Australia-day-recipes

BBQ Lamb Cutlets Recipe

Looking for Australia Day recipes? You have to have a BBQ, and you have to have lamb! These BBQ lamb cutlets with rosemary, honey and balsamic glaze take only minutes to prepare and cook, so you can enjoy the long weekend! It also makes a great quick dinner idea for summer. From the 4 Ingredients Herb It Up cookbook.

Ingredients
12 lamb cutlets
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoons Gourmet Garden Garlic
1 tablespoons Gourmet Garden Rosemary
2 tablespoons honey

Method
1. Heat BBQ and cook lamb cutlets for 2 minutes each side until just starting to brown.

2. For the glaze, stir together the vinegar, garlic rosemary and honey and season with salt and pepper.

3. Brush over cutlets on both sides and BBQ for another 2-3 minutes or until they’re cooked to your liking.

4. Serve cutlets with a crisp green salad juice.

What are you cooking for Australia Day?

January 24, 2014

Lamb, Mint and Macadamia Sausage Rolls Recipe

You can’t beat a homemade sausage roll, and this lamb sausage roll recipe, flavoured with mint and crunchy macadamia nuts, is one of the best Australian recipes. Bake a batch on Australia Day and watch them disappear.

Makes 12

Ingredients

500g lamb sausage mince or remove the meat from lamb sausages
1/2 brown onion, grated
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 zucchini, grated
1 carrot, peeled and grated
1 stick celery, finely chopped
1/2 cup fresh mint
1 tablespoon lemon zest
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 egg
1/2 cup macadamias, toasted and coarsely chopped
Salt and pepper
2 sheets puff pastry, cut in half
Sesame seeds for sprinkling
1 egg, (extra) lightly whisked with 1 tablespoon of water

Method

1. Preheat oven to 200°C, fan-forced. Line baking trays with non-stick baking paper. Place all the ingredients, except the pastry, extra egg and sesame seeds into a large bowl, season with salt and pepper and using your hands massage the ingredients together.

2. Place the lamb mixture along the long edge of the pastry half and brush the other edge with egg wash and roll to enclose leaving the ends open. Cut into half and place onto prepared trays. Brush the tops with egg wash and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden and cooked through.

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January 23, 2014

Macadamia Chocolate Lamingtons Recipe

This is the best lamington recipe you’ll ever bake and the must-make treat for Australia Day. They’re extra special thanks to being rolled in coconut as well as roasted macadamias.

Makes 15

Ingredients
125g butter, softened
1 cup caster sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 eggs
1 3/4 cup self raising flour, sifted
1 tablespoon dark cocoa powder
1/2 cup milk
2 cups shredded coconut
2 cups unsalted macadamias, roasted

Icing
6 cups icing sugar mixture
1/2 cup dark cocoa powder
2 tablespoons butter, softened
3/4 cup boiling water

Method

1. Preheat oven to 160°C fan-forced. Grease a 3cm-deep, 20 x 30cm (base) lamington pan. Line with non-stick baking paper, leaving a 2cm overhang on all sides.

2. Beat the butter, sugar and vanilla in an electric mixer until light and creamy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

3. Sift half the flour and cocoa over the butter mixture and stir until combined. Mix through half the milk and repeat with the remaining flour, cocoa and milk. Spoon into the prepared tin and smooth the top. Bake for 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes then turn onto a wire rack and cool completely.

4. To make the icing, sift the icing sugar and cocoa into a bowl add the butter and boiling water and stir until smooth.

5. Cut cake into 15 pieces. Place the macadamia and coconut into a food processor and pulse to blend together, tip onto a dish. Use a fork and dip one piece of cake into the icing mixture, shake off any excess and toss in the macadamia and coconut. Place onto a wire rack over a baking tray. Repeat with remaining cake, icing, coconut and macadamias.

What’s your favourite Australia Day recipe?

January 21, 2014