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Strawberry Gum. Or Bush Lollies. #Strawberrygum is used to enhance the #flavour of #cookedfruitdishes, #desserts or #spicedjams, bringing out the classic 'berry' flavour. Use also in #herbalteas and #carbonatedbeverages. Strawberry gum contains #antifungal and #antibioticproperties. It has been shown to help #balancemicroflora of the gut. Strawberry gum was traditionally used by moistening the leaves and laying them out over a fire to release their #fragrantoils, which would help to #calmstomachproblems. Our bake off recipe today is. STRAWBERRY GUM AND WATTLESEED CHEESECAKE. www.craigmuirlakehouse.com ( Blog ).


STRAWBERRY GUM AND WATTLESEED CHEESECAKE Using Sweetened Condensed Milk, the delicious chocolate and coffee flavours of Wattleseed combined with the fruity flavour of Strawberry Gum makes this a tasty cheesecake to remember. Prep time 20 min Cook time 60 min Serves 16 INGREDIENTS.

  • 2 cups finely crushed plain chocolate biscuits

  • 1 tbsp ground wattleseed

  • 80 g melted butter

  • 250 g cream cheese

  • 1 can NESTLÉ® Sweetened Condensed Milk

  • 0.25 cup orange juice

  • 1 tbsp strawberry gum (finely ground)

  • 1 drop pink food colouring

  • 3 tbsp gelatine dissolved in ¼ cup hot water


  1. Combine biscuit crumbs, wattleseed and melted butter and press into base of a lined 22cm springform pan. Place in freezer to set.

  2. Beat cream cheese, NESTLÉ® Sweetened Condensed Milk, orange juice, strawberry gum, food colouring and the gelatine mix in a food processor until smooth.

  3. Pour mixture over base and refrigerate one hour, or until set.

  4. Optional – decorate top with fresh strawberries.

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