Hey hey! A picture-heavy post today, on the fab Australia Day party we had today! Even though there was heaps of food, somehow it wasn't stressful, and all fell together pretty easily. In addition to the menu below, lots of our friends generously contributed salads and extra desserts. Yay! I plan to blog the individual dishes in more detail in due course, but for today let's look at some pretty pictures!
An Australia Day Feast for 11
Roast Pork Belly
Thai Chicken Burgers
Lettuce, Tomatoes, Avocado, Cucumber, Red Onion
The Burgers: Beef Frikadellen, Thai Chicken Burgers, Sweetcorn Fritters
The condiments: Guacamole (made by my cousin Catherine), Red Onion, Cucumber, Avocado Slices, Tomato
The Salads: Watermelon & Feta (brought by Alaina)
Cupcakes (they count as salads, yes?) and Asian Salad (brought by Adrian)
Mixed Veggie Salad (brought by Kristine)
Parker House Rolls
The pork belly was incredibly crackly - amazing! It's the recipe from The Ottolenghi Cookbook if you want to try it out.
And because I know you guys love it... more CRACKLING!
Lamingtons (brought by Alae)
Cupcakes by Paolo (brought by Adrian)
I used a Donna Hay recipe for the pavlova and was so pleased with the result. I know I've bagged Donna's super-stylised style before, but her recipes for the basics are really great!