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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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Thai chicken curry


You'll need

1 tbsp vegetable oil 4 Lebanese eggplants, thickly sliced 500 ml (2 cups) coconut cream 1 tbsp fish sauce 1 tbsp palm sugar or brown sugar 600 gm skinless chicken thigh fillets, cut into 2cm strips 75 gm (½ cup) podded peas (about 250gm unpodded) 2 baby bok choy, quartered lengthways ½ cup (loosely packed) Thai basil leaves, plus extra to serve To serve: steamed jasmine rice, coriander leaves and lime wedges   Curry paste 1 small onion, coarsely chopped 2 tbsp thinly sliced lemongrass 3 cloves garlic 3 cm piece ginger, peeled and coarsely chopped 4 small green chillies 2 tsp finely chopped coriander root 2 tbsp vegetable oil

Method

  • 01
  • For curry paste, process all ingredients in a food processor until smooth. Makes ½ cup.
  • 02
  • Heat oil in a heavy-based saucepan over medium heat, add paste and cook for 3 minutes or until fragrant and starting to colour. Add eggplant and cook for 5 minutes or until starting to colour, then add coconut cream, fish sauce and sugar, to taste. Bring just to the boil, add chicken and peas, return to the boil, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Add bok choy and basil and cook for 5 minutes. Season with fish sauce and sugar. Serve curry scattered with herbs, with rice and lime wedges to the side.

At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people
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  • Serves 4 people

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