The Christmas issue

Our December issue is out now, featuring Paul Carmichael's recipes for a Caribbean Christmas, silly season cocktails and more.

Subscribe to Gourmet

Subscribe to Australian Gourmet Traveller before 28th December, 2016 for your chance to win a share of $50,000!

Gourmet digital

Subscribe to Gourmet Traveller for your iPad or Android tablet.

Mango recipes

Nothing says summer like mangoes. Go beyond the criss-cross cuts - bake a mango-filled meringue loaf with lime mascarpone, start off the day with a sweet coconut quinoa pudding with sticky mango, or toss it through a spicy warm weather Thai salad.

Chilled recipes for summer

When the mercury is rising, step away from the oven. These recipes are either raw, chilled or frozen and will cool you down in a snap.

Shark Bay Wild Scampi Caviar

Bright blue scampi roe is popping up on menus across Australia. Here's why it's so special.

Dark chocolate delice, salted-caramel ganache and chocolate sorbet

"The delice from Source Dining is a winner. May I have the recipe?" Rebecca Ward, Fitzroy, Vic REQUEST A RECIPE To request a recipe, email fareexchange@bauer-media.com.au or send us a message via Facebook. Please include the restaurant's name and address, as well as your name and address. Please note that because of the volume of requests we receive, we can only publish a selection in the magazine.

Summer feta recipes

Whether in a fresh salad or seasonal seafood dish, feta's creamy tang can be used to add interest to a variety of summer dishes.

Paul Carmichael's great cake

"Great cake, also known in Barbados as black cake or rum cake, is a variation of British Christmas cake that's smashed with rum and falernum syrup," says Momofuku Seiobo chef Paul Carmichael. "This festive cake varies from household to household but they all have two things in common: tons of dried fruit and rum. It's a cake that should be started at least a month out so the fruit can marinate in the booze. Start this recipe up to five weeks ahead to macerate the fruit and baste the cake."

What the GT team is cooking on Christmas Day

We don't do things by halves in the Gourmet office. These are the recipes we'll be cooking on the big day.

Sydney's best dishes 2016

For our 50th anniversary issue in 2016, we scoured Australia asking two questions: What dishes are making waves right now? What flavours will take us into the next half-century? Sydney provided 16 answers.

Orange-scented schiacciata


Schiacciata, meaning squashed, is the Italian name for flatbread. This sweet version is based on the Easter specialty schiacciata alla Fiorentina, which is sometimes filled with whipped cream or crema pasticcera or, as we have done, both.

You'll need

220 ml lukewarm milk 5 gm dried yeast 450 gm (3 cups) plain flour 110 gm (1 cup) raw caster sugar 60 ml (¼ cup) olive oil 70 gm candied orange, diced Finely grated rind and juice of 1 orange 2 eggs To scatter: pearl sugar (optional, see note)   Orange crema pasticcera 200 ml milk 20 ml orange liqueur, such as Grand Marnier Thinly peeled rind and juice of 2 oranges 1 vanilla bean, seeds scraped 3 egg yolks 90 gm raw caster sugar 40 gm plain flour 250 ml (1 cup) pouring cream

Method

  • 01
  • Combine 60ml milk and yeast in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a dough hook, cover and stand in a warm place until foamy (4-5 minutes). Add flour, sugar, oil, candied orange, orange rind and juice and remaining milk and knead until a smooth and elastic dough forms (1-2 minutes). Add eggs, knead until smooth (4-5 minutes), cover with a tea towel and stand until doubled in size (1-2 hours). Knock down dough, roll out into a rough 50cm-long rectangle, place on a large oven tray lined with baking paper, stand until doubled in size (30-40 minutes).
  • 02
  • Meanwhile, preheat oven to 180C. Brush dough with water, scatter with pearl sugar, bake until risen and golden (20-25 minutes), transfer to a wire rack and cool completely.
  • 03
  • Meanwhile, for orange crema pasticcera, bring milk, liqueur, orange rind, juice, vanilla bean and seeds to the simmer in a wide saucepan over medium-high heat. Meanwhile, whisk yolks and sugar in a separate bowl until sugar dissolves, then whisk in flour. Add milk mixture, whisking continuously to combine, then return to pan. Return to heat, whisk continuously until thick and smooth (1-2 minutes), transfer to a bowl (remove vanilla bean and rind), cover closely with plastic wrap, cool completely. Whisk cream until soft peaks form, fold into cooled crema pasticcera.
  • 04
  • To serve, halve schiacciata horizontally, fill with orange crema pasticcera and cut into wedges.

Note Pearl sugar is available from The Essential Ingredient. If unavailable, substitute coarsely crushed sugar cubes.


At A Glance

  • Serves 10 people
GT
Signature Collection

Find out more about the Gourmet Traveller Signature Collection by Robert Gordon Australia, including where to buy it in store and online.

Read More
The GT x STILY
Christmas Boutique is now open

The smallgoods, homewares, art and more from the pages of GT are now all under one roof, ready to take their place under the tree.

Read More
Gourmet TV

Check out our YouTube channel for our latest cover recipes, chef cooking demos, interviews and more.

Watch Now

At A Glance

  • Serves 10 people

Featured in

Apr 2010

You might also like...

Pasta recipes

recipes

Egg-yolk pasta dough

Roman recipes

recipes

Whole-egg pasta dough

Italian recipes

recipes

Basic pasta recipe

Gnocchi recipes

recipes

Pan-fried John Dory agrodolce with endive and goat’s cheese

Italian frozen dessert recipes

recipes

Balsamic caramel figs with ricotta mousse

Italian poultry recipes

recipes

Cognac and hazelnut affogato

Pizza recipes

recipes

Panettone, ricotta and peach cake

Meatball recipes

recipes

conversion tool

 
get the latest news

Sign up to receive the latest food, travel and dining news direct from Gourmet Traveller headquarters.

×