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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.

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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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Mille mele (thousand-layer apple tart)


You'll need

3.6 kg Granny Smith apples 650 gm caster sugar For greasing: butter To serve: whipped cream

Method

  • 01
  • Preheat oven to 180C. Peel and core apples and thinly slice on a mandolin into acidulated water. Pat apple slices dry a few at a time by placing on a tea towel and pressing another tea towel on top. Arrange a layer of apple slices, overlapping slightly in concentric circles, in a deep buttered 25cm-diameter springform pan. Scatter with about 2 tbsp sugar, press firmly, then continue layering apples and sugar until apples reach about 2cm above rim of pan. Finish with a layer of sugar.
  • 02
  • Place pan on a rack over an oven tray lined with baking paper to catch juices, then bake until tart is golden and apple is very tender, spooning over juices from baking paper about every 30 minutes (3½-4 hours). If juices start to caramelise before apple is cooked through, move pan to a fresh tray lined with baking paper and continue cooking and spooning over juices. If top layer is colouring too quickly, cover loosely with foil. Cool to room temperature (1-1½ hours), cut into wedges and serve with whipped cream.
This recipe is from the May 2011 issue of Australian Gourmet Traveller.

At A Glance

  • Serves 16 people
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  • Serves 16 people

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