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Baker extraordinaire Nadine Ingram of Sydney's Flour and Stone cooks up a sweet storm for Easter, including the much loved bakery's greatest hit.

Savoury tarts

Will your next baking project be a flaky puff pastry with pumpkin, goat's curd and thyme, or a classic bacon and Stilton tart? As autumn settles in, we're ticking these off one by one.

New cruises 2017

Cue the Champagne.

1980s recipes

Australia saw some bold moves in the ’80s, and we’re not just talking hairstyles. Greater cultural references started peppering the menus of our restaurants, and home-grown ingredients won a new appreciation. The dining scene was coming of age and a new band of pioneers led the charge.

Fast autumn dinners

Autumn weather signals the arrival of soups, broths, roasts and more hearty meals.

Melbournes finest meet Worlds Best

Leading chefs descend on Melbourne in April for The World’s 50 Best Restaurants. We asked local hospitality folk who they’d abduct for the day and where they’d take them to show off their city. There may be coffee, there may be culture, but in the end it’s cocktails.

Roti canai

Here, we've made the dough in a food processor, but it's really quick and simple to do by hand as well. If the dough seems a little too wet just add a little more flour.

Apple desserts

Whether baked into a bubbling crumble, caramelised in a puff-pastry tart or served in an all-American pie, apples are a classic filling for fruity desserts. Here are the recipes we keep coming back to.

Dinner party essentials

Arm yourself with these simple tips and tricks.

The key to throwing a memorable dinner party, while also being able to escape the kitchen while it's all happening, is putting a little thought into your menu - and the appliances you'll use to create them.

Make the most of your time
Plan ahead a little to devise which elements can be prepared in advance of the first door knock. Soup is a classic entrée, and can easily be made even a day early. In fact, roasted cauliflower soup actually benefits from extra time to develop flavour in the fridge. It's easily prepared in just half an hour and will only need to be reheated and garnished when you're ready to serve.

Another trick to keep up your sleeve is quince-glazed pork. Aside from being impressive, it's quick to prepare, and a side of make-ahead celeriac mash is an easy element to tick off your list earlier in the day.

Now that there's plenty of time to spare, cap off the night with a flourish in the form of a chocolate coconut meringue pie. This show-stopper can be made in advance and chilled. Whip up the espresso-flavoured Italian meringue closer to the pointy end of the evening, and all there will be left to do is take orders for espresso.

Table-topping essentials
A few simple touches can lend a sense of occasion to your table. Candles and flowers are essential. One grand flower arrangement makes for awkward dining; instead, place a line of three smaller bunches along the table (three is the magic, harmonious number when it comes to styling). And keep them uniform for a more streamlined effect.

To create a twinkly, warm atmosphere, groups of tealights in glasses bring a magical touch to the table. When it comes to dinnerware, underplates lend a sophisticated look, especially under soup bowls.

Tie everything together with a colourful table runner fashioned from a length of eye-catching fabric.

Dinner looks better already.

This article was brought to you by Winning Appliances.

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