‘Brekkie’ in Australia

White bread, “the big brekkie” & fine bakeries.

AustralianFlagAfter two weeks in Australia, I have concluded that there several discernible constants.

“Damper,”  a rough rustic bread is an iconic Australian bread that is traditionally cooked over a campfire. That’s not what you’re likely to find in a B&B. There, thin slices of square white bread prevail. The host typically leaves a carafe of juice, an electric tea kettle and a toaster plus makings for tea and coffee and some sliced bread plus butter and jam. Fortunately, good bakeries are scattered about that landscape, even in fairly small towns.Banjo's Bakery in Campbell Town, Tasmania turned out to be one of some 40 in the country.

Banjo’s Bakery Cafe in Campbell Town, Tasmania turned out to be one of some 40 in the country.

Greek-inspired spinach pie was a good breakfast offering.

Greek-inspired spinach pie was a good breakfast offering.

And so was this berry and cream tart.
And so was this berry and cream tart.

When there is a standard breakfast menu, you’ll usually find a choice of eggs (including Benedicts), pancakes and the
big brekkie.

The big brekkie in the beach town of Bronte beach. It has the typical eggs, toast, bacon (more like our Canadian bacon than strip bacon), tomatoes and as a bonus, a couple of asparagus spears.
The big brekkie in the beach town of Bronte beach. It has the typical eggs, toast (here, rye), bacon (more like our Canadian bacon than strip bacon), tomatoes and as a bonus, a couple of asparagus spears.

2 thoughts on “‘Brekkie’ in Australia”

  1. MaryBr – I’ll bet you know too! His only disappointment was that Aussie cooks didn’t seem able to make eggs over easy. They always came out with hard-cooked yolks.

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