Zero baking required! Brand new blog event!

Inspired by my current kitchen chaos and recent White Chocolate Rocky Road Recipe I thought it might be quite fun to collect some posts where there’s zero baking required.

I don’t mind if you send me refrigerator cakes, jellies, truffles, candy – my only stipulation is that there must be zero baking required.

Any item that doesn’t see the inside of an oven will suffice – naturally we’re into the sweet stuff here but savoury items are also acceptable. When I say no oven required, I’m not after your latest seafood ramen noodles, that’s not how we roll here. If it’s party proof and you can pick it up with your paws and some kind of setting or chilling process was required then this is where you send it.

One lucky participant chosen at random will be sent a selection of choccy goodies taken from the new Elizabeth Shaw range pictured above.


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Zero Baking Required: The Rules

Blog checking lines: Zero Baking Required is being hosted by Sarah of Maison Cupcake. Your challenge is to prepare and blog any treat which does not require baking. Both sweet and savoury entries are allowed but no baking in the oven is allowed!

1. Blog your entry by 28th August 2012 showing:
a) the Zero Baking Required Badge
b) a link to this post

n.b. posts must have been published since the announcement post. Archived posts need to be re-published afresh if you wish to submit.

2. Submit your post on the Linky Tool below and I will publish a round up by 31st August.


Zero Baking Required Linky Tool:

(If you don’t see it, try refreshing the page)

And finally… A Forever Nigella Update

August’s Forever Nigella is being hosted by Karen at Lavender and Lovage.

Her fantastically appropriate theme is “Fridge Raider Snacks” and you may blog anything Nigella like that you might pick at in the fridge with your silk dressing gown on!  Check out all the full rules etc on my Forever Nigella page.
And a big thanks to our outgoing Forever Nigella host, Amy at Cooking Cakes & Children.  The 3 winners of the Tala prizes were:
Vicky from The Marmalade Project
Charlene from Food Glorious Food
Sally from Recipe Junkie 


  1. says

    What a genius idea! I have a recipe for fridge cake that gets made one a year, just before Christmas, to give as gifts, but I might be tempted to make it a bit early this year specially :)


  1. […] Today I’m sharing a recpe from my mother.  I have no idea where she got it from.   It was probably from a magazine back in the 80s or early 90s.  I remember having these in the fridge at home and I would sneakily get one out whenever no-one was aound.  You see, we were’t allowed to eat between meals and so I developed a habit as a secret eater.  Recently when I was back visiting my parents they made an appearance again.  Being an adult,  there was no secret eating this time.  I happily snacked on them mid-morning, mid-afternoon, midnight… I returned to London with the recipe and actually made them.  I followed the recipe exactly but there are countless variations that could be made another time – different nuts, different dried fruit or even, as my husband would prefer, no fruit or nuts but extra biscuits.  I am linking them to Zero Baking Required. […]