TRUFFLE MAC N CHEESE

Winter in Australia is a time for amazing food and of course its truffle season! We have a fantastic & indulgent Mac N Cheese recipe that features the famous black perigord truffles from the cool climate of Western Australia’s pristine Manjimup region paired with the deliciously nutty and complex Comte cheese.

What you’ll Need: 🗒️ ⠀

500g Benedetto Cavalieri Mezzi Rigatoni

Tasman Sea Salt

150g Lescure Butter

2tbsp Plain Flour

500ml Full Cream Milk

250g Comté, grated, reserve some to top the Mac n Cheese before baking

black pepper to taste

1 Fresh black Truffle, Coomer Truffles

Pons Black Truffle Condiment

You will need, ramekins or oven proof bowls

METHOD

  1. Bring the pasta to boil in a large pot of salted water. Cook until al dente, for approximately 8 mins and drain. Divide between 4 oven proof bowls or ramekins and set aside on a baking tray.
  2. Melt butter over a gentle heat in a medium sized pan, add flour and stir to combine. Gradually add milk and continue to stir over a medium heat until the béchamel sauce begins to thicken, check seasoning and adjust with salt & pepper.
  3. Remove pan from heat, stir in half of the grated comté & grate a few slivers of truffle into the sauce.
  4. Divide sauce between each ramekin and top with extra comté.
  5. Bake for 15-20 mins in the oven at 180C until the top of sauce is golden brown and the cheese is bubbling on top.

CHEESE FONDUE

Fondue never goes out of style. Originating in Switzerland this melting pot of delicious cheese is so much fun as the weather cools and great for entertaining. We have mixed some quality cheeses in the mix to elevate.

What you’ll Need: 🗒️ ⠀

1 garlic clove, whole

250ml dry white wine

350g Emmental, cubed

400g Comté, cubed

300g L’Artisan Mountain Man, rind removed and cubed

2tsp kirsch, optional

bread, to serve & dip

METHOD

Rub the inside of the fondue pot (or a deep heavy-based pan) with a clove of garlic, add the white wine and warm over a low heat until it begins to simmer.

Add the Emmental, once cube at a time, whisking or stirring vigorously and allowing to melt before adding more. Do the same with the Comte, followed by the Mountain Man, and keep stirring until smooth. Stir in the kirsch, if using.

Transfer to a fondue set or heatproof pan set over a tea light and eat immediately.


Sticky Date & Fig Pudding with Butter Scotch Sauce


Its moist, its fluffy & it’s so yummy! ❤️ 👅 😋 ⠀

What you’ll Need: 🗒️ ⠀
2 cup (300g) seeded Angas Park dried dates, finely chopped ⠀
1/2 cup (100g) Angas Park dried figs, finely chopped ⠀
1 cup (250ml) water 💦 ⠀
1 cup (220g) firmly packed light brown sugar ⠀
90 gram butter, chopped coarsely ⠀
1 teaspoon baking soda ⠀
2 eggs 🥚 ⠀
1 1/2 cup (375g) self-raising flour

Butterscotch Sauce
3/4 cup (165g) firmly packed light brown sugar ⠀
1 cup (250ml) pouring cream ⠀
125 gram unsalted butter, chopped coarsely 🧈 ⠀

METHOD

Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease the pudding moulds. ⠀
Place dates in a small saucepan with 1 cup water; bring to the boil. Stir in soda. Remove from heat; stand for 10 minutes. ⠀
Using an electric mixer, beat butter, caster sugar and 1 teaspoon of essence in a medium bowl until pale and creamy. ⠀
Beat in eggs, one by one, until combined. ⠀
Add flour and date mixture, beating until combined. ⠀
Pour mixture into prepared moulds. ⠀
Bake puddings for 25-40 minutes or until a skewer inserted at centre comes out clean. Stand pudding in pan for 5 minutes, then cool on rack. ⠀
Combine extra butter, brown sugar, cream in a small saucepan. ⠀
Stir over low heat until well combined and smooth. ⠀
Drizzle with caramel sauce. Serve pudding with ice-cream.


