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Four deliciously easy canapés for Australia Day

Chrissy Dupé


These yummy little mouthfuls of summer are the perfect way to kick start your Australia Day festivities. 

So crank up Triple J’s Hottest 100, chill those eskis and get your Aussie on with these four deliciously easy canapés.

Watermelon, goat’s cheese and prosciutto

watermelon canapes

These luscious little mouthfuls are great party-starters for summer. Crisp, juicy watermelon discs, topped with a crown of goat’s cheese, prosciutto and a little fresh mint. Perfection. Get the recipe here.

 Sweet potato and sage galettes


Sweet potato and sage galettes are pretty as a picture and have got all the right flavours and textures. Crispy, buttery pastry, roasted sweet potato slices, and crispy sage leaves. I’m calling them healthy. Get the recipe here.

Caramelised onion and goat’s cheese tartlets


I love these little tartlets because they’re so simple to make, but they look really elegant and each little bite is jam-packed with flavour. The trick is to be patient and caramelise the onion really slowly on a low heat.

Trust me, it’s worth it. Get the recipe here.

 Golden stretchy mozzarella balls with Sriracha mayonnaise


These balls from heaven don’t need much explanation. Deep-fried stretchy cheese covered in golden crunchy breadcrumbs and dipped in spicy mayo. ’nuff said. Get the recipe here.


Chrissy Dupé

Chrissy is a lover of lists and a self-confessed control freak. Her mission is to help other women with a strong need to be in control learn how to harness the power of their inner control freak and use it for good. Having lived through the devastation that being control freak without focus brings, and going out the other side stronger, Chrissy developed a series of hands-on, zero 'fluff' programs to help women control their freak, instead of letting it run them into the ground. Her philosophy is based on the little-known fact that control freaks are actually born for greatness... and that without them, the world would fall into disorganised chaos. You can find out more at More about the Author