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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.
This curried sweet potato soup with coconut milk is aromatically spiced and delicately creamy.
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.
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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.
A savory spread that defies description
Try out this delicious muesli bar recipe -- it's so simple to prepare and packed full of nutritious nuts.
The delicious Aussie meat pie is a small pie filled with ground beef, onions and gravy. The pie is usually topped with tomato sauce.
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.
The ultimate comfort food, vanilla rice pudding with sooth and satisfy your dessert craving.
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.
A succulent and simple lamb roast recipe - one of Australia and New Zealand's favorite ways to enjoy lamb.
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
Whip up a Caesar salad for lunch or dinner with this simple and delicious recipe consisting of boiled eggs, crispy bacon and crunchy croutons.
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.
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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.
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.
Treat yourself to a gorgeous breakfast of eggs Florentine. Poached eggs are served on toasted sourdough bread with spinach and a creamy Hollandaise sauce.
Sweet, moist and delicious, this banana yogurt cake is a family favorite.
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.
Butter Measurement Conversions. Australian / New Zealand Food.
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.
Prepare an irresistible treat, perfect for enjoying on toast, as a cheesecake topping, stirred through whipped cream, or as a spongecake filling.
Start off the morning with something healthy and easy to prepare -- a tropical fruit salad with a side of passionfruit and honeyed yogurt.
Try brushing par-boiled potatoes with a mixture of olive oil, butter and sea salt for perfect, crispy roast potatoes.
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.
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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.
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.
Step by Step Instructions on how to prepare a Pavlova. Page 2.
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.
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.
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Kumara is also known as roasted sweet potato salad.
Turn a salad into a main meal with this refreshing and satisfying dish of lamb kofta served on a bed of fresh and crispy cucumber, Spanish onion, tomato, mint and parsley and served with a creamy garlic sauce.
The combination of cumin, paprika, fresh mint, garlic and lemon juice makes for an exotic marinade for this Moroccan Lamb Roast Recipe.
A favorite Australian breakfast -- Dippy Eggs with Vegemite Soldiers
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 out this colorful and delicious beetroot salad. The earthy sweetness of the roasted beets is complimented by the tart sweetness of the tropical mango.
Creme caramel custards - also known as flan - are surprisingly easy to prepare and make elegant dinner party desserts.
Step by Step instructions on how to cut a kiwi fruit. Page 2.
Passionfruit Butter is so simple to prepare and absolutely delicious on a piece of toast for breakfast or as a pastry filling.
Start the day with a bowl of apple and passionfruit bircher muesli. It's delicious and nutritious and will keep you going until lunchtime.
Recipe for Curry Puffs. Australian / New Zealand Food.
Top 10 Australian & New Zealand Lamb Recipes
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.
Pick up some freshly shucked oysters and top them with crispy smoked bacon, Worcestershire sauce, balsamic vinegar and butter for a lip-smacking appetizer.
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.
An article on Australia's most popular beer -- Victoria Bitter.
Make your own mayonnaise with these simple step-by-step instructions. Page 4.
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.
For an easy summer starter, try these succulent barbecued shrimp served with a spicy, sweet, salty and sour Thai dipping sauce.
Recipe for Chocolate Cake with Fresh Blood Orange, Dark Chocolate and Sea Salt
Try out a sausage roll with a Thai twist by adding garlic, chili and some fragrant cilantro.
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.
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.
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.
The chocolate banana milkshake -- perfect for a quick, delicious and filling breakfast.
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.
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.
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.
Melt-in-your-mouth chocolate melting moment cookies filled with creamy vanilla icing.
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.
Carrot, Apple & Ginger Juice. Australian / New Zealand Food.
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.
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.
A gorgeous dessert -- yogurt panna cotta is infused with honey and vanilla and served with a tropical passion fruit syrup.
An Introduction to New Zealand Food. Page 2.
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.
A delicious apple and tropical passionfruit crumble topped with crunchy ANZAC biscuits and vanilla ice-cream. A delicious treat for winter or summer.
A staple with roast beef dinners, Yorkshire puddings are simple to make and wonderful for mopping up gravy.
This homemade jam is a delicious accompaniment to hot buttered toast in the morning.
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.
Warm yourself with this hearty and aromatic Moroccan lamb stew served with cous cous.
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.
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.
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?
Find out more about some iconic Australian and New Zealand Foods from the famous pavlova to the savory spread known as Vegemite.
