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Alana Lowes Spicy Ham & Cheese Melt

Celebrity cook, TV presenter and writer, Alana Lowes will raise her cup and tip the balance in the fight against cancer this May as a Cancer Council Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea ambassador – and she’s sharing some delicious recipes to encourage others to celebrate!

Thursday, May 22 morning tea hosts everywhere will gather in living rooms, community centres, schools and workplaces to celebrate and raise more than $2.5 million for cancer research, education programs and patient support services.

Alana said it was a privilege to be involved with such a long-running campaign that supports people and their families diagnosed with cancer.

“I certainly don’t need any excuse to enjoy food and Australian’s Biggest Morning Tea brings together two of my favourite passions – eating and raising money for cancer research, prevention and patient support,” Alana said.

“I am so honoured and excited to be a part of this fantastic campaign and hope that my recipe will inspire you to host your own Biggest Morning Tea this year and help a wonderful charity!”

Alana has created an exclusive, mouth-watering recipe, Spicy Aussie Ham and Cheese Melt, for anyone looking to impress their morning tea guests this May.

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Makes 4


4 slices of thick bread

¼ cup Alana’s Pantry Spicy Aussie sauce*

4 slices of ham

4 slices of cheddar cheese


Preheat the oven grill to high.

Place the bread under the grill to toast one side.  Remove from the grill.

Spread the uncooked side of the bread slices with Alana’s Pantry Spicy Aussie sauce.  Top with the ham slices and then the cheddar cheese slices.

Place under the hot grill and cook until melted and golden.

*Alana’s Pantry Spicy Aussie sauce is available at Coles Supermarkets in Australia