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Lemon rice tea cakes

Makes 15

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Serves 4

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Serves 2

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Ingredients to serve 4

Bergamot and cedro marmalade

You can make marmalade from almost any citrus fruit. One of our suppliers gave us a bag of bergamots – a citrus somewhere between an orange and a lemon, deep orange in colour with a distinct smell. Cedro is used in Italy to make the lovely candied peel found in panettone – its skin and pith are thick and creamy. You can alternatively use unwaxed Amalfi lemons, which are much easier to find. The resulting marmalade is pale in colour.

Grilled sardines with chickpeas

Serves 4

Cocktail: Morning Glory Fizz

The earliest-known reference of this cocktail dates back to 1895. It was created for medicinal purposes (to cure hangovers). Perfect for the early hours of 2010.

Smoked salmon pâté

Makes about 20 portions

Lemon pudding

Serves 8
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