… I know that people say this all the time but I honestly have no idea what happened to September… did someone come in the dark of night and steal two weeks from the middle… I think it may have something to do with working and playing so hard… i’ve barely been in the kitchen this month – you can tell by the lack of posts and if you’ve been anything like me I can truly sympathise… here’s hoping October brings us all some down time…
… i’ve only had time for one blog challenge this month and I thought I wouldn’t even get round to doing my own, for which I felt a dreaded sense of guilt… but then I thought that actually it would make the most perfect way to round-up this months brilliant entries… so here’s mine… followed by all yours…
prawn cocktail cakes
when, at the beginning of the month, I called The Viking from London to pick a random recipe for me I was really pleased with his pick… a classic British book from a classic British chef and an unusual recipe with a fabulous twist… what The Viking failed to tell me was the name of the chapter the recipe came from, which was ‘High Teas and Suppers’… how genius is that?
… I would never in a million years have chosen to make these little beauties but they were quite simply divine… so easy to make and just so tasty with a wonderful little taste of the 1970’s…
a handful of new potatoes – boiled and mashed
175g cooked prawns – peeled and chopped
1 garlic clove – crushed
3 tbsp mayonnaise
1 tbsp tomato ketchup
1 tbsp horseradish sauce
a splash of worcestershire sauce
2 tbsp chopped parsley
salt and pepper
2 eggs – beaten
– place the mashed potatoes, prawns, garlic, all the sauces and parsley in a bowl, mix well and season to taste
– prepare the coatings into separate bowls, then shape the mixture into cakes and dip them first into the flour, then the egg, then the breadcrumbs before shallow frying till golden
eat and of course, enjoy!
… and now onto your fabulous entries after the break…
Laura loves cakes says
This is my kind of round up!!! I really wanted to enter this month but I've been moving house for the last 2 weeks…thought I might still manage but alas I ran out of time! All of these Random Teatime Treats look delicious 🙂
These are all gorgeous, Dom! Thank you all so much for hosting!
I felt the same about September. It zipped by so quickly. Oh, and I have gone in and changed my display name! I didn't realize it would show up as SLR. 🙂
The prawn cocktail cakes are genius! So many interesting and delicious bakes, long live Random Recipes!
Wow, there are some absolute beauties here, can't wait to explore all of them….thanks again for a great challenge – and the prawn cocktail cakes look fantastic !!
little macaroon. says
Oh my gosh, don't you just wish we all lived in the same town? The Claridges high tea menu would pale by comparison. And yes, my baby macaroon has indeed arrived at last, not on your birthday Dom I'm afraid, but he is here! Update to follow very soon xxx
Please Do Not Feed The Animals. says
Aw you missed me this month Dom. Will I resend an email?
The Random Recipiers really would put on a spectacular afternoon tea!
What a great selection of Random Tea Time Treats!
I think your prawn cocktail fish cakes sound wonderful!
Please Do Not Feed The Animals. says
Ah Dom, I think it was my fault. I didn't use the linky – I forgot – bit too high tech for me! 😉
What's Baking?? says
You are making me hungry with all the scrumptious food.
What an awesome month! September was a crazy month for me as well, and I just didn't get there with the random challenge – October!!
This really was a fantastic challenge. The perfect hybrid of two brilliant creations, will this be repeated?. Your prawn cocktail cakes are just up my street . I think the time is certainly running away with me at the moment too x
Thanks for this wonderful round-up. There are so many lovely things … that really makes me hungry. I don't know, where to start, though, because there are too many lovely things.
Wonderful round up – as per usual of course ;0)
Those prawn cakes have stolen the show for me though. Just heavenly.
I do love to see all the strange recipes that crawl out of the woodwork on these delightful RR round-ups of yours and sooooo many books I've never heard of. Great fun and thanks for the gorgeous word.
Just taking a break from doing my WSC round-up now. As you say, where has September gone – it's mad!
Sue/the view from great island says
I got so hungry scrolling down through these entries that I had to stop mid-way and go eat! I want to try all of them!
Lyndsey Fleenor says
Great round up as usual but I have to say, despite all of those delicious sweet treats my favourite was definitely your Prawn Cocktail Cakes! They look and sound amazing! Bring on next month!
Cake Michaels says
These round up rocks!!! I will definitely try these since I love my afternoon tea time
As always, a delicious looking roundup. Sorry I wasn't organised to get in on the action. Next month…
Karen S Booth says
I am JUST finishing my round up Dom, but lovely to see yours here! GREAT entry too! LOVE it, clever idea! Karen xx
Phil in the Kitchen says
Love those prawn cocktail cakes – that's just the 70s in fried form. Great round up, as ever. Superb variety this month.
So many delicious recipes Dom and so little time. Looks like you are continuing to make the dishes you love.
From Beyond My Kitchen Window says
I love crab cakes and I see no reason why I wouldn't love these little goodies. I never know what to do with horseradish other than the horseradish I use to make Bloody Mary's for Easter Brunch. What a nice bite it must give the prawn cakes.
Magnolia Verandah says
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Magnolia Verandah says
Dom Great Roundup – can't wait for October Challenge. Great cakes!
janet @ the taste space says
Lovely round-up, Dom!
Amanda Eisenberg says
Amazing round up! Looking forward to what October has in store 🙂
Ruth Ellis says
Wow – what a roundup! (Just getting round to perusing it now). The prawn cocktail cakes sound intriguing too – might make them for Mr E since he's a prawn cocktail lover!