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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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Blood orange and Campari panna cotta with chocolate sauce


You'll need

300 ml pouring cream 100 gm caster sugar 40 ml Campari 60 ml (¼ cup) freshly squeezed blood orange juice 3 sheets (5gm) gold-strength gelatine leaf, softened in cold water   Chocolate sauce 50 gm (70% solids) dark chocolate, coarsely chopped 150 ml pouring cream

Method

  • 01
  • Heat cream and sugar in saucepan over medium heat, stirring until sugar dissolves, then bring to the boil. Remove from heat, add Campari and orange juice. Squeeze excess water from gelatine and add to cream mixture, stirring until dissolved. Pour into four, ½-cup capacity dariole moulds. Refrigerate for 5-6 hours or until set.
  • 02
  • Melt chocolate in a heat-proof bowl over a saucepan of gently simmering water. Heat cream in a small saucepan over medium heat, bring to the boil, add chocolate and stir until smooth. Cool.
  • 03
  • Turn panna cottas onto plates, spoon over chocolate sauce and serve immediately.

"I celebrated my birthday at Fratelli Paradiso in Potts Point. I would love to have the chef's recipe for the blood orange and Campari panna cotta with chocolate sauce.''
Susan Gibbs, by email

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  • Serves 4 people
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