WATTLE SEED ICE-CREAM
Wattle seed ice-cream is a deliciously decadent treat. You can make your
own ice-cream, but if pressed for time, just purchase a tub of your
use freshly cracked macadamias (raw or roasted), but you can buy
macadamia nut ice-cream or add store bought macadamias if you do not
have your own tree.
most suitable wattle in my region for using in cooking is Acacia
fimbriata, the Brisbane wattle. The seed is collected, roasted in the
oven or a frypan and ground in a spice grinder. This can then be stored
in a glass jar in the refrigerator. If you live in a drier region where
Acacia victorea can be grown, you will soon discover that this is the
most popular commercial wattle seed species. Ground wattle seed is
available from organic food outlets and delicatessens. The flavour of
the ground wattle seed is enhanced by re-roasting it just before use,
but this is not essential.
5gms ground wattle seed
fresh macadamia nuts
2 litres vanilla ice-cream
Allow the ice-cream to soften slightly. Dissolve approximately 5gms the
ground wattle seed in a tablespoon or two of hot water. You can add more
or less according to how strong you prefer the flavour.
cool, then stir the dissolved wattle seed and chopped macadamias into
the softened ice-cream.
Return the mix to the freezer to harden.
Serve on its own or with other desserts.
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