— ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, and these cookies are so named because they were baked and shipped off to Australian and New Zealander soldiers during World War I.
— Lamingtons are little Australian sponge cakes coated in an outer layer of chocolate (or sometimes raspberry) sauce and rolled in desiccated coconut.
Australian Sticky Date Pudding
— This Australian Sticky Date Pudding, a very moist, scrumptious cake (not what we'd call a pudding) has taken Down Under by storm. You'll find it on restaurant and dinner party menus across that country.
— This bread dates back to the early days of the Australian colonies. It may have been named for William Dampier, an early explorer.
— This treat is popular at children's parties in Australia.
Frosted Meringue with Kiwifruit
— This dessert celebrates ballerina Anna Pavlova. It was created to welcome her during her tour of Australia. Another popular fruit used to make this dessert is passion fruit.
Paraoa Parai (Maori Bread) — Maoris, the native New Zealanders, used to make Paraoa Parai out of fermented potato water. It took two whole days to bake. Today, Maoris make this simpler version of the tasty bread that you can enjoy, too.
Swaggie's Lamb Shanks — This inexpensive cut of lamb is one a swaggie might be given and is a real treat when cooked this way and served sitting around a campfire under the stars in the Australian bush.