Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Happy Australia Day!!

Check out this beautiful pavlova that my niece made! I love how the strawberries are piled up majestically on top. What a great way to spend Australia day. As I'm sure almost all of the country did, we had a BBQ today to celebrate.

We kept it very simple, with 3 meats - Frikadellen, cevapcici and sausages. Cevapcici are Eastern European skinless sausages, which we made in a similar manner to the Frikadellen, but with lots of spices and no bread inside.

The drink in the wine glass is a campari spritz, my version of Tutto Bene's aperol spritz. It's just campari and sparkling wine with a slice of orange. It's so refreshing! My drink of the summer. I also made a kid-friendly version for my nephew Darren, by pouring blood orange soft drink into a big wine glass with a slice of orange.

We also made a block of grilled feta, a big plate of grilled onions, some German potato salad, and a very light cucumber and tomato salad.

White bread, onions, sausage and tomato sauce. How Austraay-yan can you get?

And then it was time for dessert. Cheryl's pavlova was perfect, with a great balance between bland cream, sweet fluffy centre and crispy shell.

Happy Australia Day everybody!!!!!!!!!


Laura @ Hungry and Frozen said...

Ohhh this is almost making me want to be Australian ;) that pavlova looks gorgeous! And I'm also feeling very inclined towards a bottle of Campari - that cocktail sounds just perfect for this weather.

penny aka jeroxie said...

Happy Australia Day.... what a lovely spread to celebrate.
I still want that strawberry sponge recipe.... to die for!

Helen (Grab Your Fork) said...

Happy Australia Day and that's a great looking pav!

Anna said...

That is one gorgeous Pav! :-)

retireddramaqueen said...

happy australia day!! looks amazing! xoxo Kristine

Hannah said...

Oooh, you've gotta love it when a pavlova gets that deliciously-thick marshmallow layer! Yum!!

Adrian @ Food Rehab said...

Happy Belated Australia Day yo.

um...check out the hunk o' cream in that pav. Looks too good. I'd seriously eat it with my bare hands and wouldn't mind having it thrown in my face!

Iron Chef Shellie said...

mmmm pav! your niece did a good job!!

Happy Oz Day =)

panda said...

the pavlova looks delicious! you have quite a few cooks there in the family :)

Lisa R. said...

You Aussies are amazing!!
Everything looks completely fab!
L. xoxo