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Comfort food and fun Easter eats feature in our collection of autumn recipes, featuring everything from an Italian Easter tart to carrot doughnuts with cream cheese glaze and brown sugar crumb and braised lamb with Jerusalem artichokes, carrots and cumin to breakfast curry with roti and poached egg.

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Italian Easter tart

"This is a traditional tart eaten in Naples at Easter," says Ingram. "The legend goes that a mermaid called Parthenope in the Gulf of Napoli would sing to celebrate the arrival of spring each year. One year, to say thank you, the Neapolitans offered her gifts of ricotta, flour, eggs, wheat, perfumed orange flowers and spices. She took them to her kingdom under the sea, where the gods made them into a cake. I love to add nibs of chocolate to Parthenope cake because I think it marries nicely with the candied orange and sultanas, but, really, do you need an excuse to add chocolate to anything?" Start this recipe a day ahead to prepare the pastry and soak the sultanas.

Apple and cinnamon hot cross buns

The mix of candied apple and dried apple combined with a sticky cinnamon glaze provides a new twist on an old favourite. These buns are equally good served warm on the day of baking, or several days later, toasted, with lashings of butter.

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What is pouring cream?

What is 'pouring cream' - is it pure cream with 45% fat or does it contain gelatine? Your magazine seems to use this term quite a lot but context does not help me!
By Anne Gaides
Lisa Featherby, Gourmet Traveller Food Editor, writes:
There is much debate about how cream should be classified, especially when it comes in so many forms. When testing and developing our recipes at Gourmet Traveller, we like to place creams into four categories; pouring cream, heavy cream (45%), double cream and thickened cream. Most creams are likely to be differentiated by their fat content, except thickened cream which always has the addition of gelatine to act as a stabiliser. The higher the fat content of a cream, the thicker the consistency. When we specify pouring cream - which has a fat content of only 35% and the lowest cream fat to milk ratio - it is of a pouring consistency. Heavy cream, which we also note as being 45%, is what many chefs call double cream but, as there is only one brand that sell this cream commercially, we call it heavy cream (45%). Just to confuse the situatution further, the reason we state heavy cream and then put the fat content only on this cream is that it is packaged as pure cream, which some 35% creams are also sold as. And in reality, pure cream really should be double cream since it has the highest fat percentage and is therefore the purest. Double cream has a fat percentage of anything higher than 50% and is usually a very thick cream, which can only be scooped. It is best used to serve as an accompaniment and not nescessarily good to cook with. The cream fat is usually marked on the ingredient section of the packaged label of all creams, and this is the best guide to go by instead of what each company specifies their cream to be.
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