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This recipe for Lamingtons has been making kids around Australia happy for decades. The Lamington is a little sponge cake dipped in chocolate icing and then rolled in desiccated coconut.
Try out this delicious Pavlova recipe -- it's New Zealand's national dessert and rightly so. The Pavlova is a meringue shell with a marshmellowy centre topped with whipped cream and fresh fruit.
Afghan Biscuits are a Kiwi favorite. The chocolate and cornflake biscuit, also known as a
Toasted muesli is such a simple and delicious breakfast meal. The muesli is made of rolled oats combined with a mixture of nuts, seeds, desiccated coconut, honey and a little canola oil.
Top 10 Passionfruit Recipes
Try out this delicious muesli bar recipe -- it's so simple to prepare and packed full of nutritious nuts.
Turn up to your next tea party with these delightful homemade glazed fruit tarts. Sweet, buttery shortcrust tarts are filled with creme patisserie and topped with strawberries, mandarins, kiwi fruit, blueberries and raspberries.
A Quick Guide to Oven Temperature Conversions
The ultimate comfort food, vanilla rice pudding with sooth and satisfy your dessert craving.
Trout's subtle flavor is best left to speak for itself. This recipe's flavors are simple -- garlic, lemon juice and a little butter is all that's required.
Lemon barley water is a delicious, old fashioned drink that was once considered to be a remedy for the weak. These days its simply enjoyed as a refreshing drink for all occasions.
The Tim Tam Slam is an Aussie coffee ritual. The Tim Tam Slam is a method of using these cookies as a straw to suck up a hot drink, like coffee and then eating it before it explodes.
The delicious Aussie meat pie is a small pie filled with ground beef, onions and gravy. The pie is usually topped with tomato sauce.
This curried sweet potato soup with coconut milk is aromatically spiced and delicately creamy.
One of my all-time favorite salads and so easy to make -- quinoa, tuna and chickpea salad tossed with baby spinach, celery, fresh mint and cilantro, spring onions and baby tomatoes.
Lamb backstrap is a top grade cut of lamb that's perfect for marinating, barbecuing and grilling. It's tender and full of flavor. In this recipe, lamb backstraps are marinated in Middle Eastern herbs and spices and then barbecued to perfection.
The Louise cake is an old fashioned treat in New Zealand that consists of a biscuit or thin cake base topped with raspberry jam and coconut meringue. The cake is baked in the oven and then served with fresh raspberries on top.
A savory spread that defies description
These gorgeous brandied peaches make a wonderful topping for pancakes, ice-cream or enjoy with a dollop of clotted cream for dessert. They require three months of bottling before serving. It's worth the wait! Brandied peaches also make a wonderful food gift.
Treat yourself to a gorgeous breakfast of eggs Florentine. Poached eggs are served on toasted sourdough bread with spinach and a creamy Hollandaise sauce.
Prepare an irresistible treat, perfect for enjoying on toast, as a cheesecake topping, stirred through whipped cream, or as a spongecake filling.
Sweet, moist and delicious, this banana yogurt cake is a family favorite.
Passionfruit Butter is so simple to prepare and absolutely delicious on a piece of toast for breakfast or as a pastry filling.
Butter Measurement Conversions. Australian / New Zealand Food.
This mouth-watering Portuguese chicken burger was born in Bondi but has spread throughout Australia and New Zealand. The burger consists of pan-fried chicken breasts topped with a chili sauce, romaine lettuce, several slices of provolone cheese and mayonnaise.
This honey mustard lamb rack recipe is a great-tasting show-stopper -- and so easy to prepare, you'll be embarrassed by all the praise.
A succulent and simple lamb roast recipe - one of Australia and New Zealand's favorite ways to enjoy lamb.
Crumbed lamb cutlets are a favorite amongst Kiwis and Aussies. Some recipes are quite inventive but this simple recipe is a popular one and a great place to start.
