Friday, August 31, 2012

Guest Hosting Bake Fest #11


A   look at my place and you know I love baking.
Though I cook out of necessity I bake as I love baking, the challenge it represents!  

Since I do not follow instructions, even with the blessed recipe lying in front of me, I manage to skip steps. If I try and memorise the recipe, I cannot. I lay out all the ingredients in front of me in the order it is needed but manage to forget something important!! So baking a challenge as tall as the Mount Everest for me.

My earliest recollections about baking are beating sugar and “benni”, unsalted homemade butter in a big bowl with a ladle. The edges of the ladle hurt for I used to beat continuously for 15-20 minutes. Then the charge of beating it went to my sister who did it for another 15-20 minutes... hard muscle work but the thought of the cake kept us going and try and beat longer and better that the other.

Then in Enid Blyton we, sister and I, read about licking the bowl clean... J  ! You guessed right we started eating the batter raw after it was transferred to the mould, on the sly! Because Amma would have had our hide for licking bowls and ladles! J

After all this you may be surprised that I have never guest hosted a bake event. 

Well that is to change now for  the ever popular Bake Fest is to be guest hosted by me this September!

Do check out the rules and send me many entries.


1. Send in any recipe which has been baked / broiled.
2. Only vegetarian or vegan recipes please. I normally accept eggs in baking and hence eggs are allowed.
3. Usage of the logo is appreciated as it helps spread the word.
4. Link toVardhini's Bake Fest announcement and this page is mandatory. If sending an old entry, it needs to be re-published with the links.
5. You can send in any number of new entries and a maximum of 2 old entries.





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28 comments:

Vardhini said...

Happy hosting and thanks for hosting Archana.

Shama Nagarajan said...

Happy Hosting dear!!!

runnergirlinthekitchen.blogspot.com said...

yep.. some baking happening this month will definitely participate!

Roshan said...

hi Archana,

i am also like you...like tweaking recipes...but now i have learned some proportions myself so that the end product turns out good and the recipe is experimental....

i like that you have revealed the licking the batter part...i used to do that as kids and now my kids wait until the batter is transferred to mould so that they get the remains...

the event is to my like...sure to participate...cheers

Kavi Foodomania said...

linked mawa cake :)

Achu said...

Hi archana

I submitted my entry bread pudding on ur event and please check on my blog http://tangymind.blogspot.com/2012/09/raisins-bread-pudding.html awaiting to hear comments dear.Please post your entries on my event

Prasha said...

Hi Archana,

Linked my entry to this event :)
http://prashainkitchen.blogspot.com/2012/07/eggless-mango-pound-cake.html

Enjoy and Happy Hosting !!

Marija said...

Hello Archana,

I've sent you my entry.

Happy hosting!

Marija@http://palachinkablog.com/

Mythreyi said...

Hi Archana,

Happy Hosting, I have linked my Almond Biscotti for this event. And I am not able to see the Linked entries, is there any problem with it?

-Mythreyi
Yum! Yum! Yum!

Sangeetha said...

Happy Hosting...Linked my entry!

Achu said...

Linked my recent entry http://tangymind.blogspot.com/2012/09/peach-crisp.html on your event dear.Visit my blog and awaiting to hear your comments dear

Now Serving said...

Arch, thanks for you as always sweet comments :) I have quite a few things to link to both these events - will do it before the weekend...xo

kp ks said...

Hi,
A savoury muffin for your even:
http://kpks.blogspot.in/2012/09/stretching-far.html

thanks,
kpks

~Dhruvi Khandelwal~ said...

Good Luck!

~Dhruvi Khandelwal~ said...

Happy Hosting and Gud Luck! I am taking Part Yea!

Sangeetha said...

Hi
linked my second entry, orange loaf cake!

Roha Khan said...

Hi,

New to blog Happy Hosting..!!
Am hosting an event..
U are Invited !!

Do send your entries..
Ongoing Event- Romantic Candle Light Dinner Event @—-

http://hyderabadicuisinerecipes-angel.blogspot.com/2012/09/announcing-event-romantic-candle-light.html

Sangeetha said...

Linked another entry :)

Follow Foodie said...

Linked mine!
http://www.followfoodiee.com/

Yashodha Anbuchelvan said...

Hi.. Thanks for hosting. I'm new to blogging. Please visit my blog http://yashodhaskitchen.blogspot.com/
I had posted my recipe in your Bake fest.. But I dono how to use your logo.. But I have published your bake fest event in my post

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Gauri said...

Archana I am linking my masala bread recipe to this event.. wish i could have made something more but this month has been a bit dif in terms of blogging :))
Cheers

Babitha costa said...

Hai,
i have submitted my Golden yellow cake.Waiting for ur reply.

http://babiscooking.blogspot.in/2012/09/golden-yellow-cake-eggless.html

Babitha costa said...

Hai,
i have submitted my Golden yellow cake.Waiting for ur reply.

http://babiscooking.blogspot.in/2012/09/golden-yellow-cake-eggless.html

Vardhini said...

Could you please add this link to the collection. I posted this yesterday, but forgot to link.

http://cooksjoy.com/blog/2012/09/baked-macaroni-and-cheese-mac-and-cheese.html

Rosh said...

Completely agree...I would rather try climbing mount Everest than bake!!! Lol great event. Wool try to link in if I manage to get something decent out of my oven :-)