Monday, April 27, 2009

Drumroll Please - The BSI Challenge Winner Revealed

Hola bloggies:

I know it's late for this post but technically in Whistler it's still Monday night! :oP

Let me start by saying that I had a good number of really great entries for almonds. It was no easy task deciding on the winner. All the recipes look AMAZING and I'm going to have me an almond cook-a-thon when I get back home.

But for now it's time to reveal the winner of this week's BSI Challenge (almond week) . . . .

This week's winner isn't even a blogger but she is a faithful reader - CONGRATULATIONS RONTINI!!!! :o)

When I saw Rontini's recipe I knew that it would be hard to beat! In fact when Rontini sent me the recipe, she let me know it was her favourite recipe so she just had to share. I'm thrilled she did!!

You can easily make this recipe with very little ingredients or equipment. But there's no doubt in my mind that it would be insanely yummy and very filling. It will probably make for a great power snack!

Rontini's Almond Butter Cookie

preheat oven to 350 degree oven
1 cup almond butter (or half peanut butter and half almond butter)
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
2 teaspoons of baking powder
extra sugar for rolling
white chocolate chips (if you use dark chocolate, it doesn't taste as good)

1. With a mixer, whip nut butter and sugar together till incorporated

2. Whip in egg and baking powder

3. Roll the batter into a (walnut sized) ball

4. Roll ball in sugar

5. Place on cookie sheet and flatten with a fork (Cross Hatch)

6. Bake at 350 degrees for 9 min then add one white chocolate chip on top

7. Bake for 1 more min.

8. Let cool slightly before removing to serve. (use spatula to remove...breaks easily while warm)

Serve with Ani's Vanilla Mylk or Made in Mexico Mylk to up the yummy almond ante.


You guys will also want to check out some of the other awesome recipes I received for this week's BSI challenge:

Marianne's (From French Fries to Flaxseeds) Mandarin Almond Chicken - almonds in a stirfry . . . YUM! It's like peanuts but allergy friendly for bloggies like me!

Veggiegirl's White Chocolate Almond-Coconut Blondies - you NEED to try these! Veggiegirl is a blondie Queen!!!

Gayle's (Gayle Made) Almond Crusted Chicken Salad with Almond Vinaigrette - wow! This is a serious recipe! I'm going to buy some guava paste for this. The fiance will love it!

Christina's (Dinner at Christina's) Grilled Asian Steak
- Can I come over for bbq some time Christina? This would be delicious for sure!

Beth's (Biggest Diabetic Loser) Almond Craisin Coffee Cake with Almond Glaze - Beth made this super recipe with the ingredients she had on hand. Proving that she has some serious baking chops!

Krista's (Krista's Kravings) Blueberry Almond Cornbread
- I would have never even thought to combine these ingredients together! A definite winner for cornbread lovers!

Wow! You bloggies are amazing!!!! You never fail to impress me with your creativity and serious baking/cooking chops. And that's why I can't wait to see what you do next!

This week's BSI Challenge will be hosted by the fabulous Leah (Simply Fabulous)!

Stay tuned to see her big ingredient reveal!! I'm sure it will be fantastic and you bloggies will no doubt rise to the BSI Challenge with style! :o)

Bloggie out!


Anonymous said...


I know, I'm so lame.

A Toronto girl out West said...

lol I said "RAWR" after a description of a Green Monster last week. I'm lame too! :oP

Anonymous said...

Yum! Those look good.

And oh no! Did I make an email typing error? I sent you a link to my BSI recipe here

Sharon said...

Oh wow, all of them are great!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats to the winner!! Those look really good.

Krista said...

All the recipes look great!!! Almonds were def a fun, versatile ingredient. Can't wait to see what Leah picks!

A Toronto girl out West said...


I'll update this entry now to add your recipe - so sorry I missed it on the first go around!


I know, eh!? I was SUPER impressed!!! :oP


I'm so glad I found your blog through this! It's awesome! Your food pictures look super delicious!


I'm glad the almond week turned out to be such a success! :o) I wonder if Leah has posted her ingredient yet . . .