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

Indulgent Krispie Crunch Bars

2. Peppermill Miri

A Nigella Spread for New Year’s Eve

3. I heart cupcakes

Red Velvet Cupcakes

4. Things we make

Chocolate and Clementine Cake

5. Rebecca Bakes Cakes

Devil’s Food Cake

6. An American Cupcake in London

Home Made Cranberry Orange Bagels

7. Chocolate Teapot

Pomegranate Ice Cream

8. Two Become Four

Red Velvet Cupcakes

9. Scrumptious Sally

Clementine Cake with Sweet Chocolate Glaze

10. 5am Foodie

Parma Ham Bundles

11. Brownieville Girl

Incredibly easy chocolate fruit cake AND Puddini bon bons

12. Yummy Chunklet

Panettone Pudding

13. Fabulicious Food

Marmalade Pudding Cake AND Butternut, Rocket and Pinenut Salad

14. Crumbs Feed Your Family

Nigella’s Winter Fruit Salad

15. Ria’s Collection

Instant Chocolate and Cashew Nut Fudge

16. Farmer’s Girl

Cranberry Jam

17. Nutty Cook

Lamb and Date Tagine

18. Soul Curry

Cranberry Mince Pies

19. Simplicious

Red Velvet Cupcakes

20. Delicious Delicious Delicious


21. Wit, Wok and Wisdom

Crunchy Penne Rigate with Mushrooms

22. Bright Morning Stars Foodie

Indian Chicken Wings and Roast Potatoes

23. The Clayton’s Blog

Christmas Rocky Road

24. Flavour Explosions

Pomegranate Ice Cream

25. Mom on a Wire

London Cheesecake

26. Maison Cupcake

Manger Mince Pies AND Date and Chocolate Chestnut Verrines

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

27. Half a Pot of Cream

Antioxidant Fruit Salad AND Cranberry, Almond and Honey Granola

28. Simply Cooked

Broccoli and Blue Cheese Soup

29. Fake It ‘Til You Make It

Golden Syrup Muffins in a Jar

30. Chocolate Log Blog


31. Tea and Wheaten Bread

Parsleyed Fish Gratin

32. Belleau Kitchen

Christmas Eve Clementine Cake

33. A Taste of My Life

Jelly Glazed Ham

34. Comfy Cook

Apple Cinnamon Rose Muffins

35. Cakes, Crumbs and Cooking

Cranberry and Orange Jam

36. My Kitchen Treasures

Devil’s Food Cake

37. The Kitchen Maid

Pasta Sorta Alla Nigella

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

39. I Cook With Butter

Chocolate Chip Cookies

40. Maggie Bob Makes

Breakfast Muffins

41. Corner Cottage Bakery

Ham in Coca-Cola

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

Churros with Dipping Sauce

43. US Masala

Chocolate Hot Pots

44. Domestic Godd-esque

Mulled Cranberry Sauce

45. Comfort Bites

Sweet and Salty Crunch Nut Bars


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!


  1. Brittany says

    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. Alethea Hill says

    Congratulations to the winners!

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

    • Sarah, Maison Cupcake says

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

    • Sarah, Maison Cupcake says

      Thank you – I must go check out your joconde imprime, I’m still making mine!!

  3. says

    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. says

    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. says

    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. says

    Wow, that’s a post that induces a lot of salivating. Well done to very worthy winners. I shall have to step up my game ;-)Looking forward to the chocolate one…..more salivating.

  7. says

    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).

  8. says

    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!

  9. Summer says

    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!

    • Sarah, Maison Cupcake says

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