Australia Day Jelly Dessert

Happy Australia Day everyone

On the 26th January every year is Australia day, its the official National day of Australia. The Aussies fire up their BBQ’s in their thongs and face paint, and play backyard cricket using their Esky cooler as the wickets. All this whilst in the company of family and friends makes for a great day to pay tribute to the arrival of the First Fleet – 11 Ships that first docked in Sydney Cove in 1788.

A big tradition on Australia Day is to make something Australian to eat. Some of our countries well known foods are:

Anzac Biscuits – A sweet biscuit with rolled oats
Bangers and Mash – Sausages and mashed potato
Damper – Bush bread made over hot coals on a camp fire
Lamingtons – A sponge cake covered in chocolate icing and coconut
Pavlova – a meringue based dessert filled with cream and summer fruits
Stubby – Small bottle of beer
Vegemite – Spread on toast or sandwiches
Chiko Roll – Deep fried savory roll similar to a spring roll
meat pie – diced mince meat and gravy in a pastry case

What I made here is a Gelatin dessert. In Australia and most of the Commonwealth Nations we call it Jelly. However in America and Canada its called Jello. They refer to what we call Jam, as Jelly over there.

This is a simple recipe made up of the colors of the Australian flag. Simply make up a packet  of red jelly then pour into a glass or desert dish, chill in fridge for an hour. Once set make the second color and again pour on top then chill for an hour. Once it is ready, add some thick cream on top and you have yourself one extremely simple and delicious Australian flag dessert. Hmmm, now I think I think your ready for the most important and final step… Add spoon and eat!! Nom Nom nom



– S.