sUNBEAM bEATER mIX

Sunbeam Beater Mix, new in box, 1972Sunbeam Beater Mix
made in Australia 1972

How often have I used a Sunbeam Beater Mix to make pavlova? A million times. How often have I used it to make anything else? Not so much.

So – when I came across this beauty- new in box, I had to have it. It’s been checked by an electrician and it is oked for pavlova making.

It’s a fabulous 70s yellow colour, on black bakelite. Oh so 70s. The blurb on the box describes it thus: “portable, lightweight, with three powerful speeds- and – ejectable beaters!’ Really- you had me at ‘ejectable beaters’!

So- for all your pavlova / other beating needs [remind me again – what they might be?] the Sunbeam Beater Mix is for sale: $AU75

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Pavlova platters

70s pavlova plattersIdeal Ironstone Ware Pavlova platters
made in Japan, 1970s

Don’t be fooled, these are “World’s Finest Ironstone; Oven-Proof and Craze-Proof’. It is stated quite clearly on the back of the plates. And since I have made a couple of Pavlovas [they being my favourite food, next to Coconut Ice] I can attest to the accuracy of this statement.

Being a pavlova aficionado, I could not but help collect these plates. A plate this is both recipe and baking dish – all in one! – and craze-proof to boot! – what’s not to love? [And the ‘craze’-proof refers to the plate, not to me.] The platters are great for making pizza also.

I have seen these plates –separately- on Ebay for $30 or $40 – clearly there is a pavlova loving public that needs 1] a great 70s pavlova recipe and 2] a great 70s plate for baking said pavlova. I feel totally vindicated in my pavlova-adoring, craze-proof state of mind!

Two different 70s designs, these plates are for sale: $AUD55

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Pavlova platter

Pavlova platter [1970s]Ideal Ironstone Ware Pavlova recipe platter,
made in Japan c.1970s

Don’t be fooled, this is “World’s Finest Ironstone; Oven-Proof and Craze-Proof’; it’s stated quite clearly on the back! And since I have made a couple of Pavlovas [they being my favourite food, next to Coconut Ice] I can attest to the accuracy of this statement.

Being a pavlova aficionado, I could not but help collect these platters. A platter this is both recipe and baking dish AND craze-proof– what’s not to love? And the fantastic 70s daisy graphic in tangerine- absolutely delightful.

The pavlova platter has been styled with a 70s teak candle holder; I like the russet tones together and I think the candle holder lends a certain elegance to the platter. Pavlova by candle-light anyone?

The pavlova platter is for sale: $AUD35

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70s pavlova platter

70s pavlova recipe platterIdeal Ironstone Ware Pavlova platter,
made in Japan c.1970s

Pavlova is my favourite food- and I often request a pavlova for my birthday cake. Pavlova is a giant meringue dessert named for the Russian ballet dancer Anna Pavlova -it was created in her honour after one of her tours to Australia and New Zealand in the 1920s. The meringue plays homage to the ballerina’s tutu and her ‘light as air’ dance movements. It is a bone of contention between the two countries as to who actually invented the pavlova, but really the evidence comes down on the side of New Zealand.

These platters are fantastic: not only do you get a fool-proof recipe, you cook the pavlova directly on the plate [SO handy.] AND – they are great for cooking pizzas too. I’m sure you could cook all sorts of stuff on the ceramic surface…. but I only know how to cook pavlova and pizza.

The platters are made by Ideal Ironstone Ware- featured recently in my series of ‘realism’ plates. Ideal describes itself on the back of the platter as: “World’s Finest Ironstone; Oven-Proof and Craze-Proof.” Here we have a completely delightful orange 70s design- and the all important recipe.

The pavlova platter is for sale: $AUD40

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70s Pavlova platters [sold]

70s pavlova platesIdeal Ironstone Ware Pavlova recipe platters,
made in Japan c.1970s

Pavlova is my favourite food- and I often request a pavlova for my birthday cake. Pavlova is a giant meringue desert named for the Russian ballet dancer Anna Pavlova -it was created in her honour after one of her tours to Australia and New Zealand in the 1920s. The meringue plays homage to the ballerina’s tutu and her ‘light as air’ dance movements. It is a bone of contention between the two countries as to who actually invented the pavlova, but really the evidence comes down on the side of New Zealand.

These platters are fantastic: not only do you get a fool-proof recipe, you cook the pavlova directly on the plate [SO handy.] AND – they are great for cooking pizzas too. I’m sure you could cook all sorts of stuff on the ceramic surface…. but I only know how to cook pavlova and pizza.

The platters are made by Ideal Ironstone Ware- featured recently in my series of ‘realism’ plates. Ideal describes itself on the back of the platter as: “World’s Finest Ironstone; Oven-Proof and Craze-Proof.” Here we have four 70s designs [same recipe]- so you could have a make two pizzas and two pavlovas simultaneously- imagine that! PARTY!

The pavlova platters are for sale: $AUD65

Pavlova platters [sold]

Retro pavlova platesIdeal Ironstone Ware Pavlova recipe platters, made in Japan c.1960s

Don’t be fooled, these are “World’s Finest Ironstone; Oven-Proof and Craze-Proof’”.  It is stated quite clearly on the back of the plates. And since I have made a couple of Pavlovas [they being my favourite food, next to Coconut Ice] I can attest to the accuracy of this statement.

Being a pavlova aficionado, I could not but help collect these plates. A plate that is both recipe and baking dish – all in one! – and craze-proof to boot! – what’s not to love? [Although, I agree, the ‘craze’-proof refers to the plate, not to me.]

I have seen these plates –separately- on Ebay for $30 or $40 – clearly there is a pavlova loving public that needs~ 1] a great 60s pavlova recipe and~ 2] a great 60s plate for baking said pavlova. I feel totally vindicated in my pavlova-adoring, craze-proof state of mind!

Four different 60s designs, four totally identical pavlova recipes; these plates are for sale: $AUD65