Refresh yourself with a glass of freshly squeezed orange and passionfruit juice.
Recipe for an Easy Sausage Casserole
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.
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These tuna and chickpea patties make a delicious and nutritious appetizer or meal.
Find out the secrets to healthy snacking that will help you maintain a healthy and balanced diet. Delicious snack ideas are included.
My take on Bill Granger's famous sunrise drink -- an orange, banana, strawberry and yogurt smoothie. Delicious indeed.
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.
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.
These mini pavlovas are out of this world. Mini meringues are filled with vanilla-infused pastry cream and topped with fresh strawberries.
Warm yourself with a traditional Irish lamb stew. Lamb necks are slow-cooked with potatoes, carrots, thyme and tomatoes to make a rich, hearty stew that tastes even better the next day.
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.
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.
Spices not only add flavor to food, but also contain many beneficial nutrients. Find out how you can spice up your life!
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.
Easy step-by-Step instructions on how to prepare Sausage Rolls. Page 2.
The individual pies are filled with delicious ground beef with gravy and topped with creamy mashed potato.
A typical Aussie breakfast consisting of bacon, eggs, toasted and baked beans.
Perfect in summer or winter, the roasted vegetable pasta salad is easy to make and a nutritious and delicious comfort food.
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.
Jam thumbprint cookies are so easy to make. You can fill the thumbprint with nuts, chocolate or in this case, homemade strawberry jam.
The breakfast fruit cup -- a simple snack consisting of banana, strawberries, and slivers of green apple topped with natural yogurt and honey.
Cool down with a refreshing and fruity tropical orange and passionfruit soda.
Wow taste buds with this airy, rich and decadent dark chocolate mousse with hints of Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur.
Perfect for vegetarians or veggie-lovers, these delicious sausage rolls are filled with curried mashed potato, peas and carrots.
Whip up a quick and mouthwatering dessert of grilled bananas topped with vanilla yogurt and tropical passionfruit.
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No time to sit down for breakfast? Try out this quick and easy recipe for a healthy and delicious smoothie.
Spaghetti Bolognese -- a classic, hearty recipe that never goes out of fashion.
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Learn how to make an egg & bacon pie with these simple step-by-step instructions. Page 2.
Caramelised Roasted Carrots. Australian / New Zealand Food.
In this recipe Australian whitebait (small, young fish) are deep fried and served with a cilantro and garlic aioli. Fried whitebait make for an excellent seafood appetizer to be washed down with a cold glass of beer.
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.
The traditional Indian Mango lassi is given an Aussie twist with the addition of passionfruit.
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.
Caramelized macadamia nuts -- one of the easiest things to make and delicious on their own or sprinkled on salads.
Baking bread has never been easier! This modern damper recipe is a take on the traditional Australian bread. Damper is a yeastless bread made with flour, salt, water and sometimes milk. This particular cheese & olive damper recipe gives the bread a makeover with the use of Parmesan cheese, black olives and the inclusion of butter.
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 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.
A simple recipe for a delightful Victorian Sponge Cake with Berries
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.
Quick and Easy Recipe for Vietnames Pho (Beef Noodle Soup)
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Considered by some to be Australia's national food, salt and pepper calamari is a favorite appetizer and for good reason. Tender calamari is coated in a light batter, fried and then tossed in a tasty five spice mix along with garlic and spring onions.
Browse through this mouthwatering collection of Top 10 chicken recipes. We've got everything from Thai chicken sausage rolls to a good, old fashioned roast chicken.
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.
An easy and delicious recipe for crunchy chocolate chip and cornflake cookies.
A great snack or appetizer, these crunchy golden asparagus spears are paired with a creamy garlic herb mayonnaise for dipping.
In this recipe, freshly harvested watercress is cooked with potatoes, chicken stock, milk, onions and garlic to make a deliciously light soup.
Tender asparagus spears served with a creamy and lemony Hollandaise dressing.
Recipe for an easy Slow Cooked Beef Casserole
An Aussie favorite, the Lamington is a spongecake square dipped in chocolate icing and then rolled in desiccated coconut. Step-by-step instructions included.
Delicious served with vanilla ice-cream, custard, cream or even porridge, vanilla poached plums are easy to prepare and taste absolutely gorgeous.
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.
Learn how to make basic vanilla custard with step-by-step instructions. Page 4.
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.
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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.
Start the day with simple yet sophisticated breakfast of eggs baked with spinach, feta and spring onions.