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Thursday 4 February 2010

Re-Inventing the Lamington - The Winners!

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!

How it pains me to give these away.

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!


  1. Congrats to the winners though I think we were ALL winners, looking at those amazing creations! Thanks Peter for hosting!

  2. CONGRATS!! SANJANA! You def deserve to be the winner! Soo original and yummy! I want to know how did you make the pistachio in splinters??


  3. Congratulations Sanjana. You deserve to win.

  4. A worthy winner Sanjana congratulations:) I enjoyed the contest so much, pity we couldn't get to taste all the delicious varieties:) Still wondering about opening a Lamington shop I am SURE that vast variety of Lamingtons would make it an overnight sensation Mr P! Thanks for the fun time:) Where's the next pie please?

  5. That does look delicious. I heart pistachios. Congratulations Sanjana!

  6. Congratulations to the winner, looks like it was thoroughly deserved!

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  8. Congratulations Sanjana!

    The fine print states that you have to make all us losers lamingtons now.

    I'll be waiting by my mailbox!

    Edit fur teh teypos..

  9. Congratulations to the winners

    Thanks again Mr P for this constest it has been great fun

  10. Thanks for your support everyone :)
    Astheroshe- The whole pistachio is simply scraped into flakes with a small, sharp knife. It takes a little practice but it's easy when you get used to it :) You can also do it with almonds but I'd start with pistachios because they're a little softer!
    Congrats to everyone for creating such wonderful lamingtons!

  11. well done sanjana, they definitely tasted good through my screen ;)

  12. Congrats to the winners! And thanks to you Mr P for hosting this comp.

  13. OOOoooo Exciting ! I definately will share with my little guy, he's going to be completely thrilled! Thank you Mr P for organising this and being so generous with the chocolate! There is really no better prize than chocolate :)

    Sanjana you did a fabulous job with your Lamington, such an elegant creation I wanted to eat it right off the page!

    I was so impressed with all the Lamingtons that were submitted and such a great sense of community that was created around some little antipodean cakes :)

  14. Woo hoo! Sanjana, I want to see a delicious cardamom-laced Welsh dragon cookie now! :)

  15. @ Sanjana..WOW! I grind mine in the processor. Pistachio's are soo small!.....that is why you deserve to win! :)

  16. Congrats to the winner!!! The winner cake does sound very interesting and looks so unsual too :)

  17. Thanks for hosting this contest, P! It was so fun! You must do another one soon! =)

  18. Guys - last minute change, had to work, yada yada... I'll be back soon. But thanks for checking the winners out! And winners,I'll be in touch... ;)

  19. Oh Sanjana sure deserves this one and yeah am jus at her lovely blog too...and boy she mus be over the moon too and w a sweet little cookie cutter at that...
    beats me why i find u blog now and miss all the excitement but yeah wont from now.....Love the array of goodies posted here ....

  20. Yay - so well deserved! I've loved this competition of yours. Are you going to have another one soon?

  21. Mowie - It's an idea! I wonder what the else needs re-inventing?


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