Forever Nigella #1 Round Up and Winners

A few days later than planned and I’m delighted to share with you the very first round up of Forever Nigella: Seasonal Sensations.

I seriously hadn’t bargained to receive so many entries and had a few hiccups emailing entries over to Lorraine at Not Quite Nigella in Australia. (Tsk! Those of you who sent in billboard sized multi mega byte picture files were indeed cursed but will remain nameless!) Then she and I were each away for a couple of days hence it’s taken until now – but worth the wait I hope you’ll agree. There are about 4-5 of you whom I’ve not left comments for yet – don’t despair, I have read all the posts and will leave comments as soon as I can.

For next month’s Forever Nigella #2 Seduced by Chocolate round up I will have a better system in place!

Don’t forget you still have until end of Sunday 16 February to send in your wonderful blogged seductive Nigella chocolate recipes. Next month’s prize is a pair of Nigella Living Collection serving hands and the guest judge is Dom from Chocablog.

I barely dare hope for anything like as many entries as this first dizzy month but who knows how much you will all surprise me?! We have six entries already and counting…

For all the details how to take part see here.

So here goes with the round up of Forever Nigella #1… all forty five of you in no particular order:

1. Jo’s Kitchen

http://joskitchen.wordpress.com/2011/01/09/forever-nigella-seasonal-sensations/

Indulgent Krispie Crunch Bars

2. Peppermill Miri

A Nigella Spread for New Year’s Eve

http://peppermill-miri.blogspot.com/2011/01/blog-post.html

3. I heart cupcakes

Red Velvet Cupcakes

http://i-heart-cupcakes.blogspot.com/2011/01/red-velvet-cupcakes-with-best-frosting.html

4. Things we make

Chocolate and Clementine Cake

http://thingswemake.wordpress.com/2011/01/08/chocolate-orange-cake/

5. Rebecca Bakes Cakes

Devil’s Food Cake

http://rebeccabakescakes.blogspot.com/2011/01/week-51-devils-food-cake.html

6. An American Cupcake in London

Home Made Cranberry Orange Bagels

http://americancupcakeinlondon.blogspot.com/2011/01/homemade-cranberry-orange-bagels.html

7. Chocolate Teapot

Pomegranate Ice Cream

http://thechocolatepot.blogspot.com/2011/01/forever-nigella-pomegranate-ice-cream.html

8. Two Become Four

Red Velvet Cupcakes

http://www.twobecomefour.com/2011/01/forever-nigella-red-velvet-cupcakes.html

9. Scrumptious Sally

Clementine Cake with Sweet Chocolate Glaze

http://scrumptioussally.blogspot.com/2011/01/forever-nigella-clementine-cake-with.html

10. 5am Foodie

Parma Ham Bundles

http://www.5amfoodie.com/2010/12/on-canapes-and-parma-ham-bundles/

11. Brownieville Girl

Incredibly easy chocolate fruit cake AND Puddini bon bons

http://brownievillegirl.blogspot.com/2011/01/happy-womens-christmas-to-you-all.html

12. Yummy Chunklet

Panettone Pudding

http://yummychunklet.wordpress.com/2011/01/11/a-new-food-challenge/

13. Fabulicious Food

Marmalade Pudding Cake AND Butternut, Rocket and Pinenut Salad

http://www.renbehan.com/2011/01/easy-entertaining-nigella-style.html

14. Crumbs Feed Your Family

Nigella’s Winter Fruit Salad

http://crumbsfeedyourfamily.blogspot.com/2011/01/nigellas-winter-fruit-salad.html

15. Ria’s Collection

Instant Chocolate and Cashew Nut Fudge

http://riascollection.blogspot.com/2010/12/instant-chocolate-cashewnut-fudgea.html

