bush tucker recipes
Wattleseed Icecream Christmas Pudding
Place 4 tspns ground wattleseed into a cup and just cover with boiling water. This will swell the wattleseed and release the flavours. Allow to cool.

Slightly soften 2 litres vanilla ice cream in a bowl. Stir through the wattleseed slurry and then add 700gm Christmas pudding (crumbled), a handful of glace cherries and a good slosh of Quandong Liqueur (or Grand Marnier).

Grease a pudding basin with a little oil and line with clingfilm and then fill with the icecream mix.
Freeze. (make and hide it a week before the day)
To serve remove from freezer and unmould onto serving plate. Remove cling wrap. If you have trouble removing the pudding from mould gently warm sides with hot wet towel.
Garnish with glazed quandong (or fresh cherries).
Serve with pouring cream or custard.

Bush Tomato, Lemon Myrtle and Wattleseed muffins


2 cups self-raising flour
90g butter
1 cup castor sugar
1 cups milk
1 egg
1 cup ground bush tomatoes
1/2 cup whole bush tomatoes
cup ground wattleseed
1 tbspn ground lemon myrtle


  1. Sift flour into large bowl and rub in butter. Stir in sugar, milk and eggs being careful not to over mix.
  2. Add bush tomatoes, wattleseed and lemon myrtle leaving a little of each to sprinkle on top.
  3. Spoon mixture into muffin trays lined with muffin patty pans.
  4. Place two or three bush tomatoes on top of each muffin and dust with wattleseed and lemon myrtle.
  5. Bake 180C for 20 minutes

Wattleseed & Wild Peach Muffins


350gm plain flour
1 Tbspn Baking Powder
1 Tbspn Ground Wattleseed
115gm sugar
2 Tbspn Wild Peach Drink Mix
225ml low fat milk
55gm unsalted butter (melted)
1 free range egg

Blend flour, baking powder, wattleseed and sugar.
Add butter, egg, milk and Wild Peach Mix.

Two thirds fill lightly greased muffin trays.
Bake 190C for 25-30 mins.

Bush Damper

2 cups self raising flour
1 Tbspn Ground Wattleseed
1 tspn Ground Lemon Myrtle
1 tspn Ground Mountain Pepper
250ml well shaken buttermilk
1 Tbspn Macadamia Nut Oil
Milk for brushing

Preheat oven to 180C
Sift the flour and seasonings into a large bowl and make a well in the centre.  Combine the buttermilk and oil and pour into the well. Mix quickly and lightly to a soft dough.  Turn onto a floured board and knead until smooth.  Shape into a round (or whatever shape you like) and place on a lightly oiled baking tray.  Brush with milk.  Bake for 40-50 minutes (it will sound hollow when tapped).
Serve with Macadamia Nut Dukkah

Easy Wattleseed Icecream

For each litre of premium vanilla ice cream use 2 teaspoons of roasted ground wattleseed. 

Put the wattleseed into a cup and just cover with boiling water.  This will swell the wattleseed and release the flavours.  Allow to cool. 

Slightly soften the vanilla ice cream in a bowl.  Stir through the wattleseed slurry.  Return the ice cream to the tub and refreeze. 

Serve with Desert Passion Syrup or Quandong Dessert Sauce.

Wattleseed Bread (or scones)

wattleseed_macadamia_breadBread is just so much a part of our every day that I forget to mention the wonderful variations you can make with your Breadmaker.

Here we have Macadamia Nut & Wattleseed.

All you do is add a teaspoon of Wattleseed and a teaspoon of Macadamia Nut Oil to your bread mix in the Breadmaker and cook as usual.

The warm nutty aroma of the bake will melt even the hardened heart!

Variations include Native Thyme and Olive

There are more recipes using WATTLESEED at
Aniseed Myrtle
Bush Tomato
Cinnamon Myrtle
Lemon Myrtle
Mountain Pepper
Native Basil
Native Sage
Native Thyme
Peppermint Gum
River Mint
Sea Parsley
Strawberry Gum
Tanami Apple
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