I am INCREDIBLY excited to be the guest host for this month’s We Should Cocoa Challenge!
For those of you who aren’t familiar, We Should Cocoa is a monthly blogging challenge, started by Choclette of Chocolate Log Blog and Chele of Chocolate Tea Pot, which each month selects an ingredient or theme to be paired with chocolate.
When Choclette messaged me on Twitter and asked if I’d like to guest host, it talk all of 0.0001 seconds for me to tweet back ‘yes!’ Choosing the ingredient wasn’t quite such an easy decision though…
Despite We Should Cocoa celebrating its 2nd birthday last month and having 24 themes already taken, trying to think of something new wasn’t the problem – trying to narrow down a ridiculously long shortlist was!
I wanted to do something seasonal and autumnal, that would be a bit of a challenge but hopefully not so much of a challenge that it puts people off entering, so in the end I decided on – PUMPKIN!
Pumpkin seems to be an incredibly popular baking ingredient on the other side of the Atlantic, but not so much here in the UK. I think this needs to be rectified, and what better way to do it than combining it with chocolate?
As pumpkins might not be that readily available until later in the month, I will extend the challenge to include other members of the winter squash family. You could also use tinned pumpkin puree, pumpkin seeds, or make something that looks like a pumpkin (giant Halloween pumpkin cake anyone?), so it shouldn’t be too difficult really…
To enter, just make something with chocolate and pumpkin, blog about it with a mention for We Should Cocoa, and email a link and picture to firstname.lastname@example.org by the 25th. Make sure you link to Choclette, Chele and me in your post, and if you’re on twitter then tweet me @natblachford and I’ll share your posts. You can see the full rules here.
Can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with!