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Traditional Australian recipes

It's time to embrace our favourite traditional Australian recipes.

While we love exploring new cultures and cuisines, there's something comforting about the familiar food you grew up with. Luckily, Australia is home to a whole host of delicious produce and traditional recipes that we still love to this very day. Take your pick from everyone's favourite chicken schnitzel parmigiana, or footy-appropriate meat pies, or get your sweet on with easy finger buns and warm coconut and banana bread, spread with lashings of butter. It's foodie heaven!
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    Rockmelon sorbet with fresh papaya

    In the mood for something sweet and refreshing? Try this rockmelon sorbet with fresh papaya- the perfect fruity summer treat!

    Australian Women's Weekly|

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    Baked lemon cheesecake

    Sweet, creamy and zesty, this divine baked lemon cheesecake is perfect served topped with mixed berries and fresh cream for a tasty dessert that will win over the fussiest of diners.

    Test Kitchen|

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    Spice-crusted lamb racks and roasted carrots

    Jazz up dinner time with these delicious lamb racks. They are rolled in a delicious seed and spice mix, and served with juicy roasted carrots for the ultimate family meal.

    Australian Women's Weekly|

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    Pretty pastel coconut ice

    Pretty pastel coconut ice! A beautifully delicious sweet treat everyone will love!

    Australian Women's Weekly|

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    Apricot chicken with creamy rice

    Deliciously tender and succulent apricot chicken and soft creamy rice. Warm and comforting - the perfect family dinner for the cooler winter nights!

    Australian Women's Weekly|

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    Lamington sponge cake

    We've added a delightful twist to the much loved Australian dessert, sandwiching light and fluffy lamingtons around a layer of fresh whipped cream.

    Test Kitchen|

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    Summer berry pavlova

    Australian family gatherings or celebrations wouldn't be complete without a pav, especially in the warmer months when all our favourite soft fruit is super-ripe and cheap. Or top with any fruit you like - banana, kiwifruit, mango or hulled cherries are all good alternatives.

    Real Living|

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    Classic honey jumbles

    These delicious sweet baked fingers iced with a sweet glaze are a classic dessert that children from every generation loved.

    Test Kitchen|

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    Chicken parmigiana-style

    Topped with gruyère cheese, ham and tomato passata, this chicken parmigiana-style makes a great lunch to share with friends on the weekend.

    Australian Women's Weekly|

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    Vanilla cake with vanilla bean icing

    This simple vanilla cake is delicious on its own, or as the perfect base for creative birthday cakes or exciting flavour variations.

    Australian Women's Weekly|

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    Finger buns

    Do you remember staring through the display glass cabinet, desperately yearning for one of those delicious looking finger buns? Well yearn no more, for you shall make your own and eat as many as you like!

    Australian Women's Weekly|

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    Beef and beer pie

    A deliciously hearty beef and beer filling is encased in a 
buttery parmesan and pepper 
pastry to create a perfect weekend dinner. Be warned, though, your loved ones will be asking for seconds!

    Australian Women's Weekly|

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    Classic pavlova recipe

    Perfect your pavlova with this classic pavlova recipe - a spongy marshmallow centre with cracking good meringue shell, piled high with cream and delicious summer fruits.

    Australian Women's Weekly|

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    Basic sausage rolls

    You can't go wrong with this classic recipe. Whip up a batch of this tasty sausage rolls for lunch or dinner with the family. All you need is a generous dollop of tomato sauce ...

    Australian Women's Weekly|

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    Fish and chips

    This recipe calls for twice-cooked chips. The second fry gives them a golden colour and that deliciously crispy crust we all love. Trust us, it's worth it.

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