Flower, Basil, Tomato and Buffalo Mozzarella Salad
"Basil and tomato are great companion plants, and I always add a little basil to my tomato salads. I...
9mL freshly squeezed orange juice
90g unsalted butter, melted
90g plain flour
300g icing sugar, sifted
500g granulated sugar
1/2 vanilla bean
1 lemongrass stalk, cut into 10cm lengths
1/4 tsp vanilla oil
Pinch freshly ground black pepper
2 yellow peaches
Homemade butter cookies, crumbled
Vanilla ice cream (page 228), made with the addition of 60mL apple cider vinegar, micro herbs and edible flowers for garnishing
Pre-heat oven to 180 C.
Whisk orange juice and butter into the flour and sugar in a medium bowl. Line baking sheets with silicone mats or baking paper and spoon half a tablespoon pools of batter, at regular intervals on the sheets.
Bake in the centre of the oven for 10 minutes, until lacy and golden brown. Working quickly, dislodge the hot tuiles with a fine spatula and drape them over a couple of rolling pins, or pieces of dowel to cool into a curved shape reminiscent of roof tiles.
Add sugar and two cups of water into a medium saucepan. Squeeze the juice of half a lemon into the pan and drop in the squeezed portion as well.
Halve the vanilla bean lengthwise and scrape seeds into the pan, with the empty pod. Dr