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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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New York steak with garlic-wilted spinach


You'll need

1 kg (about 4) desiree potatoes, coarsely chopped 125 ml (½ cup) pouring cream 50 gm butter, coarsely chopped 1 tbsp olive oil 4 200gm New York steaks (see note)   Mustard butter 100 gm soft butter 2 tsp wholegrain mustard   Garlic-wilted spinach 2 tbsp olive oil 4 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced 400 gm baby spinach leaves

Method

  • 01
  • In a covered saucepan, bring potatoes to the boil in salted cold water, remove lid and cook until tender (7-10 minutes). Drain, return potatoes to pan, add cream, butter and season to taste with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, then mash until smooth, keep warm and set aside.
  • 02
  • For mustard butter, combine ingredients, season to taste and set aside.
  • 03
  • Meanwhile, heat a frying pan over high heat. Rub steaks with olive oil and season to taste, then cook until medium rare (2 minutes on each side) or until cooked to your liking. Remove steaks from pan, cover with foil and keep warm.
  • 04
  • For garlic-wilted spinach, add oil and garlic to pan and cook until starting to colour (1 minute), add spinach and cook until just wilted. Season to taste and serve steaks with spinach, mash and mustard butter.
Note New York steak is also known as striploin.

At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people
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  • Serves 4 people

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