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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.

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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Snapper with silverbeet, herb and almond pilaf


You'll need

400 ml chicken or fish stock 30 ml olive oil 80 gm butter, coarsely chopped 1 onion, finely chopped 1 garlic clove, finely chopped 1 lemon, finely grated rind and juice only 1 bunch silverbeet, stalks thinly sliced, leaves coarsely chopped 200 gm long-grain rice, rinsed under cold running water 80 gm natural almonds, coarsely chopped 4 pink snapper fillets (about 150gm each), skin on, pin-boned 1/3 cup each coarsely chopped mint, dill and flat-leaf parsley To serve: natural yoghurt and lemon wedges

Method

  • 01
  • Bring stock to a simmer in a saucepan over medium-high heat.
  • 02
  • Meanwhile, combine half the oil and 30gm butter in a large casserole or large deep-sided frying pan over medium heat, add onion, garlic, lemon rind and silverbeet stalks, stir occasionally until just tender (4-5 minutes). Add silverbeet leaves and rice, stir to wilt silverbeet and coat rice in oil, season to taste, add hot stock and lemon juice. Bring to boil, stirring occasionally, cover with a tight-fitting lid, reduce heat to low and cook (12 minutes).
  • 03
  • Meanwhile, melt 20gm butter in a small saucepan over medium heat, add almonds, sauté until brown (1-2 minutes), add to rice (do not stir), cover and cook (5 minutes). Remove from heat, remove lid, cover with a clean tea towel, replace lid and set aside.
  • 04
  • Meanwhile, cut snapper fillets diagonally crossways into 4 pieces. Heat remaining oil and butter in a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat until foaming. Add fish, skin-side down. Cook until brown (1-2 minutes), turn and cook through (1-2 minutes).
  • 05
  • To serve, add herbs to pilaf, stir and fluff pilaf with a fork. Serve immediately with pan-fried snapper and yoghurt and lemon wedges.

At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people
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  • Serves 4 people

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