s 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.
If you’re going to make a great dough and rise to the occasion, you’ll need the right tools. If your old mixer isn’t cutting it, check out our range of Bench Mixers and Hand Mixers.
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.
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!