Twin Peaks Cherry Pie

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In honour of the return season of the classic TV show Twin Peaks here’s a cherry pie recipe that’ll …

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Mud Ceramics

How do you honour the woman who gave you life? What gift illustrates your gratitude for all those thankless tasks she did without complaint this past year, and all the …

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Open Sandwiches By The Book

At The Essential Ingredient, you can find all you need to take your Scandinavian open sandwiches to the next level.

Sometimes it’s not just about the food. Sometimes it’s as much about the conversation. And that means serving dishes that won’t interrupt free flowing discourse.

For more than 15 …

native foods

Native Australian Foods

Written by Grace Mooney

At the time of white settlement in the late eighteenth century it is estimated that the Aboriginal population ate approximately five thousand plant and animal species in Australia and had been doing so for over 50,000 years. This is a staggering twenty percent of native flora …

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Recipe: Wattleseed Tiramisu

 

 

 

 

With it’s delightful mix of coffee, chocolate and hazelnut aromas ground wattleseed is the perfect addition to a classic Tiramisu.

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Serves 12
Ingredients:
1cup boiling water
25g wattleseed
6Tbl dark rum
4 eggs, separated
½cup sugar
500g mascarpone cheese
1Tbl lemon juice
1tsp vanilla
1cup heavy cream
1Tbl icing sugar
48 excellent quality ladyfingers
¾cup unsweetened chocolate
¾cup bittersweet chocolate

Method:

In a bowl, combine the …

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May the Fourth Sale at The Essential Ingredient Newcastle

Happy Star Wars Day – May The Fourth Be With You.

If you’re ready to update your kitchen appliances, now is the time to do it.
For four days only, from Thursday May 4 to Sunday May 7, we’re taking up to 20% off all electricals. These …

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Catalan Cream – a timeless classic

There is no better dessert than a well executed custard.

There’s something wonderful about rediscovering an old treasured recipe.

This one comes with thanks to Jenni, a long time  customer, who has held onto an Essential Ingredient newsletter from 2002 and brought in store to share with us.

There is no better dessert …