Iconic Australian Foods - Iconic New Zealand Foods
Step by Step instructions on how to cut a kiwi fruit
List of top 10 winter desserts
The Maori Boil-up is a delicious soup normally made with a pork stock base. In this recipe the soup is cooked with tender pork filets, spinach, watercress and fluffy pumpkin dumplings.
Recipe for Curry Puffs. Australian / New Zealand Food.
Whip up a Caesar salad for lunch or dinner with this simple and delicious recipe consisting of boiled eggs, crispy bacon and crunchy croutons.
Use up leftover roasted vegetables in this classic quiche recipe. The vibrant colors and flavors of this delicious quiche are sure to become a family favorite.
A succulent fish burger -- the white fish is coated in a light batter and then fried to perfection. Served on a toasted hamburger bun with homemade tartar sauce and hand-cut potato chips.
For an easy summer starter, try these succulent barbecued shrimp served with a spicy, sweet, salty and sour Thai dipping sauce.
There is something very special about making homemade strawberry jam. It tastes purer and more intense and it's natural. This simple recipe is a great way to fall in love with jam making.
A delicious apple and tropical passionfruit crumble topped with crunchy ANZAC biscuits and vanilla ice-cream. A delicious treat for winter or summer.
A simple, rustic pasta dish of pappardelle with lamb ragu. In this recipe, lamb shoulder is slowly braised with tomatoes and peppers until it becomes tender and then served with fresh pappardelle noodles.
8 Australian food icons that make perfect souvenirs
The chocolate banana milkshake -- perfect for a quick, delicious and filling breakfast.
An article on Australia's most popular beer -- Victoria Bitter.
The souffle is a delicate baked dish made from eggs yolks and whipped egg whites. It can be served as a savory dish or in this case, as a dessert. This passionsfruit souffle is infused with vanilla beans and fresh passionfruit.
Try brushing par-boiled potatoes with a mixture of olive oil, butter and sea salt for perfect, crispy roast potatoes.
This Australian hamburger usually consists of a juicy beef patty in a bun with cheese, sliced tomato, canned beetroot, onions, lettuce, bacon and an egg.
The ANZAC Biscuit plays an important part in Australian and New Zealand History. The simple yet delicious biscuits are made of oats, desiccated coconut, butter, sugar and flour.
Recipe for Chocolate Cake with Fresh Blood Orange, Dark Chocolate and Sea Salt
Pick up some freshly shucked oysters and top them with crispy smoked bacon, Worcestershire sauce, balsamic vinegar and butter for a lip-smacking appetizer.
Flavored with garlic and fresh rosemary and served with a delicious red wine and gravy, this simple beef rib eye roast makes for a wonderful family dinner.
Try out this colorful and delicious beetroot salad. The earthy sweetness of the roasted beets is complimented by the tart sweetness of the tropical mango.
Make your own mayonnaise with these simple step-by-step instructions. Page 4.
The combination of cumin, paprika, fresh mint, garlic and lemon juice makes for an exotic marinade for this Moroccan Lamb Roast Recipe.
White fish filets are coated with a light beer batter and fried to perfection. The fish is served with fries and Thai sweet chili sauce for dipping.
Start the day with a bowl of apple and passionfruit bircher muesli. It's delicious and nutritious and will keep you going until lunchtime.
What better dish to serve at a dinner party than steaming plates of clam pasta. The sweet clams are steamed in a light broth of fresh tomatoes, onion, garlic and white wine and served with spaghetti or linguine pasta.
Treat yourself to a buttery passionfruit pound cake made with low-fat ricotta cheese. The rich cake has a beautiful golden crust and is topped with passionfruit cream cheese icing.
This homemade jam is a delicious accompaniment to hot buttered toast in the morning.
Try something a little different with this delicious banana lassi. The combination of ripe bananas, natural yogurt, milk and a little cardamom powder makes for a refreshing and nutritious drink.
For a quick and easy meal try out this delicious Asian vegetable stir-fry. This recipe is packed full of nutritious greens such as asparagus, broccolini, zucchini and snow peas. It also includes the delicious shitake mushroom which provides high levels of iron and protein to the meal.
