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Friday, July 13, 2012

A bake-off and a give away!

Big thanks to everyone who dropped by and wrote a few words and shared in your fave desserts.  They're inspiring and some even brings back memories.  This give-away competition is now closed.

If you're one of those who've shared in your fave desserts below, please send me an email to organise your prize at adobodownunder@gmail.com 
with the subject line : Natvia give away.  
Thanks again! xx

My first ever competition and I'm giddy as a 2-year old!  Massive thanks to Natvia for the canisters to give away.

Natvia is giving away $800 worth of Morphy Richards products, a group baking class with award winning Patissier Patrick Harrison from a 5-star Sydney hotel and a year's supply of Natvia, Vitarium and WBC products worth over $100!  

There will be 5 grand prize winners!  

All you have to do is take part in the Natvia Sugar-free Bake Off by submitting your sugar-free recipe  via www.taste.com.au/natvia.

And that's not all, every week, entries will be judged for creativity and visual presentation for the  category award of Most Photogenic to win a Morphy Richards Cherry Red Accents Hand Mixer (valued at $99.95) and a Natvia/WBC/Vitarium hamper (valued at $50).

To enter the bake off, you must be a member of taste.com.au and go online to upload your sugar-free recipe and photo featuring Natvia sweetener.

The bake off closes on the 7th August 2012 so its not yet late to get in there and bake your heart out - sugar-free!  Who knows, you can win any of the weekly prizes too!

Details of the bake-off prizes, terms and conditions can be found on www.taste.com.au/nativa 

Never tried using sugar alternatives?  Check out some tips on how to bake and cook with Natvia at the sweeterlifeclub.com.   For more information about Natvia, their story,  health benefits and product range head on to Natvia land 

And now the give-away and how to enter:

adobo down underr will be giving away 13 (thirteen) 200g canisters of Natvia 100% Natural Sweetener to 13 lucky winners to be drawn at random (entries/users will be assigned a number and randomly selected).

To enter this give-away, leave a comment on this post sharing "what is your favourite sweet baked/goods/dessert which you prepare at home?"  It can be anything from a simple banana split to a classic creme brulee.  Mine?  It's the classic Filipino leche flan (similar to the French creme caramel) and the very tropical coconut (buko) pandan cold salad.  I can't wait to read and inspired by your favourites!

Terms and conditions:
  • The give away closes midnight of the 29th July 2012 (Sydney time);
  • This competition/give away is open to Australian residents only;
  • 13 individual winners will be drawn, each winning a 200g canister of the Natvia 100% Natural Sweetener;
  • Winners will be posted here in the blog and notified directly through e-mail by Natvia representatives

Good luck!  And thanks to Natvia for the give aways! 


  1. good luck on the bake off! i will be rooting for you.

    the only dessert i love preparing is Biko (sticky rice cake).

  2. i love baking banana bread i use chia seeds and water to replace eggs and i use a mix of quuinoa oat and whole meal flour and no sugar i sweeten with a bit of honey and also theres a hint of cinnamon in there its very delicious :)

  3. Apple berry crumble with dollop of cream. I can eat this all day, all week...

  4. My Nanna's Kahlua slice. So rich and delicious. It's amazing :)

  5. Caramel slice with coconut biscuit base. It's a family favourite

  6. My favorite sweet to make at home is Chocolate Caramel Slice!! YUM

  7. i love making tapioca pudding, its nice and soft and can be eaten warm or cold, i serve it up by itself but have also served it with cream, custard or fruits on top. its just delicious..

  8. So hard to name one, but my favourite dessert is a No Bake Pumpkin Chocolate Pie!
    No nasties, is delicious, fresh, sweet and heavenly! :)



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