Tuesday, 8 February 2011
And... he's back!
Now, let me tell you, it has been a major relief to have been able to pass the lamington judging duties over to some other blogger types for this year. I would not have relished being the destroyer of lamington dreams. It's just not my thing.
On that, I'd just like to say that I was interviewed about Re-Inventing the Lamington last week for the Afternoon Show on 666 ABC Canberra. You can read a little bit about it on the show's blog here (though they mis-credit last years winner - it was Sanjana! I forgive you ABC), but basically, they asked Chris Tarlington, who is the chief steward of cooking and jam at the Royal Canberra Show (gulp!), about the lamingtons I have been featuring on Delicious Delicious Delicious, and she was quite definite in her response: not lamingtons.
I know: how crushing. But fear not. I think they are all lamingtons, and so are all the fantastic entries I received from you this year. And it gives me great pleasure to announce this years winners!
To re-cap, and you can get further details about what each judge liked about the individual entires that they selected on their blogs, here is the shortlist:
Mary, The Food Librarian chose:
Stef, Cupcake Project chose:Ms. Humble, Not So Humble Pie chose:
Edd, He-Eats.com chose:
Accro, creator of the Rehrücken Lamingtons, the clear winner. Congratulations Accro! I knew your spiky little filled lamingtons were going to win this! Please get in touch, so that I can send you your prize! I hope that Rose gets you baking even more often than you do already.
But we're not quite finished yet. We have a second prize to award, and it is a Kewpie. I wanted so badly to photograph it for the blog, but the deal with the little dolls is that they come in a sealed box. You never know which one you are going to get. I'd hate to ruin it for the winner!
And who is this second prize winner? Well, I am actually going to choose this one myself, and happily, three of the other judges seem to agree with my choice, even though they chose different entries from the same person. I am awarding the Kewpie to Curtis of Wannabe Culinarian. My favourites were the S'mores Lamingtons, but with three entries, it's not like Curtis was aiming to appeal to only my tastes. You can take your pick! Curtis - please send me an address for your Kewpie to be sent to.
A big thank you to all the bakers who took part in Re-Inventing the Lamington 2011, and to all of you who have followed the craziness and taken time to comment.
But it's not over yet! Come back soon for another lamington treat!