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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."

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.

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.

Top Australian chefs to follow on Instagram in 2017

A lot has changed since we first published our pick of the best chefs to follow on Instagram (way back in the dark ages of 2013). Here’s who we’re double-tapping on the photo-sharing app right now.

Christine Manfield recipes

As the '90s dawned, darling chefs were pushing the boundaries of cooking in this country. A young Christine Manfield, just starting out at this heady time, soon became part of the generation that redefined modern Australian cuisine. She shares some of her timeless signatures from the era.

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."

Little egg and anchovy tarts topped with celery salad


You'll need

  Tarts 24 prepared 7cm tart cases 1 egg 1 egg yolk 2/3 cup crème fraîche or pouring cream 12 anchovy fillets, halved widthways   Celery salad 3 inner stalks of celery, very finely chopped 2 tsp drained capers, rinsed 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 tsp finely grated lemon rind 2 tbsp torn flat-leaf parsley leaves or chervil

Method

  • 01
  • Place egg, yolk and crème fraîche in a small bowl, season to taste with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper and whisk to combine, then pour filling into tart shells. Top each with an anchovy half, then bake at 180C for 8-10 minutes or until just set. Cool.
  • 02
  • For celery salad, combine all ingredients in a small bowl, season to taste, then cover and refrigerate until needed. Just before serving, top tarts with small spoonfuls of salad.

At A Glance

  • Serves 24 people
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  • Serves 24 people

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