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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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Lahmacun


You'll need

300 gm (2 cups) plain flour 5 gm sea salt For dusting: sumac To serve: lemon wedges, flat-leaf parsley leaves and Spanish onion rings   Lamb filling 150 gm tomato (about 1), seeded, finely chopped 50 gm capsicum (about 1/3), finely chopped 75 gm capsicum paste (see note) 200 gm minced lamb (25% fat) 5 garlic cloves, finely chopped ½ cup finely chopped flat-leaf parsley 1 tsp dried chilli flakes

Method

  • 01
  • Combine flour and salt in a bowl, add 175ml lukewarm water, turn onto a work surface and knead until a smooth dough forms (10-12 minutes). Roll into 30gm balls, cover and set aside to rest (15 minutes).
  • 02
  • Meanwhile, for lamb filling, process tomato, capsicum and capsicum paste in a food processor to combine. Transfer to a large bowl, add remaining ingredients and stir to combine.
  • 03
  • Preheat oven to 250C. Roll dough into 10cm-diameter discs. Divide lamb mixture among discs and press and spread with your fingers. Place on a pizza stone or on oven trays lined with baking paper and bake in batches until crisp on edges but still soft in centre (7-10 minutes). Dust with sumac and serve hot with lemon wedges, parsley and onion rings.
Note Lahmacun is popular in Turkey. In Australia, it’s often mistaken for the kiymali pide that’s topped with minced meat. Once you try lahmacun, though, you’ll appreciate the difference: its pastry is thin with a delicate amount of topping, while pide is thicker and topped with more meat. Capsicum paste is available from select delicatessens and grocers.

This recipe is from the November 2012 issue of Australian Gourmet Traveller.

“Would you please ask chef Somer Sivrioglu from Sydney’s Efendy Restaurant for the recipe for his wonderful lahmacun?”
Julia Knotts, Leichhardt, NSW

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