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Pumpkin ravioli with sage

Ravioli may be time-consuming to make, but they can be made ahead and stored wrapped in plastic wrap between layers of baking paper in the fridge, ready for the pot; just make sure you dust them with semolina to keep them dry and prevent them from sticking. We've used butternut here - true to its name, it's rich and creamy and will yield the perfect texture for this luxe ravioli.

Pistachio and white chocolate cigars


You'll need

150 gm (1 cup) plain flour 135 gm (¾ cup) pure icing sugar, plus extra for dusting 3 eggwhites, lightly whisked 90 gm unsalted butter, melted 50 gm pistachios, coarsely chopped   White chocolate cream 180 gm white chocolate 300 ml pouring cream

Method

  • 01
  • Preheat oven to 180C. Sift flour and icing sugar into a bowl, add eggwhite and mix to combine. Stand for 5 minutes, then add butter, stir to combine, and rest for another 5 minutes (mixture will keep refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 1 week).
  • 02
  • Using the back of a spoon, spread teaspoons of mixture on a baking paper-lined oven tray to 10cm-diameter circles. Scatter with pistachios and bake until golden (4-5 minutes). While still warm, and working quickly with one at a time, wrap each circle around the handle of a wooden spoon, making sure pistachio side is facing outwards. Set aside to cool.
  • 03
  • For white chocolate cream, combine chocolate and a third of the cream in a small saucepan, stir over low heat until chocolate melts. Set aside to cool. Whisk remaining cream until soft peaks form, fold through chocolate mixture and transfer to a piping bag fitted with a 1cm-star nozzle. Pipe into cigars from each end and serve immediately, dusted with icing sugar.
Note The cigars may be stored, unfilled, in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

At A Glance

  • Serves 12 people
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At A Glance

  • Serves 12 people

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