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.

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.

Decadent chocolate dessert recipes for Christmas

13 of our most decadent chocolate recipes to indulge guests with this Christmas.

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.

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."

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.

Christmas ham recipes

The centrepiece of any Christmas feast, hams can be glazed with many ingredients. Here are our favourite combinations.

Gruyère biscuits


You'll need

240 gm plain flour ½ tsp cayenne pepper, or to taste, plus extra for dusting 160 gm unsalted butter, chilled 2 tbsp sparkling mineral water, chilled 80 gm finely grated Grana Padano or sharp cheddar 80 gm coarsely grated Gruyère To serve: green olives, such as picholine

Method

  • 01
  • Mix flour, cayenne pepper, 2 tsp sea salt flakes and 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper in a large bowl. Grate chilled butter over and rub with your fingertips to form coarse crumbs. Add mineral water and knead to just combine, then knead in cheeses, taking care to work lightly (don’t overmix). Roll into a 34cm-long cylinder, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm (30 minutes-1 hour).
  • 02
  • Preheat oven to 200C. Slice dough into 1cm-thick rounds, place on 2 oven trays lined with baking paper and press each with a fork to lightly flatten. Season with a few turns of freshly ground pepper and a light dusting of cayenne. Bake, swapping trays halfway through cooking, until golden and aromatic (10-15 minutes). Cool slightly on trays, then cool on a wire rack and serve with green olives. Biscuits will keep in an airtight container for 2 days.

At A Glance

  • Serves 32 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 32 people

Featured in

Dec 2012

You might also like...

Christmas vegetarian recipes

recipes

Spiced mango chutney

Crushed broad beans with garlic and lemon crostini

recipes

Herbed goat’s curd with crudites

Rough olive tapenade with caramelised fennel schiacciata

recipes

Smoked trout mousse with riesling jelly and sour cream sable biscuits

Char-grilled asparagus and haloumi with mint and lemon

recipes

Sauteed greens with fried salami crumbs

conversion tool

 
get the latest news

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

×