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I'm Dreaming Of A White Kitchen: Three Easy Australian Recipes

White Kitchens have been a staple in homes for as long was we can remember and it is no surprise really. Keeping things easy to clean make for a kitchen that you will look forward to using alongside entertaining in without the usual dread of cleaning up. Large and deep sinks are helpful without major water splash back and gives you the ability to save water and soak your dirty dishes, the dishwasher isn't necessary every time! Once you have this ideal white kitchen it is time to cook. We have put together some easy and fun recipes to do at home. 

 

 

1. ANZAC BISCUITS

A traditional and pivotal Australian treat what better time than to get your practice in before the 25th of April this year for Anzac Day.

 

1 cup plain flour
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup shredded coconut
125 g butter
2 tbs golden syrup
1 tbs water
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda

 

Sift the flour into a large bowl. Add the sugar, rolled oats and coconut.  Melt the butter in a saucepan, then add the golden syrup and water. Stir in the bicarbonate of soda into the liquid mixture. Add the liquid to the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. Place walnut-sized balls of mixture onto a greased tray and bake at 175C for 15-20 minutes. Leave the biscuits to cool and they will harden accordingly. 
  

            

 

2. LAMB SHANKS

Another classic dish that never fails to impress. This is ideal for the colder months coming up, not to mention Easter. A real crowd pleaser and a wholesome meal, lamb shanks are delicious when done properly, this can certainly be a straight forward dish to perfect. 

6 lamb shanks
1 cup plain flour to coat
1/4 cup oil
1 onion diced
1 carrot diced
1/2 celery stick diced
410g canned crushed tomatoes
1 tbs chicken stock powder
1 tbs tomato sauce
1 tbs mixed herbs
1 tbs crushed garlic
1/4 cup red wine
1 cup water
1 tbs gravy powder

 

Coat your lamb shanks in flour. Drizzle with oil and bake in a roasting pan at 180C for 1 hour. Remove shanks from the tray and scatter diced vegetables on the bottom. Return shanks to tray. Combine the remaining ingredients, apart from the gravy mix, and pour over shanks. Cover with tinfoil and bake in a low temperature oven for approximately 3½ hours, or until shanks are tender. Turn once or twice during cooking. Remove the shanks from the tray and strain stock into saucepan to make sauce using the gravy mix of your choice. Side with mash and seasonal vegetables of your choice. 

 

 

 

3. CHEESE & VEGEMITE SCROLLS

Strapped for time? This is easy as ABC. Cheese and Vegemite scrolls are a quick and savoury snack, have with afternoon tea, for breakfast or on the go. It certainly is a winning combination that is proving to be as timeless as a white kitchen! 
 
3 cups self-raising flour
1 pinch salt
50 g butter cold
2 tbs Vegemite
200 g cheese grated
3 tbs milk
   
Preheat your oven to 220C. Sift flour and salt into a bowl and then rub in the butter. Stir in enough milk to make a soft dough. Knead gently on a lightly floured surface, and then roll out to form a 40 x 25 cm rectangle. Spread Vegemite over the dough then sprinkle over ¾ of the cheese. Roll up from long side to enclose cheese. Cut 10 x 4 cm slices from roll and place close together, cut side up, on a greased and lined baking tray. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and bake in preheated hot oven for 15-20 minutes or until cooked and golden.

 

 

 

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