Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Aussie, Aussie, Aussie ...

My Australia Day began luxuriously ... with a sleep in.
What a glorious start to the day.
Then it was into the kitchen.
Eliza's new year resolution is to make every recipe in the Junior Masterchef cookbook - a promise she is taking very seriously.
Today she tackled an Aussie classic - bacon and egg pie.

She made the pastry from scratch and carefully cracked the eggs so the yolks didn't break. The recipe is one from Stephanie Alexander, so she's learning from the best.

And the result was scrumptious.

Lunch was quickly followed by afternoon tea.

Eliza was at it again. Fancy some chocolate fudge cake with chocolate icing and hundreds and thousands?

What can I say ... It's fabulous having a 10 year old who loves to cook.
In the afternoon I finally put my Christmas decorations away, had a snooze and fixed some leftovers for dinner.
Happy Australia Day.
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CurlyPops said...

Would Eliza like to come and live at my place? I'd quite like a personal chef!

Cathy {tinniegirl} said...

Oh that pie looks sensational.

Polka Dot Daze said...

Wow I hope my daughter takes on cooking like that - how amazing!