Monday, 27 January 2014

Australia Day 2014 Pavlova

I am happy to say celebrating Australia Day has gained momentum over the years, with BBQs and fireworks being the order of the day.  So in "True Blue" style we gathered a few friends at home and made a day of it. Of course lamb was high on the menu - lamb burgers (see recipe here) with sour cream dressing and a coupled of roasts, as well as australian cheeses from King Island and meat pies.  But nothing quite finishes the afternoon like a lovely piece of pavlova, and Mark's pav was to die for. He out-did himself this year …have a look at this little (well not so little) beauty.

Just managed to take this photo before it was devoured!
He humbly tells us "its just a Stephanie Alexander recipe" but he has this down to a fine art. A lovely  crisp shell and beautifully soft and gooy on the inside. See Stephanie's recipe here

The rolled shoulders of lamb were generously smothered in Maggie Beers Quince Glaze that produced a lovely sweet crust.

But of course good company is the most important.

Hope you had a great Australia Day wherever you celebrated.
See Australia Day 2013 here


  1. Happy Australia Day to you and yours! The celebrations look fantastic - and that pav! I'm swooning.

    1. It was so good…absolutely no left overs.

  2. We had lamb and pavlova on Australia Day too. This pav looks amazing. I've never tried Stephanie's recipe but I will because I've seen a few of her pavs on blogs and the results always look fantastic. It certainly looks like you had a great day of celebration xx

  3. I could just eat a slice of that - right now. I love pavlova - I made a couple of small chocolate flavoured pavlovas at Christmas for Sera, decorated with cream, chocolate and pomegranite, they were surprisingly good - Sera of the "chocolate tooth" who doesn't like trifle and definitely not Christmas pudding!