At the supermarket I found red and black liquorice. Back home I hunted through my cupboards and found a bag of lollies I rescued out of the Minion pinata from earlier in the year. Yes! I still had some pineapple liquorice for the sun. It does pay to keep old lollies in the back of the cupboards!
sea of hands that was planted outside Parliament House in Canberra to mobilise non-Indigenous support for reconciliation.
Australian Aboriginal flag, the black represents the Aboriginal people, the yellow represents the sun which gives life, and the red represents the ochre of the earth and the Aboriginal people's relationship with the land.
Meanwhile to quote poet Oodgeroo Noonuccal, "to our children's children, the glad tomorrow".
More posts on Aboriginal people on Green Gourmet Giraffe:
Aboriignal Street Art in Melbourne (2) for NAIDOC Week
Choc almond slice and Koorioberee
Porridgies, children's books, racism and recognition
Reconciliation damper, snags and dead horse
Street Art in Melbourne #6 Aboriginal art for Sorry Day
Walnut hedgehog and a museum visit (including Bunjillaka)
Butterless butter cake
Adapted from Have Your Cake via Green Gourmet Giraffe
6 tbsp aquafaba (or 2 egg yolks)
1 1/2 cup rice bran oil (or other neutral oil)
1 cup honey*
1 cup orange juice
1 tsp vanilla essence
2 cup wholemeal plain flour
1 1/2 cup white plain flour
2/3 cup desiccated coconut
6 tsp baking powder
Preheat oven to 180 C. Grease and line a lamington tin (9 x 13 inch) and 3 cupcake holes.
Beat eggs, aquafaba (if using) and oil until creamy (I used electric beaters). Beat in honey until well combined. Add in orange juice and vanilla essence. Gently stir in dry ingredients.
Pour mixture into prepared tin and cupcake cups. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean. Leave in tin for about 20 minutes and then turn out onto a wire rack.
NOTES: To make this cake into an Aboriginal flag cake, cover with buttercream, use liquorice strips to outline the areas of the flag and then fill in each part with chopped liquorice (black, raspberry and pineapple). *This cake is really sweet - I might be tempted to halve the honey next time, though it gives a lovely flavour to the cake.
On the Stereo:
Costello Music: The Fratellis