The Paris issue

Our October issue is on sale - the Paris special. Grab your copy for all-things Parisian, plus ultimate French baking recipes and more.

Subscribe to Gourmet

Subscribe to Australian Gourmet Traveller before October 24, 2016 and receive 3 BONUS ISSUES - save 46%.

Gourmet on your iPad

Subscribe to Gourmet Traveller for your iPad.

Seven ways to do dumplings

Dumplings may be bite-sized, but they pack a flavourful punch. Here are seven mouth-watering recipes, from Korean mandu to classic Chinese-style steamed dumplings.

Best feta recipes

Feta's tang livens up all sorts of dishes, from beef shin rigatoni or blistered kale ribs to Greek-style roast lamb neck.

Recipes with zucchini

Whether served raw with olive oil, grated with fresh herbs, or pan-fried in a pancake - zucchini is a must-have ingredient when it comes to spring cooking.

Pickett's Deli & Rotisserie, Melbourne

Here’s Pickett’s inside running on the menu at Melbourne's new European-style eatery and wine bar Pickett's Deli & Rotisserie.

Apfel kuchen

"This is my mother's famous apple cake. The apples are macerated with sugar, cinnamon and lemon, and this lovely juice produces the icing," says Brigitte Hafner. The apples can be prepared the night before and kept in the fridge. This cake keeps well for four days and is at its best served the day after it's made."

Nougat, salted peanut caramel and milk chocolate tart

What's not to love about a Snickers bar? All the elements are here, but if you don't feel like making your own nougat, you could always scatter some diced nougat in the base of the tart instead. The caramel is dark, verging on bitter, while a good whack of salt cuts through some of the sweetness - extra roasted salted peanuts on top can only be a good thing.

Melbourne's best late-night bars

As the shutters come down in other Australian capitals, Melbourne's vibrant nightlife is just hitting it's stride. Michael Harden burns the midnight oil at the city's best late-night bars and diners.

Chicken stir-fried with holy basil and chilli

Ploughman’s lunch with pickled onions and onion-rye bread


You'll need to begin the pickled onion recipe 3 weeks ahead for the flavours to develop. The onion-rye bread is best eaten on the day of making.

You'll need

To serve: aged Cheddar, such as Quickes Traditional To serve: shop-bought fruit chutney   Pickled onions 2 tbsp sea salt flakes 500 gm pickling onions, trimmed 4 small red chillies, halved lengthways 2 fresh bay leaves 1 tbsp each black peppercorns and fennel seeds 500 ml (2 cups) white wine vinegar 2 tbsp white sugar   Onion-rye bread 350 gm each of “00” flour and rye flour 20 gm brown sugar 20 gm dried yeast 250 ml (1 cup) milk 2 tbsp olive oil onions, thinly sliced 1 tsp fennel seeds, plus extra for dusting

Method

  • 01
  • For pickled onions, combine salt and 500ml cold water in a non-reactive bowl and stir until salt dissolves. Add onions and stand overnight, then drain and rinse. Pack into sterilised jars, layering with chilli, bay leaves and spices. Combine vinegar and sugar in a saucepan, stir over medium heat until sugar dissolves, bring to the simmer and cook until a light syrup forms (4-5 minutes). Pour onto onions to completely cover, seal and stand at room temperature for at least 3 weeks for flavours to develop.
  • 02
  • For onion-rye bread, preheat oven to 180C. Combine flours, sugar, yeast and 2 tsp sea salt in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a dough hook. Combine milk and 310ml water in a saucepan, warm over low heat to lukewarm, then, with motor running, add to flour mixture, kneading until smooth and elastic (4-5 minutes). Transfer to a lightly oiled bowl, turn to coat, cover and stand in a warm place until doubled in size (45 minutes-1 hour). Meanwhile, heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat, add onion and stir occasionally until caramelised (12-15 minutes), add fennel seeds, stir until fragrant (1 minute), season to taste and set aside. Knock down dough, roll out on a lightly floured surface to a 25cm x 30cm rectangle. Spread with onion mixture, then, with shortest side facing you, roll away from you to form a cylinder. Place in an oiled 11cm x 27cm loaf tin, cover and stand until risen (20-30 minutes). Brush top with water, scatter with extra fennel seeds and salt and bake until golden and cooked through (50-60 minutes; loaf will sound hollow when tapped). Turn onto a wire rack to cool completely. Serve thickly sliced with pickled onions, aged Cheddar and fruit chutney.

At A Glance

  • Serves 8 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
Twenty
things to do this autumn

Whether it's foraging for wild mushrooms in a picturesque Victorian forest or watching a film by moonlight in Darwin, we've got you covered with 20 exciting autumn experiences from around Australia.

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 8 people

Drink Suggestion

English bitter.

Featured in

Aug 2010

You might also like...

Adriano Zumbo's Christmas recipes

recipes

Christmas pudding ice-cream

Holiday entertaining recipes

recipes

Raspberry and Mint Mojito

David Thompson's Thai recipes

recipes

Neil Perry: Prawn cocktail

Strawberry recipes

recipes

Serge Dansereau: Blueberry vanilla tart

Longrain recipes

recipes

Barbecue trout bundles with prosciutto and button mushrooms

Barbecue recipes

recipes

Serge Dansereau: Homemade lemonade

Fast spring recipes

recipes

Serge Danserau: Duck confit and potato terrine

Chorizo recipes

recipes

conversion tool

 
get the latest news

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

×