We love to celebrate with food, to mark a moment with something memorable and delicious.
The 19th Feb is the start of the 42nd annual Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival. The SGLMG Parade is Australia’s beloved celebration of pride, protest, passion and diversity. This year it will be held (albeit a little differently) at the Sydney Cricket Ground on 6th March. The SGLMG has always had a strong focus on celebration while maintaining a commitment to social justice for LGBTQI+ communities. And we love that this year’s theme is RISE.
“This past year has undoubtedly been one of unprecedented challenge and hardship….
It’s a new dawn.
Let’s lift the bar and watch our spirits rise again.
In 2021, we RISE…
‘RISE’ is a call to action – now is the time to ascend with love, compassion, respect and understanding.”
To celebrate and to raise awareness of this year’s theme ‘RISE’, we can think of nothing better than baking a glorious, high and super delicious chocolate chiffon cake.
This recipe appeared in our very first book from the kitchen of our friend Lyndi Adler (of ‘plumb’ cake fame). The chiffon cake has become an iconic part of the Monday Morning repertoire (we have 7!), from our most cherished Custard Chiffon Cake (alongside a wonderful story how Merelyn convinced her mother to part with the recipe) to our How-to-Chiffon Guide in our latest book, Now for Something Sweet.
Wishing everyone a wonderful Mardi Gras celebration!!