Menu Index: Cooking With Native Plants

Native Tamarind Chutney

A lovely fruity chutney, given a very special flavor from Australia’s own native tamarind. I used Diploglottis campbellii for this, their beautiful deep red colour added a beautiful glow to the finished product. 2 red onions, finely chopped 1 tablespoon of olive oil Half teaspoon of turmeric Teaspoon of fresh ginger (finely grated) 3 cloves […]

Lemon Myrtle Shortbread

I took the shortbread recipe from 1977 edition of The Australian Women’s Weekly Cookbook, and added a generous pinch of dried and powdered lemon myrtle to the dough. I mixed it in thoroughly, and baked according to the recipe. Very nice with a good cup of tea. Shortbread with Lemon Myrtle 2 cups of plain […]

Aniseed Myrtle Chocolate Truffles

Ingredients- 225grams of good quality dark chocolate, broken into pieces 175 mls of double cream 1 teaspoon of ground aniseed myrtle Icing sugar to dust Cocoa powder or chocolate sprinkles Place chocolate pieces into a bowl. Pour the cream into a saucepan and bring to the boil, then pour over the chocolate in the bowl. […]