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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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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.

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Milk chocolate-filled cinnamon doughnuts


You'll need

7 gm dried yeast 250 ml (1 cup) buttermilk, at room temperature 55 gm (¼ cup) golden caster sugar 710 gm (4¾ cups) plain flour 100 gm unsalted butter, melted 3 eggs 100 gm milk chocolate, coarsely chopped For brushing: milk For deep-frying: vegetable oil For dusting: cinnamon sugar

Method

  • 01
  • Combine yeast, buttermilk, sugar and ¼ cup warm water in the bowl of an electric mixer and stand for 10 minutes or until foamy. Add flour, butter, eggs and a pinch of salt and mix using dough hook attachment. Turn onto a floured surface and knead until smooth, place in a lightly oiled bowl, turn to coat, cover with plastic wrap and stand for 1 hour or until doubled in size.
  • 02
  • Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and roll to 3mm thick. Using a 7.5cm-round cutter dipped in flour, cut out rounds, re-roll dough and repeat. Divide milk chocolate among half the rounds, placing in centre, brush edges with milk and top with remaining rounds. Using a 6.5cm-round cutter dipped in flour, trim rounds, pressing to seal. Place 2cm apart on a lightly floured tray and stand for 30 minutes or until doubled in size.
  • 03
  • Heat oil in a large deep saucepan or deep-fryer to 160C. Deep-fry doughnuts, in batches, turning occasionally for 2-3 minutes, or until puffed and golden. Roll in cinnamon sugar and serve immediately.

At A Glance

  • Serves 15 people
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At A Glance

  • Serves 15 people

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Apr 2007

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