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Eat Like Our Australian Ancestors: Bush Food

Come along on a bush tucker tour in Mooroopna with Avalon. She'll demonstrate the way the Indigenous peoples of the area used to sustain life and heal themselves by living off the land.

GAMALANG: Wild Native Raspberry

The Australian wild raspberries ( Gamalang). are small to medium prickly shrubs. Found beside creeks and tracks in sunlit rainforest areas, the 2-3 metre high bush produces 10mm edible sweet red berries from June to October. The sweet red berries can be gathered and eaten raw. Great for jam. You can also use the leaves to make tea which is said to be good for diarrhoea. Gamalang Dessert

  • 2 cups wild raspberries

  • 3 tablespoons sugar

  • 1 cup apple juice

  • 1 tablespoon Potato Flour

Put berries , sugar and most of the Apple juice in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Boil for about 2 minutes and add Potato flour that has been mixed with the reserved Apple juice . Cook until thick and place on individual serving plates and chill.


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