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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."

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.

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.

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.

Bali's new wave of restaurants, hotels and bars

The restaurant and hotel scene on Australia's favourite holiday island has never been more exciting and Australian chefs, owners and restaurateurs are leading the charge, writes Samantha Coomber.

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."

Coconut pearls with stone-fruit salad and mango sorbet


You'll need

2 each nectarines, white peaches and nectacots (see note), cut into thin wedges   Mango sorbet 650 gm mango flesh, coarsely chopped (about 3 mangoes) 60 gm caster sugar 80 gm liquid glucose   Coconut pearls 370 gm (2 cups) tapioca pearls (see note) 650 ml coconut milk 45 gm light palm sugar, crushed   Palm sugar caramel 120 gm light palm sugar 60 ml (¼ cup) lime juice

Method

  • 01
  • For mango sorbet, blend ingredients in a blender until smooth and freeze in an ice-cream machine according to manufacturer’s instructions. Makes about 1 litre.
  • 02
  • For coconut pearls, bring a large saucepan of water to the boil over high heat. Add tapioca pearls and stir until liquid returns to the boil, then stir occasionally until pearls are translucent (10-15 minutes). Drain through a fine sieve and rinse under cold running water to remove the starch, then drain and refrigerate until chilled (2-4 hours).
  • 03
  • Meanwhile, combine 250ml coconut milk, palm sugar and 2 tsp sea salt in a small saucepan and bring to the boil, stirring until sugar dissolves (1-2 minutes). Remove pan from heat and cool. Add cooled tapioca pearls and remaining coconut milk, refrigerate until required.
  • 04
  • For palm sugar caramel, combine palm sugar and 125ml water in a small saucepan. Stir occasionally over medium heat until sugar dissolves, then cook until caramelised (10-15 minutes). Add lime juice, stir to dissolve and remove from heat. Cool.
  • 05
  • Divide coconut pearls among chilled glasses, toss fruit in a little palm sugar caramel in a bowl. Spoon over coconut pearls, then drizzle with extra caramel. Serve immediately with mango sorbet.
Note Nectacots are available from select greengrocers. If unavailable, substitute with another stone fruit. Tapioca pearls are available from Asian and select supermarkets.

At A Glance

  • Serves 8 people
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  • Serves 8 people

Drink Suggestion

Pink moscato.

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