Sticky (or hot cross) buns

I was experimenting with slow-raised doughs over Easter this year. To my surprise, it really works! You can make the dough the night before, put it in the fridge overnight, and it rises absolutely beautifully.

I find popping the shaped buns in the pre-heated oven for 2 minutes for the final proving kick-starts the rising process again, resulting in amazingly big, fluffy rolls.

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Lemonberry meringues

A surprisingly light, flavoursome little meringue. I like making them into tiny bite-sized twists, but this recipe will work for anything up to a full pavlova base. This is a very simple and quite addictive recipe, particularly if you have a piping bag - meringue mix is remarkably versatile and pipes into a variety of shapes.


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Warrigal greens bread or rolls

Warrigal greens, it turns out, make a remarkably sweet, smooth, pale green bread. I honestly thought the sweetness was coming from the sugar I was using to activate the dried yeast, so I switched to fresh yeast … and it tasted exactly the same.

I should try them in scones.

In the meantime, this is particularly delicious straight out of the oven, or toasted, spread with salty butter and vegemite, or a good local jam or jelly.

This recipe was published as part of an article I wrote for the Southern Harvest Association, as A late Summer harvest lunch".

Bread rolls

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Mountain pepper tofu

I found this rather nice recipe in Ottolengi's "Plenty", and adapted it to use mountain pepperberry instead of black pepper. It turned out excellently well, so I thought it worth sharing.

Yes, it uses tofu. It's delicious and light, and all deep-fried and crunchy.

Serve with plain steamed jasmine rice.

Native pepper tofu (1)

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Suggestions from our customers!

Our customers have some wildly inventive suggestions for our flavours. Here's some of them! Please contact us with anything that's worked for you - we'd love to add them here!

  • Use wattleseed as the base for a home-made curry paste.
  • Wattleseed and mountain pepperberry in a home-made chai mix.
  • Forestberry herb with chicken.
  • Mountain pepperberry, lemon myrtle, and wattleseed in home-made chai.
  • "Lemonberry sugar is great to jazz up a fruit salad. A light sprinkle will revive a disappointing rockmelon."
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