New month means time for a new challenge. Ages ago I ran a monthly linky called the Classic French challenge which was all about coming up with recipes inspired by French patisserie. I had to end the challenge after only a year as the thesis started to take over my life. Now that’s all behind me I’ve decided that I want to run another monthly linky along a similar theme as I was really enjoying getting creative with patisserie.
This new challenge is called The Pastry Challenge and I’m going to be running it with my buddy Lisa from United Cakedom. The challenge is simple, make anything using pastry and link up. We’re both looking to improve our pastry skills and this seemed like a great way to do it. Whether you’ve baked with choux, shortcrust, puff, flaky, filo, or hot water crust we want to see your entries. You don’t even have to make your own pastry for your bake if time is short, but it would be great to plenty of entries with homemade pastry.
We’ll be taking it in turns to host and I’m up first. There’s no theme this month as it’s a new challenge so link up anything that you make with pastry during March. Savoury and sweet entries both welcome.
A few challenge guidelines
The Pastry Challenge will run from the 1st to the 28th of each month with a round up posted by the hosting blog at the end of each month.
You can link up an entry made with any kind of pastry each month and feel free to join in with other blog challenges too if your entry meets their criteria.
We’d like to see entries from new blog posts only please not links to old content and you can enter more than one recipe if you like.
If you want to tweet your links you can tag us on @JensFood and @unitedcakedom using the hashtag #thepastrychallenge and we will retweet all entries that we see.
We’ll also be pinning all of the entries onto our new Pinterest board too as they come in.
If you make a recipe from a book/magazine/website etc please respect copyright and do not reproduce the recipe verbatim. Instead of copying out the recipe from the book, describe it in your own words and if it’s from an online source please link to the original content.
We’re looking forward to seeing your entries!