Australia Day Food

Pavlova

Ingredients

  • 6 (59g) eggs, separated
  • 1 1/4 cups (270g) caster sugar
  • 2 tsp cornflour
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 300ml thickened cream
  • 2 tbs icing sugar mixture, sifted
  • Finely shredded rind and juice of 2 limes
  • 2 Lady finger bananas, thinly sliced diagonally
  • 3 golden kiwifruit, peeled, thinly sliced
  • 2 starfruit, thinly sliced
  • Pulp of 2-3 passionfruit

Aussie meat pies

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large brown onion, finely chopped
  • 500g lean beef mince
  • 1 tablespoon cornflour
  • 3/4 cup beef stock
  • 3/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon barbecue sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Vegemite
  • 2 sheets frozen, ready-rolled shortcrust pastry, thawed
  • 2 sheets frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 egg, beaten

Barbecued marinated lamb leg

Ingredients
  • 5 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 large lemon, juiced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1.5kg boned lamb leg, butterflied
  • olive oil cooking spray
  • jacket potatoes, to serve
  • Green olive mayonnaise
  • 3/4 cup whole-egg mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup stuffed green olives, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 small lemon, juiced

Aussie burgers

Ingredients (serves 4)
  • 500g beef mince
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 4 Weet-Bix, crushed
  • 1/3 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon tomato sauce
  • 3 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 large slices tasty cheese
  • 4 rashers bacon, rind removed, halved crossways
  • 4 hamburger buns, split, toasted
  • 1/3 cup whole-egg mayonnaise
  • 3 iceberg lettuce leaves, finely shredded
  • 2 tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 4 slices canned beetroot
  • 4 canned pineapple rings

Roast lamb

Ingredients (serves 4)
  • 1.6kg easy-carve lamb leg
  • 1 bunch rosemary
  • 6 garlic cloves, skin on
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 825g sebago potatoes, peeled, cut into 5cm pieces
  • 550g butternut pumpkin, deseeded, cut into 4cm pieces
  • steamed green vegetabes, to serve

Lamingtons

Ingredients
  • Melted butter, to grease
  • 75g (1/2 cup) self-raising flour
  • 75g (1/2 cup) plain flour
  • 70g (1/2 cup) cornflour
  • 6 eggs, at room temperature
  • 215g (1 cup) caster sugar
  • 1 tbs boiling water
  • 170g (2 cups) desiccated coconut
  • Chocolate icing
  • 300g (2 cups) icing sugar mixture
  • 35g (1/3 cup) cocoa powder
  • 60ml (1/4 cup) milk
  • 60ml (1/4 cup) boiling water

Lamb burgers with beetroot salsa

Ingredients

  • 500g lamb mince
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 3 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 cup mint leaves, plus extra to garnish
  • 425g canned baby beetroot, drained
  • 1 tbs finely chopped coriander leaves
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) lemon juice
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 100g soft goat's cheese
  • Toasted hamburger buns and salad leaves, to serve

Pineapple coleslaw

Ingredients

  • 1/4 red cabbage, shredded
  • 1/4 green cabbage, shredded
  • 2 carrots, peeled, coarsely grated
  • 1 red capsicum, deseeded, thinly sliced
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 440g can crushed pineapple in natural juice, drained
  • 1 cup whole-egg mayonnaise

Golden syrup dumplings

Ingredients (serves 4)
  • 150g (1 cup) self-raising flour
  • 60g unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1 egg
  • 1-2 tbs milk, to beat
  • Thick cream, to serve
  • Syrup
  • 30g butter
  • 220g (1 cup) caster sugar
  • 4 tbs golden syrup
  • 1 small lemon, juiced

Aussie beef & beer pie

Ingredients
  • 4 (about 650g) beef scotch fillet steaks, cut into 2cm pieces
  • 2 tbs plain flour
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1 brown onion, coarsely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tsp chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 x 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 250ml (1 cup) beer
  • 1 sheet (29 x 29cm) frozen ready-rolled shortcrust quiche pastry, just thawed
  • 1 egg, lightly whisked
  • 2 sheets (25 x 25cm) frozen ready-rolled puff pastry, just thawed
  • Tomato sauce, to serve

 

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