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Australia Day recipes

Our best recipes for your January 26 spread including pavlovas and desserts, summer salads, & delicious barbecue and drink ideas!

Hoping to host a true-blue Aussie shindig this January 26 but don't know where to start? Don't worry, we have you covered. From simple starters including sausage rolls and a classic damper right through to delicious pavlovas and fun Australia Day-themed desserts, all you need to complete your spread is right here. We also have recipes perfect for gathering your mates around the barbecue, great summer salads and a few cheeky alcoholic drinks to share too. Enjoy!
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    Mini vegemite and cheese scrolls

    Perfect for an after school snack or a tasty lunchbox treat - these cheese and vegemite embrace classic Aussie flavours in a delicious baked bread.

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    Chicken, prawn and mango salad

    Freshen things up with this delicious and wholesome chicken, prawn and mango salad. Packed full of flavour and crunch, this is sure to become a family favourite!

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    How to make perfect roast potatoes

    Baked with lemon, this is the perfect roast potatoes recipe to add to your dinner repertoire. By adding par-boiled floury potatoes to a hot, oiled baking tray with lemon, these potatoes become perfectly crisp on the outside, fluffy on the inside, with a delicious hint of citrusy brightness.

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    Barbecue lamb kebabs

    These lamb kebabs are perfect for a lazy summer barbecue. The addition of a fresh mediterranean style tomato, olive and fetta salad completes the dish.

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    Mango and passionfruit pavlova

    This iconic Australian dessert is made even more delicious with the addition of fresh tropical fruits. Whip up this gorgeous pavlova for a special occasion, birthday party or Christmas celebration.

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    White summer sangria

    Start your summer party the right (and easy) way with this crowd-pleasing cocktail. Our recipe for white wine sangria is so delicious and takes just five minutes.

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    Australia Day biscuits

    These little iced thongs are the cutest thing ever to serve up this Australia Day.

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    Sausage rolls

    A classic Aussie favourite, your family will love these homemade version of the humble sausage roll. It'll taste so much better coming straight from the oven, and you'll know exactly what's going into them.

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    Damper

    This delicious damper is best enjoyed hot from the oven with lashings of butter. Serve on its own, or as an accompaniment to a hearty bowl of soup.

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    Spinach dip cob loaf

    This is one retro recipe that never goes out of style. The cheesy spinach dip has just the right amount of garlic and bacon bits to make this an instant hit at any party.

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    Perfect potato salad

    Give this classic European salad a try with our easy recipe and enjoy the fresh parsley, mint and potato smothered in rich homemade mayonnaise.

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    Coleslaw

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    Lamington sponge cake

    Two sponge cakes are sandwiched with cream and raspberry jam to make the ultimate dessert.

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