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Roast figs with honey and Marsala

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Roast figs with honey and Marsala

Here's a ridiculously simple dessert for two: Make two cuts in the shape of a cross in each of eight figs, plump them up a little so that they open up slightly, and fit them snuggly into a small ovenproof roasting tin or dish with a lid. Drizzle a couple of tablespoons of honey over the top [...]

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Baklava

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Turkish baklava – a rich dessert of filo pastry, nuts and sugar syrup.

Leanne Kitchen's Turkey has a piece in it about baklava, but no recipe. Kitchen declined to include one, because baklava is one of those things that's best done professionally, by people who make it all the time, using those generations-old recipes and techniques that will live forever. Reading that did give me pause for thought, but [...]

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Fresh ginger cake

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A spicy ginger cake made with fresh shredded ginger instead of the usual dried, powdered stuff. From a recipe by David Lebovitz.

Ginger is a common flavour in lots of cakes and biscuits, but the way it gets there is usually through the use of dried and ground ginger. Fresh ginger is more normally used as one of the first things in the pan at the bottom of an Asian or Chinese dish. In its dried form, [...]

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