marvellous Peaches and Cream Upside Down Cake taken from The Boy Who Bakes by Edd Kimber

lovely to see the return of the gorgeous Lucy from The KitchenMaid with these yummy Wonder Day Biscuits taken from Dan Lepard's Short and Sweet

next is the enchanting Eleanor from BrownieVille Girl with the cake of the moment, the Alchemists Chocolate Cake taken from the surely soon to be a millionaire, Dan Lepard's Short and Sweet

here's Sarah from What I Baked this Weekend with a stunning hot apple flan, randomly chosen from 80 Recipes Brasseries Bocuse, very elegant don't you think?

and finally, check out these stunning Pomegranate Daiquiri Mini Cupcakes over at Nicola's brilliant blog 41 Feasts, she randomly chose this recipe from the Hummingbird Bakery Cake Days

a sudden last minute entry from Mel at Sharky Oven Gloves with these divine Goats Cheese and Rosemary mini-croissants... 

so, that's it for January... and a great kick-off for the new year... however most importantly, Random Recipes is one year old next month and what a birthday treat I have in store for you all... eat and of course, enjoy!


  1. Another great round up. I cannot believe it is almost a year old! Looking forward to see what you come up with for the occasion.

  2. Dom, I love reading all these yummy recipes!
    Have a nice day

  3. What a fantastic and varied roundup! Must have been a bit of an epic mission to write and collate for you, but fantastic to see so many folk contributing. It's pointed me in the direction of a few more lovely blogs I hadn't seen before - thanks!

  4. Amazing round up Dom. But I'm really struggling to get past that first post; coffee-iced cardamom cake. That's just food p@r^

  5. Yet another great round up of delicious recipes Dom!!

  6. Thank you for introducing me to Comfort Bites!

    Another great round-up

  7. I'm going to need another cup of coffee to finish visiting the "roundup".

    I hope things are better for you next month and the rest of the year. You seem to be deliciously managing!


  8. What a wonderful round-up! Thanks for including my very last-minute entry!! Looking forward to next month's challenge – I wonder what theme you've cooked up (badum-tschhh) for us…

  9. Brilliant round up and mix of recipes. Feeling very inspired to try lots of them! Welcome to all the RRVs!

  10. Great round up - all the recipes look fab! :-)

  11. Dom, you deserve a medal for services to home cooking.....lots here for me to delve into.

  12. Goodness, what a round up! And well done for getting it done so fast ...

    ... I possible should start thinking about Frugal Friday ....

  13. Fantastic round-up Dom (as usual)! I am so SORRY I didn't get to cook and submit my entry this month :(
    I will try to manage my time better for the next one!

  14. Great round up, so many people take part it's fantastic. Can't wait to see what you come up with for the one year anniversary. GG

  15. Dom .... you are "the man" .... wonderful round up.

  16. Dom, I ADORE The Count! I go through phases of counting like him all the time, ha ha ha, so my family are going to love you for getting me started again.
    How many entries this month? I am not going to count myself as it is dangerous and will take me a while with all the ha ha has.
    No way is RRs 1 year old??? It feels so new and exciting, yet familiar and comforting all at the same time.
    Well done on establishing such a popular challenge!
    I hope all the work has been worth it for you because I certainly don't ever want it to end. Xxx
    Lou (PDNFTA)

  17. Well that's a seriously big round up. Nice work - I think you deserve a large drink or three. I hope the remaining 11 months of 2012 are kinder to you.

  18. I'm visiting your blog for the first time this morning and I'm so excited to see so much inspiration.
    I'm going to have breakfast...all that food is making my tummy I'll come back to read through properly later.
    I'm an expat Brit living in Melbourne, Australia at the moment so hence its my morning now :D

  19. quanti piatti fantastici non saprei da dove incominciare complimenti il tuo blog è carinissimo mi sono aggiunta se ti va passa mi farebbe piacere

  20. Oooh there are some delectable things here. But can't stop, am looking for something elegant to do with rhubarb...

  21. THANKS so much for this Dom! I KNOW how much work goes into these round-ups,but they bring these blogging challenges alive I think and it is SO lovely to see all of the amazing entries in one place....and they ARE amazing, just so diverse and interesting. It's the TTT round-up tomorrow....I have been slaving over it all evening! LOL!
    Cannot wait to see what you have up your RR sleeve for February, I love this event.

  22. Wow what an amazing round up. So pleased to finally join in the RR crowd (yes I am a RRV!) Look forward to next month's challenge, sounds exciting! Speaking of challenges, I'm launching AlphaBakes in Feb, would be brilliant if you could join in! :) I will have my first taste of writing a round up at the end of feb.

  23. Found this through Lavender & Lovage (her with the random Quorn), & what a fab idea! Like opening up a big pile of cookbooks at once. Fancy trying many of the posts. Cheers.

  24. Great round-up as ever Dom with some gorgious entries, many of which I haven't spotted. Love reading your commentary, although not quite sure how I feel about being a chocolate bitch :-S

  25. Thanks, this year you get lot of opportunity and share more foodie blog and its recipe.
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