Midyim Berry (Austromyrtus dulcis) is a shrub which occurs naturally throughout the coastal areas of northern New South Wales and south east Queensland. It produces pretty white flowers and an abundance of fruit. The soft pulp is described as being one of the most delicious of all bush foods. It has a sweet mildly aromatic flavour with soft skin and small edible seeds. A beautiful ground cover and bird attractant.
Not only are the delicate berries sweet and tangy, but the plant makes an attractive low hedge that will grow under a little shade. The new leaves are burgundy coloured, whilst the spring flowers appear as small white stars. A must for any edible landscape, this is the new age box hedge.
Midyim Berry & Apple Pie
50 gm Midyim Berries
2 large green apples
2 sheets of frozen puff pastry
50 gm brown sugar
20 gm butter
1 Tbspn milk
Peel, core, and finely slice apples.
Lay out pastry sheets and place apple slices down the centre.
Sprinkle apples with Midyim Berries.
Cut small pieces of butter and sprinkle on fruit,
and then sprinkle with sugar (keep a tspn of sugar aside)
Cut pastry on slant strips about 1cm wide up to apple.
Starting at one end, overlap strips in a plait pattern wrapping over the top of the fruit.
Place on a baking sheet and bake in oven at 200ºC until starts to brown.
Remove from oven.