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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."

Pork liver pâté


Pork liver pâté may not be as prestigious as duck or goose liver but it can be just as delicious. You'll need to begin this recipe a day ahead.

You'll need

50 gm butter, coarsely chopped 1 onion, finely chopped 150 ml milk 1 tbsp double cream 100 gm breadcrumbs from a stale crusty bread such as ciabatta or Vienna loaf 750 gm pork liver, rinsed under cold running water 250 gm minced pork 50 ml brandy 5 sage leaves, thinly sliced 1 tsp thyme leaves ¼ tsp freshly grated nutmeg 8 prosciutto slices To serve: toasted brioche

Method

  • 01
  • Preheat oven to 160C. Heat butter in a large frying pan over low heat, add onion and stir occasionally until soft (8-10 minutes). Heat milk and cream in a small saucepan until just warm, add breadcrumbs and set aside.
  • 02
  • Trim liver of sinew, cut into 3cm pieces with a sharp knife. Process liver, onion mixture, breadcrumb mixture, minced pork, brandy, herbs, nutmeg and ½ tsp salt in a food processor until smooth. Line a 1.8 litre-capacity terrine mould with prosciutto slices. Pour in mixture, smooth top, cover with a lid and place in a baking dish. Pour in enough boiling water to come halfway up sides of mould and roast until pâté comes away from sides of mould (1½-1¾ hrs). Remove from pan, remove lid, cover with baking paper and weight with food cans while cooling. Refrigerate until set (2-3 hours), then serve with toasted brioche.

At A Glance

  • Serves 8 people
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  • Serves 8 people

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