Blue Lillipilli is a rainforest tree with dark green glossy leaves and fluffy white flowers which are followed by masses of violet blue fruit which are good cooked or raw.
Midyim & Lillipilli Pie
Place 1.5 cups of Midyim berries and 1.5 cups of Blue Lillipilli fruit in a saucepan and cover with water. Add 1 cup of sugar and then bring to the boil and cook until soft. Thicken with cornflour blended in a little cold water and then pour into a prepared pastry case.
Midyim is a low spreading shrub whose white spring and summer flowers are followed by small speckled berries which are ripe in Autumn. Native to southern Queensland and northern New South Wales, the delicious fruits are loved by birds, children and dogs.
Pink flowered Raspberry is a scrambling shrub found in all states except Western Australia. The fruit is red and juicy and maybe eaten raw or cooked.
Wild Raspberry Pie – Boil 1 cup of sugar, 1 cup of water, 2 cups of Pink Flowered Raspberries and 2 cooking apples (peeled and cored) until fruit is soft. Thicken with a little cornflour blended in cold water. Pour into a prepared pastry case, then cover with pastry (making two slits in top) Bake at 180C for 30 minutes until golden.