September 1, 2010

Announcing Sugar High Friday # 69: Bite Size Desserts

It has been quite a while since I hosted an event here. Call me crazy or whatever, but I’m just about finding the time to post regularly on my blog, and perhaps the last thing I need right now is to take on blog related responsibilities. But how can anyone refuse an opportunity to host a blog event? It’s a bit of work, but I really enjoy checking my mail to see the wonderful creations that bloggers come up with for a foodie event.

So I am happy to announce that this month I am hosting Sugar High Fridays (aka SHF), Jennifer’s brainchild and probably one of the longest running events (since October 2004) in food blogdom.
To quote Jennifer, SHF is “your best excuse to make something sweet and different, at least once a month, with tons of other people from around the world”.

Finding a “sugary” theme wasn’t easy considering 68 hosts before me have already freely exercised their choices, and very creatively at that.

I don’t really have a sweet tooth, thought there a few sugar laden treats which I find difficult to resist. As I grow older (September also happens to be my birthday month), I find it very practical to go with the saying “good things come in small packages”, when it comes to desserts. It is also a good way to occasionally indulge oneself without feeling guilty about it.

So this month’s theme for Sugar High Fridays shall be “Bite Size Desserts”. For the purpose of this event, bite size desserts include any sweet dish or dessert made as small individual serves which can be eaten in 2 to 3 bites. This does not include single slice servings from a bigger dessert like cake or pie!

I must request that all SHF submissions be vegetarian (eggs and diary allowed), as I write a vegetarian blog.

To be a part of this sugar high ride all you have to do is………….

Make a bite size sweet or dessert and blog about it between today and the 24th of September which is a Friday (It is Sugar High Friday, after all).
If you do not have a blog, you can still join in. All you have to do is send me your post with recipe and picture (if possible) and I’ll include it in the round-up.

Please make sure you link your SHF post to Jennifer’s SHF page and this announcement. If you do not blog in English, please send me a summary of your SHF post in English so that I can understand what I’m adding to the round-up.

Archived posts are welcome, provided you republish the post within the period of this event, with required link backs.
Please note that you may enter your SHF submission for only one more food blog event, if you so wish.

Updated (6th September, 2010): If you are sending your submission to another event also, I would appreciate a separate mail with your submission for SHF.
I have got a couple of submissions so far which are a bit confusing, as the same mail seems to have been sent to me and another event host.

Then send me an e-mail at aprna00[at]gmail[dot]com (please read this as aprna (zero)(zero)[at]gmail[dot]com) with SHF as the subject line and the following details:

    Your name:
    The name of your blog:
    The name of your recipe and the url of your SHF post:
     2 sentences describing your bite size sweet/ dessert:   
    Where you live (town/ city and country):
    A 300px wide picture of your dessert, if possible:

If you have any questions or suggestions please leave a comment at this post.

I haven’t been very visible at most blog events for a while now and it really has been due to a lack of time to spare. I hope you will not hold this against me, and look forward to seeing your bite size sweets and desserts here.

Please note the deadline for submissions is the 24th of September, 2010 and the round-up will be posted on the 27th.
I usually respond within 3 to 4 days of receiving a submission. If you haven't got a response in this time, please write to me or leave a comment at this post.

Last month’s edition of SHF was hosted by Elise (17 And Baking) with the theme “Buerre Noisette/ Browned Butter”. She will be posting the round-up on the 10th of this month.


sra said...

I got a lot of agar agar ready-to-make desserts from Bangkok - now I have to find a bite-sized mould to submit it to your event! :-D I have those too, again bought in Bangkok on an earlier trip, but how do I find them, considering I never used them? Aargh!

Torviewtoronto said...

lovely event will send you
check out the event in my site

Happy Cook said...

If i make something bitesize i sure will send your way.

suma said...

I have a sweet tooth the size of our nation!! Bite sized desserts are a lovely idea for entertaining, am surely going to try my best to come up with one.

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Will surely try to participate. Happy hosting :)

T.K said...

oooh this sounds like a fun event! I am excited and will definitely join in. Happy birthday to you by the way =)

one question, so when you say bite size does it really have to be something equal to one bite or cant it be as big as a cupcake size? let me know hun

Aparna said...

Sra, since you just told me that you are fully prepared with all the raw material, I'm expecting a submission from you! :)

Thank you T.K., my birthday is still some days away. :)
I had mentioned dessert that can be eaten in 2 to 3 bites, so I guess that would include a cupcake.

Sheena said...

My first time participating in SHF, very excited! :)

shweta Sylvia jani said...

Amazing blog & great recipes.Are Indian desserts allowed in the bite-size dessert event ? Thanks a lot.

Aparna said...

Shwetha, desserts from all over the world, including India, are welcome.
They just have to be bite size ( eaten in 2 to 3 bites). This does not include something like a small serving of kheer, though! :)

~~louise~~ said...

My notes tell me someone is celebrating a birthday this month:) Just popped in to say Happy, Happy!!! Louise

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

I love miniature desserts, so this sounds like an awesome event! I'm going to try and take part!

Sweet Artichoke said...

Hi Aparna,
Happy hosting for the SHF.
I tried to send my entry, but the email address indicated bounced back... Maybe there is a typo or is it my mailbox that is getting strange?
Please advise :-) thanks.

Aparna said...

Sweetartichoke, could be that there was a typo. My id should read aprna(zero)(zero)[at]gmail[dot]com
If there's till a problem try sending it to aparna_bala[at]rediffmail[dot]com

srividhya Ravikumar said...

Hai aparna..i just sent my entry ...pls check it out and 1st time to oyur wonderful space..visit mine whenever...

sweet artichoke said...

Thanks, dear! It was my mistake, I thought 00 were oo (letter "oo").
I have sent you the entry to the gmail address!
Have a great day!

~Brandy~ said...

Ohhh this sounds like so much fun! Count me in!! I am currently "experimenting" with mini-desserts for our halloween party and an upcoming expo and my business grand opening. I love sweets!!

Sooooo glad I found your blog!!


The Cooking Ninja said...

I know just what to bring to your party. ;) Now it's a matter of whether can I make it on time. LOL!

Sunshinemom said...

Oh good! I saw this just now and I was to prepare something this Saturday that is sweet and bite sized! I hope I will bake it because I would love to see it here alongwith the others!

magpie said...

Oh Joy! Bite sized desserts are just in time for the macarons I made. What a wonderful theme! I have entered them for one more contest - macattacks. I'm so proud of them you see :)

Here are my colourful assortment of Macarons:

Should I also email you or will the comment suffice as an entry? A little confused :(

Soma said...

Might have something to send them your way.

Soma said...

Finally completed the post.. mailed you my entry.

Reshmi Ahmed said...

Hi Aparna,
very nice event...will surely send in my entry :)

lecker and yummy recipes said...

Hi aparna,
just sent my entry to ur email. It got bounced back and then i checked out the comments and corrected it.Could you please correct it in your announcement post as well. Its a little confusing.Thank you in advance.

Aparna said...

Lecker and yummy, it is correct in my post but I'll be more explicit. :)

veena krishnakumar said...

Hi aparna

I have sent in my entry just now.Hope i am in time

Akila said...

wow lovely laddoo's....

Mihaela said...

Hi Aparna,
I never seen posted the SHF round-up on your blog, can you please let me know what happened?

Aparna said...

Mihaela, the round-up will be up this week and I will let all the participants know when it had been posted.