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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."

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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.

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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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Lemon curd crumble


"A curd, cake and crumble all in one," says Stone. "Lemon curd forms on the bottom with a thin, spongy layer of cake on top. A sprinkling of citrusy crumble over the cake provides a little crunch." 

You'll need

90 gm butter, melted and cooled, plus extra, softened, for brushing 330 gm (11/2 cups) caster sugar, plus extra for dusting 3 tsp finely grated Meyer lemon rind (see note) 4 eggs, at room temperature, separated 70 gm plain flour 1 tsp baking powder 300 ml milk 120 ml Meyer lemon juice (see note) Thick cream or vanilla ice-cream, to serve   Lemon crumble 110 gm (¾ cup) plain flour 55 gm (¼ cup) caster sugar 50 gm unsalted butter, diced and frozen 2 tsp finely grated Meyer lemon rind (see note) ¾ tsp baking powder

Method

  • 01
  • Preheat oven to 180C and line a baking tray with baking paper. For lemon crumble, combine flour, sugar, butter, lemon rind, baking powder, ¼ tsp sea salt and 1 tsp cold water in a bowl, then rub with fingertips until small and medium-sized clumps form. Spread on baking tray and freeze until firm (10 minutes), then bake until golden brown (12-15 minutes). Set aside.
  • 02
  • Brush a 25cm cast-iron frying pan or ovenproof dish with softened butter and dust with sugar. Whisk rind and 220gm sugar in a bowl with an electric whisk until sugar is wet and fragrant, then add yolks and whisk until creamy (1-2 minutes). Whisk in melted butter, then sieve in flour and baking powder and whisk until smooth. Whisk in milk and lemon juice and set aside.
  • 03
  • Whisk eggwhites and a pinch of salt in an electric mixer until foamy, then gradually add remaining sugar and whisk until soft peaks form (3-4 minutes). Fold half into lemon batter with a whisk, then fold in remaining eggwhite. Pour into prepared pan or dish and place in a roasting pan. Place in oven, then pour in enough boiling water to come halfway up the sides of pan and bake until the top just sets (20 minutes). Scatter crumble on top and bake until golden brown and just set (15-20 minutes). Remove pan from water, stand for 5 minutes and serve warm with cream or ice-cream.

At A Glance

  • Serves 8 people
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  • Serves 8 people

Additional Notes

If the sweeter Meyer lemons are unavailable, substitute regular lemons.

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