Australian Functional Ingredients – by Vic Cherikoff

Category Archives for "Desserts"

Refried bunya nut pastry

Refried bunya nut pastry We get lots of inquiries about bunya bunya nuts and I must admit that I love them and still harvest the odd cone around Xmas for my own use. It’s just that since supplies are so irregular that we can not afford to stock them anymore as a commercial ingredient. However, [...]

Wild fruit compote

Wild fruit compote 100g Illawarra plums 50g small wild limes 100g munthari 50g wild rosella 1 tablespoon lemon aspen juice 2 tablespoons honey icing sugar for dusting Coarsely chop the Illawarra plums and toss them in the lemon aspen juice. Place the limes and rosella into separate bowls and add sufficient honey-sweetened water to cover [...]

Wattleseed Pavlova

Wattleseed Pavlova 4 egg whites 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon corn flour 100g fine sugar 300 ml Wattleseed cream (see recipe) 1 cup toasted muesli 2 teaspoons Forest anise 4 teaspoons rosella confit 2 teaspoons lemon juice (or lemon aspen juice) toasted macadamia nuts, coarsely chopped Whip the egg whites to soft peaks. While [...]

Lemon aspen ricotta filling

Lemon aspen ricotta filling 100g ricotta cheese 10ml Lemon aspen juice salt Blend the cheese to smoothness, add the lemon aspen and season lightly with the salt. Chill and use to garnish oysters, top pizzas or as a filling for finger foods.  Recent Posts Wild Foods and Gout The Greenhouse Effect is Degrading our [...]

Sugarbag drizzle

Sugarbag drizzle The richness of sugarbag (native bee honey) made by the tiny, stingless native bees of Australia provides an excellent topping for any dessert. Make a simple ice-cream into a gourmet creation by simply pouring on as a drizzle. Also excellent for tarts, fruit compotes or to flavour any cold dish. The taste is [...]

Gumleaf bavarois

Gumleaf bavarois Alternative flavourings for this bavarois include lemon myrtle, native aniseed myrtle, Native peppermint and lemon aspen juice or syrups of wild lime, riberry or wattle. 20ml Macadamia nut oil 600ml milk 5 egg yolks 100g caster sugar salt 1 teaspoon corn flour 10g gelatine 100ml water 4 drops Gumleaf oil 300ml thickened cream [...]

Lemon myrtle rum baba

Lemon myrtle rum baba For the babas: 25g fresh yeast (or 15g dry yeast) 6 tablespoons warm milk 225g plain flour pinch of salt 2 tablespoons caster sugar 2 eggs, lightly beaten 4 tablespoons melted butter ½ teaspoon Lemon Myrtle Sprinkle For the syrup: 250ml water 150g caster sugar 4 tablespoons rum 1-2 drops lemon [...]

Fruit spice ice cream

Fruit spice ice cream 500ml milk 6 egg yolks 250g caster sugar 1 heaped tablespoon (10g) Fruit spice 600ml thickened cream Bring the milk to the boil. In a bowl, whisk the egg yolks and sugar and pour on the boiling milk, stirring all the time. Return to the saucepan and cook while stirring until [...]