I chose to try a Bacon and Cheese Cobb Loaf recipe that I found scribbled in the margins of an old recipe book. The beauty of this recipe is that it's sooooo adaptable and you really add (or omit) whatever ingredients you like.
HOMEMADE XO SAUCE ... 25 grams dried scallops 75 g dried prawns 1 c vegetable oil 75 g garlic (about 20 cloves) 2 inches ginger 75 grams red shallots 50 g jamón ibérico, parma ham or prosciutto, 25 g fresh long red chilies 15 g dried long red chilies 7 g dried birdseye chilies 5 g roasted shrimp paste 2 T dried shrimp roe, OPTIONAL 15 g light brown sugar, or to taste 250 milliliters (1 cup) water pinch of salt or to taste 2 T sake or Shaoxing wine
Aussie Meat Pie...used this recipe to make Meat Pies for Laura's bday. Just wanted her to have a little taste of home. Use homemade puff pastry though, of course!