This delicious dessert recipe is a signature dish from the menu of Esca Bimbadgen Winery Restaurant in the Hunter Valley, NSW.


  • 400ml thickened cream

  • 1 vanilla bean

  • 7 egg yolks

  • 150g caster sugar

  • 100g white chocolate

  • 50ml strawberry puree

  • 50g dried / chopped strawberries

  • 100ml rose syrup

  • Rosé Syrup

  • 100ml Sparkling Rosé – Bimbadgen of course!

  • 50g caster sugar

  • White Chocolate Brownie

  • 120g butter

  • 220g white chocolate

  • 1 ½ eggs

  • ¾ cup caster sugar

  • ¾ cup plain flour

  • ¼ cup self-raising flour

  • 100g toasted / chopped macadamias


  • 1.

    Whip the cream with the vanilla bean to medium peaks

  • 2.

    Over a hot water bath , whisk the egg yolks & sugar sugar till thick and creamy , add the rose

  • 3.

    Melt the white chocolate

  • 4.

    Working quickly , fold chocolate into the egg mix

  • 5.

    Fold in the cream

  • 6.

    In a separate , clean & dry bowl , whisk the egg whites until firm peaks

  • 7.

    Fold the dried strawberry pieces into the mix

  • 8.

    Fold the egg whites in

  • 9.

    Pour mix in to a tin lined with baking paper & freeze .

  • Rosé Syrup:

  • 1.

    Combine and bring to the boil

  • 2.

    Simmer for 10 minutes and remove from heat

  • 3.

    Allow to cool

  • White Chocolate Brownie :

  • 1.

    Whisk eggs & sugar until pale

  • 2.

    Melt the butter & chocolate together

  • 3.

    Add butter mix to eggs

  • 4.

    Fold in flours & nuts

  • 5.

    Pour into a line / greased tin

  • 6.

    Bake at 160 degrees for approx. 20 minutes

  • 7.

    To serve, cut a slice of semi freddo and a slice of brownie. Scatter some dried strawberries around the plate and serve with some strawberry coulis.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (24 servings)

  • Energy 328kj
  • Fat Total 19g
  • Saturated Fat 9g
  • Protein 3g
  • Carbohydrate 37g
  • Sugar 28g
  • Sodium 24mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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As part of the Sydney International Crave Food Festival, Bimbadgen will put on a special ‘Hunter Gatherer’ celebration feast. The dining experience will feature a six course set menu available everyday throughout October. The month long event aims to promote the very best in regional food and wine. For more information visit

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