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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."

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.

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.

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.

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."

Zucchini and Gruyère galette


This flavour-filled galette is a no-brainer for Sunday brunch. You can serve it with extra raw zucchini shaved over the top, with a drizzle of olive oil and a good squeeze of lemon.

You'll need

500 gm puff pastry (see puff pastry recipe) 30 gm butter, coarsely chopped 3 golden shallots, thinly sliced 1 garlic clove, finely chopped 100 ml dry white wine 200 gm crème fraîche 120 gm Gruyère, coarsely grated 2 eggs, plus extra, lightly beaten for eggwash 2 tbsp each finely chopped chives and flat-leaf parsley, plus extra to serve Finely grated rind of 1 lemon 1 zucchini, thinly sliced on a mandolin To serve: extra-virgin olive oil

Method

  • 01
  • Roll out pastry to a 4mm-thick 25cm x 33cm rectangle then line a 20cm x 28cm rectangular tart tin, allowing pastry to overhang sides, and refrigerate to rest (30 minutes).
  • 02
  • Preheat oven to 200C. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat, then sauté shallot and garlic until tender (4-5 minutes), add wine and simmer until liquid is totally reduced (2-3 minutes), then transfer to a bowl. Mix in crème fraîche, Gruyère, eggs, herbs and rind, and season to taste. Spread mixture in pastry case, then scatter zucchini over, drizzle with a little olive oil and season to taste. Fold in border, brush pastry edges with eggwash and bake until puffed, golden and cooked through (25-30 minutes). Scatter with parsley and serve warm or at room temperature with a simple green salad.

At A Glance

  • Serves 4 - 6 people
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  • Serves 4 - 6 people

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