Peter Gilmour's Snow Egg
Guava and Custard Apple Snow Egg - The Finale recipe from Masterchef Australia
A dessert with 8 stages that takes 3 hours to cook is not something I am brave enough to attempt but it is something that I hope to have the good fortune to eat one day. This amazing dessert was the last challenge in the finale of Masterchef Australia (season 2). The creation of Peter Gilmour, executive chef from Australia's best restaurant Quay in Sydney.
Are you brave enough to attempt this?
The Masterchef Snow Egg Components - Yes 8 components!
You can re-create the snow egg following the instructions on the Australian Masterchef website.
- Custard apple ice cream
- Vanilla custard base
- Guava granita
- Poached meringue
- Guava puree
- Maltose tuiles
- Vanilla cream
- Guava fool
Watch Peter make his famous Snow Egg
Peter Gilmour - Snow Egg Creator
Head Chef Quay
Peter Gilmour is the head chef at Quay Restaurant on Sydney Harbour. Quay is considered the best restaurant in Australia and Peter among our very best chefs. He is passionate about presenting the best quality produce he can get and goes as far as growing his own vegetables on a farm south of Sydney.
'I'm looking to nature for my inspiration. Letting the natural produce speak.There's so much out there, so much elegance and beauty. To me, it's about the organic nature of food and letting flavours and textures speak for themselves.'
The bloggers take on the snow egg - and mostly they win
While this dessert looks impossibly hard to me seems many in the blogosphere like a challenge. In the weeks after the show it seemed like everyone wanted to see if they could recreate the Snow Egg.
Quay is Sydney's most awarded restaurant. With its amazing location opposite Sydney Opera House it is the perfect special occasion restaurant. I hope to spend New Year's Eve here one year.
Among it's awards are:
2011 SMH Good Food Guide 2011 - Best Young Chef: Jason Saxby
2011 SMH Good Food Guide 2011 - Three Chef's Hats
2010 SMH Good Food Guide 2010 - Three Chef's Hats
2010 SMH Good Food Guide 2010 - Restaurant Of The Year
2010 No. 27 San Pellegrino World's 50 Best Restaurants
2009 SMH Good Food Guide 2009 - Three Chef's Hats
2009 SMH Good Food Guide 2009 - Restaurant Of The Year
2008 SMH Good Food Guide 2008 - Three Chef's Hats
2007 SMH Good Food Guide 2007 - Three Chef's Hats
If you are a foodie on a trip to Sydney this is probably a good restaurant to have on your list.
Quay Restaurant, home of the
Snow Egg is comes in at 27 on the San Pellegrino World's 50 Best Restaurants.