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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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Goat’s curd and mint tartlets


You'll need

300 gm goat’s curd 2 tbsp coarsely chopped mint 2 lemons, finely grated rind only 1 egg 110 gm honey, plus extra to serve 30 gm caster sugar   Aniseed pastry 200 gm plain flour 120 gm butter, chilled, coarsely chopped 60 gm pure icing sugar 2 tsp aniseed 1 egg yolk 2 tbsp aniseed liqueur, such as Pernod

Method

  • 01
  • For aniseed pastry, process flour, butter, sugar and aniseed in a food processor until fine crumbs form. Whisk egg yolk and liqueur, add to flour mixture and process to combine. Turn onto a work surface, bring together with the heel of your hand, shape into a disc, cover in plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm (2-3 hours). Roll out onto a lightly floured work surface to 2mm thick, line six 6cm x 11.5cm fluted tart tins, trim edges and refrigerate until firm (30 minutes). Preheat oven to 180C, blind bake (see cook’s notes p202) for 12-15 minutes, remove weights and bake until just golden (7-8 minutes), then cool.
  • 02
  • Process curd, mint and lemon rind in a food processor until smooth. Add egg, honey and sugar and process to combine, then divide among tartlet cases and bake until golden (25-30 minutes). Cool to room temperature and serve drizzled with honey.

At A Glance

  • Serves 8 people
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  • Serves 8 people

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