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.
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".
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.
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