So, if you have seven people around at your house on New Year’s Eve, you need seven desserts, right?
Of course you do. For the curious, the desserts were champagne and raspberry jelly, vegetarian panna cotta, vegan coconut, lemon and passionfruit cakes, vegan strawberry, coconut and white chocolate cakes, peppermint creams, fruit salad and chocolate bread. We also had pannetone and meringues, but they didn’t actually get opened. It’s possible that I overcatered.
Also, we seem to have reached new heights of illegal fireworkery in Coburg this year. The rather professional-looking trio setting off fireworks on their roof were actually extremely good. The boys in their late teens or early twenties setting off an undirected artillery barrage of fireworks in their hands in the middle of the railway intersection were somewhat scary. And seeing my rather shy neighbour and her early-teen daughter sneaking guiltily past the house after setting off random fireworks around the corner was… something.
But leftover chocolate bread and fruit salad was a truly delicious (and almost healthy) breakfast with which to start off the New Year. Happy 2014, everyone!