… well it seems we all had fun this month with RR#4 Just Desserts, although I think i’ve had my fill of cake for the time being…! as you know it has been bonkers with doing two challenges, so I appologise now if anyone has gone missing, let me know ASAP and i’ll re-post… and of course again I must thank you all for taking part, I think we’re all getting into the swing of it now and there’s quite a variety to chose from… indeed there is!
and look here… before we start I must apologise to Maya from foodivakitchen who I stupidly forgot to include in last months RR#3 ‘first ever cook book’ round-up… so here it is Maya, a wonderful Aloo potato curry… do check out her blog, it’s a stunner!
… and now on to this month and we’ll start with…
Michelle from Food, Football and a Baby randomly selected The Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz and got these delightful Watermelon and Strawberry Ice Candies
Astral from The Art of Being Perfect selected the Hummingbird Bakery Cake Days and randomly chose this delicious Walnut and Honey Loaf cake
Gary from Exploits of a Food Nut picked Raymond Blanc’s Kitchen Secrets and selected this totally stunning fig tart!
Phil from As Strong As Soup made this fabulously titled hollygog pudding which he picked randomly from the equally fabulously title The National Trust book of Traditional Puddings by Sara Paston-Williams
the weekend biased What I Baked This Weekend randomly selected the brilliantly titled The Art of the Tart by Tamasin Day-Lewis and got this stunning Mjuk Toscakaka or Amazing Swedish Cake!
from Farmersgirl Kitchen used a random number generator and selected Seasonal Cookery by Claire Macdonald, from this she got this Strawberries with lemon Syllabub
Melanie from Sharky Oven Gloves (yes… go check out her site, she’s bonkers about sharks…) selected these fabulous Chartreuse Souffles from Le Larousse des desserts, which is bloody brave, so well done for sticking to the rules!
Nazima from Working London Mummy is new to Random Recipes (let’s welcome her on-board in a friendly way now kids….) and she went all out by asking her 17month year-old to chose her book, Gary Rhodes’ Sweet Dreams and
came up with these amazingly simple but glorious looking Chocolate Tarts
came up with these amazingly simple but glorious looking Chocolate Tarts
the completely crazy Aida from Sniff and Snort got the brilliant Leith’s Cookery Bible and randomly selected Pate Sablee or French Sweet Pastry to you and me… and that’s why I love this challenge because something as simple as pastry became a corridor to a new technique… and more importantly 3 types of pie!!
The Lovely Lucy from The KitchenMaid also got The Art of the Tart and from it cooked Julia Roberts favourite… the treacle tart!
Aiveen from Baking Obsessively got the brilliantly retro Phil Vickery’s Puddings and made these yummy creme brulee’s
and Susan from The Spice Garden has totally outdone herself with this teeth jarringly sweet triple truffle cake (try saying that when your drunk…) which she randomly selected from Debbi Fields Great American Desserts… and wants to blame me for a triple chocolate overload!
The Brownieville Princess, not Brownieville Girl made these cupcakes… or did she have them made for her I wonder?… anyway it seems they all enjoyed eating the raw mixture… she got them from Cupcakes from the Primrose Bakery.
C from Cake Crumbs and Cooking is a Random Recipes virgin, let’s welcome her and say hello!… after much bruising she randomly selected Cakes, Regional and Traditional by Julie Duff and made this fab Orange Sandwich cake.
and another Random Recipes virgin here’s Jean from Baking in Franglais with a very tasty rustic pear and strawberry tart which she selected from a library book, the Book of Baking by Isidora Popovic
Victoria from 21st Century Urban Housewife is also another long time reader, first time player in the world of Random Recipes. The book she chose is genius: Peter Rabbits Natural Foods Cookbook by Arnold Dobrin and from it she baked Tommy Brock and Mr. Tod’s Wheat Germ Muffins!
the lovely Kate from Kate’s Cakes and Bakes (yet another RRV as we’ll call them!) made this scrummy courgette cake which she randomly chose from Nigella’s How to be a Domestic Goddess.
it seems to be all out war with Lou and Steve over at Please Do Not Feed The Animals but can you blame them with these wickedly naughty Nun’s Fart’s from the Green and Blacks Chocolate Recipes book?… click on the link to see who won!
