April Mega Blogging Marathon #75 Round-up - Bakes from Around the World


This was my first Mega Blogging Marathon ever and I must say much that it was exciting and resulted in a host of scrumptious bakes, it was a huge commitment and required plenty of dedication. I joined the group only mid-March so I really didn't have a lot of time to spare to bake ahead. From no activity on my blog in the past 5 years to 26 days of non-stop blogging, this marathon gave me a giant push to get back into blogging..very quickly :D When I emailed Valli of Spice Your Life to sign up for this event, she was little hesitant as I'm totally new to the marathon, but she agreed and signed me up. I'm glad she did! :)

I've learned so much on this awesome baking journey this month. Its amazing how cuisines across the world have similar bakes known by different names with slight changes in the way they are made. The amusing part was reading up on the history of the particular bake. From the scandalous Rigo Jancsi to the people-oriented Indian Ladi Pav, its been a very enlightening marathon.

If you missed a few or all of my posts, here is a round-up of all the 26 bakes in Alphabetical order. Brace yourself for a feast for the eyes, and if you try any of these bakes...a feast for the tummy too! 



A for ANZAC BISCUITS - AUSTRALIA





B for BASBOUSA - EGYPT



C for CHOCOLATE ECLAIRS - FRANCE



D for DAMPER BREAD - AUSTRALIA




 E for EMPANADAS - MEXICO








G for GRISSINI BREADSTICKS - ITALY







 I for INDIAN LADI PAV - INDIA 




J for JOULUTORTTU - FINLAND





M for MACARONS - FRANCE




N for NANKHATAI - INDIA 


  O for ORANGE OGURA CAKE - MALAYSIA



P for PINCA - CROATIA







S for SCONES - UNITED KINGDOM




T for TOTTENHAM CAKE - ENGLAND




U for UGNSPANNKAKA - SWEDEN 




V for VIENNESE FINGERS - AUSTRIA




W for WHOLE WHEAT HERB BREAD - ITALY




X for XIAODIANXIN - CHINA











And we are done! Phew, now that I look back I wonder how I got through this one. Very happy that I got an opportunity to do this because otherwise I don't think a marathon of posts would have ever crossed my mind. 

Now excuse me while I go unwind and not think about turning on my oven for the next month or so... (not happening!!) and if you know me you should know my oven and I are the best of buddies. 

Do check out all the other wonderful, spectacular bakes by my fellow marathoners in the round-up links below my post. Don't blame me if you go into a baking frenzy  :D 





10 comments:

  1. Namratha you have completely rocked..I am drooling over the bakes all over again..it seems I have missed a couple of posts, but I will come back and read them, they are too good to be missed.
    and congratulations on your first Mega Marathon, trust me you will always look forward to these, they are so addictive.

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  2. Wat a beautiful recap and seriously you came with many interesting and unknown dishes to me. And you rocks Namratha, congrats on ur first mega marathon, way to go.

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  3. That is a beautiful collection of bakes all at one place.

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  4. Amazing round up Namrata. LOVED all your amazing bakes and the stories of their origins. Kudos to your researching skills and baking skills. It was fun running the marathon with you.

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  5. Namratha, you are a pro baker and I knew baking for all 26 days will be breeze for you, and your round up here is just the proof. What a fantastic collection!..I will need some time to breathe and come back to pick up the bookmarked ones..:)..thank you for all the efforts.

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  6. Namratha your bakes were amazing for the entire month and that is awesome for your first marathon! It was great fun doing this marathon with you!

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  7. Glad this marathon bought you back to the blogging spree again. I became regular only after joining this group and I can totally relate to it. I really enjoyed all your recipes and hats off to you.

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  8. You really did amazing job even for the first time in your mega marathon. Very nice roundup. Love all of your bakes.

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  9. what a lovely round up. And you did an amazing job for a first timer.

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  10. Such a lovely collection Namratha .Each and every recipe of yours is unique..

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