Results For The Rare Recipe Challenge

The wonderful Jhuls from sent over the results this afternoon with  the basis of her judging. Please go over and thank her for her sweetness!! Without further ado let me announce the results as sent by dear Jhuls!

I would like to congratulate all the participants of the Rare Recipe Challenge #1 – you all did an amazing job. Now, give yourselves a tap on the back. 😉 It is very difficult to choose from all of your entries as I love them all… but let me present to you my picks in random order:

Lymonnyk (Russian Lemon Pie) from Cooking from Heart


What I love about this pie is this not just the same old school lemon pie. I love the use of sour cream in the crust/dough which I think made it very crusty. I love that the pies are in minis/individual sizes that I am sure everybody would love especially when brought to gatherings. What I love most is that CH was so brave to try this recipe even though the friend, Google, did not provide much information about it. Job well done!

Haleem by Aromas and Flavours from My Kitchen


Haleem is another dish that is so new to me. I’ve always been intimidated by the long list of ingredients, but I made sure that I have checked all of Haleem’s ingredients. For me, long list of ingredients means complicated recipe. But Haleem is far from complicated. I love how Ana described Haleem in a very detailed manner and shared two versions which I think they are both fabulous. And those crispy fried onions on top? I’d gladly take them all into my bowl.

Rogan Josh by Natascha’s Palace


My first thought when I’ve read the name of the dish – did somebody just cooked a name of a person? 😀 It was my first time to hear such dish and I already think that Rogan Josh is an amazing dish and full of amazing flavors. I love that Natascha managed to make the spices not too overpowering. I love gravy-based dishes and Natascha just captured my heart with her chosen dish for the challenge.

81 thoughts on “Results For The Rare Recipe Challenge

  1. Thank you so much! You really made my day! Thank YOU for the challenges because they inspire us to learn something new! I am going to thank Jhuls now! Hugs and kisses from Madrid 😙😙❤❤❤👍👍👍😘😘😘😘🌟🌟🌟⭐⭐🎉🎉🎉

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      1. That’s one thing I also love about this challenge, too. Lina is helping us to get out from our comfort zones and let us discover that we can make something that maybe we thought we can’t make. 🙂

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  2. Congratulations to all your contestants. Love Ana’s recipe too, and my favorite Indian dish has to be Rogan Josh. Yes, it does sound like someone’s name doesn’t it? Great job gals! I’m liking your challenges, might have to participate in one sometime soon 🙂

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  3. I thought I commented on this post as soon as I saw it last night but strangely, my comment has gone. So let me go here again!

    It was super surprising to know the results and I was literally on cloud nine, shaking the husband until he woke up 😀 Thanks much for hosting this challenge Lina and many thanks to Jhuls, for liking my recipe 🙂 If not for this challenge, I wonder if I would have ever tried this recipe 🙂

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  4. Thank you so much dear Lin and Jhuls. I am so excited if i had a mic in my hand I would have given a thank you speech. But honestly it was fun to be a part of this challenge. I got to learn so many more rare recipes from around the world. Thank you dear Jhuls for considering my contribution worthy of winning. Big hugs to the host and the judge 😙😙💖💖

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  5. I am at the library, Lina, my mouth is dry and wishing to try samples of your delicious competitors’ foods! You are a great hostess! The cream cheese crust was one my Mom used to use for her little “miniature pecan pies” Lina!

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  6. Wow, what amazing winners from the challenge! They all looked great and Jhuls really selected some stunning winners.
    Also, just something I’ve been noticing: Lina, you’ve facilitated the formation of such a talented and supportive community through your blog and challenges! Your enthusiasm and kindness has brought so many people together 🙂 xx

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    1. Thanks a lot! I try my best!!!!!! I want these challenges to become biggest and more facilitated! You r very sweet to post a comment like this..thanks! Atb with your Vinarterta

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      1. I love the challenges and I’ll look forwards to continuing to see them! (And eehe thanks… I haven’t started yet (I’ve been so busy lately!) but I’m excited to give the vinaterta a try!) 🙂

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      2. Thanks Jhuls! You were a great judge! Btw Suzanne from will also be judging the cake Challenge with you cause it has around 20 this time 5 features will be great


      3. Yay! Suzanne and me would be a great team up! 😀 I am so excited what the participants are in store for us. I think I will need to prepare my tea or coffee for the cakes! 😀

        Hmm, so we can choose 5 recipes each? And your will choose from them??

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