It’s time to post the recap of the month long baking marathon!!! I never thought I would be able to pull it through,but I did! This was by far the easiest one in terms of being prepared. I started around the end of January and got almost all the bakes done before we began posting for this marathon. So there was no rush to bake, click and post the same day which, by the way, is very tough.I learnt it the hard way in one of the previous mega marathons. So this time, I wanted to be ready before we started..If you are new to my blog, here is what we have been doing. A group of food bloggers take part in a food event called Blogging Marathon spearheaded by Srivalli of Spice your Life blog.Every month we take up themes and post 3 recipes per week. And in April and September we run a month long Marathon,posting 26 recipes with the Sundays off.

So far in the mega marathons,as we call them, we did…

September  2014Around the world in 30 days – We traveled across the globe to create some culinary magic
April 2014- Indian food Odyssey– Showcased the cuisines of  Indian states
September 2013A-Z Marathon – Blogged dishes starting with A all the way through Z
April 2013 – Weekly themes…

So in April we did this baking themed marathon. 28 members took part in this marathon and I have to say all the bakes are awesome!!

As such we were not given any sub themes, but most of us took up themes for each weeks to showcase out bakes.

When the baking theme was in the planning stage, discussing what to do, I made a list of things that I must bake. This list ,as always, changed and many a times, I rearranged the categories when I found new and interesting recipes.

And then I made up my mind to post something more than just cakes and cookies and so I did savory bakes too.

Week – 1.Deep fried to Healthy bakes.There are many dishes that we love and most will fall into the deep fried category. So, I have attempted to bake those dishes instead of deep frying and all the 4 dishes were loved by the kids and adults alike.

Here are the dishes that were baked for Week 1 – Deep fried to Healthy bakes

1.Baked Palak Puri Chaat

2. Baked Gulkand Jamuns

3.Baked Masal Vadai / Low Cal Masal Vadai

4.Baked Brinjal Sticks


Week 2: – Surprise Inside Cakes

1. Rainbow Bundt Cake

2. Layered Rainbow Cake

3.Eggless Hidden Heart Cupcakes

4.Eggless Easy Hidden Heart Cupcakes

5.Eggless Cream Biscuit Brownies

6. Eggless Polka Dot Loaf Cake

Week 3 : Baking With Fruits

1.Eggless Black Forest Buns

2.Eggless Whole Wheat Banana Cookies

3.Eggless Butterless Tutti Frutti Custard Powder Cupcakes

4. Eggless Libyan Dates Loaf Cake

5.Eggless MW Apple Cinnamon Cupcakes


6.Eggless Mango Chocolate Chip Cupcakes


Week 4 – Baking With Vegetables

1.Eggless Sweet Potato Honey Bread Rolls

2.Capsicum and Paneer stuffed Rolls

3.Hasselback Potato

4.Oven Roasted Garlic Butter Mushrooms

5.Eggless Cauliflower Crust Calzones


6.Eggless Butterless Red Velvet Cupcakes

Week 5- Bakes with Herbs and Spices

1.Zaatar Matzo

2.Eggless Whole Wheat Masala Buns

3.Whole Wheat Sesame Crackers


4. Eggless Vanilla Shortbread Cookies.

I enjoyed doing this marathon…We start the regular 3 day;’s a week marathon in a few days.See you there….

Bon Appetit….


7 thoughts on “Fire Up Your Oven- Month Long Baking Marathon Recap”

  1. PJ, I am surprised you even thought it was not possible for you to pull through this,,:)..I enjoyed your sub themes so much..that deep fried to baking is such a mind blowing theme..great job, and not to mention the surprise inside..and rest of the bakes were great as well!..all in all such great and wonderful efforts!

  2. Thoroughly enjoyed all your bakes in this marathon PJ. Your sub themes were very interesting and unique. It was so much fun running the marathon along with you 🙂

  3. Seriously, you thought you would not be able to pull through this? I loved all your baked and you chose interesting sub-themes.

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