... does anyone else out there feel as though September has gone by in cloud of mystery? I have no idea what happened... here in the UK the month started cold and rainy with the onset of winter yet now it's muggy and warm with glorious sunshine. I was totally manic in the first half of the month managing to get all my favourite blogging challenges out the way pretty early because I knew the second half of the month was going to be a little tricky to get in front of a computer... so much so that I totally forgot to enter my own challenge! I'll try and squeeze it in over the weekend if I get a moment... in the meantime, in spite of at first telling you there was going to be no random recipes this month and then confusing you by creating one anyway, you lovely lot did me proud as always and came up trumps with some wonderful sweet treats to help me celebrate my birthday...
... oh and just in case you were wondering, no - the theme wasn't apple and cinnamon!
let's start with the delightful Choclette from the Chocolate Log Blog and these knobbly little Apple Chocolate Chip Muffins randomly selected from Seaweed and Eat It by Fiona Houston and Xa Milne
the rest after the jump...
next up is Craig from The Usual Saucepans and what is quite frankly a gloriously sticky and naughty little number in the form of an Apple and Cinnamon cake taken from a family recipe book.
here's lovely Jean from Baking in Franglais with yet more apple and cinnamon in the form of an Apple, Cranberry and Cinnamon Tart randomly selected from Easy Baking by Linda Collister
next up is random recipes virgin Cheryl from Madhouse Family Reviews and her gorgeous Bread and Butter Pudding from The Hairy Bikers Family Cookbook
and here's Ruth from Makey-Cakey and a gift bake (although sadly and rather rudely I think, not for me) Grandma's Date Slice taken from The Australian Women's Weekly Picnics
next along is Jane from Onions and Paper with a not very random random recipe in an Eve's Pudding taken very carefully from Diabetes by Azmina Govindji and Jill Myers
and now we have Alison from Dragons and Fairy Dust with a rather yummy Rice Pudding taken from Today's Special by Anthony Demetre
next along our random recipes roller-coaster is my new tea-break buddy Rachel from My Life In Knitwear and this stunner of a Roule Marqui taken from Desserts by Michel Roux
here's another rather tempting bit of naughtiness from Karen at Lavender and Lovage with a Steamed Raspberry ad Whiskey Sponge Pudding taken from the Around Britain Cookbook
next up is Ros from The More Than Occasional Baker with a wonderfully tropical Banana Nut Bread taken from British Baking by Peyton and Byrne
and here's Mel from Sharky Oven Gloves and these almost medicinal Sticky lemon and Ginger Muffins taken from A Treasury of NZ Baking
next is our second random recipes virgin this month so say hello to Rose from Ferns at the Balcony with her gorgeous looking Tiramisu taken from Jamie's Italy
now this truly is something a little naughty from Claire from Under The Blue Gum Tree and a, ready for it... Chocolate Ganache with Salted Caramel, Hazelnut Crumble and Hazelnut Tuile Biscuits... phew... taken from a recipe found in Delicious Magazine
next up is Denise from Magnolia Verandah with the most wonderful story of a recipe find... her MIL Jean's Ginger Fluff Sponge was tucked into the back of The Encyclopedia of World Cookery by Elizabeth Campbell and I feel honoured she's shared it with us for random recipes...
of course it wouldn't be random recipes without Lou from Please Do Not Feed The Animals and here she is for us this month with some zingy looking Lemon Bars from The Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook
and here's the lovely Lucy from The KitchenMaid who, back from her European travels is indulging us with these yummy Butterscotch Bars taken from the Doubleday Cookbook
and finally, last but in no means least we have the comforting musings of Susan from The Spice Garden with a Ginger Cake taken from Holday Family Favourites
... and that just leaves me to say a big thank you to all those who entered and all those who fed with their eyes... random recipes will be back in full swing in October with a bit of local flavour...
eat and of course, enjoy!