Last Wednesday evening a dinner party was arranged like no other. A group of food bloggers and foodie friends gathered together to predict who we felt should win season one of Recipe to Riches Australia.
Over the past 11 weeks I had purchased an extra few packets of each weeks’ winning product. The idea was to put all the products through their paces one more time. One last complete road test to decide who’s product should be the Recipe to Riches Season 1 winner. Who would win $100,000 and find their product on Woolworths shelves for good?
As you can see from the above photo it was a fun night. There was even opera sung as pizzas were being whipped up in the kitchen.
It is suggested that the Rude Boy Rib sauce can be used on wings instead of ribs. I tried this and it just doesn’t taste as good. This sauce works best with pork ribs.
Who did we come up with as the ultimate winner? Firstly I will share the dishes we all deemed miserable failures; Butcher’s Secret Hearty Stew, Rosie’s Kitchen Almond & Meringue Biscuits and Sara Jade’s Chilli Con Carne. Butcher’s Secret was the product we agreed had been messed up majorly from the original home recipe to what appeared on the supermarket shelf. The oxtail was tough as old boot soles, the sauce smelt of wine, but was overly sweet, left an after taste and was terrible value for money.
It was clear which product we would all be happy to see continue to appear at Woolworths. For me, quite funny as originally I was completely against it. The product we feel would win this year’s Recipe to Riches Australia is…………… Golden Greek Pizza Base Kit.
Everyone at the judgement dinner would be happy to have Chris’ pizza base kits in their home freezers. Great to have on hand, easy to prepare and cook. Also fun for your kids, would entice them to get involved in making dinner. Chocorn and Concetta’s Croqs were the other two dishes we felt deserved a special mention as being products we would happily have again. Okay, maybe I wouldn’t have the chocorn again, but many of my dining companions loved it.
The gorgeous Peter from Souvlaki for the Soul brought over a raw vegan cheesecake for dessert. It was unanimous that this was the dish of the day. Actually the first raw dessert I have eaten. The recipe can be found here, and I do suggest you check it out and give it a go, delicious. Plus not one speck of cheese is used.
Did we guess the winner correctly? It will be interesting to find out if we did or didn’t.
Do tell dear Belly Rumbles’ reader, who do you feel should be the winner of Recipe to Riches Australia Season 1?
Belly Rumbles is in no way connected to Recipe to Riches, Woolworths or any of the contestants.