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Most popular recipes summer 2017

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."

Bali's new wave of restaurants, hotels and bars

The restaurant and hotel scene on Australia's favourite holiday island has never been more exciting and Australian chefs, owners and restaurateurs are leading the charge, writes Samantha Coomber.

Chorizo hotdogs with chimichurri and smoky red relish

A hotdog is all about the condiments. Here, choose between a smoky red capsicum relish or the bright flavours of chimichurri, or go for a bit of both.

World's Best Chefs Talks

Massimo Bottura and more are coming to the Sydney Opera House.

Baguette recipes

These baguette recipes are picture-perfect and picnic ready, bursting with fillings like slow-cooked beef tongue, poached egg and grilled asparagus and classic leg ham and cheese.

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."

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.

Pot-set yoghurt with lemon verbena and blueberries


"Besides the wonderful probiotic benefits of yoghurt, this recipe incorporates the calming benefits of lemon verbena and a side of blueberries, which have the highest capacity of antioxidants of any fruit," says McEnearney. Start this recipe two days ahead to incubate and chill the yoghurt.

You'll need

1 litre (4 cups) skim milk 1 cup (loosely packed) lemon verbena, leaves and stalks bruised by squeezing, plus extra leaves to serve 50 gm natural yoghurt 200 gm (about 2 punnets) blueberries

Method

  • 01
  • Warm milk and lemon verbena in a saucepan over low heat to 92C to kill bacteria, then cool to 37C, add yoghurt and whisk to combine. Strain through a fine sieve and place in 8-10 sterilised jars of 150ml-200ml capacity (or any small jars). Insert a leaf of lemon verbena in each jar so that it peeks out at the top, seal jars with lids and place in a deep container. Place container in an Esky or large container with a tight lid. Fill halfway up the sides with 37C-40C water and seal. Stand to incubate, changing water regularly to maintain the warm temperature (15-20 hours). Refrigerate for a day before using. Yoghurt will keep for 2-3 days. Serve with blueberries.

At A Glance

  • Serves 6 - 8 people
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  • Serves 6 - 8 people

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