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Lemon Myrtle "Torta Caprese"  (gluten free)

Lemon Myrtle "Torta Caprese" (gluten free)

Torta Caprese is a traditional Italian cake made with chocolate and almonds and it is a popular cakes in northern Italy. We have changed the dark chocolate to White Chocolate, used almonds and introduced Lemon Myrtle for flavour and it is just such a lovely cake. And it is gluten free. We've made it with lemon juice and zest, and without, and it is equally delicious either way. A little lemon juice serves to loosen the mix before adding the egg whites. This is a perfect cake for a baby shower, or a lovely afternoon tea cake. It is also...

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Baked whole Brie with Outback Spirit Chutney and Thyme

Baked whole Brie with Outback Spirit Chutney and Thyme

Thyme (OK silly joke! ) for some gooey deliciousness with Brie baked with Outback Tomato Chutney and Thyme.  1 whole Brie (approximately 200g) 1/4 cup Outback Tomato Chutney Fresh thyme  Cut brie in half and spoon the Outback Tomato Chutney onto the centre of the bottom half. Sprinkle with fresh thyme leaves.Place the top half of brie back on top of the chutney.You can wrap the brie in bakers paper, leaving the top of the wheel exposed for a golden crust, and place the brie in a ramekin on a rimmed baking sheet. We have a snug dish that just...

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Potato and Mountain Pepper Gnocchi with Butter and Parmesan

Potato and Mountain Pepper Gnocchi with Butter and Parmesan

We love gnocchi when they are light and delicate. To achieve this, the flour needs to be kept to a minimum in the mix and baking the potatoes also ensures a lighter gnocchi and worth the extra effort. Adding the mountain pepper to this classic recipe gives a lovely spicy element. Serves 4   1 kg baking potatoes Tasmanian Pepper Salt to taste 2 tablespoons mountain pepper, dried and ground 2 egg yolks 100g plain flour Butter Sauce 120g unsalted butter 1 teaspoon Mountain Pepper 1/3 cup of freshly grated or shaved Parmesan Try to choose potatoes of a similar...

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Bush Tomato and Olive Focaccia

Bush Tomato and Olive Focaccia

This is based on a great recipe of Claudia Roden’s that we've have made many,  many times. We've found that adding some bush tomato gives the foccacia  a sublime flavour and a wonderful aroma as it cooks.  Great for lunch simply accompanied by some excellent cheese and our Outback Spirit Tomato Chutney. Serves 8   50g dried yeast A generous 1½ cups (350ml) warm water Pinch sugar 1 kg plain flour 2/3  cup (150ml) olive or macadamia oil 2/3 cup (150ml) dry white wine 400g pitted black olives chopped very coarsely 2 tablespoon wild thyme or thyme 3 tablespoons bush...

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