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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."

Potenza-style chicken


You'll need

1 tbsp olive oil 20 gm butter, coarsely chopped 1 chicken (1.4kg), cut into 8 pieces 1 onion, diced 5 garlic cloves, finely chopped 200 ml dry white wine 500 gm vine-ripened tomatoes (about 4), coarsely chopped 200 gm canned cherry tomatoes 3 small red chillies, thinly sliced Large pinch of chilli flakes (optional) ¼ cup each torn basil and flat-leaf parsley, to serve To serve: crusty bread

Method

  • 01
  • Heat oil and butter in a non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat, add chicken pieces skin-side down and cook, turning once, until golden (2-4 minutes each side), then transfer to a casserole. Add onion and garlic to frying pan and stir occasionally until very tender (5-10 minutes). Deglaze pan with wine, then add tomato, breaking up with a spoon. Add chilli and herbs, season to taste, transfer to casserole, cover with a lid and simmer over low heat until chicken is just cooked through (30-40 minutes). Stir in herbs and serve hot with crusty bread.
This recipe is from the April 2012 issue of Australian Gourmet Traveller.

Situated in the instep of the Italian boot, Basilicata remains one of Italy's most rustic regions. The ingredients are straightforward, the flavours bold. (Interestingly enough, it's the only region to use ginger in its cooking.) This dish is all about that rusticity and simplicity - use a flavourful free-range chicken, and if you can't find good, ripe fresh tomatoes, substitute canned ones for the best flavour.

At A Glance

  • Serves 6 people
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  • Serves 6 people

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