Recipe – Paloudeh Talebi (Persian Rockmelon Slushie)

Paloudeh Talebi (Rockmelon Slushie) Paloudeh talebi are rockmelon slushies sold by street vendors and made in homes throughout summer in Iran; paloudeh is a variation of the word faloodeh, Persia’s famous rose water, lime and noodle granita. These Persian rockmelon slushies can be simply fresh rockmelon chunks blitzed up with ice and a little sugar […]

Recipe – Ice Cream with Balsamic Vinegar

Ice Cream with Balsamic Vinegar Join my Small Group Food & Wine Tour of Modena – Home of Balsamic Vinegar Vinegar on ice cream? Really? Absolutely if it’s the thick black gold of Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Modena. Good vanilla ice cream dotted with traditional balsamic vinegar is a life-changing dessert. This sweet-sour elixir made […]

Recipe – Pomegranate Sorbet

Pomegranate Sorbet I love this Italian pomegranate sorbet – and the Italian name for pomegranates, melograno meaning ‘many seeds’. It’s so appropriate for this jewel-like fruit. This simple pomegranate sorbetto, with its balanced sweet/sour flavour from the pomegranate juice, lemon and pomegranate molasses, is inspired by my friend Giovanni Pilu. Giovanni taught me that using […]

Recipe – Mango Lassi

Mango Lassi Sometimes made with buttermilk instead of, or as well as, yoghurt, lassi is a refreshing drink that can be served for breakfast or as a snack at any time. It can be flavoured with pureed fruit such as mango or made in more of a savoury style seasoned with spices like saffron or […]

Recipe – Coffee Granita

Coffee Granita My favourite dessert at MG Garage – in fact perhaps my favourite dessert of all time – was coffee granita with chocolate mousse. When chef Janni Kyritsis and I wrote Wild Weed Pie, we did a whole section on granitas saying: “‘squeeze, freeze, scratch and serve’ is almost the only recipe you need […]

Recipe – Pink Grapefruit Passionfruit Ice Cream

Pink Grapefruit & Passionfruit Ice Cream This pink grapefruit and passionfruit ice cream is a variation on a sherbet recipe I make with all sorts of different fruits. I like the tang of grapefruit with the sweetness of passionfruit – a combination I came up with to try an unusual syrup. Fassionola is a sugar […]

Recipe – Deep-fried Ice Cream

Deep-Fried Ice Cream Like most Anglo-Celtic Aussies growing up in the 1970s, Chinese was the first foreign food I ever tasted and, at the time, frying ice cream was about as exotic a thing as I could imagine. Thankfully Chinese food in Australia has come a long way since then, but humour me and try […]

Recipe – Raspberry Crème Fraîche Sherbet

Raspberry Lime Sherbet I love the way good basic recipes can be rejigged to suit different occasions and ingredients. I originally made a mango and lime sorbet (more accurately called a sherbet, see FAQ below for details); then when I needed something to accompany a friend’s chocolate tart I used the base recipe to create […]

Recipe – Mango Crème Fraîche Sorbet (Sherbet)

Mango, Lime & Crème Fraîche Sorbet This super easy mango crème fraîche sorbet is inspired by Katrina Kanetani’s plum sorbet in the cookbook Pier, and you could substitute plum or any other fresh fruit for the mango. The crème fraîche gives it a lovely smooth texture and rich flavour, more like ice cream than sorbet, […]

Recipe – Frozen Christmas Pudding

Ice Cream Christmas Pudding We all love a bit of tradition at Christmas time, but reinterpreting recipes created for a snowy winter wonderland to suit a sunny Aussie Christmas Day is the challenge. Frozen Christmas pudding is my easy solution, for the dessert course at least. Buy the best quality ice cream you can – […]

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