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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."

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.

Bali's new wave of restaurants, hotels and bars

The restaurant and hotel scene on Australia's favourite holiday island has never been more exciting and Australian chefs, owners and restaurateurs are leading the charge, writes Samantha Coomber.

Australia's best rieslings

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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."

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Strawberry and watermelon sundae


You'll need

1 kg watermelon, seeded, sliced into thin bite-sized wedges 750 gm strawberries (about 3 punnets), hulled, halved 440 gm (2 cups) caster sugar 1 tbsp each rosewater and ouzo 2 tbsp pure icing sugar, sieved To serve: thick Greek-style yoghurt (optional)   Strawberry yoghurt parfait 160 gm strawberries, hulled, halved 340 ml pouring cream 4 eggwhites 200 gm caster sugar 50 gm thick Greek-style yoghurt   Meringue kisses 100 gm eggwhite (about 3 eggs) 150 gm caster sugar

Method

  • 01
  • For strawberry yoghurt parfait, process strawberries in a food processor until smooth, pass through a sieve into a bowl and set aside. Whisk cream in an electric mixer until soft peaks form (2-3 minutes) and refrigerate until required. Whisk eggwhite and a pinch of salt in the clean bowl of electric mixer until soft peaks form (2-3 minutes), gradually add sugar and whisk until glossy (2-3 minutes). Fold into cream, then fold in strawberry purée and yoghurt. Spoon into a container, cover and freeze until firm (overnight). Makes about 1.2 litres.
  • 02
  • For meringue kisses, preheat oven to 120C. Whisk eggwhite in an electric mixer until soft peaks form (1-2 minutes), gradually add sugar and whisk until glossy and firm peaks form (1-2 minutes). Transfer to a piping bag fitted with a 1cm plain nozzle and pipe 2cm-diameter rounds onto an oven tray lined with baking paper. Bake until just crisp but not coloured (30-40 minutes), turn off oven and cool in oven with door ajar. Meringue kisses will keep stored in an airtight container for a week.
  • 03
  • Combine watermelon and two-thirds of the strawberries in a large bowl and set aside. Stir sugar and 500ml water in a saucepan over medium-high heat until sugar dissolves, add rosewater and ouzo, then pour over fruit. Cover and refrigerate until chilled (2-3 hours).
  • 04
  • Purée icing sugar and remaining strawberries in a blender, strain through a fine sieve into a bowl and refrigerate until required.
  • 05
  • Divide fruit among chilled glasses, top with scoops of parfait, drizzle with strawberry purée and serve with yoghurt and meringue kisses.
This recipe is from the February 2013 issue of Australian Gourmet Traveller.

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  • Serves 6 people
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  • Serves 6 people

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