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Australia Day, on 26 January, commemorates the landing of Captain Arthur Phillip and the convicts of the First Fleet in 1788.  It’s a day of national pride in Australia and the day has become a national holiday and an occasion of celebration.

What better way to celebrate than with family, friends and good food.  The good old Aussie BBQ is an Australia Day Recipes favourite, but you’ll need a few other foods to make the day a real celebration.

I’ve listed some of my website favourites and hope they give you some ideas.

  • Have a go at making your own burgers – beef burgers or lamb burgers. You can prepare the day before and store in the fridge until required:

Beef Burgers


Lamb Burgers


  • Why not accompany the steaks, burgers and snags with a delicious fried rice.  You can make it the day before and just reheat on the day:

Fried Rice


  • Ratatouille can also be made the day before and served cold or reheated on Australia Day. It’s delicious with barbecued food:

Ratatouille Recipe


  • Who doesn’t love garlic bread? You can prepare the day before then either cook in the oven or on the BBQ (wrapped in foil) on the day:

Garlic Bread Recipe


  • Had enough BBQ’s? Why not make roast chicken – another great Australia Day Recipes choice:

Roast Chicken


  • Guests will be looking for something sweet for dessert and you can’t go wrong with apple crumble. Make it the day before, then just reheat in the oven:

Apple Crumble


  • You’ll find 18 delicious crumble bottoms and 10 delicious crumble tops in Crumble Recipe e-book – that’s 180 crumble combinations 🙂

Crumble Recipe e-book


Chocolate Cupcakes


Banana and Chocolate Chip Muffins


A very happy Australia Day to my Aussie readers. Hope you have a wonderful day and get to enjoy some Australia Day Recipes 🙂

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Jan Littlehales

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9 Responses to “Australia Day Recipes – in Ten Minutes”

  1. Rita says:

    Shared on twidig.com So many good foods to eat, Australia Day certainly a day to celebrate with Good Food a nice drop of something cold and good company.

  2. Thanks Rita,
    Hope your Australia Day is a special one 🙂

  3. Harry Lynn says:

    G’day Aussie Sheila,
    Youse reelly has grouse fair dinkum Aussie tucker.

    I like the idea of preparing burgers the day before the BBQ. They always taste better than if you mix and cook them on the same day – a bit like a curry which is always better with a re-heat.

  4. Hi Harry,
    Love the Aussie lingo 🙂
    I agree, there are many foods that taste better the next day. Freezing already cooked curry also seems to bring out the flavours more.

  5. Jazz Salinger says:

    Hi Jan,

    I love an old fashioned bbq on Australia Day so it’ll be burgers all the way for me. Preparing them the day before will help the flavours infuse through the meat better and make the day a little less stressful.

    I really have to try some of your dessert recipes to finish off the meal. How are you going to celebrate Australia Day?

  6. Hi Jazz,
    If we are having people over, I always try and do as much as possible prior to guests arriving. It takes away the stress and means you get to spend time with your friends, instead of being stuck in the kitchen.
    On Australia Day we’ll be catching up with friends, probably for a BBQ 🙂
    Hope you have a great day 🙂

  7. Wilson says:

    Hi Jan,

    Thank you for posting this. Now I have much more knowledge about australian recipes. They all look so tasty! Absolutely love the pictures. On top of that, alot of them are so easy to make. From burgers to pastries, love them!

    Kind regards

  8. Lisa Wood says:

    Gosh that is some yummy food for Australia Day – I am not even sure where we will be for Australia Day – maybe we might be in Melbourne!
    I love the idea of the roast dinner and Apple crumble recipe!

  9. Hi Lisa and Wilson,
    Hope you both have a great Australia Day 🙂

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