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Roasted Stone Fruit

Roasted Stone Fruit

Ingredients

  • 2 peaches
  • 2 nectarines
  • 2 plums
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons honey (depending on sweetness of fruit)
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • Mascarpone cheese

Method

Preheat oven to 180°C.

Prick skins of 2 peaches, 2 nectarines, and 2 plums with a fork, then quarter and pit.

Toss fruit with 2 sprigs fresh rosemary, 2 to 3 tablespoons Honey (depending on sweetness of fruit), 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces, and 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice.

Roast fruit until fork-tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Discard rosemary.

Serve fruit warm with a dollop of mascarpone cheese.

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Prepared by

Ivonne Nathan

Culinary Skills Teacher

Trade Skills and Vocational Learning

Canberra Institute of Technology

 

Crumpets with Honey & Sheeps’ Milk Cheese

Crumpets with Honey & Sheeps’ Milk Cheese

Recipe by Ivonne Nathan of forchefs

 Ingredients

  • 450 gm (3 cups) plain flour
  • 350 ml milk, warmed
  • 5 gm (1¾ tsp) dried yeast
  • For brushing: vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch salt
  • Honey, to serve
  • Sheep’s’ milk or ricotta cheese

Method

  • Whisk flour, milk, yeast and 350ml lukewarm water in a bowl to form a smooth batter.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and set aside in a warm place until bubbles form on surface (2-4 hours).
  • Heat a large frying pan over medium-high heat and brush with oil.
  • Lightly grease 7cm crumpet rings with oil.
  • Whisk baking powder and a pinch of fine sea salt into batter. Place a ring in the frying pan and ladle batter into the ring to make a test crumpet.
  • The batter should stay in ring and bubbles should begin to appear within 2 minutes; if batter doesn’t stay in ring, whisk in a little more flour; if bubbles don’t appear, whisk in a little more water.
  • Cook crumpets, in batches, until bubbles form on surface, then flip and cook until just set and golden.
  • Place crumpets on a tray and cover loosely with foil while remainder are cooked. Serve crumpets warm with honey and cheese.

Sticky Honey Figs in Cinnamon & Yoghurt

Recipe by Michaela Uren of For Chefs

Ingredients:

  • 8 ripe figs
  • Knob of butter
  • 4 tbs clear honey
  • Handful of shelled pistachio nuts
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Mascarpone or Greek Yoghurt, to serve


Method

– Heat grill to medium high.
– Cut a deep cross in the top of each fig then ease the top apart.
– Sit the figs in a baking dish and drop a small piece of the butter into the centre of
each fruit.
– Drizzle the honey over the figs, then sprinkle with the nuts and cinnamon.
– Grill for 5 minutes until figs are softened and the honey and butter make a sticky
sauce in the bottom of the dish.
– Serve warm, with dollops of Greek yoghurt or Mascarpone.

Honey Chilli BBQ Corn on the Cob

Recipe by Katherine Brown of Debacle

Ingredients:

  • 4 (230g each) fresh corn cobs, husks attached
  • 75g butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh flat leaf parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried chilli flakes


Method:

– Preheat a barbecue chargrill on medium-high heat. Gently peel husks back from corn without removing husks. Remove silk from corn cobs. Gently pull husks back over corn. Place corn in a large bowl. Cover with water. Set aside for 10 minutes.
– Meanwhile, combine butter, honey, parsley and chilli in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Stir to combine.
– Pat corn dry with paper towel. Barbecue, turning for 15 to 17 minutes or until charred and cooked through. Set aside to cool for 2 minutes. Peel back husks. Brush corn with butter mixture. Serve