16. Farmer’s Girl

Cranberry Jam

http://farmersgirl.blogspot.com/2010/12/forever-nigella-cranberry-jam.html

17. Nutty Cook

Lamb and Date Tagine

http://www.nuttycook.com/2010/12/christmas-2010.html

18. Soul Curry

Cranberry Mince Pies

http://debugcooking.blogspot.com/2010/12/cranberry-mince-pies.html

19. Simplicious

Red Velvet Cupcakes

http://www.zita-abhare.com/?p=1510

20. Delicious Delicious Delicious

Gingerbread

http://deliciousdeliciousdelicious.blogspot.com/2011/01/forever-nigella-gingerbread.html

21. Wit, Wok and Wisdom

Crunchy Penne Rigate with Mushrooms

http://witwokandwisdom.blogspot.com/2011/01/penne-rigate-with-mushrooms-la-nigella.html#more

22. Bright Morning Stars Foodie

Indian Chicken Wings and Roast Potatoes

http://brightmorningstarsfoodie.blogspot.com/2011/01/starter-takeaway-nigella-l-way.html

23. The Clayton’s Blog

Christmas Rocky Road

http://vipantrywedonthaveablogblog.blogspot.com/2011/01/forever-nigella-seasonal-sensations.html

24. Flavour Explosions

Pomegranate Ice Cream

http://flavourexplosions.wordpress.com/2011/01/17/forever-nigella-pomegranate-ice-cream/comment-page-1/#comment-22

25. Mom on a Wire

London Cheesecake

http://mom-on-a-wire.blogspot.com/2011/01/london-calling.html

26. Maison Cupcake

Manger Mince Pies AND Date and Chocolate Chestnut Verrines

N.B. Obviously I am exempt from winning the prize!

http://blog.maisoncupcake.com/giveaway-7/

http://blog.maisoncupcake.com/giveaway-8/

27. Half a Pot of Cream

Antioxidant Fruit Salad AND Cranberry, Almond and Honey Granola

http://halfapotofcream.blogspot.com/2011/01/forever-nigella-new-blogging-event.html

28. Simply Cooked

Broccoli and Blue Cheese Soup

http://simplycooked.blogspot.com/2011/01/broccoli-and-blue-cheese-soup-for.html

29. Fake It ‘Til You Make It

Golden Syrup Muffins in a Jar

http://learnerchef.blogspot.com/2011/01/forever-nigella-golden-syrup-muffins.html

30. Chocolate Log Blog

Brownies

http://choclogblog.blogspot.com/2011/01/nigellas-brownies.html

31. Tea and Wheaten Bread

Parsleyed Fish Gratin

http://teandwheatenbread.blogspot.com/2011/01/parsleyed-fish-gratin.html

32. Belleau Kitchen

Christmas Eve Clementine Cake

http://belleaukitchen.blogspot.com/2010/12/christmas-eve-clementine-cake.htm

33. A Taste of My Life

Jelly Glazed Ham

http://muffin81.blogspot.com/2011/01/forever-nigella.html

34. Comfy Cook

Apple Cinnamon Rose Muffins

http://comfycook.wordpress.com/2011/01/09/apple-cinnamon-rose-muffins-nigella-lawson/

35. Cakes, Crumbs and Cooking

Cranberry and Orange Jam

http://cakecrumbsandcooking.blogspot.com/2011/01/forever-nigella-cranberry-and-orange.html

36. My Kitchen Treasures

Devil’s Food Cake

http://www.mykitchentreasures.com/2011/01/devils-food-cake.html

37. The Kitchen Maid

Pasta Sorta Alla Nigella

http://kitchen-maid.blogspot.com/2011/01/pasta-sorta-alla-nigella.html

38. Karen and Nigella

Karen cooked an array of Nigella dishes in December – here are pictures of just some of them. More available on her blog.

