Taste of Home
Feeling homesick? Try your hand at some of these iconic Aussie recipes that made our country famous. We’ve got everything from meat pies, lamingtons and hot cross buns to cooking with lemon myrtle and saltbush. Added bonus, we've added a section helping you find where you can buy your Aussie fix here in the US!
Iconic Aussie Recipes
- Anzac biscuits Is there anything more Australian than a home baked Anzac biccie? Dating back to WWI, these biscuits were said to be sent by wives to troops abroad because they’d last the distance and not spoil easily, providing a little taste of home. Here's two recipes we can vouch for: Traditional recipe via Australian War Memorial AND Modern recipe via Women's Weekly
- Aussie Burger - add pineapple and beetroot to your burger and there might be a few extra bodies around the dinner table when these are on the menu!
- Barramundi Tacos - coming into the warmer weather it's seafood season! It's also almost Cinco De Mayo, so why not combine the two and re-create these blackened barra fish tacos with mango-jalapeño salsa and pickled red cabbage (recipe in collaboration with Australis Barramundi). Yum!
- Bondi Harvest's Banana Bread - according to Google Trends (a fun fact right here) banana bread was the top searched recipe globally since March 1... so why not make it with an Aussie twist?
- Cheesymite Scrolls - oh how we miss you Bakers Delight and Brumby's bakery! Make your own scrolls and enjoy with a cuppa!
- Chocolate Crackles - Australia's equivalent to American peanut butter rice crispie treats. Another staple at children's birthday parties.
- Espresso Martini - this is the cocktail connoisseur’s way of combining caffeine and vodka, a la the perfect pick-me-up that all Aussie bartenders know.
- Fairy bread - for many Australians fairy bread is often associated with children's birthday parties but it continues to be a favourite nostalgic treat.
- Four Pillars Gin Cocktails - Our mates over at Four Pillars (a small Australian distillery in the Yarra Valley who sell in the US!) have come up with a selection of delicious cocktails to kick off your weekend.
- Honey Joys - Get nostalgic with these kid's party favourites and super easy recipe using very few ingredients: corn flakes, butter, sugar, and honey!
- Iced VoVos - recreate your own buttery biscuit topped with pink fondant icing, a strip of jam, and sprinkles of coconut.
- Koala cupcakes- these cute lamington cupcakes are in the shape of your favourite Aussie animal!
- Lebovitz’s Lamingtons- an old favourite and an Aussie classic, need we say more?
- Meat Pies with Vegemite - trust us, you'll love the salty, savoury flavour Vegemite gives to your homemade meat pies. And if you don’t have Vegemite you can sub it for 1 cube vegetable bouillon!
- Perfect Pavlova - there's nothing more authentically Australian than serving up a classic pav piled with cream and fruit at the end of a summer's day barbie. And bonus: they're a lot easier to make than they look!
- Peppermint Slice - chocolate and peppermint... a match made in heaven *drools*. Recreate a childhood favourite with Donna Hay's chocolate peppermint slice recipe.
- Sally’s Hot Cross Buns - while hot cross buns are a traditional Easter food and typically eaten on Good Friday, we think they're so tasty that they can be enjoyed all year round!
- Sausage Rolls - seasoned, fresh sausage wrapped in a flaky, buttery pastry... delicious for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
- Wagon Wheels - (no, this is not a song by Darius Rucker or Bob Dylan), think raspberry jam and melted marshmallows between two biscuits (or cookies) and dipped in chocolate.
For the avid chefs (or Americans who want to impress an Australian)
Smashed Avo and Egg toast with Vegemite - This isn't just any avo on toast, it's Greg's Kitchens' "world famous budget Aussie Smashed Egg and Avocado Toast featuring the iconic Aussie salty spread, Vegemite!". If you've forgotten what our accent sounds like, enjoy the video: