I’m always stumped when I’m asked about food in Australia. Apart from Pavlova, lamingtons, vegemite, and the generic barbie, we don’t really have a national dish we can call our own (feel free to disagree, I’m happy to be proven wrong).
Of course there is amazing food Down Under. The fusion of flavours, ingredients and techniques that create some of the world’s most imaginative dishes (with great thanks to our multicultural heritage) is outstanding, but while this has produced a style of cuisine that can only be called Australian, I can’t think of one dish that represents it as a whole.
Even some of the bits and pieces I’ve just mentioned have a controversial provenance – most Kiwis will tell you that Pavlova was made famous there, and who am I to argue? Another homemade favourite I’m happy to share with our New Zealand cousins is the ANZAC biscuit (the hint’s in the name, right?). So, with this being my final post for the week-long Australian invasion, I thought I’d whip up a batch.
2. Buy ingredients.
3. Make biscuits.
4. Enjoy over many cups of tea/coffee/hot chocolate.
5. Wrap some up nicely and give away to friends and family because the deliciousness should be shared.
OK, here’s the recipe too.
Well, lovely people, that’s it for the first inaugural Australian Invasion on i am not a celebrity. I hope you enjoyed visiting the site as much as I have enjoyed putting the posts together this week. From tomorrow, it’s back to normal programming – and it’s about time too. I’ve got so much to share.
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