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Autumn recipes

Comfort food and fun Easter eats feature in our collection of autumn recipes, featuring everything from an Italian Easter tart to carrot doughnuts with cream cheese glaze and brown sugar crumb and braised lamb with Jerusalem artichokes, carrots and cumin to breakfast curry with roti and poached egg.

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Easter Baking Recipes

Dust off your mixing spoon, man your oven and have your eggs at the ready as we present some of our all-time favourite Easter baking recipes, from praline bread pudding to those all-important hot cross buns.

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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Apple and cinnamon hot cross buns

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.

Momofuku's steamed buns

Chocolate and almond millefeuille

This layered dessert is deceptively light, despite the creamy chocolate filling. It would also be beautiful with raspberries scattered over the chocolate creme for a burst of freshness.

Gazpacho


You'll need

100 gm country-style bread, crusts removed 6 (650gm) vine-ripened tomatoes, peeled 2 cloves of garlic, chopped Pinch each of sweet paprika and ground cumin 100 ml extra-virgin olive oil 1-2 tbsp sherry vinegar To serve: finely chopped Lebanese cucumber, Spanish onion and red capsicum

Method

  • 01
  • Soak bread in cold water for 2-3 minutes or until soft, then squeeze out water. Process squeezed bread, tomatoes, garlic and spices in a food processor until well combined. With motor running, add olive oil in a thin steady stream until well combined, then add vinegar. Transfer mixture to a bowl and whisk in ½-1 cup water to achieve desired consistency. Season to taste with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, and a little extra sherry vinegar if desired. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, then divide among small bowls, top with a little chopped cucumber, onion and capsicum and serve immediately.

At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people
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  • Serves 4 people

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