Friday, 1 June 2012

AlphaBakes June 2012: "V"


Time for a new AlphaBakes Challenge! We were astounded by the number and creativity of entries for "H" last month. You can read the fabulous round up on Caroline's blog here. So what are we baking with in June? Well I used the random letter generator and it came up with..... "V" I know its not Valentine's but I'm sure you will come up with something amazing for me :) Remember it can be the name of a main ingredient/flavour or the name of the bake. 

Just a quick reminder to please, please email your entries to alphabakes@gmail.com by 25th June 2012 - It takes a lot of work to do the round up at the end of the month and it's difficult to keep track of everyone. I know we are all busy and I admit I am guilty of forgetting to email entries to challenges on occasion. I'm afraid we are going to be a bit stricter with the rules and will not be obliged to add your entries at a later date if you have not emailed them in! We can of course be bribed persuaded with cake ;)

Speaking of rules, here's a quick reminder.....

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 alphabakes@gmail.com 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.

9. Have fun! :)


30 comments:

  1. ...Bugger.

    *wanders off to find a dictionary*

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    1. LOL hope you found some inspiration from the dictionary :)

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  2. Ooooooo great...I have just the thing...I better get started now though!!! :-)

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  3. Oh, didn't see that coming ... Will need to get thinking! :)

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    1. It's always a surprise for us too when we generate the letter. I've only come up with a few ideas so far :)

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  4. Ooh not such a nice letter for my first attempt!

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    1. I hope you'll still join in! Vanilla is a nice, easy one :)

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  5. I am going to look at the indexes of all my recipe books

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  6. oooh, V... Red Velvet comes to mind...!

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    1. Mine too! Perfect for the Jubilee celebrations as well :)

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  7. Why didn't I think of vanilla??? Possibilities are endless now ;)

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    1. Ha ha... vanilla is a good one as long as it's the main flavour :)

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  8. Thats a tough one. Vilolently violet something....??

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    1. violently violet? sounds intriguing! violet is a good choice :)

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  9. Vegetable something is the first thing that comes to mind. Sounds like fun, thanks!

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    1. That's a good V! Looking forward to it :)

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  10. Ooh, I'll have to think a bit on a "V" recipe.

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  11. Hi!

    You joined My Sweet Party in May and in a few days I’ll feature my top three favourites. So make sure to visit soon to see if your recipe was one of my favourites.

    Today there’s a new month and a new theme. I really hope you’d like to join again!

    http://meandmysweets.blogspot.se/2012/06/my-sweet-party-june-summer-fruits.html

    Please make sure to link back to my blog.

    XX

    Johanna

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    1. Hi Johanna
      Thanks for the invite, I have just the recipe for you :)

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  12. Very interesting, Ros. Oh, there's a recipe title Very Interesting, blah, blah, blah...I like Vanilla so much better though:)

    We're getting set to play the Alphabet Picnic Game over at my place. I'm really curious to see the V entries.

    Thanks for sharing...

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    1. Very interesting sounds good but yes vanilla sounds much better :)

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  13. AH V I have to think something with V I would like participate!

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    1. I do hope you join in Gloria - I'm sure you'll come up with something for us :)

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  14. Oh V - guess with celebrating all things Elizabeth at the moment, a Victoria sandwich might not be quite the thing ;-)

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    1. I've actually made one but have other ideas too :) I love the random letters each month - really gets me thinking!

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  15. I'm thinking of using Vegemite ;) Should be interesting lol

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    1. Ooh a very good 'V'!! Now why didn't I think of that? :)

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