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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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Sesame seed brittle (Cubbaita di giugiulena)


You'll need

225 gm (1½ cups) sesame seeds 75 gm (1/3 cup) sugar 250 ml (1 cup) honey 1 lemon, finely grated rind only ¼ tsp ground cinnamon

Method

  • 01
  • Combine ingredients in a large heavy-based saucepan and bring to the boil, stirring occasionally, over low heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture reaches 160C on a sugar thermometer.
  • 02
  • Line a 20cm-square cake pan with baking paper. Pour mixture into pan and smooth top. Allow to cool slightly, then loosen edges from pan and, using a sharp knife, cut into diamonds. Place on baking paper to cool completely. Brittle will keep in an airtight container for up to two weeks.

At A Glance

  • Serves 25 people
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At A Glance

  • Serves 25 people

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May 2007

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