#brunotheboisterousbluedogfromthebush #blogtour #booksontour #day13

From sharing baked beans by the billabong, to bushman’s bread and billy tea in the backyard, and breakfasting on blueberries at Binalong Bay. There are plenty of classic Aussie culinary delights to explore from the book, Bruno the Boisterous Blue Dog from the Bush. And with Australia Day approaching, let’s discover some great Aussie recipes for the tucker mentioned above so you can put on your own bonzer feast! 😋


What were some of the traditional Australian foods mentioned in the book? Can you think of others that don’t begin with the letter ‘b’?

What is bushman’s bread? Where did this originate from? Why was this such a popular food for Aborigines and stockmen in the bush?

How many of these have you tried? Do you have a favourite?

What ingredients will we need? How can we use mathematics and science in cooking?

Recipe 1: Baked Beans on Toast

How good is a quick and simple meal of baked beans on toast for people on the go?! All you’ll need is 2 slices of bread, a can of baked beans, and some grated cheese or avocado. Beaut!


1. Toast your slices of bread.
2. Warm up your beans on the stove or microwave for 3-4 minutes.
3. Grate the cheese.
4. Chuck the beans and grated cheese on your toast!

Optional: Top with slices of Aussie avo (avocado). And Eat!

Recipe from Australian Avocados.


Recipe 2: Bushman’s Bread (damper)

Bushman’s Bread (or damper) is great to bake during camping trips! It was originally made by Aborigines for thousands of years by using native seeds, nuts or roots to form a dough, and then baking this on the fire. (Japingka)

But you can easily make damper in your own kitchen! ‘Simply sift flour and salt into a bowl, rub in butter until the mixture resembles fine crumbs then make a well to add milk and water.’

Recipe from Kidspot.


Recipe 3: Blueberries on Pavlova

Pavlova is a meringue-based dessert named after the Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova after she visited Australia and New Zealand. The exact origin is undecided, but let’s claim it as one of ours, hey! It’s also claimed to be a dessert, but since Bob and Bruno enjoy blueberries for breakfast…well, you can decide! Here’s a scrumptious Aussie recipe topped with delicious blueberries (or any berries you wish!).

Read the Chocolate Pavlova with Blueberries recipe at Women’s Weekly Food. It looks heavenly!

#cooking #australiantucker #history #mathematics #science #education


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Bruno, the Boisterous Blue Dog from the Bush: Big Sky Publishing | Boomerang Books

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2 thoughts to “Bruno’s Buffet: Aussie Tucker Ideas

  • ThoughtsBecomeWords

    Great post and yummy food! The term ‘bushman’s bread’ is more a brand name, it has always been known as damper.

    • Just Write For Kids

      Thanks, Gretchen! Always interesting to learn new things! 🙂


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