Catalan Cream – a timeless classic

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There is no better dessert than a well executed custard.

There’s something wonderful about rediscovering an old treasured recipe.

This one …

Recipe: Wattleseed Anzac Bicuits

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With it’s nutty, chocolatey aroma, ground native wattleseed is a delicious addition to baked goods especially these Anzac Biscuits….

We should  be drinking plenty of water every day.

Cheers to better hydration

Hydration is just as important in the cooler weather as it is in summer, and even more so if you indulged in a little too much alcohol.  

It’s easy to lose track of just how much water you’ve had, but Australian designer Frank Green has made a water bottle …

Come in to The Essential Ingredient and be tempted by our delicious range of ice cream and gelato this Easter.

Ice creams for adults

Looking for something other than chocolate this Easter? Maybe a treat for yourself?

Ice-cream isn’t just for kids and at The Essential Ingredient Newcastle we have a freezer full of newly delivered grown-up temptations: Serendipity Super Premium Ice Creams and Gelista Premium Gelati.

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WIN a copy of Acquacotta by Emiko Davies

With an Australian father, a Japanese mother, an adolescence spent in China and a University degree from the United States, Emiko Davies has spent most of her life living abroad, soaking up other cultures, languages and food.

For almost ten years now, Italy is the place she has called home.

In Emiko’s …

Waffles for newsletter

Recipe: Belgian waffles with candied bacon, grilled stonefruit and maple yoghurt

Maple syrup and sugar are sweet and smoky.

The caramel tones make them ideal for both sweet and savoury dishes.

Maple syrup is the boiled down sap of the maple tree and maple sugar is made by reducing the sap to the point beyond which it becomes syrup.

Make a savoury …

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The Essential Ingredient Linen Collection

The Essential Ingredient range of pure linen features a selection of tea towels, table napkins and runners and a classic apron, all generously sized with superior, tightly-woven construction.

Produced for us in Lithuania by one of the world’s finest linen producers, our linen is made from specially grown Eastern European flax.

It …