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Australia Day recipes

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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  • crispy prawn balls

    Crispy prawn balls

    Coated in a crispy bread and chive batter, these deep-fried beauties are the perfect way to kick off any summer menu. Serve with sweet chilli sauce and lime for the ultimate flavour explosion.

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  • Mini vegemite and cheese scrolls

    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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  • sausage rolls

    Easy sausage rolls

    Entertaining over the holiday break? Whip up a batch of these little beauties to feed a crowd.

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  • Damper and dips

    Damper and dips

    Served with two simple dips, this homemade damper is a perfect accompaniment ... or make the damper as a stand-alone part of any family meal.

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  • potato salad

    Quick and easy potato salad

    Potato salads are a timeless staple on Aussie Christmas spreads. Our recipe, with creamy greek-yoghurt and sour cream dressing, can be on the table in less than half an hour. Too easy!

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  • Chicken, prawn and mango salad

    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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  • Three Cabbage Slaw

    Three cabbage slaw

    This zesty and fresh homemade cabbage slaw is the ultimate side dish for a big dinner spread. Packed full of texture and easy to make, this can be added to sandwiches and burgers for a delicious gourmet hit.

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  • Barbecued vegetable salad

    Barbecued vegetable salad

    Tossed in a fragrant marinade, this glorious barbecued vegetable salad is packed full of char-grilled eggplant, zucchini, asparagus and onions to create a brilliant side dish, perfect to go alongside roasted meat.

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  • Aussie beef and shiraz pies

    Aussie beef and shiraz pies

    An Australian icon, the humble Aussie pie is given a re-vamp worthy to serve to family and friends. A hot, tasty beef, shiraz and mushroom filling is encased in a flakey, golden pastry that will delight dinner guests.

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  • lamb kebabs

    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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  • pavlova stack

    Tropical coconut pavlova stack

    This light pavlova, with fresh tropical fruits stacked between melt-in-your-mouth meringues, is the perfect dessert for entertaining this summer season!

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  • summer berry pavlova

    Summer berry pavlova

    Australian family gatherings or celebrations wouldn't be complete without a pav, especially in the warmer months when all our favourite soft fruit is super-ripe and cheap. Or top with any fruit you like - banana, kiwifruit, mango or hulled cherries are all good alternatives.

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  • Mango and passionfruit pavlova

    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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  • Peach pavlova

    Sugar and spice peach pavlova

    We're peachy keen on this sugar and spice pav! Topped with fresh peaches and pomegranate seeds, it's sure to be a hit this summer season.

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  • white summer sangria

    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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  • Giant lamington

    Giant lamington

    The humble lamington is one of Australia's most well-loved desserts. This version creates a jumbo version of the tasty chocolate and coconut sponge, and stuffs it with fresh whipped cream and raspberry jam to produce a wonderfully sweet cake.

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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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