We all know how much we Aussies like our grub, from our stereotypical BBQs to great breakfasts, desserts and more. There are a lot of recipes families love that are used time and time again and what your family has in your top 5 might be something quite different. However here are five recipes consumed all across Australia including some great Australian meat from a top Perth online butcher.
Starting with Breakfast – The Aussie Fry-up
A lot of countries enjoy their version of bacon and eggs in the morning. An Aussie Fry-up is made of bacon and snags from your favourite best butcher Perth has, along with eggs fried or how you prefer, fried mushrooms, fried tomato, buttered toast and the important baked beans. Not much is needed in terms of a recipe. Cook your snags and bacon how you want, fried, grilled, in the oven. Pop your bread in the toaster, heat your beans and fry your tomato and mushrooms.
Time for lunch with an Aussie Meat Pie!
A great meat pie is loved by many families. You can get them everywhere, pubs, picnics, sporting events and you can make them at home. They are a hearty lunch for when you want something you can hold easily which is why they were first made, for farmers and miners who needed something more substantial and that could be eaten by hand. Use a reputable Perth online butcher for the meat.
Quick recipe for the meat pie
- Olive or vegetable oil
- 1 medium chopped onion
- 453grams mince (beef)
- 1 tablespoon cornflour
- 177ml beef stock
- 1 cube of veggie bouillon or 1 teaspoon Vegemite
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 4 sheets pie pastry (frozen, thawed)
- 1 large egg (beaten)
- Tomato sauce (for serving)
Cook the meat mix and let cool. Heat the oven to 220C and take your defrosted pastry and place on a floured surface. Cut 4 circles using the pie tin, cover in clingfilm and place to one side. These are the tops. Take the rest of the dough and cut another 4 circles but slightly larger than the pie tin. These are the bases.
Place the bases into the greased and floured tins and fill with the meat. Put water on the edges of the two pies. Place the tops on and press to seal using a fork. Trim if needed and use the beaten egg on top. Cut a small slit in the middle of the crust then cook on a tray for 20 minutes or till golden.
A firm favourite at kid’s parties – Fairy bread
Popular since the 1920s there is nothing healthy or fancy in Fairy bread but it remains a favourite still today. Cheap white sliced bread, margarine or butter and hundreds and thousands. Butter the bread and dip in the hundreds and thousands until it is well covered. No cooking so good as a recipe the children can help with.
Sunday’s Lamb roast
No one will argue that Aussies love their meat and that they especially love lamb. At the best butcher Perth has, you can get all kinds of cuts but traditionally the lamb roast tends to be the leg or shoulder. A roast is a real family dinner everyone loves and what you put with your meat is a personal choice. Roast potatoes, your choice of vegetables, great homemade gravy, and lamb with mint sauce sound ripper but if you also add Yorkshire puddings even though it’s not beef, I promise no one will complain!
Last but never least – the Pavlova
The Pav seems like a simple thing when you break it down, just meringue, cream and fruit right? Well yes and know. Making your meringue is a bit harder than you might think if you are new to it. But it is well worth the effort. You can put whatever fruit you want with it, maybe go seasonal for the best flavours. Pull it out for family dinners, fancy dinner parties or just because it is yummy! Not having great success with homemade meringue? Buy it!