Australia Day! The holiday that can mean anything you want 🙂
I’m thoroughly enjoying the OzRomance Blog Hop and everyone’s different experiences of Australia Day. For me, it’s simply a day off. I don’t watch the fireworks (too noisy and the dog needs his paw held through the stress of it anyway) and I don’t think I’ve ever dressed in a flag — though more power to you if you can pull off that look! So the question was, what should I write about?
The answer is always food.
Australians come from so many different countries and we bring with us our food heritages, most importantly, our comfort recipes. So I thought I’d share with you one of my simple to make, but not so good if you’re dieting, recipes.
According to the internet, Blini are buckwheat pancakes. Not in my family. My mum learned from her mum how to make potato pancakes and we call them blini. All measurements are very rough in this recipe.
Peel about five potatoes. Chop them roughly. Put one in a blender along with an egg and blend smooth. Add the rest. (I’ve burned out blender motors doing this — so be warned — but it still beats hand grating the potatoes). Pour the liquid potato into a bowl, add a generous pinch of salt, a couple of heaped spoonfuls of plain flour (you want a solid pancake batter) and stir. Fry spoonfuls over a medium heat until cooked through. I use olive oil for frying. Serve with a VERY generous sprinkling of raw sugar.
I told you the recipe was a danger to diets!
If you’re looking for an Australia Day romance to read while eating your blini, my short story Mistaken Engagement has gotten some wow! reviews.
Happy Australia Day and good luck in the contest below.
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