Departing slightly from my usual posts, here is a tasty recipe for tomorrow’s big AUSTRALIA Day. Created and photographed by my wife Kristin Buesing. You can see more of her food styling and food photography work on her blogs Kristin Buesing and S’more.
Source of endless debate over its creator: The Pavlova
This dessert is believed to have been created in honour of the Russian ballet dancer during one of her tours to Australia and New Zealand in the 1920s. However the nationality of its creator has been a source of argument between the two nations for many years. But let’s not get caught up in this.
This recipe makes you small individual pavlovas which are easier to carry around. Make sure to keep the cream as cold as possible.
1 1/2 cups (330g) caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp cornflour
1 tsp white wine vinegar
300 ml cream
2 punnets raspberries
Preheat the oven to 150°C and line 2 baking trays with baking paper.
Use an electric mixer to whisk the eggwhites in a clean, dry bowl until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating well after each addition, until meringue is thick and glossy and sugar is dissolved. Rub a little meringue between your fingers, if it’s still gritty, continue to whisk until sugar dissolves. Add the vinegar and cornflour and fold until just combined.
Place 4 dollops of meringue on each baking tray, making a shallow indent in the centre of each with the back of a spoon.
Place in oven, reduce heat to 120°C and bake for 1 hour. Leave in the switched-off oven for 2-3 hours until meringues are dry and oven is completely cool. (They’ll keep for up to 2 days in an airtight container.)
Whisk cream until soft peaks form. Dollop cream on top of meringue nest and top with raspberries and passionfruit. Serve immediately.
Here at Reactive Sydney we have discovered a (pardon the pun) shit hot toilet announcement designer. And no, you can’t have him, he is ours!
With some truly mad clipart skillz, this guy is laying it down like there is no tomorrow.
So check out his mind-blowing layout and weep:
- Clear and concise, sans serif and sans nonsense messaging:
OUT OF ORDER,
- Flanked by two business chicks holding the headline in balance (one giving you the lowdown, one apologising for it)
- plus a hot dog (in case you feel a No 2 coming on),
- pointing to the call-to-action – handyman (who is hopefully on his way),
- and a cute (brand-building) kitten. Why not? They make everything better.
This is not a political attack ad but it very well could be. Australian Hugh Atkin, creator of the famous “Barrack-Roll” is at it again and launches “Will the real Mitt Romney please stand up” featuring Barrack Obama as Eminem. Great political rap in the age of the mashup.
Hugh seems to have increased his prowess of pasting those snippets together. Here is the Barrack Roll again.
and with McCain caught in front of it
and if you care for the grand dads of that video genre