Have you tried JEAN PERRIN GOAT’S MILK RACLETTE?

As the weather starts to cool we start to crave foods that are warming and thats how you enjoy raclette, commonly used for melting based on heating the cheese and scraping off the melted part so you can enjoy that beautiful stream of cheese theatre. Made by Jean Perrin in the eastern part of France close to the Swiss border this raclette is made from goat’s milk and is made for melting over potatoes in the traditional French style, served with cornichons on the side.
Goat’s milk raclette is milder in flavour than cow’s milk varieties. It is creamy and buttery with a subtle goat’s milk flavour – and it melts beautifully.


One Pot Pad Thai with Prawns & Tofu

Featuring Trident Rice Stick Noodles

INGREDIENTS

2 x packets Trident  noodles

1 tbsp rice bran oil

300g chicken thigh fillets, fat trimmed, each thigh sliced into 6 strips

100g firm tofu, sliced

1 egg, lightly beaten

100g bean sprouts

¼ cup roughly chopped garlic chives

Lime, to serve

Toasted peanuts, to serve

PAD THAI SAUCE

1 tbsp rice bran oil

4 cloves garlic, finely chopped

3 birdseye chillies, finely chopped

¼ cup finely grated palm sugar

¼ cup tamarind paste

2 tbsp fish sauce

2 tsp soy sauce


METHOD

Soak noodles in boiling water for 5 mins, drain and set aside.  

To make the pad thai sauce, in a small saucepan heat the oil over a medium heat.  Add the garlic and chilli, frying for 1 minute until fragrant.  Add all of the remaining ingredients, stirring until the sugar has dissolved.  Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for a further 2-3 minutes until the sauce thickens.  

In a large wok or frypan heat the oil.  Add chicken and fry for 5-6 mins or until golden and cooked through.  Push chicken to one side of the pan, add tofu and fry for 2-3 mins until golden.  Push tofu to the side of the pan, add the egg mixture and fry, stirring, until cooked.  Add the sprouts, chives, cooked noodles and pad thai sauce, tossing to coat and just heat through.

Divide the pad thai between bowls and serve with lime wedges and a generous scatter of peanuts.

Serves 6 – 8


Raw Apricot and Ginger bars

INGREDIENTS

200g / 7oz dried apricots, plus extra for decoration

4 tbsp S&W maple syrup

100g / 3.5oz coconut oil

200g / 7oz oats

2 tbsp ground ginger

60g / 2.1 hazelnuts

60g / 2.1oz pistachios

60g / 2.1oz pumpkin seeds

80g / 2.8oz dark chocolate


METHOD

Transfer the apricots to a small bowl and cover with hot water straight from the kettle. Leave to soak for 5 minutes (this will help them break down), then drain and transfer to a food processor along with the maple syrup and coconut oil. Process until fully combined.

Add the oats and ginger to the food processor and pulse half a dozen times until mostly combined. Then transfer the contents of the food processor to a mixing bowl.

Roughly chop the hazelnuts and pistachios, and add them to the bowl along with the pumpkin seeds. Stir everything until fully incorporated.

Line a 7” square tin with baking paper and pour the mixture into the tin. Even out the top with the back of a metal spoon or by pushing down using a small piece of baking paper. Then decorate with a few apricots on top and even out the top again, pushing the apricots into the mixture.

Pop the tin in the refrigerator for 2 hours.

Remove the bars from the tin.

Melt the chocolate in the microwave or in a bowl on top of a saucepan containing a little water on a medium heat. Once the chocolate has melted, transfer it to a small glass or bowl.

Dunk the end of each bar into the chocolate and place on a piece of baking paper to cool.

All done! Keep the bars in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.


