Creating an Appetite for Life
The Maggie Beer Foundation was established in 2014 to improve the food experiences for older Australians, particularly those living within aged care homes.
Education & Programs
The vision of the Maggie Beer Foundation is to ensure that all residents in aged care have access to fresh, wholesome, seasonal food, abundant with flavour. To achieve this, we need to engage with and educate cooks and chefs in the aged care sector.
We know there are some amazing examples of great food in aged care, but there are so many others where there is a misconception that aged care food budgets prevent flavoursome, seasonal food being prepared. The MBF education programs have been designed to challenge this thinking and to share best practice.
CUSTARD CREAM Place the cream, milk and sugar into a 20cm round and 10cm high pot. Place over medium heat and bring almost to the boil. Crack the eggs into a bowl and whisk in ¼ of the warmed milk, add the egg mix back to the pot and whisk regularly until thickened. In a small bowl place the powdered gelatine and water, stir so there are no lumps, then add to the custard mix. Pour into a shallow container and set in the fridge. Meanwhile whisk the cream and icing sugar to firm peaks and fold 125g into the cold custard (Place the remaining whipped cream in a piping bag with 1cm star nozzle ready for assembly). JELLY Place half the juice into a small pot, and bring to the boil. Dissolve the gelatine powder in water so there are no lumps and add to the hot juice, stir...
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