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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

    Because it's a long way to the shop when you want a sausage roll.

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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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    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

    Easy to make in advance and the perfect bring-along salad for any occasion.

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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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