Our greatest Aussie recipes

This Australia day, tuck into our iconic favourites and learn about their folklore history.
Steaks on a BBQ
From damper to pavlova – there’s a story behind every one! Either named after someone famous or created in the outback, each dish carries it’s serving of history.

Sausage sanga
Sausage sanga

Nothing is more Aussie than a BBQ with the flies fighting for a taste of your sausage sanga. By serving it on wholemeal bread instead of white, you can up your fibre content, helping you feel fuller for longer. If that’s not Aussie enough for you - try it with kangaroo sausages which are high in protein.

Prawn salad
Prawn salad

The rest of the world may call them ‘shrimp’ but down under, we know them as prawns. They taste great served cold with Thousand Island sauce, added to pasta with tomato-based sauce or tossed into a salad, like this one.


Meat pie
Meat pie

It’s reported Aussies consume an average of 12 pies each per year! No wonder former NSW Premier Bob Carr declared the humble meat pie as Australia's "national dish". Unfortunately, it’s not the healthiest of Aussie tucker, but our lightened up version tastes like a winner!

Macadamia salad
Mango, haloumi and macadamia salad

Macadamia nuts, also known as the ‘bush nut’, are native to eastern Australia. Rich in monounsaturated fat (which is good for you in moderation), their crunchy texture goes perfectly with the softness of mango and haloumi, as in this summer salad.

Aussie beer damper
Aussie beer damper

Damper was traditionally made in the outback by swagman and drovers by mixing flour, water and salt, then cooking over the hot coals of a fire. We’ve made our version from the same ingredients, plus beer to lighten the heavy texture. Serve it the traditional way with a dollop of golden syrup.

Lamingons
Lamingtons

The lamington is rumoured to have been created when a chef to Lord Lamington, the former Governor of QLD, dropped his favourite sponge cake into melted chocolate. He suggested dipping it in coconut to cover the chocolate, and an Aussie classic was born!


Pavlova
Pavlova

This airy meringue topped with fruit and cream was named after Russian prima ballerina Anna Pavlova, who toured Australia in 1926. It was observed that “she does not dance - she soars as though on wings”; hence the honourary naming of this light dessert.


Cheesy vegemite scrolls
Cheesy vegemite scrolls
Nothing says Aussie more than vegemite! These cheese and vegemite scrolls require no yeast so they are simple to make for an Aussie Day afternoon tea.