From a traditional Damper recipe, Meat Pie recipe, and ANZAC Biscuit recipe to the delightfully sweet Pavlova and Lamington recipes, we have a variety of favourite Australian recipes to tempt you.
Australians enjoy cooking and eating a variety of food made for the relaxed Aussie lifestyle. You’ll find people throwing a couple of snags on the barbie all year round.
While some foods may sound familiar to Americans, they’re often served quite differently.
You’ll find a lot of us ordering our hamburgers with a fried egg and bacon along with the standard beetroot (beets). The buns are generally buttered before tomato sauce (ketchup) is added. Yes, we love beetroot on our sandwiches.
Pumpkin isn’t for carving Jack-O-Lanterns as is done in the USA for Halloween. It’s a regularly eaten vegetable here, baked and served with a main dish or mashed and mixed with potatoes.
Another Aussie favourite is a meat pie or a sausage roll with tomato sauce on top. It’s eaten like a sandwich, not with a fork and knife.
Many traditional Australian recipes originated in Great Britain and were adapted over the years to fit the Aussie way of life.
Bush tucker, on the other hand, are local recipes created using Aussie bush foods.
We hope you enjoy our recipes.
In reply to our overseas readers
If you have champagne taste, you’ll find fine dining in Australia at same high quality as in other countries. If you’re a backpacker, there are a lot of great take-away shops serving things like fish & chips to help stretch your budget. And yes, Australia has modern banks and ATMs. Aussies are happy to help you spend your money while you’re here.
Want to make Damper or know what’s in an Aussie Meat Pie? Try our Australian recipes. We also give the American equivalent for some ingredients so you can make it overseas too.
Damper Recipe (bread) updated
ANZAC Biscuits Recipe (cookies)
Australian Food Information
Over 45 food equivalents to make recipes from another country such as copha, scones, griller, rock melon, bickies, Rice Bubbles, Balmain Bugs, and more.
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Common ingredients (butter, flour, sugar, etc.) in cups, grams, ounces
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Did you know . . ..
Aussies love beetroot. Up to 10% of beetroot is sugar, making it one of the highest sugar contents of any vegetable. The good news is that unlike lollies, the sugar in beetroots is released slowly.
In 1975 Russian cosmonauts on the Soyuz 19 welcomed the Apollo 18 astronauts with borscht (beetroot soup) made in zero gravity.
Did you know . . .
It is important to leave at least 5cm of stalk attached when storing a whole pumpkin. Disease and insects can enter through the top if the stalk is removed. Cut pumpkins need to be refrigerated and used within a few days.