As much as we love a hot day and a great barbie, what would Australia Day be without some baked treats? Iconic Aussie foods like lamingtons, Anzac biscuits and everything below – they all come straight from the oven.
So to help you prepare a spread for the day we celebrate our great land, we’ve picked four of our favourites to spotlight.
The meat pie’s best friend, a classic sausage roll is actually deceptively simple to make. All you need for a great one is sausage mince, grated tasty cheese and a few sheets of frozen puff pastry.
Betta tip: get the sausage mince from your local butcher rather than the supermarket; the mixture of meat and fat will be better-quality, and you’ll know it was made on-site.
While the origins of this iconic dessert are controversial and disputed (we’re looking at you, New Zealand), the deliciousness of a great pav is never in question. Everyone has their own way of doing a pav, so we won’t even try to suggest a recipe. Just make sure you’ve got lots of seasonal fruit to serve it with!
Ok so this one technically doesn’t require any baking, or even cooking – but it’s an Aussie classic. How did we get so fixated on something so simple? Does it even matter? Fairy bread is an Australia Day essential.
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Can’t-Miss Lemon Scones
The ultimate comfort classic. Like plenty of other parts of our British heritage, scones are a treat we’ve made completely on our own. So what better excuse to tuck into them than Australia Day? Here’s our favourite recipe:
3 Cups SR Flour
1 Cup Fresh Cream
1 Cup Fizzy Clear Lemonade
Zest of 1 Lemon
- Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees
- Add flour to bowl and make a well in the centre
- Add cream, lemonade, and zest, and mix by hand until just combined
- Remove dough to well-floured bench and knead gently for about a minute
- Roll out dough to about 2cm thick, and use a scone cutter or a cup to cut scones and place on a baking tray. Combine dough and roll out again to cut more scones as necessary
- Brush the scones lightly with milk before placing in the oven for 10-15 minutes
- Remove from oven when golden-brown and cover with a clean tea towel for ten minutes. Serve with jam and cream!