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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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Braised fennel, brussels sprouts and cauliflower with mustard dressing


You'll need

2 fresh bay leaves 5 bulbs (600gm) baby fennel, quartered lengthways, reserving ¼ cup coarsely chopped fronds 10 brussels sprouts, halved lengthways 500 gm cauliflower florets 100 gm feta, crumbled ¼ cup roasted pinenuts   Mustard dressing 2 tsp lemon juice ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 tbsp wholegrain mustard

Method

  • 01
  • In a large saucepan, place 3 litres of water and bay leaves, season to taste with sea salt and bring to the boil, then reduce heat to a gentle simmer. add baby fennel and cook for 4 minutes. Add brussels sprouts and cook for another 4 minutes. Add cauliflower and cook for 5 minutes or until vegetables are just tender. Drain and place on a large platter and season to taste with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  • 02
  • For mustard dressing, place lemon juice, olive oil, reserved fennel fronds and mustard in a small screw-top jar and shake until combined. Pour dressing over vegetables, then scatter with feta and pinenuts.

At A Glance

  • Serves 6 people
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  • Serves 6 people

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