Not sure you can get much more Australian than damper, especially if you serve it with a lamb stew. Originally it was a simple flour and water mix baked over a campfire, now recipes like this one have gone a step further using wholemeal flour, cinnamon and pumpkin. It still goes well with lamb though.
This is a great way to jazz up plain old creamed rice. If you don’t want to use tinned crushed pineapple I don’t see why couldn’t substitute any other fruit fresh fruit or even tinned apricots or peaches.
Almost back to school time after the long summer holidays here in Melbourne.
So I thought some old 1970s sandwich filling ideas might give you some new ideas for the kid’s lunches. Mum used to make the Mock Chicken Filling for our sandwiches and also for afternoon teas with her friends. I remember it as tasting quite nice.
I’m not sure this is an ideal picnic recipe, unless you kept it cool you could easily end up with a melted chocolate mess on your day out. Think I’d rather make it and eat it at home.
Metric conversions: 8oz = 250g – 2oz = 60g – 4oz = 125g
I’m not a fan of cold soup, even in summer, so I’d be serving this hot on a cold winter’s night, but either way it makes a great starter for a dinner party.
Substituting brown or white rice for bulgur (a wheat product) is a really good way to make this salad gluten free, without losing all the other great flavours of the Middle East.
This is the last of the Herald Sun’s ‘Second time around’ ideas for Christmas leftovers I’m posting today, but it’s a good one. Turkey or ham with mayonnaise and sweet chilli sauce and mustard to give it a tang and celery for a crunch. I think leftover chicken would work just as well too.