May is Cancer Council’s Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea so it’s time to stir yourself up and take some time out with friends, family and workmates to help in the fight against cancer. All you need to do is sign on to host an event during May and start planning!
Last year over a million Australians shared a cuppa for the cause. Armed with little more than tea bags and a kettle our supporters raised a magnificent $11.2 million for vital cancer research, prevention and support programs. Our target for 2012 is $11.5 million and with your help we can achieve it.
Renowned chef, author & restaurateur Stephanie Alexander, celebrity chefs and My Kitchen Rules hosts Pete Evans and Manu Feildel and Masterchef alumni Adam Liaw, Poh Ling Yeow and Callum Hann are just some of the ambassadors to come on board and share their healthy, seasonal morning tea recipes.
“Most people know someone who has been affected by cancer. I’m lending my support to Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea to help raise money towards research, and the many families doing it tough fighting this disease.” says Manu.
So whether it’s a simple morning tea with workmates, a sustainable morning tea in the community or a school bake day, you’ll be helping the 275 Australians who are told they have a life-threatening cancer every day. Thursday 24th May 2012 is the official tea party day, but you can host an event any time during May and beyond. Visit http://www.biggestmorningtea.com.au/ or phone 1300 65 65 85 to find out how.
Funds raised contribute to vital cancer research, prevention programs and support services (like the Cancer Council Helpline - 13 11 20). So go on, stir yourself up, register now and invite your friends, school, workmates and family to join in the tea party and help us reduce the impact of cancer on all Australians.
Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea 2012 Ambassadors
Barry du Bois
Poh Ling Yeow
Gwyneth Paltrow’s Biggest Morning Tea recipe
Lalo’s Famous cookies
Lalo (as my mother is affectionately called by my children – who wants to be called Grandma anyway?) is famous far and wide for these delicious cookies.
4 cups barley flour
3 cups raw whole almonds crushed in a food processor
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 cup canola oil
1 cup maple syrup
Jam (raspberry, apricot or blueberry)
Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F).
Combine all of the ingredients, except the jam, in a large bowl with a wooden spoon. Form into rounded tablespoon-sized balls and space them evenly on baking sheets lined with parchment. Use your index finger or the end of a wooden spoon to make an indentation and fill each cookie with a small amount of jam. Bake until cookies are evenly browned, about 20 minutes.
Makes 50 cookies
Recipe from Gwyneth Paltrow’s, Notes from my Kitchen Table, Macmillan, 2011