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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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"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.

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Neil Perry: Prawn cocktail


You'll need

150 gm (about ¼) iceberg lettuce, outer leaves and core removed, finely shredded 2 lemon wedges, plus extra to serve 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 16 large cooked king prawns, peeled, tails intact and intestinal tracts removed   Cocktail sauce 140 ml thick good-quality mayonnaise 1 tbsp tomato sauce 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce 1 tsp finely grated fresh horseradish Pinch of cayenne pepper Dash of Tabasco sauce

Method

  • 01
  • For sauce, combine ingredients and season to taste with sea salt and ground black pepper.
  • 02
  • Divide lettuce among 4 plates, squeeze 2 lemon wedges over and drizzle with oil. Season to taste, top with prawns and serve with cocktail sauce and lemon wedges.

"Once you go to the effort of making cocktail sauce you'll want to eat it with everything, not just prawns." - Neil Perry

At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people
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  • Serves 4 people

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