i’m sure Choclette from Chocolate Log Blog wont mind me telling you that I nearly fell off my chair laughing at her brilliant post for this um… Chocolate and Strawberry fol-de-rol… maybe it was trying to look like the cookbook she took it from which was For Chocolate Lovers by The Tanner Bros…? oh and because she’s made two roulades this month, one for her excellent we should cocoa challenge and one for me, I am appropriating this one for my entry as i stupidly ran out of time!
now… if you’re ever feeling a bit down in the kitchen and don’t feel like cooking, take a listen to the audio link on Angela’s blog This Is What I Eat… they’re in the middle of a Cicada infestation and it’s like a mental mayhem 24 hours a day… and she still managed to bake this Shaum Torte from In the Kitchen with the AWA… madness I tells ya!
and now look at this stunner from Michael at Me My Food and I… it’s a French Fruit Tart by Desserts by James Martin… I love it and Michaels brilliant blog is quickly becoming a favourite!
lovely Manu from Cooking Manu created these wonderfully fruity Jelly Mousse’s
a new blog for me is this entry from Treat n Trick, which are these rather yummy Banana Chip Cookies… heavenly eh?
and finally, another RRV, Greedy Rosie with this unctuous Bailey’s Baguette and Butter Pudding which she randomly selected from Gordon Ramsay’s Just Desserts
Jac (another first from her) from Tinned Tomatoes made these very sweet Basil and Lemon Shortbread which she found in Vegan Desserts by Hannah Kaminsky
oh and let’s not forget my entry… this rather ordinary Light Fruit Cake taken from Cakes by Liz Herbert.
… look out for June’s challenge which will be coming your way in a couple of days x
Fantastic, there are some real stunners here and I've now got some more chocolate recipes to my list – ha ha! Thanks for the plug and you're very welcome to the fol-de-rol. Thanks for doing a great round-up.
Thanks Dom all these recipes seem to be so yummy!
I can't wait for RR n.5!! LOL ♥
Please Do Not Feed The Animals. says
6 entries, Dom! This is getting BIG. I think you are going to need to start hiring staff to help you with this brilliant challenge. Thanks so much – it is WONDERFUL!
So many cakes, so little time! But I'll definitely have to join in the next one….
thanks dom! x
Susan Lindquist says
Wow! The results of this month's challenge are truly magnificent! You said it! Such variety and variations in technique … it's so inspiring to see where this blogging challenge has come from …and where it continues to go! Onward and upward! Good on you, Dom! It's a lot of work, but the sharing is awesome to all of us reading your blog!
Working london mummy says
A lovely round up. Great to see such awesome desserts! Look forward to next Month
Ma What's 4 dinner says
I've had such a wonderful time checking out all your winners. I can't wait to get in on the next one!!!
Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner
Michael Toa says
Fantastic round-up Dom and looks like the number of participants keeps growing. Thank you for creating this fun challenge. I look forward to the next one.
Brilliant roundup Dom, and personally speaking, a great first random recipe challenge to be popping my cherry on! I excitedly await the next challenge and in the meantime will continue to drool over all the yummy entries here! Thank you very much for the round up!
Michelle Peters - Jones says
Wow, so many desserts, I think I may have just died and gone to heaven!
Can't wait to go and be my usual nosey self on the other blogs 🙂
Treat and Trick says
Great roundup, thanks for hosting this wonderful event! Look forward to the next challenge…
Great round up, will do some blog hopping next week when I'm on holiday.
Phil in the Kitchen says
Some great random choices here. But two big roundups in just a few days – I think you should lay down in a darkened room or at least pour a large drink. Nice work.
Brownieville Girl says
As always your roundup is “the business”!
Well done everyone – just wish I could have a taste!
Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes says
It looks like you've just opened a bakery! Congrats to all the participants!
I apologize for not being able to pull it off this month . . . life has been crazy . . .
How To Be Perfect says
Oh wow everything looks amazing, so many gorgeous bakes, this challenge is getting massive, can't wait for next month. x
Fab round-up. So nice to see all of the RRVs.
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