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Peter Gilmour's Snow Egg

Updated on May 7, 2015

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.

  1. Custard apple ice cream
  2. Vanilla custard base
  3. Guava granita
  4. Poached meringue
  5. Guava puree
  6. Maltose tuiles
  7. Vanilla cream
  8. Guava fool

Watch Peter make his famous Snow Egg

Quay Snow Egg
Quay 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.'

Peter Gilmore

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 Restaurant

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.

Cook more of Peter Gilmour's special recipes - Recipes from Quay Restaurant

So what do you think, would you like to try a snow egg?

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    • Steph Tietjen profile image

      Stephanie Tietjen 

      6 years ago from Albuquerque, New Mexico

      I would love to eat it at the Quay. Sounds delicious!

    • PaulaMorgan profile imageAUTHOR

      Paula Morgan 

      6 years ago from Sydney Australia

      @Redneck Lady Luck: I totally agree this one takes a ton of passion to create.

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      Lorelei Cohen 

      6 years ago from Canada

      Somehow I think that a dessert which takes 3 hours to cook would also not be on my "to do" list. I might like to try the snow egg dessert though if someone else were willing to cook it.

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      Ellen Gregory 

      6 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      I would like to eat it; I wouldn't attempt to make it. (Does it come in an instant version -- just add water and stir?)

    • Cinnamonbite profile image


      6 years ago

      Yes. The gauntlet has been thrown. I WILL try it!

    • Cinnamonbite profile image


      6 years ago

      Yes. The gauntlet has been thrown. I WILL try it!

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      7 years ago

      I like your lens.

    • hayleylou lm profile image

      hayleylou lm 

      7 years ago

      I wouldn't try making it, but would love to try eating it :)

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      7 years ago

      What an ingenious creation. Can't really imagine what it tastes like. Good coverage on this beautiful dessert.

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      7 years ago

      looks tastey. good stuff

    • TapIn2U profile image


      7 years ago

      Fascinating! So much to learn from restaurants. A very informative lens. Good job!


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