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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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Baked ricotta with olive salad


You'll need

350 gm ricotta 2 eggs, separated 75 gm parmesan, finely grated Pinch nutmeg, freshly grated   Olive salad 200 gm mixed olives ½ tsp dried chilli flakes 1 clove garlic, crushed ½ Thinly sliced zest of an orange ¼ cup firmly packed flat-leaf parsley leaves, coarsely chopped 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

Method

  • 01
  • For olive salad, combine olives with chilli, garlic, orange zest, parsley and extra-virgin olive oil, season to taste. Set aside.
  • 02
  • Press ricotta through a fine sieve into a bowl, add egg yolks, parmesan and nutmeg and stir to combine. Whisk eggwhites in a large bowl until soft peaks form, add to ricotta mixture and gently fold until combined. Season to taste with sea salt and ground black pepper. Spoon ricotta into 4 150ml-capacity well greased ovenproof dishes and bake at 180C for 15 minutes or until golden. Stand for 5 minutes, then turn out of moulds. Serve warm or at room temperature with olive salad.

At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people
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  • Serves 4 people

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