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Counting down from 20, here are this summer's most-loved recipes.

Curtis Stone's strawberry, elderflower and brioche summer puddings

"Think of this dessert as a deconstructed version of a summer pudding, with thinly sliced strawberries macerated in elderflower liqueur and layered between slices of brioche," says Stone. "A dollop of whipped cream on top is a cooling counterpoint to the floral flavours."

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Chorizo hotdogs with chimichurri and smoky red relish

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Baguette recipes

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Fast summer dinners

From an effortless tomato and ricotta herbed tart to Sri Lankan fish curries and chewy pork-and-pineapple skewers, these no-fuss recipes lend to relaxing on a humid summer's night.

Curtis Stone's strawberry and almond cheesecake

"I've made all kinds of fancy cheesecakes in my time, but nothing really beats the classic combination of strawberries and almonds with a boost from vanilla bean," says Stone. "I could just pile macerated strawberries on top, but why not give your tastebuds a proper party by folding grilled strawberries into the cheesecake batter too? Cheesecakes are elegant and my go-to for celebrations because they taste best when whipped up a day in advance."

Smoked potatoes


You'll need

1.2 kg baby Nicola or cream delight potatoes 3 thyme sprigs 1 garlic clove, bruised 1 fresh bay leaf 100 gm hay (see note) To serve: melted butter

Method

  • 01
  • Combine potatoes, thyme, garlic and bay leaf in a saucepan with enough salted cold water to cover generously, bring to the boil, reduce heat to low-medium and simmer until just tender when pierced with a skewer (25-30 minutes). Drain and set aside.
  • 02
  • Spread hay in the base of a foil-lined casserole or large saucepan (smoking may stain the casserole) and place a round wire rack on top of the hay. Spread potatoes on rack, cover with a lid and place casserole over high heat until hay starts to smoke (3-4 minutes). Reduce heat to low and smoke until potatoes are tender and well flavoured (30 minutes). Serve hot, drizzled with melted butter and seasoned to taste.

Note Hay is available from large pet stores.


At A Glance

  • Serves 8 people
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  • Serves 8 people

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