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Cooking With Native Plants

Pickled Karkalla Recipe

A great use of Karkalla (Carpobrotus rossii - native pigface) leaves. The pickled leaves can be used in salads, on sandwiches, cheese platters etc Ingredients- 1/2 cup white vinegar 1/2 cup water 2 tablespoons caster sugar 1 tablespoon of mustard seeds 2 cups of...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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