Kumara is also known as roasted sweet potato salad.
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Biryani is a rice-based dish commonly eaten in India and the Middle East. This recipe uses ground lamb seasoned with fragrant spices and fresh herbs and then cooked in a light tomato sauce with green beans.
Hokey Pokey is New Zealand's most popular ice-cream flavor and rightly so. Just imagine your favorite vanilla ice-cream peppered with crunchy bites of honeycomb.
Satisfy your hunger with this easy beef noodle stir-fry recipe. Thinly sliced rump steak is marinated in soy sauce, mirin and sesame oil and then stir-fried with udon noodles and bok choy. Delicious.
A gorgeous dessert -- yogurt panna cotta is infused with honey and vanilla and served with a tropical passion fruit syrup.
Vietnamese prawn rice paper rolls are a delicious and healthy fast food. Filled with succulent prawns, fresh herbs, cucumber and lettuce, the rolls are easy to make and even easier to eat.
The individual pies are filled with delicious ground beef with gravy and topped with creamy mashed potato.
Guide to Eating Yum Cha (dim sum)
Recipe for an easy Slow Cooked Beef Casserole
Top 10 Australian & New Zealand Lamb Recipes
The Foodies Guide to Adelaide. Australian / New Zealand Food.
Melt-in-your-mouth chocolate melting moment cookies filled with creamy vanilla icing.
Try out this simple recipe for mouthwatering coconut macaroons. The golden coconut stacks are crispy on the outside and soft and sweet on the inside.
Whip up a quick and nutritious curried egg sandwich peppered with fresh watercress and slices of cucumber.
Make the most of summer squash with this no-cook, refreshing shaved zucchini salad tossed in a tangy lemon juice dressing and topped freshly shaved Parmesan.
Recipe for Tangy Tabbouleh Salad
Find out the secrets to healthy snacking that will help you maintain a healthy and balanced diet. Delicious snack ideas are included.
The cottage pie is a hearty and simple dish to prepare and is inspired by cooking from the British Isles. View this Australian version of the recipe.
Porridge is a old-fashioned breakfast dish of Scottish origin which still remains popular today. It is usually made of oats cooked in milk or water, or both. This recipe consists of porridge made with a little cinnamon and topped with banana, raisins and honey. It makes for very a nutritious and delicious breakfast meal.
Spoil yourself with a deliciously easy recipe for scrambled egg Croissants. The fluffy eggs are a perfect match for the buttery, light-as-a-feather pastries.
Australians and New Zealanders eat approximately 7 million Bondi Chicken Burgers a year. What makes the burger so special is the freshly grilled, marinated chicken and the now legendary secret chilli sauce, whose ingredients no one has ever guessed.
Caramelized macadamia nuts -- one of the easiest things to make and delicious on their own or sprinkled on salads.
Creme caramel custards - also known as flan - are surprisingly easy to prepare and make elegant dinner party desserts.
Perfect for vegetarians or veggie-lovers, these delicious sausage rolls are filled with curried mashed potato, peas and carrots.
Find out how to make a delicious and simple bacon and egg pie. Great hot or cold, the pie can be eaten at any time of the day.
Whip up a quick and mouthwatering dessert of grilled bananas topped with vanilla yogurt and tropical passionfruit.
Step by Step Instructions on how to prepare a Pavlova
These tuna and chickpea patties make a delicious and nutritious appetizer or meal.
Make a quick and easy meal using delicious meat left over from a roast. In this recipe, the Moroccan roast lamb makes for a delicious sandwich filling.
My take on Bill Granger's famous sunrise drink -- an orange, banana, strawberry and yogurt smoothie. Delicious indeed.
A favorite Australian breakfast -- Dippy Eggs with Vegemite Soldiers
A typical Aussie breakfast consisting of bacon, eggs, toasted and baked beans.
Colourful Tomato Salad Recipe. Australian / New Zealand Food.
