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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."

Minute steak sandwich with red wine vinegar onions


You'll need

4 thin Scotch fillet steaks (120gm each) 80 ml (1/3 cup) olive oil 1 garlic clove, finely chopped 1 tbsp finely chopped thyme 1 Spanish onion, thinly sliced crossways 75 ml aged red wine vinegar 50 ml red wine 50 ml beef stock 8 thick sourdough bread slices To serve: aïoli, thickly sliced tomato and rocket leaves To serve: store-bought tomato relish (optional)

Method

  • 01
  • Place steaks in a non-reactive dish. Combine 50ml olive oil, garlic and thyme in a jug, season to taste and pour over steaks, turning to coat evenly, cover and set aside at room temperature.
  • 02
  • Meanwhile, heat remaining olive oil in a frying pan, add onion slices in a single layer and cook, turning once, until golden (3-4 minutes each side). Pour over vinegar, wine and stock, season to taste and simmer until liquid is reduced to a glaze and onion is tender (4-5 minutes). Set aside and keep warm.
  • 03
  • Heat a large frying pan over high heat, add steaks and cook until brown and medium-rare (1 minute each side), remove from heat, season to taste and keep warm.
  • 04
  • Toast sourdough until light golden, spread four slices with aïoli, top with steak, tomato, rocket and red wine vinegar onions. Sandwich with remaining slices and serve immediately with tomato relish, if desired.

At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people
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  • Serves 4 people

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