A-Z challenge ….R is for rum, rye and raspberries…..

A to Z challenge, baking, cake

Some of my most popular posts have involved alcohol- why is that a surprise, you are saying! The wonderful gin and lemon cake, or Cointreau laced sorbets. This chocolate rum cake is a winner , moist and VERY chocolatey, what more is there to know.

You can find the recipe here Chocolate rum cake

Why does Caribbean rum and R bring to mind possibly the worst pirate joke ever??

Q Why are pirates called pirates?

A because they aRRRRRRRRR

i know , it’s oh so corny, but I got to include a lot of Rs.

If you’d prefer something savoury, look no further than Rye and Raisin bread- double R making it doubly appropriate for the challenge . The post can be found here Raisin and rye bread


In response to Blogging from A to Z April Challenge

It seems rude not to sneak in a perfect little macaron, and raspberry ones come in my top 6. Dried raspberries explode with flavour and give you the opportunity to create a really flavoursome taste without the liquid ( which you don’t want in a macaron)


This macaron variation can be found here Raspberry macarons

I do hope you have enjoyed my selection of Rs. Can’t wait to get to S 🙂


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hi! i am Anne (hence vANNilla) - two 'N's autocorrect WILL autocorrect - grrrrrr I can most often be found cooking up a storm in the kitchen,(with my trusty thermomix) behind a camera or a kindle. If you are a traveller/photographer my bog is @vannilla http://vannillarock.wordpress.com If you have come as a baker my blog is http://vannillarock.com i studied economics in Edinburgh in the early 70's; now retired from a day job, on paper i have plenty of time to explore the blogosphere and enjoy the shared experiences of others. like every other retiree i know we wonder how we fitted in a day job. I split my time between Guernsey,. In the Channel Islands -a 20-odd square mile island with 60thousand+ inhabitants- and Phoenix, Arizona. The mix is perfect- the former is beautiful but attacks of cabin fever are never too far away. Arizona, on the other hand IS king of the open road and has THE biggest bluest sky EVER. my blogs revolve around baking (vannillarock) and photography/travel if you like what you see please do start a conversation :)

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