These mini pavlovas are out of this world. Mini meringues are filled with vanilla-infused pastry cream and topped with fresh strawberries.
The traditional Indian Mango lassi is given an Aussie twist with the addition of passionfruit.
Find out more about some iconic Australian and New Zealand Foods from the famous pavlova to the savory spread known as Vegemite.
No need to head out to your local Chinese restaurant anymore, finally you can make your very own salt and pepper prawns. Juicy prawns are coated in a light batter, fried and then tossed in a tasty five spice mix.
This impressive green bean, avocado and prosciutto salad recipe is a great one to serve at dinner parties. The simple yet robust salad is filling, tasty and quick to prepare.
A rich and creamy curried carrot and turnip soup which is wonderfully satisfying as an appetizer or a main course. Despite its richness, there's actually no milk or cream in this soup -- just a little sour cream stirred through before serving.
Australian and New Zealand food is diverse and innovative. Both countries incorporate native produce and produce introduced by the many cultures living in them today.
In this recipe, freshly harvested watercress is cooked with potatoes, chicken stock, milk, onions and garlic to make a deliciously light soup.
Perfect in summer or winter, the roasted vegetable pasta salad is easy to make and a nutritious and delicious comfort food.
Scones are little round cakes that go by the name of 'biscuits' in North America. This recipe is so simple to make that I often prepare the scones fresh when I have friends over. The recipe calls for the use of buttermilk which results in an incredibly light and fluffy scone.
Start off the morning with something healthy and easy to prepare -- a tropical fruit salad with a side of passionfruit and honeyed yogurt.
An easy and delicious recipe for crunchy chocolate chip and cornflake cookies.
These tasty lamb kabobs make for a quick and healthy meal. Marinated in cinnamon, paprika, lemon juice and garlic, the kabobs are served on a bed of pilaf rice.
Damper is a traditional Australian bread made without yeast and consisting usually of just flour, water, salt and a little sugar. This particular recipe spices up damper with the combination of grated apple, fragrant cinnamon and brown sugar. The hot damper is then spread with a little butter and topped with rich, dark maple syrup. Can you resist?
Recipe for Sago with Mango and Toasted Coconut
Start the day with simple yet sophisticated breakfast of eggs baked with spinach, feta and spring onions.
The perfect recipe for a nutritious and delicious vegetarian meal, this potato and vegetable pie is so easy to prepare and makes for great leftovers the next day.
A staple with roast beef dinners, Yorkshire puddings are simple to make and wonderful for mopping up gravy.
Warm yourself on a cold night with a bowl of beef and vegetable stew. Tender chunks of beef are gently cooked in a red wine sauce with potatoes, carrots and shitake mushrooms. This beef stew is bound to become a family favorite.
The strawberry and mint mojito is like an instant party on your taste buds.
The only cooking required in this tuna pasta recipe is boiling the spaghetti! The pasta is topped with a freshly made basil and garlic oil and canned tuna making for a fabulous and fast weeknight dinner.
Perfect for afternoon tea, birthday parties or as a present, these basic shortbread cookies are topped with a deliciously easy passionfruit icing.
Step by Step instructions on how to cut a mango
If you're looking for some summer soup inspiration, look no further! try out this chilled cucumber soup topped with radish, mint, cilantro and a hint of cumin.
Chickpea, Spinach & Avocado Salad
Kumara pie is a Kiwi take on an American favorite, the sweet potato pie. Infused with warm spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves, the pie is delicious served with a dollop of freshly whipped cream or vanilla ice-cream.
It doesn't get any easier than grilled figs with honey ricotta. This recipe is perfect for breakfast, brunch or dessert.
Spicy Piri Piri shrimp make a delicious appetizer and are very easy to make. Piri Piri is a Portuguese chili sauce consisting of dried habanero chilis, paprika, lemon juice, garlic, ginger and a little sugar. It's a great marinade for both seafood and chicken.
Macadamia nut dukkah is a dry blend of macadamias, pine nuts, sesame seeds, cilantro seeds and cumin. The fragrant seasoning is delicious with crusty bread and olive oil or sprinkled on salads or roasted vegetables.
