Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Woolworths Gold GIVEAWAY Part 1

Eeekk I am super excited that I can finally share with you guys the news of an exciting giveaway. With thanks to Woolworths, I got to check out the Woolworths Gold range of products plus go on a shopping spree at Woolies for a $100 gift voucher. I felt like a kid entering into Toys R Us with the luxury of a shopping spree. 

Hamper of Woolworths Gold products

The hamper wrapped in a golden bow tie included a wide range of the "Gold" products including a bar of Jarrah honey, eliche giganti pasta, Italian Extra Virgin olive oil, orange and macadamia cluster muesli, free range chicken stock, milk chocolate caramel ganache, orange almond dark chocolate, cherry tomato and chilli relish, summer berries and elderflower jam and dark chocolate dessert sauce. You can also find the entire line of products here

For those that follow me on Instagram, you may have seen a few snapshots of my creations where I used some things from the hamper plus a few other things which I got at my Woolies shopping spree. 

My take on a mini burger / mini sandwich

When I was browsing through their line of "Gold" products, I saw the words "wagyu beef burgers" and instantly though, omg, sliders / mini burgers / mini sandwiches. Unfortunately I wasn't able to find any slider buns in the local area but I did manage to find a replacement by using one of my favourite types of bread, turkish bread. It obviously isn't the same thing but I love the crunchiness of turkish bread and thought it would give my little babies some extra texture. 

Ingredients for the mini burgers/ mini sandwiches

To make these little babies, I basically got two packets of the Gold wagyu beef burger patties, some Gold west country farmhouse cheddar cheese, tomatoes, cucumber, rocket, turkish bread as well as the cherry tomato and chilli relish and olive oil from the hamper. 

Gold wagyu beef burgers patties

Dividing up my beef patties

The first thing I did was opened up the packet of wagyu beef patties and chopped each patty into thirds. From there, I rolled them into a ball and then eventually turned one patty into three mini patties. After that, I poured some olive oil into a hot pan and cooked my precious little patties on each side for a couple minutes. 

Whilst that was cooking on the pan, I then cut up my load of turkish bread to match the size of my patties and popped them into the oven to crisp it up. With all that going on in the background, I then chopped up my veggies on the side. 

Potato crisps

No one ever has a burger without some potato and since you already have the oven on, you might as well make the most of the electricity by making some potato crisps. no-one can ever have a burger without fries, even if it is a make shift version. 

To make the crisps it isn't rocket science. Yes as you probably know by now, I am a big fan of super easy recipes. With a slicer, slice your potatoes up, drizzle them in a generous amount of olive oil, sprinkle some salt and rosemary on top and pop them into the oven with your bread. My potato to burger ratio isn't exactly balanced on that picture mainly because I kept eating them while they were crisping up in the oven. heh.  

My mini make shift burger / mini sandwich with potato crisps on the side

Everyone knows how to make a burger / sandwich but the key to making a good burger / sandwich is the way you stack it. You need to make sure your textures are separated out - don't have all your harder textures all lumped up together at the top or bottom. Spread them out. Also, I like to put my salt on tomatoes so the juices help soak up the salt so you can actually taste it rather than for example, adding it on a piece of cheese and not taste anything unless you give it like.. 10,000 sprinkles. Maybe then you can taste the salt lol. 

Anyways, once everything is stacked and salted correctly, wala! You finally have your mini burger / mini sandwich. Bon app├ętit!

I was quite impressed with the quality of the patties. I actually thought I had overcooked them but surprisingly, the patties were still juicy and best of all, the beef was mixed in with loads of herbs which helped give it so much more flavour. Cannot wait to come back for more juicy beef goodness. The cherry tomato and chilli relish was a deal breaker for me. It made the burger / sandwich slightly sweeter but not overly sweet to the point where it dominated the taste of the patty. That relish is definitely a game changer. 

So with thanks to Woolworths and One Green Bean, I am giving away two of these hampers. In each of the hampers, you will get all the Woolworths gold products which I mentioned earlier in this post. PLUS each hamper comes with a $100 Woolworths gift voucher where you can either create your own Gold recipe or recreate mine.

The first hamper to be given away will be selected from this post and the second winner will be selected in my next upcoming post. So watch this space for a second chance to win.

Give this picture some love!

To win one of these hampers, all you need to do is to like this picture on Instagram and drop a comment below to tell me what Gold dish you would create if you won one of these hampers. It is that easy. 

Terms and conditions of the giveaway
  • Competition closes at 9 pm AEST on the 20th of August 2014 - winner will be selected and emailed shortly after 
  • One entry per person per post 
  • Once you receive the hamper, please share your Gold dishes using #WoolworthsGold

Good luck everybody!

Gotta go eat! 


  1. If I were to be lucky enough to win this prize,
    I would cook burgers and chips of a bigger size

  2. I would bake a chocolate cake using the orange and macadamia cluster muesli, milk chocolate caramel ganache, orange almond dark chocolate, summer berries and dark chocolate dessert sauce to decorate on top and even in between each layer of cake. Think Andrew Bowden style, cake master from Hartsyard!

  3. Oh looks very good! I think I would try and transform that wagyu beef burgers into a tasty spaghetti bolognese. Mmmm. :)

  4. Wow this is a fantastic giveaway! I'd roast the cherry tomatoes first and would make a risotto using the chicken stock!

  5. I'd make a simple and delicious salad to take to uni, with the pasta and tomato and chilli relish. I love a bit of spice :)

  6. I'd make a deliciously indulgent pasta using the smoked wagu beef, olive oil, stock & the parppadell served with some of the crunchy warmed sourdough

  7. Oh, I've always wanted to try that eliche giganti pasta! Must be the half of me that's Italian! I'd have to whip up a tasty tomato and basil pasta using that and the Italian Extra Virgin olive oil, and maybe some tarts for dessert with the milk chocolate caramel ganache as a filling... yum!

  8. pasta is the reason i go to the gym, im loving their new large pastas!

  9. Just wanted to say that your little mini burgers look delicious!

  10. That mini burger is a winner! Tall and standing proud! Yummo!

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  11. Put that cheese in-between the bread and make myself a jaffle !

  12. Yum! I'm always looking for new lunch-box ideas, so I would spice up my lunch box using a generous spread of the cherry tomato and chili relish on muffalettas.

  13. I really like the look of these burgers as, like Ally, I'm always looking for lunch box ideas too.

  14. Thanks for share the blog,,i love to learn new dishes always,,,i liked your blog,,Awesome collection you have really!!!indian restaurant in panama