Thursday, 9 February 2012
Australia Day - Lunch
As is traditional, we gathered for lunch on Australia Day (26th January) at my parent's place (see last year's post!)
Once again, the meat eaters enjoyed pies - this one was chicken (see the little pastry chicken on top! - cute!)
And this one was mince!
There was mashed potato
and some delicious sweet, buttery peas
My contribution was this Passionfruit and Mango Pavlova Ice-cream! Very simple to make - (if I was more organised I would have made my own ice-cream, but using bought ice-cream makes this super easy and quick!!)
Simply soften 2L of vanilla ice-cream, and split into 3. To one third add the pulp of about 5 passion fruit. To another third, ad the pureed flesh of 2 mangoes. Keep the other third plain.
Line a fluted ring tin (or container of your preference!) with glad wrap. Into the base spread the pulp of 2-3 passionfruit and some diced mango. Then, add your passionfruit ice-cream, followed by half of your vanilla ice-cream. Then add a layer of mini meringues (I bought mine from Woolworths), and cover the meringues with the remaining vanilla ice-cream. To complete, the final layer is the mango ice-cream. Put the whole container into the freezer to set. When ready to serve, simply remove from tin, peel off the plastic and cut into slices!
We finished with these delicious lamingtons - surprisingly, the light fluffy cake under the icing - was chocolate! Brilliant alteration!