This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe was perfect for Easter!
For two week’s, since 1823, Sydney plays host to Australia’s largest event, The Sydney Royal Easter show.
It’s when city meets country.
Australia’s rural industries showcase their finest produce and livestock.
Districts from Queensland and New South Wales display their primary products in creative and imaginative ways…
Livestock of every kind is displayed and judged.
Sheep, pigs, goats, horses, poultry and cattle of many breeds.
There are also dog shows, cat shows and animal nurseries.
The kids get to see chicks hatch and feed and hold farmyard animals.
And of course there are the rides…
We finish the day by loading up on show bags and settling in to watch the nightly show before the fireworks.
It’s a long and expensive day.
But there’s something for everyone.
Did I mention the woodchopping, show jumping, tent pegging and precision driving?
Or my all time favourite reason for going to the show…
The farmers sell tubs of freshly cut pineapple and watermelon.
Stalls sell sausage sandwiches, potato on a stick, chocolate covered berries, vienna almonds and gozleme.
There are also arts and crafts displays and competitions.
Woodwork, leatherwork, lacemaking, embroidery and toy-making.
One of the most popular categories since 1960 has been cake making and cake decorating.
Sugar crafts are judged and displayed along with cakes, biscuits, slices, jams and preserves.
This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe, lemon loaf cake, would be a perfect fit here.
Simple, yet tasty, old fashioned home cooking.
Food you would serve at afternoon tea with the neighbours…
We all loved the taste and texture of this cake, I can’t wait to see what the other Tuesdays with Dorie group members thought!
And if you would like to see the recipe and try it out for yourself, head over to this week’s hosts, Truc from Treats and Michelle from The Beauty of Life.
April 18, 2012 at 2:23 am
The Easter show sounds very reminiscent of our State Fairs. I used to love going to those with my parents as a child – especially the livestock barns 🙂
April 18, 2012 at 5:38 am
I love the Royal Easter Show. I miss going as I live in the U.S. now but we are planning to relocate home (to QLD) next year. There are no showbags here, my kids are going to love the shows once they see those 🙂
April 18, 2012 at 6:13 am
Your loaf turned out great, and your slices are perfect.
April 18, 2012 at 12:40 pm
HI Sanya…So happy you enjoyed the award!! Your lemon cake looks great….How fabulous that Easter show must be. I have been to Sydney once many many years ago but did not get to experience that ; ). Potatoes on a stick, now that’s a new one for me, ha.
April 18, 2012 at 9:05 pm
Thanks for stopping by my blog, yours looks really good (the blog and the loaf!!)
April 18, 2012 at 10:45 pm
your loaf looks like it turned out great!
April 18, 2012 at 10:55 pm
Perfectly done loaf…and what a great idea for an Easter dessert 🙂
April 19, 2012 at 2:29 am
Such a fun post…enjoyed all your photos. Your loaf looks perfectly baked. I’m ready to visit a fair!
April 19, 2012 at 2:47 am
Great looking loaf! 🙂
April 19, 2012 at 3:16 am
Thanks for sharing your photos. I feel like I was at the Easter Show just from seeing the pictures. Loved it!
Your loaf looks great!
April 20, 2012 at 11:28 am
Nice cake, but I especially loved your tour of the Royal Easter show. It sounds a lot like our county fairs that happen in our autumn. I suppose Easter is an autumn holiday in Australia. I particularly like the picture of the mama pig and the piglets. Your show has lots of things that we don’t have here, at least not with the same names. I don’t know what showbags are, or vienna almonds or gozleme. Sounds wonderful.
April 22, 2012 at 4:48 am
It looks like such a fun event and much like our state fairs. Your lemon cake looks so pretty!