The Great Australian Bake Off

These beautiful sweet and savoury treats are perfect for afternoon tea.


  • Savoury filling

  • 1 sweet potato, thinly sliced with a mandolin

  • 200g whole walnuts

  • 10 strips of prosciutto

  • 60ml olive oil

  • ½ cup thickened cream

  • Sweet filling

  • 4 stalks fresh rhubarb

  • 1 orange, zested and juiced

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 285g jar apricot jam

  • 2 cups Icing sugar mixture

  • 2 Lemons, juiced

  • 3 egg yolks

  • 65g caster sugar

  • 20g plain flour

  • 250ml milk

  • 2 vanilla beans, split and scraped

  • Danish pastry

  • 300g plain flour

  • Pinch of table salt

  • 60g unsalted butter, chilled

  • 120g unsalted butter, chilled


  • 1.

    For the pastry, blitz the flour, salt and 60g butter in a processor until breadcrumb texture. Add chilled water until a smooth dough forms. Roll out on floured bench into a rectangle. Chop half the chilled butter and sprinkle over the bottom two thirds of the dough, then fold over the top third, then the bottom third. Repeat the process after turning and rolling out 90 degrees with the second half of the butter, then chill. Roll and fold twice more, then roll out and cut into danishes. Fill, and bake at 190-200°C until baked.

  • 2.

    For the savoury danishes, blanch the sweet potato slices briefly  and set aside. Fry the prosciutto until crisp, then crumble. Roast the walnuts in the oven on a baking tray. Layer the sweet potato on the pastries with a little cream, sprinkle over the walnuts and prosciutto, bake at 200°C for 15-20 minutes.

  • 3.

    For the sweet danishes, make the crème patissiere by whipping the egg yolks with the sugar until light and thick. Whisk in flour. Bring milk and vanilla pods to the boil, add to egg yolk mixture while whisking, then return to the stove and cook until thick. Cool. Chop the rhubarb into 1cm pieces and marinate in orange zest, juice and sugar. Roast in oven until tender but solid. Place 2 tablespoons of custard onto each Danish, top with rhubarb and bake at 200°C for 15-20 minutes. Glaze with apricot jam, make water icing from sugar and lemon juice, drizzle over the top.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (112 servings)

  • Energy 241kj
  • Fat Total 11g
  • Saturated Fat 4g
  • Protein 25g
  • Carbohydrate 7g
  • Sugar 4g
  • Sodium 2410mg

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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