SYDNEY – Saturday 19th Feb

For one afternoon only, Taste of Sheraton comes to life in Sydney with an exquisite open-air communal table dining affair at St Mary’s Cathedral Square. St Mary's open forecourt will be transformed into a provincial dining experience; expect rustic long tables, talks from Australia's favourite chefs, stunning grazing station, exquisite main course, and artistic desserts.

Ingredients (Serves 10)

Prep & Cooking time: 30 minutes (plus 3-4 hours to set)

2 x 4g sheets gelatine

350ml thickened cream

70g castor sugar

100g natural yogurt

100g ground almonds

½ tsp almond essence

3 egg whites

2 Vanilla beans, scraped. Or 1tsp vanilla extract


Place gelatine in a bowl and cover it with cold water, set aside for 5 minute, drain well and squeeze out excess water.

Place 100ml of cream, 30g of the castor sugar, yoghurt, and almonds in a bowl and whisk until combined.

Place remaining cream and almond extract in a bowl and whisk until soft peaks form. Gradually fold this into the yoghurt mixture until well combined. Using electric beaters whisk egg whites and remaining sugar until soft peaks form.

Gradually fold into the yogurt mixture until well combined.

Divide mixture among ten 250ml capacity glasses.

Refrigerate for 3-4 hours or overnight

Tropical fruit salad

Choose seasonal market fruits of choice

Mint leaves

Edible flowers

Peel and cut fruits into bite size pieces and refrigerate

Chop mint and stir through fruit

Spoon fruit mix equally between glasses and garnish with flowers if desired. Serve

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