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Roast figs with honey and Marsala

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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Cold off the press – olive oil ice cream

How to make ice cream with olive oil

There's no getting away from it, so I might as well just get this over with straight away - olive oil in an ice cream sounds downright odd. Perhaps it's the idea of an oily dessert, or maybe the combination of oil and cream that does it, but there's something about the very idea of [...]

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Baklava

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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