Phew – I hope you have all recovered from your Royal Wedding celebrations – I managed to make the Wedding spread over a few days myself, getting up early to watch it live, watching it on and off during the day (we made the Grade 3s watch “the kiss” – a lot of “Ewwwww” ensued!), hosting a party that night where we watched the Wedding again with a bunch of friends and attending a “Wedding after party” the night afterwards. Whew!
I’ve finally made it through the Forever Nigella Royal Street Party contributions – you were all so creative and generous!
Here’s my own contribution:
So let’s see what else was on the table to celebrate this Royal occasion…
Foodiva went all out, following my lead, and made three fabulous dishes: Halloumi with chili, pigs in blankets, and cherry cheesecake. Isn’t her halloumi with chili fabulous?
A Plateful of Happiness came to the party with some smoked trout pâté and mini cheesecakes… I am not a fan of trout in any form but I happen to know that this is a super popular pâté in England and it’s a fabulous dish for a street party – it travels well!
Dancing Veggies brought one of my most favourite English dishes ever – Yorkshire puddings…
LiteBite brought an intriguing cottage cheese soy kebab – one of the healthier options on Nigella’s site.
Simply Cooked brought these gorgeous (and super easy) hasselback potatoes. A super easy and pretty side dish!
A Taste of my Life brought these GORGEOUS Crab and Pepper Wraps.
And now onto the
main course desserts…. I had to laugh as the contributions rolled in – so so many sweets! Well, I guess we ARE talking about Nigella, after all, right?
Comfort Bites brought Nigella’s everyday brownies. Complete with chopped up pieces of fudge.
Domestic Godesque brought these beautiful red, white and blue cupcakes…
Chocolate Log Blog brought a lovely looking chocolate marmalade cake:
Fuss Free Flavours brought this. Words are barely necessary:
Chocolate Malteaser Cake. Yes.
Working London Mummy brought my new fave desserts:
Royal Wedding Cake Pops. Don’t you think Kate should have had these for her 2nd cake?
Sweet and Country brought these, the cutest biscuits I think I have ever seen:
A Girl in her Kitchen brought a very Nigella-esque cake:
Not double, not triple but QUADRUPLE chocolate cake. I think Ms Lawson would approve!
Fabulicious Food brought the first of many Eton Messes. I was expecting a few of these since it’s so classically British. Street Party Royal Eton Mess.
Kitchen Heals Soul brought a positively dreamy dessert..
Chocolate Cloud Cake. Chocolate heaven!
The Kitchen Maid brought another quintisentially Brisith dessert – tiny trifles! With PIMM’S!
Lana at Bibberiche brought another version of Eton Mess:
The Good Life made Red, White and Blue cupcakes.
Barbara over at Barbara Bakes made a dish that not only tastes wonderful but which has a cool name, Hokey Pokey:
Baking Obsessively also made Nigella’s Hokey Poky:
Food Glorious Food baked these adorable Royal Red Velvet Cupcakes:
I Heart Cupcakes also brought cupcakes to the party. Like, a gazillion of them. You HAVE to check out her Let them eat cake post which includes these beauties:
What I baked this weekend brought the dish with the best name ever. Love Buns.
Thanks everyone so much for participating – what a spread!!!
It was really hard for me to pick a winner amongst such wonderful offerings but I finally decided that the dish that “exhudes the most Nigella-ness” would probably be Barbara’s Hokey Pokey. Not only does it probably taste delicious but you can totally see Nigella going “Psssht – don’t worry if it doesn’t look perfect, it’s the taste that counts, right?” Plus, I think you can always dip these things in chocolate, right?
Congrats Barbara, you’ve won this limited edition Emma Bridgewater “William & Kate” tea towel featuring illustrations by Matthew Rice.
Sarah will be in touch with you soon!
Interested in participating in this month’s Forever Nigella event? It’s all about salads!
Head on over to visit Dom at Belleau Kitchen for all the details!