Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Happy Australia Day
I spent the morning in the Brisbane Entertainment Centre at the Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony with the Navy Band. I always love this gig as there are always many excited faces full of hope and pride in the audience. During the break talk turned to what we were doing for the rest of our holiday. Having kids naturally rules out cockroach races at the local pub so I decided to do a spot of cooking. While not traditionally Australian fare - I chose to cook a Berry cake - which is really just a big friand baked in a tray then cut up and served in slices when it's cooled. The recipe is on http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/9326/berry+and+almond+cake - just use G.F. plain flour instead of the normal plain flour. Really yummy and sweet and a great way to use up egg whites. My only problem is my vicious oven - which necessitates me turning the oven down 20 deg. and watching it carefully throughout the cooking to make sure that it doesn't burn. Roll on the house renovations, hopefully starting in a couple of weeks! I'm so looking forward to a new kitchen with new appliances. That self cleaning oven sounds awesome!