The wonderful Jhuls from thenotsocreativecook.wordpress.com 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.