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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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Steak with pan-fried Jerusalem artichokes and parsnips


You'll need

8 Jerusalem artichokes, quartered lengthways 3 parsnips, cut into 2cm-thick lengths   Steaks 1/3 cup (80 ml) extra-virgin olive oil 4 200gm fillet steaks 8 small red witlof, sliced lengthways 60 ml (¼ cup) balsamic vinegar   Horseradish Mayonnaise 2 egg yolks 1 tbsp freshly grated horseradish 1 tbsp lemon juice 200 ml olive oil

Method

  • 01
  • For horseradish mayonnaise, pulse egg yolks, horseradish and lemon juice in a food processor until combined then, with motor running, add olive oil in a thin stream until emulsified and thick. Season to taste. Makes 1 cup.
  • 02
  • Cook Jerusalem artichokes and parsnips in boiling salted water until tender. Drain. Heat ¼ cup olive oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat, add vegetables and sauté for 10 minutes or until golden, season to taste.
  • 03
  • Heat remaining olive oil in a separate frying pan over high heat and cook steaks for 3 minutes each side for medium or until cooked to your liking. Transfer to plate, cover loosely with foil, keep warm. Add witlof to pan, wilt slightly and deglaze with balsamic vinegar, season to taste. Serve steaks with Jerusalem artichokes and parsnips, witlof and horseradish mayonnaise to the side.

At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people
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  • Serves 4 people

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