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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."

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.

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.

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.

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."

Fig recipes

Figs. We can't get enough of them. Here are a few sweet and savoury ways to add them to your summer spread.

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.

Africola chakalaka


"Chakalaka is a South African vegetable relish, usually spicy, that's traditionally served with braised meat, pap and curries. It originated in the townships of Soweto," says Welgemoed. "There are many variations on how to make chakalaka, often depending on region and family tradition. Many versions include beans. For example, a tin of baked beans, tin of tomatoes, onion, garlic and some curry paste can be used to make the dish. We've adapted chakalaka using radicchio to be served with roasted meats." Start this recipe a day ahead to marinate the radicchio.

You'll need

100 ml vegetable oil 1 tsp Madras curry powder 2 cardamom pods, bruised 50 gm (2 cups) fresh curry leaves 2 birdseye chillies, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 heads radicchio, quartered 200 ml red wine vinegar

Method

  • 01
  • Gently warm oil, curry powder and cardamom in a saucepan over medium heat to 75C, add curry leaves, chilli and garlic, then set aside to cool and for flavours to infuse oil (10-15 minutes).
  • 02
  • Meanwhile, heat a barbecue or char-grill pan to high heat and grill radicchio until lightly charred all over (1-2 minutes each side). Remove cores, separate leaves and transfer to a deep bowl. Stir vinegar into infused oil, then pour oil over the radicchio, toss to coat, then cover and marinate at room temperature for a day. Serve with grilled meat and fish, and in prego rolls. Chakalaka will keep refrigerated for up to a week.

At A Glance

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

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