Sweet: Lady fingers

Covered in coconut, stuffed with walnuts or adorned in Persian fairy floss, these fingers (some stumpier than others) will please man, woman and child.

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Daktyla were one of the first sweets I learned to make, I would happily help my mother make them by rolling out the pastry. Now as an old woman, I still make them...
Wherever you go in Switzerland you’ll see these croissants. They’re almost like a baklava, but instead of filo pastry, we use a basic frozen puff pastry. Quite...
This traditional dish is from Erzurum, in eastern Anatolia, where they stuff it with walnuts. I’ve reduced the amount of syrup and boosted the stuffing with...
A decadent and totally delicious dessert, there’s nothing quite so satisfying as the crunch of fried brik pastry giving way to molten, chocolate-flavoured ricotta...

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