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How to trim and tie a roast

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Preheat the oven to 150°C/gas mark 2

  • 100g hazelnuts, roughly chopped
  • 120g blanched almonds, roughly chopped
  • 120g pistachios, roughly chopped
  • (I used Hazelnuts, Almonds, Pistachios & Macadamia nuts whole - Total weigh 320g)
  • 75g dried figs, roughly chopped
  • 120g dried dates, roughly chopped
  • (I used Figs, Dates & Candied Peel (not the pots of mixed peel) - Total weight 195g)
  • 70g plain flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Large pinch ground cloves
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp ground allspice
  • ½ tsp ground coriander
  • Pinch of salt
  • 150g light soft brown sugar
  • 100g honey
  • 30g butter
  • Icing sugar, to dredge
3.1/5 (72 Votes)


The day before: Make a dough with yeast, 150 g flour and 60 g of milk and let it rise for three hours

  • 500 g flour
  • 5 g baker's yeast
  • 10 g salt
  • 250 g butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 100 g milk
  • 60 g sultanas
  • 60 g sugar
  • 30 g of almonds
4.4/5 (33 Votes)

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