Australia: The Cookbook by Ross Dobson

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    • Categories: Egg dishes; Stews & one-pot meals; Breakfast / brunch; Australian; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: red onions; ground cumin; ground coriander; smoked paprika; dried red pepper flakes; canned chopped tomatoes; jarred piquillo peppers; feta cheese; coriander leaves
    • Categories: Egg dishes; Breakfast / brunch; Australian
    • Ingredients: egg yolks; butter; ground cayenne pepper; eggs; sourdough bread; smoked ham
    • Categories: Egg dishes; Sandwiches & burgers; Breakfast / brunch; Australian
    • Ingredients: bacon rashers; eggs; soft bread rolls; barbecue sauce
    • Categories: Dips, spreads & salsas; Australian; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: sour cream; French onion soup mix; savoury biscuits
    • Categories: Egg dishes; Main course; Australian; Italian
    • Ingredients: eggs; single cream; Parmesan cheese; dill; smoked salmon
    • Categories: Egg dishes; Curry; Main course; Australian; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: eggs; curry powder; milk; parsley
    • Categories: Egg dishes; Sandwiches & burgers; Main course; Lunch; Australian; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: eggs; curry powder; milk; parsley; white bread
    • Categories: Egg dishes; Lunch; Main course; Australian
    • Ingredients: zucchini; onions; bacon; cheddar cheese; self-raising flour; eggs
    • Categories: Dips, spreads & salsas; Entertaining & parties; Australian
    • Ingredients: cob loaf; frozen spinach; spring onions; cream cheese; sour cream; light cream; cheddar cheese; mozzarella cheese; French onion soup mix
    • Categories: Appetizers / starters; Australian; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: halloumi; Greek oregano; lemons
    • Categories: Side dish; Australian; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: milk; single cream; baking potatoes
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    • Categories: Fried doughs; Side dish; Australian; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: baking potatoes; self-raising flour; eggs; vegetable oil; plain flour
    • Categories: Side dish; Australian; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: baking potatoes; parsley; oil of your choice
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    • Categories: Side dish; Australian; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: parsnips; milk; double cream; bay leaves
    • Categories: Side dish; Australian; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: cauliflower; mustard powder; milk; cheddar cheese; breadcrumbs
    • Categories: Stir-fries; Side dish; Australian
    • Ingredients: groundnut oil; toasted sesame oil; fresh ginger; saltbush leaves; warrigal greens; oyster sauce
    • Categories: Dips, spreads & salsas; Side dish; Australian; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: chokos; butter; parsley
    • Accompaniments: Greek-style lamb with potatoes
    • Categories: Side dish; Cooking for a crowd; Australian; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: Roma tomatoes; caster sugar; dried oregano
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    • Categories: Breakfast / brunch; Side dish; Australian; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: tomatoes; butter
    • Categories: Dressings & marinades; Salads; Main course; Indonesian
    • Ingredients: eggs; chat potatoes; green beans; cucumbers; bean sprouts; dry-roasted salted peanuts; coconut milk; peanut butter; red curry paste; shrimp paste; dried red pepper flakes; limes
    • Categories: Sandwiches & burgers; Lunch; Australian; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: bread; tomatoes; butter lettuce; cheddar cheese; canned beetroots; cucumbers; red onions

Notes about this book

  • Ganga108 on March 12, 2022

    What a beautiful book! It is the most representative of Australian food that I have come across. It has everything - the food we grew up with, the food our grandmother's made, and the food obsessions we have had ever since (including avo on toast). True to form, the recipes are dominated by meat-based dishes and biscuits, slices, cakes and desserts (as were the many regional cookbooks produced by Country Women's Associations around the country in the mid to late 1900's). Well done to Ross Dobson!

Notes about Recipes in this book

  • Apple slice

    • PiaOC on June 07, 2021

      Really lovely slice - not as sweet as commercial varieties. Followed the recipe precisely the first time and thought it could do with a bit more apple; not so, the pastry became a little soggy and the slice needed a plate but still delicious. Back to the original ratios next time.

  • Banana bread

    • Indio32 on January 25, 2022

      After my previous baking disaster (French Apple Cake) I thought I'd give this a go. Used a rubbly dark brown sugar rather than the called for light brown. Baked in a 2lb Silverwood loaf tin which was a bit bigger than called for. Taste wise it was good but it didn't have an obviously cakey texture nor did it rise particularly well. Was really easy to make so will definitely try this again.

    • Indio32 on February 01, 2022

      Re-made this yesterday as was slightly frustrated that the book image of this recipe shows a well risen, cakey textured banana bread. After 2 attempts mine is anything but! Used freshly bought everything and double checked all amounts. Despite tasting great its still barely risen with the texture of a bread pudding rather than a cake. The batter did seem wet. Will try another authors banana bread.

  • Stewed apples

    • Ganga108 on April 23, 2022

      A bucket of apples from a friend with trees, and an old fashioned recipe provide lots of apples for morning muesli and evening desserts.

  • Pickled beetroot

    • Ganga108 on September 06, 2022

      A very Australian-style pickle, of course, with a beautiful balance of sweet and sour.

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Reviews about this book

  • Eat Your Books by Jenny Hartin

    A lovely examination of Australian cuisine as well as a glimpse of the beauty of the country itself.

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  • ISBN 10 1838662413
  • ISBN 13 9781838662417
  • Published Apr 28 2021
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 432
  • Language English
  • Countries United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia
  • Publisher Phaidon Press

Publishers Text

Australia is a true melting pot of cultures and this is reflected in its cooking. As an island of indigenous peoples alongside a global panoply of immigrants with different culinary influences and traditions, its foodways are ripe for exploration. As well as the regional flora and fauna that make up bush tucker, there are dishes from all over the world that have been adopted and adapted to become Australia's own — making this recipe collection relevant to home cooks everywhere.

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