This is a sponsored post on behalf of the Australian Mushroom Growers Association! Please vote for my dumplings at the official Tastespotting competition page here!
Dear sweet and loyal readers.
It’s that time of year again.
Last year, you helped me win an absolute landslide victory in the Mushroom Masters – a competition run by the mushroom industry in Australia, Canada and the US. Pitching bloggers from each country against each other in four rounds of recipe competitions, it was the ultimate test of talent, loyalty and love.
Which blogger would be able to create the recipe which tantalized the most tastebuds?
Which readers would vote for or against their own nation to support their favourite blogger?
And who would reign supreme overall?
Last year, I won in an absolute landslide with 53% of the total votes for my humble roasted mushroom and goat’s cheese lasagne.
Not having ever won anything before in my life at that stage (I don’t count the runner’s up trophies that my netball team won in primary school) this was absolutely incredible to me and I was both ecstatic and humbled that readers from all over the globe had voted for my little recipe as the winner in that round of the competition!
For the 2011 Mushroom Masters competition, my challenge was to create a recipe for the appetizer category and so I’ve created these stunning Chicken, Shiitake and Portabello Mushroom dumplings. Incredibly simple to make, dumplings are one of the most versatile foods – you can serve them individually as an amuse-bouche, or heaped on a plate for everyone to share!
With this being the final stage of the competition, the stakes are high and the pressure is on! I’m definitely not used to winning things so the question is whether I’ll be able to pull off another fantastic victory this year!
Or rather, whether you still love me enough to help me win, by voting on the official Tastespotting competition page
To find the recipe, you’ll have to go to the Australian Mushroom Growers Association website, but before you depart for their site, I beg beg beg of you to please vote for your one, your only, your Kitchen Wench in this recipe competition!