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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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Saffron pilaf


You'll need

¼ tsp saffron threads 20 gm unsalted butter, coarsely chopped 1 tbsp finely diced onion 100 gm (½ cup) basmati rice, rinsed 1 tbsp dry white wine or vermouth, such as Noilly Prat 250 ml (1 cup) chicken or fish stock, warmed 1 small fresh bay leaf

Method

  • 01
  • Preheat oven to 100C. Toast saffron on a small oven tray until fragrant (5 minutes). Increase oven to 140C. Melt butter in a small saucepan over low heat, add onion and sauté until tender (3-4 minutes).
  • 02
  • Add rice and saffron, stir to toast and warm through (1-2 minutes), then add wine or vermouth and let it bubble. Add stock, season to taste, bring to the boil, add bay leaf, cover and transfer to oven. Bake until rice is tender and stock is absorbed (20 minutes), stand for 5 minutes and serve hot with lobster.

At A Glance

  • Serves 2 people
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  • Serves 2 people

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