The nectarine is a stone fruit related to the plum, cherry, almond, apricot, and peach. Nectarine flesh tastes and feels somewhat like mango flesh, and almost identical to peach flesh. Freestone nectarines have flesh that separates easily from the pit. Cling nectarines have flesh that clings to the pit. Choose nectarines with a strong and pleasant smell. Nectarines will soften if left around, but will not gain a nice ripe taste and smell. Do not refrigerate nectarines.
An easy recipe for making nectarine chutney. The rosemary gives it quite a strong flavour so you can reduce the amount by up to half. The recipe states that it can be made with any fruit and works well with plums and apples.
Streusel cake is a type of sweet cake with a crumb topping. Both the ingredients of the cake and the crumbly streusel can vary widely depending on recipe, personal taste, and available ingredients. This recipe is for a nectarine cake with streusel topping.
Measurements can differ from country to country, so below we have outlined the measurements that we use at Aussie Taste. There is a dropdown selector you can use to have the recipe converted between metric and imperial. Most recipes have temperatures converted also.
Oven temperatures are for conventional; if using fan-forced (convection), reduce the temperature by 20°C.
Australian spoons and cups: 1 teaspoon equals 5 ml; 1 dessertspoon equals 15 ml; 1 tablespoon equals 20 ml; 1 cup equals 250 ml.
All herbs are fresh (unless specified) and cups are lightly packed.
All vegetables are medium size and peeled, unless specified.