— 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
— 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
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