Jorge insisted, yet again, on entering the bushfoods competition in the junior category. He had some great ideas such as bush tomato soup and quandong red-skins, but when it came down to it, I was pushed for time and ideas, so we opted for a wattleseed milkshake and quandong truffles. We chose these recipes because children can make both of them, and they're fun and yummy!
I'm not sure how we ended up with 4 children, over two days... plus a dog, and a number of friends dropping in for a cup of tea... and there were moments, when it was great, and moments when it was not.
Now, the recipe....
1 cup roasted wattle-seed
2 cups sugar
2 cups water
Using a mortal and pestle, grind up the wattle seed roughly.
Place the wattleseed, sugar and water in a saucepan and bring to the boil on a medium heat.
Allow to simmer for 20-30 mins.
Strain the syrup through a fine sieve, and allow to cool.
30mls wattle-seed syrup
100 mls full-cream milk
1 scoop vanilla ice-cream
Place milk, syrup and ice-cream in large cup or milkshake container, and press that button.