I need to prepare an international menu with a couple of friends. We got assigned Asia and Oceania. Asia has shit desserts to be quite fucking honest with my familia, so this leaves Australia as the best option I suppose.
Hit me up with your best Aussie receipts for desserts.
Haha. You're not going to find anything of great interest.
There's some overlap with New Zealand, but check out neenish tarts, pavlovas, lamingtons, Iced Vovos, chocolate crackles, and fairy bread. Very unsophisticated stuff.
You might be better off looking at native ingredients. Our traditional recipes are childish and bland. Not bad, but not impressive.
Search for desserts containing lemon myrtle, pepper berries/Tasmanian pepper, lilly pilly, and/or finger lime. Recipes you find will be unfamiliar to most Australians because settlers are only recently starting to explore the possibilities of our native plants in cuisine, but you can still convincingly claim they have an Australian flavour.
Just make a fuckin pav. We all pretend it's Australian even though it's nz, but nz is still Oceania right? Pavs are fuckin heaven. Heaps of cream, mango, strawberry kiwi fruit and passionfruit over the top.
Lamingtons are actually really amazing despite being simple.
Legend goes that bakers used to dice up their left-over sponge cakes from yesterday's batch, roll them in the chocolate and coconut and that's how Lamingtons came into existence.
You've already got as much advice as there is to give, but I'd just like to note how weird it is to collapse Asia with Oceania for something like this. Even combining the entirety of Asia together has its problems, so adding the vast variety within Oceania is just making things ridiculous. This is a group of self-contained island nations, some of them dominated by European settlement, each one doing its own thing culturally. There is little in the way of common ground here.
Is it for school, or just some social dinner party game, or what?
Also my Nan used to make the best rhubarb pie.
Kind of funny, but I also feel you might have lucked into it by simply going for the standard "southern hemisphere = upside down" gag without appreciating the significance of the pineapple to Australian "cuisine."
timtam cake (chocolate brownie slice with buttery chocolate-vanilla cream and chocolate icing)
Golden gaytime cake- GOD tier ice-cream (caramel cake w/ vanilla filling and chocolate icing w/ biscuit crumble)
Iced vovo slice -another biscuit turned super-size
Biscuit base with with strawberry layers and shredded coconut on top