Here Are Two of Our Favorite Summer Recipes

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With summer comes a different way of eating and cooking, as more and more people are turning to al fresco dining. If you are an avid foody, then try out this grilled picanha with piri piri and Bakewell coffee cake, both of which are sure to tantalize even the most seasoned of palates at your next summer barbecue.

Grilled Picanha with Piri Piri


  • 1 whole picanha
  • 1 tablespoon flaky sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 cups finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced scallions
  • 1/2 cup packed chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped shallot
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon thinly sliced malagueta chiles or red Thai chiles
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1. Trim and remove any silver skin from the picanha.

2. Score the fat cap at 1/2-inch intervals, just make sure that the flesh is not pierced.

3. Place on a baking sheet and season with flaky sea salt and black pepper and let sit for two hours.

4. Meanwhile, heat two tablespoons of oil. Add the bell pepper, garlic, and salt; cook until very soft but not browned. Put in a bowl and leave it to cool.

5. Stir in the shallots, scallions, parsley, vinegar, chiles, and oil with some salt.

6. Cover piri piri and chill it until ready to serve.

Bakewell Coffee Cake


  • 3/4 cup superfine blanched almond flour
  • 1/3 cup plus 4 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons of flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick of unsalted butter
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup cherry preserves
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • Powdered sugar
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1. To prepare the frangipane, mix the flour, almond flour, and sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy.

2. Add one egg, salt, and flour. Mix and put to the side.

3. Preheat the oven to 350°F, then mix the baking powder, baking soda, salt, and flour.

4. Add the eggs, stirring one egg at a time. Add the sour cream.

5. Transfer the mixture to the baking tray and flatten it out so the entire tray is filled with the mixture.

6. Add the frangipane mix, being careful not to disturb the batter mix beneath.

7. Put this in the oven for about 35 minutes, or poke it with a knife to make sure the middle has been properly settled.

8. Once cooked, take it out put it on a rack, and leave it to cool.