Saturday, March 7, 2015

Chow Down to Eurovision 2015 - Australian National Final Contestant Three

Mamma Mia its the Arrival of contestant number three, Super Trouper Donna from The Bountiful Hunter.
Donna is an established Eurovision fan with a particular love for ABBA and says if she had a religion it would be food! Amen to that!
Please read Donna's entry on her blog and be totes jelly of the fact that she got a copy of Arrival a whole 24 hours before it was released!!!
And kids this is a major scoop, it wasn't just downloaded then!
I was thrilled to see Donna's entry use some indigenous Australian ingredients while paying homage to Sweden and ABBA.
I'm sure you all know by now I was conceived the night ABBA won Eurovision, so it is fate I have a love for both.
Please check out these tempting wattleseed blinis with smoked salmon served so appropriately served in an ABBA shrine! (a single portion, I'd eat them all!!)
A round of applause please for contestant number three!!!
1 tablespoon Wattleseed Roasted and Ground
3 eggs
150mL milk
150mL water
80mL canola oil
2 cups self raising flour
Heat the wattleseed gently in a dry pan to release flavour.
Whisk together eggs, milk, water and oil until well combined.
Slowly add the wattleseed and flour to make a spoonable batter. Adjust the texture with extra milk or flour if necessary.
Allow the mixture to rest for about half an hour to relax the flour and to soften the wattleseed grains.
Place a teaspoon (for small blinis) or generous tablespoon (for entrée or luncheon blinis) of the batter onto a lightly greased hot frying pan or solid cooking plate. Cook until small bubbles appear on the surface, then carefully flip the blini over with a spatula and cook the other side.
Serve smoked salmon, creme fraiche and some sprigs of dill.

What do you think of Donna's wattleseed blinis?
Is this the dish that could win for Australia?
Let me know in the comments or on twitter or Facebook using #BuildingBrunches
Check in tomorrow as we meet contestant number four.


  1. Absolutely humbled! Knowing me knowing you...its the best I can do! Thank you DBS...TBH XX

  2. I think this is on the Money, Money, Money... definitely a contender for The Winner Takes It All, I'm feeling my own entry is now Under Attack. I know that this is the Name of the Game, but I'm hoping some readers will still Take A Chance On Me with my Bang-A-Boomernag of Tim Tams, but I guess only One of Us will be victorious! Well done, great entry!

  3. This looks so yummy. I would love a taste or two.