ANZAC biscuit squares

Today, April 25th 2024, I’m bringing you a “controversial take” on ANZAC Biscuits (according to my fellow Aussie colleague lol!). Controversial because they’re SQUARES and more like  slice than a biscuit (cookie). Wait, what… What is ANZAC DAY ? This day commemorates the anniversary of the ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) landing on … Read more

A close up of a cheese and vegemite scroll.

Cheesy Vegemite Scrolls

I don’t know what got me thinking about Cheese and Vegemite Scrolls (aka Cheesymite Scrolls), but once I started, I couldn’t stop! Wait, hold up – VEGEMITE? Yep! growing up in Australia it was part of a balanced diet! What is Vegemite? Vegemite is a spread made from leftover brewer’s yeast extract developed by Dr … Read more

Lamingtons on a baking tray showing jam centre cross section.

Mini lamingtons with a jam centre

You know that thing where you are all of a sudden reminded of something you haven’t eaten for ages and you MUST have it immediately? Yeah, well the other night in a movie we were watching, LAMINGTONS popped up and I couldn’t stop thinking about them… Wait, what – “lami-what?” I hear you asking… What … Read more

Homemade mint Tim Tam biscuits cookies on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Homemade Mint Tim Tams

Those of you who follow me on Instagram will know that I was recently in Australia, visiting family. While I was there, not only did I stock up on all my favourite treats and snacks but I also undertook to make one of my favourite Australian treats from scratch with mum. Because, well, when you’re … Read more

Easy Homemade Iced Vo-Vo Biscuits recipe on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Homemade Iced Vo-Vos for Australia Day

It’s Australia Day! And what better way to celebrate than with a sweet childhood memory – the classic Australian biscuit (cookie) – the Iced VoVo. Never heard of them? Most non-Australians won’t have. But here there are in all their glory… (Source) First registered as a trademark in 1906, Arnott’s Iced VoVo biscuits have become … Read more

Australia Day Fairy bread on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Fairy Bread for Australia Day

It’s Australia Day! Sadly here in Toronto where the temps have been hovering well below zero all week (hello -32˚C with windchill = even too cold for kids to be playing outside for more than about 5 minutes!), it doesn’t feel much like it (meanwhile, Australia has been sweltering in temps well over 40˚C this … Read more