I don’t care how much snow there is outside. As far as I’m concerned, it’s Australia Day and that means it’s warm and nice and I should be on the beach at
You are perhaps looking at the first picture and noticing that it doesn’t look very chocolaty. That’s because it’s not, it’s Burnt Sugar ice cream. Everyone ate all of the chocolate last night with the angel food cake. I was sure I’d have some leftover for Australia Day, but noooooo, they licked the bowl clean. I suppose I should be flattered by that, but somehow I’m more annoyed that that I don’t have any super tasty ice cream leftover. I guess I can’t be too annoyed with them because it running out of the chocolate ice cream meant that I got to make another batch, and try out another Dorie recipe. This time I went for the Burnt Sugar ice cream, (you could also call it caramel). But why stop there? I went on to make Dorie’s Chocolate Oatmeal Drop cookies as well. They look pretty on the side of the ice cream but they’re even better when they’re broken into pieces and mixed in. Mmmm cookies and ice cream. Although the Chocolate Ganache ice cream was better, I still thought this was a worthy contribution to the celebration of Australia Day. I just wish I was actually there.
For those of you who have not experienced
1- I don’t think I need to state this, but their accents are pretty freaking cool.
2- They have Tim Tams.
3- They have the best sand for playing beach volleyball in.
4- Despite the fact that English is the primary language, you wouldn’t always know it… Aussies love to vary words and use short forms. Only an Aussie could manage to make the lowly blood sucking mosquito sound appealing by calling it a mossie. Bikkies are cookies, a bottle-o is a liquor store, an esky is a cooler, university is uni and if someone tells you they’ll see you this arvo, it means this afternoon. I could go on forever. I love it.
5- They embrace the concept of “Go big or go home” with countless ‘Big’ roadside attractions such as the Big Banana, Big Prawn and Big Pineapple just to name a few. Oh and they’ve got that reef that’s big, and that rock too.
7- They have the best place names like Indooroopilly,
8- It’s warm.
9- The people are fun.
10- Aussie! Aussie! Aussie! Oi! Oi! Oi!