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Comfort food and fun Easter eats feature in our collection of autumn recipes, featuring everything from an Italian Easter tart to carrot doughnuts with cream cheese glaze and brown sugar crumb and braised lamb with Jerusalem artichokes, carrots and cumin to breakfast curry with roti and poached egg.

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Easter Baking Recipes

Dust off your mixing spoon, man your oven and have your eggs at the ready as we present some of our all-time favourite Easter baking recipes, from praline bread pudding to those all-important hot cross buns.

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.

Chocolate and almond millefeuille

This layered dessert is deceptively light, despite the creamy chocolate filling. It would also be beautiful with raspberries scattered over the chocolate creme for a burst of freshness.

Vanilla marshmallows


This recipe is adapted from Katrina Kanetani's Champagne-flavoured marshmallows in the Pier cookbook.

You'll need

250 gm caster sugar 2 tsp liquid glucose titanium-strength gelatine leaves, softened in cold water for 5 minutes 2 eggwhites Scraped seeds of 1 vanilla bean Snow sugar for dusting (see note)

Method

  • 01
  • Combine 175gm caster sugar, glucose and 100ml water in a saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat until mixture reaches 118C on a sugar thermometer (3-5 minutes). Meanwhile, squeeze water from gelatine and melt in a bowl placed over a saucepan of simmering water (2-4 minutes). When syrup reaches 118C, start whisking eggwhites in an electric mixer until soft peaks form, then gradually add remaining caster sugar. Meanwhile, continue cooking syrup until it reaches 127C (4-8 minutes). Add gelatine and vanilla to syrup, then, whisking continuously, gradually add to eggwhite mixture. Whisk until cooled and thick (10 minutes), transfer to a 2cm-deep, 15cm x 25cm tray lined with baking paper, smooth top and refrigerate to set (1-2 hours). Cut into squares and dust with snow sugar just before serving.

Note Snow sugar, a mixture of icing sugar and vegetable fats, be used to dust moist sweets, as it dissolves less quickly than ordinary icing sugar. It's available from David Jones food halls and The Essential Ingredient. If unavailable, substitute a mixture of equal parts icing sugar and cornflour sifted together.


At A Glance

  • Serves 20 people
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  • Serves 20 people

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