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Mango recipes

Nothing says summer like mangoes. Go beyond the criss-cross cuts - bake a mango-filled meringue loaf with lime mascarpone, start off the day with a sweet coconut quinoa pudding with sticky mango, or toss it through a spicy warm weather Thai salad.

Chilled recipes for summer

When the mercury is rising, step away from the oven. These recipes are either raw, chilled or frozen and will cool you down in a snap.

Shark Bay Wild Scampi Caviar

Bright blue scampi roe is popping up on menus across Australia. Here's why it's so special.

Dark chocolate delice, salted-caramel ganache and chocolate sorbet

"The delice from Source Dining is a winner. May I have the recipe?" Rebecca Ward, Fitzroy, Vic REQUEST A RECIPE To request a recipe, email fareexchange@bauer-media.com.au or send us a message via Facebook. Please include the restaurant's name and address, as well as your name and address. Please note that because of the volume of requests we receive, we can only publish a selection in the magazine.

Summer feta recipes

Whether in a fresh salad or seasonal seafood dish, feta's creamy tang can be used to add interest to a variety of summer dishes.

Paul Carmichael's great cake

"Great cake, also known in Barbados as black cake or rum cake, is a variation of British Christmas cake that's smashed with rum and falernum syrup," says Momofuku Seiobo chef Paul Carmichael. "This festive cake varies from household to household but they all have two things in common: tons of dried fruit and rum. It's a cake that should be started at least a month out so the fruit can marinate in the booze. Start this recipe up to five weeks ahead to macerate the fruit and baste the cake."

What the GT team is cooking on Christmas Day

We don't do things by halves in the Gourmet office. These are the recipes we'll be cooking on the big day.

Sydney's best dishes 2016

For our 50th anniversary issue in 2016, we scoured Australia asking two questions: What dishes are making waves right now? What flavours will take us into the next half-century? Sydney provided 16 answers.

Can I swap dried yeast for fresh?

Can I use dried yeast in place of fresh?
By Amy Oliver
Emma Knowles, Gourmet’s food editor, writes:
"In a word, yes. The main difference between fresh and dried yeast is stability, although purists swear by fresh and insist it’s superior in both flavour and leavening power. Fresh yeast is available from health food shops and some delicatessens in compressed form. The fresher it is, the better, as it becomes less potent with age. It should smell sweet and have a soft texture. If it’s crumbly or grey, bin it. It’s best stored in a small screw-top jar in the fridge for no more than two weeks. If you find your fresh yeast is not up to scratch, don’t despair. You can substitute dry yeast, a most useful store-cupboard staple (although it, too, is best kept refrigerated). If a recipe calls for fresh yeast and you only have dried, use half the quantity specified for the fresh. If you have dried yeast granules, you’ll need to dissolve them in a little lukewarm water. If you have instant dried yeast, add it directly to dry ingredients."
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