Food and Recipes: December 2012 Archives

Christmas Brunch

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Super quiet Christmas morning for us.  Although not exactly unbusy.  I got up and prepped some cherries for later, as well as making a huge Christmas brunch - muffins with ham, bacon, poached eggs and hollandaise sauce.  It was quite a bit of effort, and not really restaurant quality, but I suppose it was decent enough.

Christmas brunch

Caught up on blogging and finished wrapping Christmas presents, and now I have to prepare a bunch more food for later this arvo.

Hollandaise

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Today we braved the mall and did the Christmas shopping for the kids.  So that's pretty much all the Christmas shopping done.

Tonight I had a go at making hollandaise sauce, using leftover egg yolks from the pavlova.  It turned out reasonably well, although could have been a little thicker..

Hollandaise

Some weeks ago I saw this recipe in the Coles magazine, and decided I *had* to make it.  The idea being I'd do one straight away, and then another one for Christmas.

Except that it took half the afternoon, and an awful lot of energy and mess.  So don't know if I'll really have the time to make another one.  We'll see.

So I put in all this effort, and it was just the two of us to share it .. but oh my!  Just look at it!

Layered cherry pavlova
It pretty much disintegrates on slicing though, so each serving is really a disaster of meringue, cream and cherries.  But the sweetie couldn't get enough, and we ended up eating half the thing.  I don't think it'll translate too well to leftovers... hrmm..

Edit:  had leftovers the next night - and the meringue layers were that moist bubbly texture of pavlova.
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