Pork Belly and Trotter Kholodets

Served with pickled beets and horseradish cream Serves 6 Kholodets 300g pork trotters 300g pork shins Salt 1 tsp black peppercorns 4 bay leaves 2…

Mini Black Forest Cake with mascarpone white chocolate mousse

Throughout the deeper reaches of the Swiss and Austrian alpine valleys, German forests and Russian villages, traditional winter foods, preserving techniques and family recipes are…

Rosewater Meringue with Poached Fruits

Rosewater Meringue with Poached Fruits with poached strawberries and rhubarb, vanilla mascarpone cheese and dried rose petals  Serves 5 Rosewater Meringue Pre-heat oven to 90C 6…

Blue Swimmer Crab Poached Ravioli with Yarra Valley Trout Caviar

Serves 4 Nage Stock – Makes 2 litres  3 brown onions roughly chopped 1 leek, washed and roughly chopped 2 sticks of celery, chopped 6…

Coal-Fired BBQ Butterfish with Romesco Sauce & Waldorf Salad

Coal-Fired Kettle BBQ Butterfish Fresh butterfish fillets, cut into 10cm lengths Method 1. Using a coal-fired BBQ kettle, burn coals for 40-50 minutes, until coals…

Confit Duck Leg – Recipe

Confit Duck Leg with pommes de terre sarladaise (potatoes cooked in duck fat), butter lettuce with fresh herb vinaigrette Serves 4 Confit duck & roasted…

French Onion Soup

Serve 6 2kg brown onions, finely sliced 100g unsalted butter 1 head of roasted garlic 2 stalks of celery, finely chopped 3 tbsp chopped thyme…

Crema Catalana with grilled pineapple

Serves 10 to 12 Method Pineapple Fresh pineapple (1.2Kg) 1. Clean the pineapple, cut it in 1.5cm thick slices and remove the heart. 2. Grill…

Chocolate Pies

Essentials has affectionately dubbed her Australia’s Goddess of Pie.  With this decadent hitlist of new specialty pie and tart recipes designed for the home cook,…

Gougères

Serves 4 (makes about 30 gougères) 250ml water 165g unsalted butter 5g crushed black pepper 12g cooking salt 250g plain flour 10g nutmeg, freshly microplaned…