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Anzac biscuit desserts

These four desserts have one thing in common – Anzac biscuits.

Persian red lentil soup with tahini, beetroot and fried mint

Lentil soup may not sound like the sexiest of dishes, but rest assured, it's a heart-warmer. We've added warming spices and served the soup with a dollop of garlicky tahini. Thin slivers of shaved raw beetroot add earthiness and texture - the beetroot is also excellent simply grated and served piled on top. The poached egg is optional, but highly recommended.

Six sexy panna cottas

We say si to these six takes on the Italian classic. From coffee and caramel to red wine and figs, panna cotta proves to be a versatile dessert to suit all palettes.

Eclair recipes

Here are four spins on the classic French eclair, from Flour & Stone's pillowy choux pastry with salted caramel to a colourful take with strawberry-flecked creme fraiche filling and sprinkled pistachios on top.

Blue Nile's Ethiopian eggplant dip

"I'd love the recipe for the eggplant dip the wonderful Fatuma Tikuye serves at Blue Nile in Blacktown." - Helena Rosebery, Annandale, NSW REQUEST A RECIPE To request a recipe, email fareexchange@bauer-media.com.au or write to Fare Exchange, Australian Gourmet Traveller, GPO Box 4088, Sydney, NSW 2001. Please include the restaurant's name and address or business card, as well as your name and address.

Fifty-four thoughts at Noma Mexico

"12. I'm now sitting at Noma with no shoes on. I feel like a toddler in a sandpit."

Five recipes for carrot cake

Whether paired with cream cheese, ginger, orange icing or caramel, carrot cakes are an autumnal sensation. Here are four to try.

Australia's best lodges and resorts

One&Only Hayman Island

One&Only Hayman Island

Nothing stokes our wanderlust quite like the prospect of a stay at one of Australia's internationally renowned resorts, lodges and beach properties.

Their unique settings, diversity of experiences and unbridled extravagance set the standard for elite accommodation in this country.

Take Southern Ocean Lodge, the 21-suite ridgetop retreat that embraces Kangaroo Island's great outdoors from the exquisite comfort of its great indoors. Or Saffire, which has put Tasmania on the global indulgence map with its combination of cinematic Freycinet Peninsula views, top-flight cuisine and imaginative interiors.

One&Only set a new pace in the élite-escapes race when it relaunched Hayman Island resort in July 2014. After an $80 million renovation, Hayman's 160 rooms, suites and penthouses look more appealing than ever. The super-luxury operator has also assumed management of the Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa, so expect similar excellence at this wilderness station at the base of the World Heritage Blue Mountains.

Set in red desert sands within sight of Uluru, Longitude 131° looks set to reclaim its crown as the jewel of the outback with new owners Baillie Lodges refurbishing its 15 stylish tents, adding new canopy suites (with fireplaces!) and a dune-top infinity pool.

Cicada Lodge in the Northern Territory also offers front-row seats on the outback - in this case on ancient Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge). The lodge is Indigenous-owned so local Jawoyn people guide the experience, from sunset dinner cruises to desert encounters with 40,000-year-old rock art.

Pretty Beach House

Given our seemingly infinite coastline, it's not surprising many of Australia's best addresses can be found beside the beach. Or, in the case of Lizard Island, beside 24 private beaches on the Great Barrier Reef. Fresh from its post-cyclone renewal, Lizard has all-new facilities and accommodaton and The Villa, a lavish, two-bedroom lookout over the Coral Sea.

Qualia still commands a peerless presence on its Hamilton Island paradise. Guests at its 60 sundeck-or-pool pavilions are entertained with a program of culinary, fashion and arts events.

This year also marks the return, after a sharp restoration, of Pretty Beach House on the New South Wales Central Coast (pictured above). Managed by the team behind Bells at Killcare, guests staying in its four striking pavilions dine on Stefano Manfredi's cuisine while drinking in views of the Bouddi Peninsula.

Beach holidays never looked so good.

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