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Anzac biscuit desserts

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Six sexy panna cottas

We say si to these six takes on the Italian classic. From coffee and caramel to red wine and figs, panna cotta proves to be a versatile dessert to suit all palettes.

Persian red lentil soup with tahini, beetroot and fried mint

Lentil soup may not sound like the sexiest of dishes, but rest assured, it's a heart-warmer. We've added warming spices and served the soup with a dollop of garlicky tahini. Thin slivers of shaved raw beetroot add earthiness and texture - the beetroot is also excellent simply grated and served piled on top. The poached egg is optional, but highly recommended.

Eclair recipes

Here are four spins on the classic French eclair, from Flour & Stone's pillowy choux pastry with salted caramel to a colourful take with strawberry-flecked creme fraiche filling and sprinkled pistachios on top.

Blue Nile's Ethiopian eggplant dip

"I'd love the recipe for the eggplant dip the wonderful Fatuma Tikuye serves at Blue Nile in Blacktown." - Helena Rosebery, Annandale, NSW REQUEST A RECIPE To request a recipe, email fareexchange@bauer-media.com.au or write to Fare Exchange, Australian Gourmet Traveller, GPO Box 4088, Sydney, NSW 2001. Please include the restaurant's name and address or business card, as well as your name and address.

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Tarte a la tomate

Make the most of end-of-season tomatoes in this delicious tart - perfect for a picnic spread.

Just the tonic

There's no shortage of options at the bar for gin - but what about the tonic?

In the beginning, there was the gin revolution, and then fancy gins begat ultra-premium vodkas. Then came newfound interest in bitters, and smaller-batch vermouths. Tonics are now the latest thing under the microscope. There are a couple of alternatives to the big brands on the market (the excellent Quina Fina from New Zealand among them), but for even finer control, there are tonic syrups. Only Bitters, a Melbourne-based online store, now stocks quite a number of these syrups. The routine is simple, says Only Bitters founder John Dimitropoulos: one part tonic syrup, two parts gin (or vodka), to three parts soda. "What we really love is that they allow for total flavour control and cater for tastes from very bitter to quite sweet." From left: C&B's Old Fashioned Quinine ($14.95/240ml), Tomr's Tonic ($14.95/200ml), El Guapo Tonic Syrup ($29.95/750ml), 5 by 5 Tonic Syrup ($17.95/237ml), John's Premium Tonic Syrup ($14.95/$118ml), Liber & Co Spiced Tonic Syrup ($16.95/237ml), C&B's Old Fashioned Quinine (120ml; only available in 240ml), Jack Rudy Cocktail Co Small Batch Tonic ($19.95/503ml), Bradley's Kina Tonic Syrup ($15.95/237ml). 

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