The day dawned
Thankfully we have the Woolshed which is such an amazing space, so we moved our big refectory table over and Danny & Paula brought over an outdoor table so that everyone could heat up their curries an wee camping stoves.
I made curried eggs a la 70's! But my secret weapon was crispy fried onions that I sprinkled on top. I was actually really pleased with it.
Lloyd made a Dahl - just because he couldn't enter doesn't mean he couldn't cook.
Here we are, all set up and just waiting for the various curries and folk to arrive.
OoOoo the curries are on, and heating up.
The actual entries, there was even more food though, poppadoms, dahls, roti breads, raita and the biggest bowl of rice ever seen! Number 7 won, number 2 second and the big one at the back was third. (Mine was number 4 and I was the only person to actually make the dish the curry was served in!)
Some of the delights included; a Burmese rendang, Butter Chicken, lamb curry, a couple of dahls, monkfish curry, a beef something or other, the curried eggs and even some curry ice cream!
It takes a while for 14 people to stack their plates high with curry!
At last, all sitting and eating
After eating, eating and eating - some even went back for fourths - the voting was done and counted. Lloyd was ready to announce the winners.... oh the suspense!
Danny was in third place, and deserves a special mention for his home made curry ice cream. It was absolutely amazing!
Nick and Sara were runners up, with the gorgeous monkfish curry - it was delicious and a personal favourite!
And Andrew had a well deserved win with a Burmese Beef Rendang.
Lloyd seemed even happier about this than Andrew!
It was a really brilliant day. Yet again the curries were all spectacular. It makes the voting really, really difficult. People were back round the curry table taking wee spoonfuls of individual curries, Masterchef judges have nothing on us!
Bring on next year! As Andrew has won a couple of times Nick and Sara offered to host.
Oh and guess what? I was 4th! The top three all had a lot of votes so I was a fair way behind them, but 4th! I was well chuffed, I think it was the onions that did it!