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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."

Romano beans with confit garlic (Judías escarlata con ajo confit)


"Garlic is the essential Spanish ingredient, and there's lots of it here," says Camorra.

You'll need

130 ml extra-virgin olive oil 8 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped 800 gm Romano beans or runner beans, halved widthways

Method

  • 01
  • Gently warm oil in a saucepan over low heat, add garlic and stir occasionally until very tender and light golden (12-15 minutes; reduce heat if garlic begins to brown).
  • 02
  • Meanwhile, cook beans in a large saucepan of boiling salted water over high heat until tender (6-7 minutes), drain and transfer to a warm serving dish. Drizzle garlic and oil over, season to taste and serve hot.

At A Glance

  • Serves 8 people
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  • Serves 8 people

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