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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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Summer vegetable salad with mint and lemon dressing


You'll need

2 cobs of corn 16 zucchini flowers, trimmed and halved lengthways 3 bunches of asparagus, trimmed sliced diagonally into 4cm pieces 200 gm podded peas   Mint and lemon dressing ¼ cup loosely packed coarsely torn mint leaves 2 green onions, coarsely chopped 2 cloves of garlic, coarsely chopped 2 tbsp coarsely grated lemon rind 60 ml (¼ cup) lemon-infused extra-virgin olive oil, such as Colonna Granverde 60 ml (¼ cup) lemon juice 2 tbsp white wine vinegar

Method

  • 01
  • Using a sharp knife, cut corn kernels from cobs, trying to keep in clusters. Blanch corn in boiling salted water for 5 minutes or until tender, refresh in iced water and drain. Blanch zucchini flowers for 2 minutes or until tender, refresh in iced water and drain. Blanch asparagus for 2 minutes or until tender, refresh in iced water and drain. Blanch peas for 5 minutes or until tender, refresh in iced water and drain. Arrange vegetables on a platter.
  • 02
  • For mint and lemon dressing, combine mint, green onion, garlic, lemon rind and 2 tsp sea salt in a mortar, and using a pestle, pound to a coarse paste. Transfer to a small bowl, add olive oil, lemon juice and vinegar and season to taste with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Drizzle dressing over vegetables and serve immediately.

At A Glance

  • Serves 8 people
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  • Serves 8 people

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