The Ultimate Australia Day Platters

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The Ultimate Australia Day Platters

The Ultimate Australia Day Platters

On this platter I have gone all out Aussie!

All you really need to add is a VB beer and you’ll be full Aussie Bogan! In the style of course!

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The trick with creating a really awesome platter is how you lay everything out on the board. Finding a board I love is the starting point for me and now that the good old lazy Susan is back in fashion I tend to find myself using them more and more.

Then think about different heights, colours, and textures and throw a few small bowls in the mix.

Here’s what I have on my Aussie Aussie Day Platter! Our starting point is the cheese triangles. And by serving it all on a lazy Susan everyone can easily get to everything!

These Australia Day Platters were designed to please kids and adults alike!

Charcuterie Platter

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Australia Day Platters Guide:

  • Coon Cheese cut into triangles and crisscrossed for interest
  • Australian flag toothpicks with a cube of cheddar cheese, a slice of kabana and ½ Sweet Solantro tomato
  • Quakes cucumbers, halved on an angle
  • Pickled onions, multiple places, multiple colours
  • Barbeque Shapes, multiple places
  • Jatz or Savoy Crackers, multiple places
  • Twisties
  • Cheddar Cheese cubes
  • Mini Dagwood Dogs
  • Cocktail Frankfurts
  • Heinz Tomato Sauce
  • Mild Twiggy Sticks
  • French Onion Dip
  • Smiths Crinkle Cut Chips
  • Mango, sliced into cubes
  • Strasburg, rolled and put on a toothpick to hold them
  • Curly Parsley to garnish and fill in any little holes

Equipment & tools recommendation:

Salt&Pepper Round Serving Board 

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Alex Liddy Sauce Dish 8cm Set of 4 White

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Alex Liddy Slate & Co Oval Cheese Knife Acacia

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The Ultimate Australia Day Platters

Australia Day Souvlaki Platter

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Australia is well known for serving up some awesome Greek souvlaki thanks’ to all of those Greek immigrants who made Australia their home many moons ago, and thank goodness they came!

If you don’t have the ways or means to cook your own spit roast, do not fear! All of our deliciously awesome souvlaki shops (and kebab shops for that matter) will happily slice you up a takeaway container full of years so you only need to worry about the rest!

Serve it all on a huge lazy Suzan so everything is in easy reach.

I love adding extra flavour and texture to our sovs with tabouli and hummus, not traditional, but hey, the reason we love Australia so much is because of its blended cultures.

Greek Souvlaki Platter

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Australia Day Platters Guide:

  • Chicken or Lamb Yiros or both!
  • Tzatziki
  • Mr Pita Pita Bread
  • Tabouli
  • Hommus
  • Spanish Onion, thinly sliced
  • Tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • Spring Onion, sliced on the angle for those who find Spanish onion too strong
  • Lettuce, shredded
  • Lemon Wedges

Recreate this platter!

Australia Day Platters tools recommendation:

Ambrosia Karira Bamboo Lazy Susan 51cm

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Ambrosia Zest Round Dip Bowl 12cm Set of 2

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 Fabulous Fruit Platter

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Anyone can throw some fruit on a board for a refreshing colourful snack, but if you put a little thought into how you prepare the fruit and the shapes and colours of it you can create a masterpiece of colour and texture. As they say, eat the rainbow!

Australia Day Platters Guide:

  • Watermelon, cut into (fairly even) thin triangles
  • Red Apples, cut in half through the middle, then thinly sliced
  • Green Apples, as above
  • Oranges, cut into thin rounds, then sliced on one side to the centre so you can curl the slices for decoration
  • Mini Pears, cut in half
  • Rockmelon, some cut into wedges, some cut with a cookie cutter of choice
  • Blueberries
  • Blackberries
  • Strawberries, leave the greens on for added colour
  • Cherries, leave the stems on for added interest
  • Mini Cherry Ripe, sliced in half on an angle
  • Mini Crunchies, sliced in half on an angle.
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I throw in a few mini chocolates cut in half for a little added treat.  I also cut some of the melon with a cookie cutter, this one is just a basic round cutter but different shapes look great too.

Australia Day Platters tools recommendation:

Alex Liddy Slate & Co Round Marble Serving Board with Handles

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Charcuterie Serving Board

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Cob Loaf Platter

A soft cob loaf stuffed with a delicious dip comprised of sour cream, cream cheese, and mozzarella mingled with peas, bacon, cheese, hotdogs, and biscuits. Served with crisp veggies and gently toasted bread! Perfect for kids and adults during events!

Ultimate Dessert Platter

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Prepare your tray by starting with the largest components, which include the dairy products and tubs. After that, arrange the garnishes’ cups and jars. After that, arrange the piklets and pavlovas.

Next, begin using the other components to fill up the voids. After you’ve arranged with all your sugary treats and bigger fruit sections, use your berries and any mini sweets to fill in any blank spaces and give the plate a sense of abundance. Enjoy your dessert on Australia Day!

Australia Day Platters Guide:

  • Mini pavlovas
  • Ice cream cones
  • Nutella
  • seasonal fruit
  • Golden Gaytime Crumbs
  • Lamington Ice Cream
  • Passionfruit
  • Mini Tim Tams
  • Caramello Koalas
  • Furry Friends
  • Cream
  • Monte Carlo biscuits
  • Pods
  • Mini Cherry Ripe bars
  • Pikelets
  • Lollie pineapples

Australia Day Platters tools recommendation:

Hand Woven Round Rattan Tray

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Daytime Delight

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These daytime delights will definitely fill you up amid the scorching sun! You can pair this with wine and enjoy chit-chatting with your loved ones.

Australia Day Platters Guide:

  • Crackers
  • Prosciutto
  • Bologna
  • Ricotta
  • Bacon
  • Chips
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Oatcakes
  • Artisan Cheese
  • Chocolate/Dates
  • Almonds

Australia Day Platters tools recommendation:

Bastil Round Footed Serving Platter

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Royalclub Charcuterie Cheese Board

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