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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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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."

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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.

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

Restaurant Hubert's stracciatella with lemon and orange


"From rags to riches, king of the stretched curds," says Pepperell. "Add good anchovies, and stracciatella makes for a happy life." Begin this recipe a day ahead to infuse the oil.

You'll need

500 gm stracciatella di bufala (see note) Finely grated rind of 1 orange   Smoked lemon oil 125 ml (½ cup) olive oil 5 gm finely grated lemon rind (from about 2½ lemons) 150 gm (2 cups) woodchips

Method

  • 01
  • For smoked lemon oil, warm oil and lemon rind in a covered saucepan over very low heat to infuse (about 45 minutes). Cool, then refrigerate overnight. Strain. Transfer oil to a heatproof bowl placed in a large roasting pan. Heat woodchips in a frying pan over high heat until ignited and smoking (or do this with a blowtorch). Cover with another pan to smother flames, then transfer woodchips to roasting pan, cover with foil and leave to smoke for 15 minutes. Remove oil from pan and set aside to cool.
  • 02
  • Spread stracciatella on a serving plate and spoon on 2-3 tbsp lemon oil (remaining oil will keep refrigerated in an airtight container for a month). Sprinkle with orange rind, scatter with sea salt flakes and freshly cracked black pepper, and serve.

At A Glance

  • Serves 4 - 6 people
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At A Glance

  • Serves 4 - 6 people

Additional Notes

Note Stracciatella is available from specialist cheesemakers such as La Stella Latticini. If it’s unavailable, substitute burrata or buffalo mozzarella.

Drink Suggestion

2014 Willi Schaefer Graacher Riesling, Trocken.

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