Native Australian Foods

Written by Grace Mooney

At the time of white settlement in the late eighteenth century it is estimated that the Aboriginal population ate approximately five thousand plant and animal species in Australia and had been doing so for over 50,000 years. This is a staggering twenty percent of native flora and fauna found in Australia. Early white settlers and explorers …

Recipe: Wattleseed Tiramisu

 

 

 

 

With it’s delightful mix of coffee, chocolate and hazelnut aromas ground wattleseed is the perfect addition to a classic Tiramisu.

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Serves 12
Ingredients:
1cup boiling water
25g wattleseed
6Tbl dark rum
4 eggs, separated
½cup sugar
500g mascarpone cheese
1Tbl lemon juice
1tsp vanilla
1cup heavy cream
1Tbl icing sugar
48 excellent quality ladyfingers
¾cup unsweetened chocolate
¾cup bittersweet chocolate

Method:

In a bowl, combine the boiling water & 20g wattleseed.  Set aside to steep for …

Recipe: Wattleseed Anzac Bicuits

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

Australian chefs have been exploring this country’s native bush foods for decades, while indigenous Australians have been aware of their many wonderful flavours and properties for over 40,000 years.

Incorporating fruits and flowers from Australia’s lush rainforests, herbs from the verdant woodlands and fruits and seeds from our expansive deserts, these foods are often highly nutritious and can be used in …

Australian products at The Essential Ingredient

At The Essential Ingredient, we know how lucky we are to live in Australia. While, as Australians, we may not boast a clearly defined national cuisine, we are endlessly fortunate to have such broad access to the dishes, techniques and ingredients of so many varied cultures.

We are certainly proud to stock some of the finest ingredients and …