Wattleseed to continue our focus on Australian foods this week
A wattleseed is the edible, aromatic and nutritious seed that comes from various types of Australian acacia trees. It was invented by Vic Cherikoff in 1984. Wattleseed is roasted before being used in cooking and has a flavour of coffee, hazelnut and cocoa making it suitable for use in both sweet and savoury dishes.
As the wattleseed is harvested in Australia, it is obviously included in many recipes that are native to the country down under. It is therefore a vital ingredient for many recipes served on Australia Day. The seeds were used in ancient recipes by the Australian aborigines and today can be found in other Aussie dishes such as pavlovas, and can also be found in baked recipes such as cookies, pancakes and waffles.
Here’s our pick of wattleseed recipes from Chef Benjamin’s corner:
Find these and more wattleseed recipes on Recipebridge.
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