Steeped Christmas Fruits, Festive Salt,

Chilli Jam, Peanut Butter Cups, Chicken Broth

Marinated Feta , Double Blue Crostini

Red Cranberry Sauce with Cherry Brandy

Ginger Glazed Ham, Macaroni

Puddini Bon Bons

http://karenandnigella.blogspot.com/2011/01/light-at-end-of-post-christmas-blues.html

39. I Cook With Butter

Chocolate Chip Cookies

http://icookwithbutter.blogspot.com/2011/01/seasonal-sensations.html

40. Maggie Bob Makes

Breakfast Muffins

http://www.maggiebob.com/?p=357

41. Corner Cottage Bakery

Ham in Coca-Cola

http://cornercottagebakery.blogspot.com/2011/01/forever-nigella-ham-in-coca-cola.html

42. Les rêves d’une boulangère (The Dreams of a Baker)

Churros with Dipping Sauce

http://bakingwithfrench.blogspot.com/2011/01/churros.html

43. US Masala

Chocolate Hot Pots

http://usmasala.blogspot.com/2010/12/chocohotpots.html

44. Domestic Godd-esque

Mulled Cranberry Sauce

http://domesticgoddesque.blogspot.com/2010/12/forever-nigella-mulled-cranberry-sauce.html

45. Comfort Bites

Sweet and Salty Crunch Nut Bars

http://comfortbites.blogspot.com/2010/12/forever-nigella-blogging-event-1.html

Prizes!

1. Forever Nigella Queen of the month. Prize for whoever “exudes the most Nigella-ness”.

Lorraine at Not Quite Nigella looked at all the entries and she has chosen the … *drumroll please*Golden Syrup Muffins in a jar by Peggy at Fake It ‘Til You Make It. Here’s what Lorraine had to say about this entry:

“It was creative, a sweet pudding, and it was a clever gifting idea as they last for ages and Nigella seems to love giving food gifts. In fact like Nigella’s recipes do, it made me want to go out and bake them instantly which I might do!”

I am dying to try this out too. Well done Peggy who wins a copy of Nigella “Kitchen”.

2. Bonus prize draw for all blogs who displayed the first Forever Nigella badge in a blog post (and emailed me to tell me… I’m not psychic you know…!)

The winner of the Nigella Living Collection Measuring Cups chosen at random from all 47 blogs known to have displayed the Forever Nigella badge is Claire at Things We Make. Well done Claire and I’ll be in touch with you by email to get your address.

A massive thank you to everybody who took part. I hope you all enjoyed this round up and feel inspired to get Seduced by Chocolate for Forever Nigella #2!

Sarah Trivuncic

Sarah Trivuncic is one of the UK's leading food bloggers. She is the author of Bake Me I'm Yours... Sweet Bitesize Bakes and has been the voice behind Maison Cupcake since 2009. You can also connect with her on Google+

35 comments

  1. Well done to Peggy and Claire!
    I think all of the entries were amazing. I can’t wait to try out Peggy’s entry either

  2. Congratulations to the winners!

    Some gorgeous new blogs to read and lots of delicious recipes to try!

    • It was, it was. Lovely to know so many people are out there cooking Nigella isn’t it?

  3. What a truly delicious round-up of entries. They all look fantastic! I’m looking forward to the next round and have already made my entry which I will blog soon.

  4. Too good!! I am literally drooling over my laptop. ALL the entries were great – a veritable homage to Ms Lawson! Can’t wait to enter again this month. Well done to Claire & Peggy! Ren x

  5. 45 entries!! That’s a lot of entries for the first month! I am sure you will receive many more for this month’s contest. Congratulations to the winners!

  6. Great round up – well done Sarah, it must have taken ages. And I must say your manger mince pies were inspired! Well done Peggy and three cheers for Claire (beautiful picture).

  7. Yes, I agree. Those thingies in a jar drew me in too! Great competition, brilliant to see so many enter, need to go and do the chocolate one now!

  8. First of all my heartiest congratulations to Peggy , am hoppn by to see her post :-))
    U sure took time to put this up but i really hope and am sure this will go on to become something biggg and beautiful!!
    Well it already sure is:-)
    I know this was a lot to handle but that doesnt stop me from being sad about my others entries not being here , specially the takeaway and giftaway:-(((
    And boy these entries are totally fantastic !Totally lookin forward to Feb!

    • Hi Lorraine! I’m so pleased it was such a success! Here’s hoping that this will run and run!

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