Australian Cuisine and Recipes

Australian cuisine refers to the cuisine of the Australia and its indigenous and colonial societies. Indigenous Australians have occupied the lands of Australia for some 40,000–60,000 years, during which time they developed a unique hunter gatherer diet, known as “bush tucker”, drawn from regional Australian flora and fauna—such as the kangaroo. Australia was, from 1788 to 1900, a collection of British colonies in which culinary tastes were strongly influenced by British and Irish traditions – and agricultural products such as beef cattle, sheep and wheat became staples in the national diet.

Anzac Biscuits

The popular Anzac biscuit is a traditional, egg-less sweet biscuit. Early recipes did not include coconut.

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Aussie Burger with the Lot

The famous Aussie Burger with the Lot is served in pubs, fish & chip shops and restaurants around the country. This burger consists of a juicy beef patty in a bun served with with cheese, sliced tomato, sliced, canned beetroot, onions, lettuce, bacon and an egg. Some versions are served with a slice of pineapple for that extra burst of summer flavour.

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Aussie Meat Pie

How to make an Aussie meat pie at home. An Australian or New Zealand meat pie is a hand-sized meat pie containing largely diced or minced meat and gravy, sometimes with onion, mushrooms, or cheese and often consumed as a takeaway food snack.

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Barbecue (BBQ) Sauce – Australian Style

Australian barbecue sauce made at home is sometimes simply a blend of tomato sauce and Worcestershire sauce with a few other ingredients such as is used this recipe.

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Cheesymite Scroll

A cheesymite scroll is a baked food item commonly found in Australia. This is our simple recipe to make your own.

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Chicken Parmigiana

Chicken parmigiana is a popular Australian and Italian-American dish consisting of a crumbed (breaded) chicken breast topped with pasta (tomato) sauce and mozzarella, Parmesan or provolone cheese. A slice of ham or bacon is sometimes added

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Chiko Rolls

The Chiko roll is iconically Australian and the ingredients are really a mystery to everybody. Here we have tried to capture the flavour so you can make them at home.

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Chocolate Crackles

A popular children’s treat in Australia and New Zealand, especially for birthday parties and at school fêtes.

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Chocolate Lamingtons

A lamington is an Australian cake, made from squares of sponge cake coated in an outer layer of chocolate (or sometimes raspberry) sauce and rolled in desiccated coconut.

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Citrus Snapper

Orange and grapefruit zest combined with spices go well with the delicate flavours of snapper fillets.

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Dagwood Dogs

In Australia, a hot dog sausage on a stick, deep fried in batter, is known as a Dagwood Dog, Pluto Pup, or Dippy Dog, depending on region. Variants exist that use wheat-based or corn-based batters.

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Democracy Sausage

A definitive guide to making a Democracy Sausage.

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Lemon Myrtle and Macadamia Chicken with Brown Butter

After being marinated in the citrusy herb, the chicken is lightly browned, then encrusted with the sweet roasted nuts and baked. This simple meal highlights the unique flavours of some of our country’s finest indigenous ingredients.

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Macaroni Salad

Macaroni salad is a type of pasta salad, served cold made with cooked elbow macaroni and usually prepared with mayonnaise. Much like potato salad or coleslaw in its use, it is often served as a side dish to barbecue, fried chicken, or other picnic style dishes.

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Mixed Berry and Coconut Pavlova

With a crisp meringue outside and a soft marshmallow inside, pavlova is an iconic Aussie favourite. In this recipe we have upped the ante with the inclusion of coconut.

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