Tandoori chicken with Mundella yoghurt & True Foods Naan bread

INGREDIENTS

1 whole chicken

½ cup Sharwoods tandoori paste

1 cup natural Mundella Greek yoghurt

1 garlic clove, crushed

1 tsp ground cumin

1 tbs lemon juice

½ cup chopped coriander leaves

Steamed basmati rice, to serve

True Foods Naan bread, warmed, to serve

1 Lebanese cucumber, cut into wedges, and coriander leaves, to serve


METHOD

Slice chicken into 3cm thick pieces. Combine tandoori paste, yoghurt, garlic, cumin, lemon juice and coriander in a large snap-lock bag. Add chicken and seal bag. Rub bag to combine ingredients and coat chicken. Remove excess air from bag and reseal. Label and date. Marinate in refrigerator overnight, then freeze for up to 2 months.

Defrost chicken in fridge overnight. Remove chicken from marinade. Transfer marinade to a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring marinade just to the boil, then reduce heat and simmer gently for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, cook chicken on a chargrill or frying pan over high heat for 3 minutes each side or until golden. Serve with sauce, rice, naan, cucumber and extra coriander.

tip: to make this super quick and no-fuss dinner even easier when it’s time to cook, look for precooked microwaveable rice.


Elderflower Margaritas

Bottlegreen Elderflower Cordial offers the clean, crisp taste of delicate elderflowers handpicked from English hedgerows. Added to your margarita you have an amazing cocktail to enjoy.

INGREDIENTS

2 shots Don Juan tequila

1 shot triple sec

1/2 shot lime juice

2 tsp Elderflower cordial

1/2 tsp lemon zest

Ice for shaking

Ice for the glass


METHOD

Combine tequila, triple sec, lime juice, elderflower cordial, lemon zest and ice in a shaker.

Shake until the shaker is frosted.

Pour over an ice-filled glass and garnish with a lime slice or wedge.


ANGAS PARK Dried Apricot Sorbet

INGREDIENTS

1 1/2 cups dried Angas Park apricots
2 cups apricot nectar (1 1/2 11.5 oz. cans)
1 1/4 cup water
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup limoncello
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (1 or 2 lemons)

METHOD
Hydrate dried apricots.
In a medium saucepan combine apricot nectar, water and dried apricots. Heat over medium low heat (no need to boil) until apricots are plump and tender, about 20 minutes (longer if the apricots are really dry). Place hot apricot mixture in blender with sugar and purée until smooth. Pass mixture through chinois or strainer. Chill mixture in ice bath. Once mixture is no longer hot, add fresh lemon juice and limoncello, stirring until blended. Add additional water, 1/4 cup at a time, if you think the apricot flavour is too strong.

Chill base and then freeze in ice cream maker.
Continue chilling mixture in ice bath until it is less than 45° F. Pour into ice cream maker and freeze according to your maker’s instructions. Once chilled, remove from ice cream maker and place in dedicated (odour-free) container to let ripen in the freezer for several hours.


Peach Rose’ Sangria

This cocktail gets its tint from wine-coloured nectar by Alain Milliat & delivers with its fresh subtle almond flavours alongside a delicate bitterness in contrast to the sweet fruits.

INGREDIENTS

1 (750-milliliter) bottle rosé wine

3/4 cup vodka*

1/2 cup Alain Milliat Vineyard Peach Nectar

6 tablespoons thawed frozen lemonade concentrate

2 tablespoons sugar

1 pound ripe peaches, peeled and sliced

1 (6-oz.) package fresh raspberries**

2 cups club soda, chilled


METHOD

Step 1
Combine first 5 ingredients in a pitcher; stir until sugar is dissolved. Stir in peaches and raspberries. Cover and chill 8 hours.

Step 2
Stir in chilled club soda just before serving.

Step 3
*Peach-flavored vodka may be substituted. Omit peach nectar.

Step 4
**1 cup frozen raspberries may be substitute