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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.

Australia's best rieslings

We’re spoilt for variety – and value – in Australia when it comes to good riesling. Max Allen picks the top 20 from a fine crop.

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."

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.

World's Best Chefs Talks

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

Affogato “my style”


"This is one of my favourite desserts to make at home; it's my take on the classic Italian affogato, although with some Fijian flair," says Tikaram. "If you don't have an ice-cream machine, use shop-bought coconut sorbet from your local gelateria. A shot of any dark rum rounds it all out or you could leave it out, though if you ask my friends, it has to be Bounty."

You'll need

160 ml espresso To serve: Bounty dark rum   Coconut sorbet 180 gm caster sugar 250 gm liquid glucose 500 ml (2 cups) coconut cream 250 ml (1 cup) young coconut water (from about 1 young coconut)

Method

  • 01
  • For the sorbet, bring caster sugar and 180ml water to the boil in a small saucepan. Adjust heat to low, simmer to reduce slightly (2-3 minutes), stir in glucose and set aside to cool completely (20-30 minutes). Add coconut cream, coconut water and a pinch of salt, whisk to combine, then chill and churn in ice-cream machine. Freeze until required. Makes about 1 litre.
  • 02
  • Scoop coconut sorbet into chilled glasses (you can do this an hour or so ahead of serving; store them in the freezer), pour espresso and rum shots directly over sorbet, and serve immediately.

At A Glance

  • Serves 8 people
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At A Glance

  • Serves 8 people

Drink Suggestion

More rum.

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