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5 Things To Cook With Lillypillies

7 April 2009 9 Comments

Following on from my earlier post about gleaning lillypillies, here are the five recipes I made with the lillypillies (also known as riberries).

  1. Lilly Pilly Bellinis: Give a cheap bottle of champagne some style and sophistication! A great summer drink. recipe
  2. Lillypillies On Horseback: A tasty little appetiser, and very quick and easy to prepare.
  3. Lillypilly Stuffed Chicken Breast: The cranberry and clove flavours of the lillypillies really go well in the stuffing of these chicken breasts, and the lillypilly juice glaze adds a shiny, sticky sweetness. Fantastic!
  4. Lillypilly Whip: A refreshing way to end the meal. You can prepare this dessert well in advance so you don’t spend half the dinner party in the kitchen!
  5. Lillypilly Jam: An Australian classic, with a unique flavour. Well worth the effort.

Unfortunately I only have photos of the first four. I’ll be posting the recipes later in the week.

This post is part of the Problogger 31 Days To Build A Better Blog series – day 2 write a list post.


  • Alison Kerr, Earthonaut said:

    I’ve never heard of lillypillies. What a fun name! I love berries; I’m saving up for some berry bushes for my own suburban spot.

    The chicken breast sounds good.

    I’ll have to come back later to visit. You’re now on my quickly growing list of Green Blogs!

  • Darren (author) said:

    @Alison: Green is a growing niche! (sorry, couldn’t resist the pun) Lillypillies are medium-sized trees, growing to 10 metres tall or more. I don’t have room for one in my yard, but it’s nice having them in local parks etc that I can harvest. There’s no competition for the berries, either, since hardly anybody here eats them.

    @Meredith: Yes, bacon is the wonder ingredient 🙂

    @Lori: The recipes will be coming later this week (hopefully!). They’re quite different to raspberries – a bit tart, a bit apple-like, with a hint of clove. Probably the closest comparable berries would be cranberries or redcurrants.

  • Meredith Flynn said:

    I wish I had this info when we lived in sth Sydney – huge lillypilly tree in the garden! All I knew of back then was lillypilly jam, and as a young newlywed wasn’t into preserving. 😀 The LPs on Horseback prove my theory that Bacon Makes Everything Better.

  • Lori, Green Gigs said:

    I have never heard of lillypillies either, but I have to say, your photographs make them look mouthwatering! I would like to see your recipes, although I may have to substitute with the raspberries that are native to my yard!

  • Bob said:

    Darren, I have never heard of them either, but you surely make them look good. It is also nice that you can get the berries for free at the park! Bob

  • Darren (author) said:

    @Bob: I’m going to be spending a bit of time at your site, I think! I’ve been experimenting with brewing my own ginger beer, and I need all the home fermentation tips I can get! I also have some grape vines planted, so the pruning and vine care tips will be great.

  • Chrissy said:

    All I can add is – YUMMO!

    Cheers Chrissy

  • Wilson Pon said:

    WoW, Darren. It looks like a Lillypillies fiesta here and all those cuisine seem so yummy and irresistible to me! Lol

    OMG, I must leave as soon as possible, as I’m starting to mouth-watering right now…

  • Anne Maybus said:

    Thanks for the tip. I have never thought of using them in food. Seems kidn of silly, when I think of it! Let me tweet this one for all Aussies.