Try out a sausage roll with a Thai twist by adding garlic, chili and some fragrant cilantro.
Lemon sugar crepes. Australian / New Zealand Food.
Start the day with a mix of lightly toasted honey nut muesli. Just top with a dollop of natural yogurt, low-fat milk and your favorite berries for a delicious and nutritious breakfast.
The succulent salmon is coated with a lemon pepper seasoning and then lightly barbecued. It's served with crushed new potatoes drizzled with a garlic lemon dressing.
Carrot, Apple & Ginger Juice. Australian / New Zealand Food.
Delicious served with vanilla ice-cream, custard, cream or even porridge, vanilla poached plums are easy to prepare and taste absolutely gorgeous.
Could anything be easier? This delicious and refreshing watermelon feta salad recipe is just seconds away -- a slice of cool, sweet watermelon topped with a creamy, salty piece of feta.
Try out this easy recipe for a succulent garlic roast chicken. The chicken is roasted in a delicious sauce of white wine, rosemary and 20 garlic cloves. The flavors in this dish are amazing and include hints of lemon and bay leaves.
This chicken and kumara curry is light, delicious and best of all, very easy to prepare. Tender chicken thighs are poached in a mixture of coconut milk infused with tumeric, curry powder and fragrant lemongrass and cilantro.
A tasty recipe for Balsamic Mushrooms with Taleggio Cheese on Toasted Ciabatta
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Easy step-by-Step instructions on how to prepare Sausage Rolls.
Easy to make and a guaranteed hit with kids and adults, these vanilla cupcakes are topped with a cream cheese frosting and your favorite chocolate bar -- in my case, a Cadbury Flake and a Nestle Peppermint Crisp.
The Peach Melba was made in honor of Australian opera singer Dame Nellie Melba by French chef Auguste Escoffier at London's Savoy hotel in 1894. My take on the dessert replaces the much-loved vanilla ice-cream with a mini meringue covered in whipped and ripe peaches topped with raspberry sauce.
When you think of Macadamia nuts, you may think of the toasted and salted variety or even more commonly, Macadamia nut chocolates. But, this versatile little nut has so much more to offer.
Here, the simple sausage roll has been transformed into a moreish party snack with the inclusion of a
This slow-cooked Steak and Mushroom Pie Recipe this meat pie recipe is a traditional Aussie dish which takes its roots from British cuisine. It is well worth the wait as the steak is amazingly tender and full of flavor.
The freshwater trout is prized for its sweet, delicate pink flesh. In this recipe it is steamed the Thai way with lime juice, cilantro, garlic and chili.
A popular Thai dish in Australia, fried rice with crab can be found on many a Thai restaurant's menu.
Treat yourself to some gorgeous lemon ricotta cupcakes topped with luscious lemon glaze icing.
No time to sit down for breakfast? Try out this quick and easy recipe for a healthy and delicious smoothie.
One of my favorite desserts -- chocolate mousse profiteroles. Made from choux pastry the profiteroles are light and airy and make the perfect little pouches for wickedly delicious dark chocolate mousse.
The iconic dessert was made in honor of Australian opera singer Dame Nellie Melba by French chef Auguste Escoffier at London's Savoy hotel in 1894. Fragrant peaches are poached and served with raspberry sauce and vanilla bean ice-cream.
Ever wonder what to do with garlic scapes? Try out this delicious and simple garlic scape pesto recipe.
Tender and succulent beef satays make a delicious and simple appetizer.
The Friand is an almond meal cake originally from France. It is usually flavored with fresh raspberries or citrus fruits. This particular recipe uses fresh raspberries for a lovely tart finish.
This simple recipe for chicken salad is great for lunch or dinner. It's easy to prepare and the only cooking required is the grilling of the chicken. The salad consists of crispy romaine lettuce, tomatoes, Spanish onion and feta, all topped with a delicious olive oil and white wine vinegar dressing.