Australia

Food and wine in Australia, Oceania.

Lamington cakes

Total time
2 hours
Yield
18 Cakes

The best way to enjoy Lamingtons, these cocoa and coconut iced cakes,the Aussie way is with a cup of strong coffee. Make it milk or chocolate milk for the young ones.

Balmain bug salad

Total time
20 minutes
Yield
2 servings

This salad is a specialty of Sydney. Contrary to what any may might think, balmain bugs are not insects. Balmain bugs are a type of slipper lobster, not a true lobster, but they have a taste and texture similar to the real one.

If you cannot find balmain bugs, which are usually sold in fish markets along Australian eastern coast, especially Sydney, any crustacean will be a boog substitute. Substitute balmain bugs with prawns, shrimp, crab or lobster - use 1 lobster, cooked and prepared for this recipe.

ANZAC biscuits

ANZAC biscuits.
Yield
16 biscuit

Anzac biscuits are now baked commercially. They are a popular snack, a food of last resort for hikers and a very meaningful fund-raising item for veterans organizations and other military related events.