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Love Australian Food?
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Love Australian Food?
Make your own versions of take-out favorites, From bratwurst to strudel, our library of Australian recipes offers highlights of this hearty cuisine.
Australian Recipes. This application includes over 4000+ home-style traditional Australian dishes, with over 2000+ colored pictures. Preparation methods are explained step-by-step with the help of sketches which make learning a snap! Recipes are presented in photos with text in English.
You can browse the recipes by categories and search recipes by recipe name, you can even select criteria of ingredients and search for the relevant recipes. You can even favorite the recipe and add it to your "My Favorites" section.
Australia has many historic and cultural links with the United Kingdom. This is because, the first European settlers in Australia came from the United Kingdom. As a result, Australia was a British colony, later a Dominion within the British Empire, and today is a leading member of the Commonwealth and retains the British Queen as the monarch of Australia. This history has also of course influenced Australian cuisine - many Australian dishes have been inspired by traditional British cooking, and meals based around pies, and grilled or roasted meat, remain popular to this day.
After World War II, Australia has experienced much increased immigration from Mediterranean countries, and later from Southeast Asia as well. These immigrants brought many new culinary ideas to Australia, and the country's cuisine has been greatly enriched as a result. Additionally, new recipes, unique to Australia have also been developed - some of these are based on unique Australian plants, or inspired by "bush tucker" (foraged food, itself often inspired by traditional Aboriginal recipes).
Some uniquely Australian foods include:
Chiko roll - These are the Australian version of Chinese spring rolls. Chiko rolls can be quite spicy and contain mutton, cabbage, carrot, celery and sometimes barley. They are cooked by deep frying.
Damper - Damper is a wheat-based soda bread. It was traditionally eaten by travellers in the outback (the wilderness areas of Australia), since it could be easily prepared at the roadside.
Pie floater - A British style meat pie which is covered with tomato sauce, turned upside down, and then served in a thick green pea soup.
Vegemite - Vegemite is a paste made from yeast extract. It used as a spread on toast, and in sandwiches.
Australia also developed has its own desserts, many of which are unique to the country. It should be said that New Zealand also claims to be the original source of some these recipes, and there is a friendly rivalry between the two countries over this issue.
Australian desserts include:
ANZAC biscuits (these are also claimed to be invented in New Zealand) - ANZAC biscuits are made from rolled oats, coconut and syrup. According to legend, they were first prepared for the ANZAC ("Australian and New Zealand Army Corps") troops sent to fight in the Gallipoli campaign in World War I. The recipe was supposed to have been chosen so as to create a biscuit that would preserve well.
Lamingtons - Lamingtons are cubes of sponge cake, covered with chocolate icing and dessicated coconut. Sometimes the cubes may be sliced in half, and a layer of strawberry jam or cream spread between the halves.
Pavlova (these are also claimed to be invented in New Zealand) - Pavlova is a meringue prepared so that it has a crispy exterior, but is light and fluffy on the inside.
So why not discover Australian food?