Tuesday, November 13, 2007

By the power of Nutella

nutella

I was pleasantly surprised when Jennifer dropped me a congratulatory email last Sunday.And told me that I was one of the winners for the October 2007 DMBLGIT!

I can't tell you how excited I am, not exactly holding any hope for this simple homey picture to win me any award. I simply submitted the picture for fun. When I went to bed on Sunday night, I tried to figure what the judges see "enticing" in this picture.

Nutella Tart

Then I came up with a hypothesis. It must be the power of Nutella that lured them to cast a vote for me. Seriously, who can resist Nutella, right? The deliciously satisfying chocolate hazelnut paste that conjure up many happy memories must be the reason! I also deduce that a mouth watering name is important in food photography competition. For instance, one that starts with "Nutella".

nutella and bread


Anyway, I am thankful to the judges who selected my photo to be the overall third place winner among so many beautiful photos. On Monday night, I thought I would bake another batch of Nutella tart to commemorate the happy occasion. Instead of a 9-inch tart, I baked it into some 4-inch tart rings. It is the convenient size to give away. Not to mention it surely make the recipient feels special to have a delicious tart all by himself.

nutella tart

I wish I could give everyone who like this photo a piece of the tart. Since that is not possible, may I encourage you to give this Pierre Herme recipe a try.

For the complete roundup of October DMBLGIT, please visit Jennifer's blog-Bake or Break. Thanks Jennifer for being a great host. I can't wait to put up my badge on the sidebar! Oh yes, I am so vain. :D

19 comments:

tigerfish said...

Congratulations! It's the power of you + nutella. Without you, the nutella will just remain a spread on bread. :)

Happy Homebaker said...

Congrats!!! You certainly deserved it :)

pleasurepalate said...

Ooooh, that nutella tart looks sinfully delicious!

bp said...

Woohoo! Congrats! Nutella or not, your lovely bakes and pictures are always a winner!

Deborah said...

Congratulations!! A very well deserved award.

mycookinghut said...

Congratulations!!! And thanks for your comment on my blog!

Oh for the love of food! said...

Congratulations on the award, Mandy! Tiger is right - 'Mandy power' got you this award! This nutella tart looks AMAZING- I love the single serves.

eatme_delicious said...

Beautiful photos! Especially the second one. You definitely deserve that award. :)

Little Corner of Mine said...

A Big Congratulations to you! Your pictures are beautiful.

Anne said...

Congrats! you deserve it :)

Aimei said...

Congrats Mandy! Well done! :)

Tartelette said...

Toot away girlfriend, the award is well deserved! And yes, just the words Nutella make me weak in the knees!
Re-the cup on my blog: the porcelain cups are made to look like crushed plastic cups...they are about 1/2 cup and just too cute to serve to guests!

Nabeela said...

First of all, congratulations! Love the picture.
P.S: I had marked that recipe a long time ago (goes on to show my good judgement ;) doesn't it? )...but I was unable to make it. The instructions say melt butter and chocolate together but goes on to add melted butter later on again. How much butter is used for each step?

Mandy said...

tigerfish,
aww...thanks! That's very sweet of you to say that.

happyhomebaker,
thanks! :)

plesurepalate,
thanks! It is indeed a sinful dessert.

bp,
thanks!!!

deborah,
thanks!

mycookinghut,
you are most welcome!thanks for dropping by.

Carol,
I love the single serving too. But it's much bigger share than I would eat in a 9-inch tart .

eatme_delicious,
thanks!

little corner of mine,
thank you. I get lucky when there's natural light. :)

anne,
thanks, sister! :)

aimei,
Thanks!

Helene,
thanks for the reply. You have so many fancy wares over there.;p

nabeela,
oh, it means you melt the chocolate and butter separately, in two bowls. Then on the last step, add the melted butter to the chocolate mixture. Hope this hope. Let me know if you have further question.

BuddingCook said...

nutella = yummy! someone once made it w/ filo. it was rich and yummy.

SteamyKitchen said...

OH I LOVE IT!!! Congrats to you, my friend. Nutella ROCKS.

Marianna said...

Love the title, the POWER in that amazing legendary pot of Nutella! I LOVE YOUR BLOG, just discovered it today!

Kristen said...

Congrats on the win. That is HUGE! Beautiful photo...I can see why it won.

Mandy said...

buddingcook,
thanks for the idea. I remember making something like that in the past, and topped it with some fruits too!

Jaden,
thanks!

Marianna,
thanks for visiting. I am glad you enjoy my blog!

Kristen,
thanks!

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