Fruit on top

Vibrant and versatile fruits can take any dessert to a beautiful place. From pavlova to tartlets and everything in between, pop a fruit-y topping on your next dessert idea.

This tart is simplicity at its best – a selection of gorgeous summer stone fruit encased in a sweet, easy-peasy pastry. There's no real structure, it's slightly rustic...
Each moist layer of this decadent tropical hummingbird cake is filled with sweet cream cheese icing, then topped with crunchy toffee pecans.
There are many ways to go wrong with a pavlova, but this method will help you avoid the classic trifecta of pavlova pitfalls: cracks, beads and collapses. The...
You won’t need an ice-cream machine for this dessert, just some fragrant honey and good quality glacé fruits. It’s a great recipe for entertaining as all the work...
"I love summer and one of the best things about the warmer weather to me is the abundance of juicy stone fruit. Peaches, nectarines, apricots, plums and mangoes...

Pastry party!

Get creative with your buttery pastry - sweet, savoury or both we have you covered.

This stunningly easy recipe comes from a wonderful cook and friend, Hristina Minic, who lives in Hobart and harvests and pits her own cherries in the Huon Valley every...
This sweet-savoury pie which combines a savoury filling (often pigeon) with a sweet dusting of icing sugar and cinnamon on top, is often served at special...
Even though these rolls are based on a scone dough, they resemble more a cakey biscuit. Confused? Just go ahead and bake them, you won't be disappointed… and you...
The addition of allspice, shiitake mushrooms, ginger and oyster sauce give these good old Aussie pies a subtle, but truly delicious, Chinese twist.
The amount of pork lard that goes into a real ensaimada makes my version seem as wholesome as kale salad. Don’t be fooled though; this is a luxurious treat you...
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Cucumber

They’re just the coolest way to balance spicy or rich food. Kick off with a classic cucumber and smoked trout terrine or oysters with gin, dill and cucumber.

"If you’re going to roast a chicken, try to get at least three meals out of one chook. Serve lots of vegetables with the roast so you’ll have leftover meat to make...
Using local gin and dill with fresh oysters from Tasmania, this is a great recipe using some of Tasmania’s best produce.
This Egyptian salad makes the most of fresh seasonal vegetables and left over pita bread. The dressing is a zesty mix of lemon and sumac, a Middle Eastern spice...
One of the Nepali favourites, this refreshing cucumber pickle, or salad is made fresh every day throughout the country to accompany breakfast, lunch or dinner....
Trout fishing and trout eating are popular activities in the alpine region where lakes, rivers and streams abound. This light terrine is ideal as an entrée for a...