Well, that was all very exciting.
First of all, huge numbers of crazy lamingtons came in unexpectedly. And then voting went all ker-azy!
We have a clear winner, and I am pleased to say that it is none other than Sanjana of Ko Rasoi! Her lamingtons were not only amazing because of their lack of eggs (didn't know that you could bake without eggs, did you?), but also because of the exotic ingredients - pistachio splinters instead of coconut, and an amazing sounding filling - drained yogurt, beaten with sugar, saffron, cardamom and mace.
I am definitely making these in the future. (And that's no hollow promise!)
Congratulations Sanjana - I have to hand it to you, you got even more inventive with the lamington than I did, and I had to try ten times! Please get in touch, and First Prize will be on it's way as soon as possible.
As promised, I am also awarding a Second Prize, which is no longer a 'Mystery Prize', as you can see a picture of it below. Yup. I'm giving away no less than three of my beloved Mr. Tom bars. Only one is shown, but the winner is getting three, trust me. I haven't eaten the other two!
A quick note: I used random.org to select the winner, taking Sanjana's lamington out of the equation, but I can't figure out how to post the results here. I'm going to be late for work if I don't get a wriggle on, so I am appreciating your trust on this one.
Lamington Bakers = Always Trustworthy.
And the Second Prize winner is...
Sunday Hotpants' Blueberry Lamington! (You better share your winnings with Isaac, Lisa - it's clear from the photos that he did all the leg work on this one!) Again, please get in touch; your winnings will posted to you for your immense enjoyment.
I just want to finish by saying thank you to everybody for baking, entering, following, and voting along with me throughout this challenge. It's been great to see so much baking going on (and mess being made in kitchens the world over!), and to find so many unique and interesting blogs in the process. Big pat on the bag to you all, and hope to see you around for seconds!