What another delicious day eating Eloise Emmet’s amazing food along with amazing ingredients right from this very farm in Glen Huon : Saffron & lavender. We also had award winning olive oil served with homemade bread with saffron butter on woodfired whole salmon. Of course I had to make a saffron Basque Cheesecake which just took it to the next level especially when I decorated it with dried saffron petals. The gorgeous ceramics were made by the farm owner Lisa Britzman too, such a talented lady. We had some amazing guests for the workshop too so it made for the most relaxing afternoon. Long table lunch in the in the olive grove is not something I will ever forget and I am truly grateful to have this wonderful experience. Thanks so much to everyone for their awesome contributions.
A favourite treat for morning or afternoon tea - try making your own jam & adding a tablespoon of rosewater to the jam to really take it to the next level!!
130g butter, softened
1ts vanilla extract
300g plain flour
3tsp baking powder
Homemade raspberry jam
150g icing sugar
2 drops pink food colour or 1 tsp beetroot powder
2tbs boiling water
hundreds & thousands, optional to decorate
Add butter, sugar & vanilla extract, insert the butterfly into the TM bowl & mix for 30 secs on speed 4. You may need to scrape down the bowl half way through. Keep the butterfly spinning on speed 4 as you add each egg & you may need to stop & scrape down the bowl again.
Add the flour & baking powder & mix for 5 - 10 secs speed 4 with or with out the butterfly. Rest dough in the fridge so it is cool enough to work with. Turn the oven on to 180 degrees. Roll out dough onto the Thermomat sprinkled with a little extra flour & use a round cookie cutter to cut out the biscuit shapes. Place them onto baking trays lined with baking paper. Bake for 8 -12 mins until cooked but not too brown. Allow to cool, then sandwich together with raspberry jam in the middle, you can just dust with icing sugar or mix icing sugar, extra 30g butter with food colouring & boiling water on speed 6 for 5 secs. Then spread on top of the biscuits & sprinkle with hundreds & thousands (if using).
My Rhubarb Clafoutis recipe holds a special place in my heart – it’ so easy & you can make it gluten free using almond meal instead of flour. This is another recipe the is included in Eloise Emmett‘ s Tasmanian Pantry Cookbook.
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Here is one of the free videos with Jo Whitton from Quirky Cooking making Coconut Pancakes with Blueberry Syrup.
Matcha Smoothie Bowl
Black Rice Pudding
Breakfast Curd with Toasted Grains recipe by Chef Jesse Gerner – It was really yummy!
Miso Hollandaise (served with slow 60 degree eggs)
Mango Lassi recipe by Jessi Singh
Khachapuri (a cheese pie from Georgia) recipe by Anthony Femia – so GOOD!!!
Wattleseed & Macadamia Dukkah
Bread With Tomato recipe by Emma Warren
Steamed Oysters with Ginger & Spring Onion Oils, recipe by Victor Liong
Steamed Corn with Spicy Allioli another drool worthy recipe by Chef Jesse Gerner. Watch the free video here.
This is the Thermomix version of my Creamy Potato Salad from the Tasmanian Pantry Cookbook by Eloise Emmett.This recipe is very adaptable, you can use sweet potato instead or a combination or potatoes or veggies. In Tasmania we love our pink eye potatoes but you can use any potato you like, waxy potatoes work best for the salad recipe though. Tt can be dressed with natural yoghurt or homemade mayo (or a combo of the two) or a vinaigrette. You can change it up & serve it with crispy bacon pieces or smoked salmon & capers!! Endless possibilities!! YUM!!!
This recipe is very adaptable, you can use sweet potato instead or a combination it can be dressed with yoghurt or homemade mayo or vinaigrette served with crispy bacon or smoked salmon & capers!! Endless possibilities!!
Fresh herbs - parsley, dill & or mint
1 clove garlic (optional)
500g Boiling water
800g washed pink eye potatoes, cut into quaters
1 tbs dijon or seeded mustard
250g sour cream
salt & peper to taste
½ bunch spring onions & or chives, finely chopped
Place parsley and chosen herbs with garlic into into TM bowl and chop finely for 2 seconds on speed 7. Set aside.
Place water into TM bowl and place eggs into the simmering basket, potatoes into the Varoma dish. Set Varoma into position and steam at Varoma temperature for 15 minutes on speed 2. or until eggs are cooked to your liking. Place the eggs into a bowl of cold water to cool them down.Continue to steam the potatoes until they are cooked through. (The time will depend on the size of your potatoes)
Discard water and peel eggs. Remove and set aside to cool.
Place cooled potatoes into a bowl, with half the chopped fresh herbs, half the spring onions & or chives and add the mustard, sour cream, salt & pepper, mix together to evenly distribute. Place on a large serving platter. Cut eggs into wedges and add to platter. Sprinkle over remaining herbs & spring onions and or chives. Serve immediately.