Thursday, March 15, 2012

Round Up 1: Cakes, Cookies and Desserts and the Winner

Hey Folks,
Thanks a bunch for the endearing support and those resplendent, walloping 237 entries for my first event, 'Cakes, Cookies and Desserts'.
Truly speaking, when I thought of announcing this event, I was almost quivering with anxiety for the entries, but now I'm equally frenzied with such a banging number. My heartfelt gratitude salutes you all and I am intoxicated with the sweetness of all these delectable desserts and bakes.
Since I used the 'linky tool', so I'm not uploading the entries individually again, rather copy pasting the link here. I'll be doing so in two parts, and this is the first round of it.
As I had announced, there is definitely a surprise gift waiting for the winner who has been chosen by All the entries were wondrous, and if I had to choose one, I would possibly end up killing myself for not finding one, but thankfully I switched to Random Selection.
You all are winners my dearies, but since I just have one gift to be couriered, this 'Rossetti 12 Muffin Mould/Tin'

goes to Pari for her Quick Tiramisu with Amarula
Congratulations dear!! :) 

Here's the round-up of the first 110 linked entries and 5 received by e-mail. Also, there are special laurels and accolades for a few entries that were unrivaled and sinful.

Entries received by e-mail:

1. Strawberry Cashew Roll by Abhilasha Sharma

1. Cashew nut: 250 gm
2. Sugar: 1-1/2 cup
3. Strawberry crush: 2 tbsp
4. Almonds
5. Pistachios 
6. Water

  1. Soak the cashews in warm water for 2-3 hrs, wash them and grind into smooth paste.  Keep it aside.
  2. Now dissolve sugar in ¾ cup water and prepare sugar syrup,
  3. Now add the cashew nut paste and cook it on slow flame, stirring continuously; cool it slightly,  till your palm could bear the heat for kneading.
  4. Knead fora  couple of minutes till it forms a dough or till the cashew paste starts letting oil go.
  5. Then divide the dough into two equal parts. In one part mix the strawberry crush, and the second part remains plain.
  6. Now take the plain dough and roll it with a rolling pin forming a small rectangle shape (about your palm size) between two plastic sheets.
  7. Take strawberry cashew dough and do the same.
  8. Place one sheet over the other, and between two sheets place some crushed almond and cashews.
  9. Roll it tightly, and cut it into circles.
  10. Roll is ready; now dip the edge of rolls in crushed pistachio, almond powder with the help of strawberry crush.

2. Little Heart For Your Sweetheart  by Janisha Sujith (my sweet little sis :))

Ingredients: Milk, Sugar & Cocoa Powder 
Serves: 2
Time Taken: 20 min
  1. Take 1 Kg Milk and bring it to boil and keep boiling it and stirring till it becomes semi solid (Like  Mava).
  2.  Put off the flame and add 4 tbs sugar.
  3.  Add 2 tbs Cocoa Powder and mix well.
  4.  Empty it in a plate & form the shape of a heart using knife.
  5. Sprinkle Cocao powder & sugar for decoration.
  6. Here's your HEART ready for your sweetheart to present him on his birthday, valentine's day or simply any day to convey that YOU LOVE HIM. :)
3. Apple Crumble by Shipra Mathur

1. 5-6 red apples or Granny Smith apple
2. 125 gms sugar
3. 1 tsp Cinnamon powder
4. Butter (at room temp)
5. 100gms aata/whole wheat flour
6. 100gms maida/APF

  1. Cut the apples in half & take out the seeds. Now peel them & cut them into fine slices.
  2. Put the apples in a large pan with a tbsp of water, 1 tbsp of sugar, a little bit of butter & a pinch of cinnamon powder on low flame & cover it & cook for 10 min.
  3. Now in a large mixing bowl, add aata/whole wheat flour, maida/APF, butter & 1 1/2 tsp of cinnamon powder. Mix everything with your hands to the consistency of bread crumbs. Now add sugar & mix well.Your crumble is ready.
  4. Take a microwave safe bowl, spread the cooked apples evenly in the bowl.
  5. Add all the crumble mix. Just spread it evenly on apples but don't press it.
  6. Put the bowl in oven (I used an old electric aluminium oven) for about 30 min or till you see the crumble turns light golden brown.
  7. The Apple Crumble is ready to be popped in. 
4. Chocolate Barks by Monal Nagori 

5. Custard Tart by Faseela

 Here are some special awards that I would like to dedicate:

The Scrummy Yummy Desserts:
Rava Kesari  by Kavi
Ras Malai at Cooking Fantasy
Amarkhand by Deepti
Gazar Halwa by Nupur
Carrot halwa by Ambreen
Strawberry Cashew Rolls by Abhilasha

The Most Tantalizing Bakes:
Mango Mousse Cake  by Sheetal
Carrot Cake by Radhika
Passion Fruit Cream Cupcake at I-lost in Austen

The Prettiest Desserts:

The Most Innovative Desserts:
Braided Bread with Nutella Filling by Faseela
Saturn Midnight Moon Cake at Easyfoodsmith
Oatmeal Apple Sauce Spice Cake at Turmeric n Spice
Biscuit Pudding by Ramya

Quick Trick Desserts:
Chocolate Barks by Monal

Guilt-free Delights:
Misti Dahi by Surabhi

Special Award:
Easy Vanilla Princess Mini Cakes by Vidhya (which was actually made by her little daughter Aishwarya :))

 The first 110 Linked Entries:

