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.

  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!