1. Pistachio Hearts with Rose Marmalade

2. Coconut macaroons

3. Cooker Cake

4. Red Velvet Cake

5. Mini Heart Cakes

6. lazy cooks creme apple caramel

7. lazy cooks devils food cupcake with frostin

8. Luscious Mango Shrikhand/ Yogurt

9. Date with A Date Cake

10. Chocolate Cupcakes

11. Mango Mousse Cake

12. Apple Cake

13. Chocolate Pizza

14. Valentines Day Cupcakes

15. Doodhiya Gazar Halwa/ Milky Carrot Fudge

16. Milk Cake/Malai Barfi/ Kalakand

17. Chocolate Covered Dates

18. Velvet Cake with Fondant Pink Roses

19. Strawberry Cupcakes

20. Chocolate Brownie Cream Cheese Sandwich

21. Vegan Triple-Layer Carrot Cake

22. Rava Kesari | Suji Halwa (Semolina Fudge)


24. Rose & Pistachio Cupcakes

25. Pink Hot Chocolate

26. Pink Chocolate-filled Kisses

27. lazy cooks eggless triple chocolate cookies

28. Braided Bread With Nutella Filling

29. Cake Truffles

30. Chocolate Truffles

31. 2 Minute Microwave Chocolate Chip Muffins

32. Orange Basundhi

33. Ras Malai

34. Besan Ladoo

35. Grape Pudding Salad

36. Sponge Cake with Chocolate Frosting

37. Raisin Sandwich Shortbread

38. Finger Millet & Oats Eggless square bake

39. whole wheat eggless Triple chocolate Muffins

40. Gluten free and eggless Neiman Marcus cookies

41. Puff Pastry Mini Apple Bites

42. Nepalese Chai Tea Cookies

43. lazy cooks victoria sandwich in a hurry

44. Nice-esque Coconut Cookies

45. Gingerbreadman Cake

46. Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookies

47. Eggless Raisin Scones

48. Whole Wheat - Almond Cookies

49. Gulabi Badam Pista Kheer/ Rosy Milk Pudding

50. Wheat Biscuits

51. Banana Halwa

52. Bombay Halwa / CornFlour Halwa

53. Banana Bread

54. Mocha Shortbread

55. Strawberry Bread

56. Chocolate Chip Cookies

57. Eggless Chocolate Shortbread

58. Homemade Ferrero rocher

59. recipesmine

60. Saturn Midnight Moon Cake

61. Rubiks Cube Cake

62. Oreo Cookies

63. Checkerboard Cookies

64. Frozen CheeseCake with Honey & Praline

65. Neapolitan 5-layer Cake

66. Misti Dahi

67. Cake Topped Granola Bars

68. Speckled Almond Flour Bondies

69. Strawberry Yoghurt Parfait

70. Sandesh

71. Jigarthanda


73. Pineapple Ice-cream Cake

74. Eggless Avocado Cake

75. Coffee Cookies with Dark Chocolate Chunks

76. Plain Cake

77. Tri Colored Cake

78. Carrot Cake - Moist & Soft

79. Carrot Halwa/Gajar Ka Halwa. . . step by step

80. Eggless Banana Bread

81. Almond Shortbread Cookies

82. Eggless Banana - Nut Muffins

83. Eggless Brownies

84. Basic Vanilla Muffins

85. Corn Flour Halwa

86. Multigrain Mocha Cake

87. Fruit bread

88. Seven Cup Burfi

89. Chewy Chocolate Cookies

90. Baked Doughnuts With Chocolate Glaze

91. Cakes

92. Butter Cake

93. Red Velvet Brownie Bites

94. Starbust Candy Roses on Banana Almond Cake

95. Oatmeal apple spice cake

96. Lemon Custard Cakes

97. choco Beet Cake

98. Chilli Chocolate Truffles

99. Ultimate M&M Cookies

100. 1-2-3-4 Cake

101. Eggless Dates Cake

102. Basbousa

103. Nutella Mug Cake

104. Chocolate Cake with Strawberry Mousse

105. Khubani ka meetha/ Apricot dessert

106. Pineapple Upside Down Cake

107. Rava Ladoo

108. Eggless Flaxseed Orange Cookies

109. Easy Vanilla Princess Minicakes

110. OatMeal Choco Chip Muffins


  1. Wonderful round up with delicious recipes.
    Awesome presentation.

  2. Great round up. Congratulations Anjali.

  3. Nice roundup, thanks for choosing mine as one among the innovative dishes..

  4. Pretty good collection.
    One correction: 2-minute Microwave Chocolate Chip Muffins are by Lubna, not by Nisha :)

  5. wonderfull roundups.....good backing collection

  6. wow...fabulous round up Anjali..........Heartiest congrats to pari too...

  7. wonderful roundup and thanks a lot for the sweet awards dear :)

  8. awesome round up....wonderful recipes........

  9. Lovely round up anjali :) & congratulations to all the winners ..237 entries..mind blowing :)

    Ongoing Event: I'm a STAR

  10. Beautiful presentation Anajali
    I'm gonna pin a bunch of photos+recipes from this this wonderful collection

  11. wow... fabulous round up... amazing collection...

  12. Lovely round up,and thanks for the award. Aishwarya is on cloud nine when I told her about the special award her mini cupcakes got and has asked me to convey her special thanks to you.

  13. Very good round up Anjali,and thanks for the sweet Award......

  14. so many yummy n delicious recipes...



  15. Awesome round up!! Thanks for the special credits Anjali :) Man! if I could have a taste of all these desserts...Im drooling :D

  16. Fabulous roundup Anjali, congratulations to Pari! Thank you so much for these three special awards. I'm so honored and delighted, thank you dear :)

  17. Anjali - Thanks for the special awards, means a lot :)

  18. thank you so much for the mention!.....honored!


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