AT A GLANCE
|01||Combine yeast and 60ml lukewarm water in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a dough hook, stand in a warm place until foamy (8-10 minutes), add honey and 25gm flour, stir to combine. Cover and stand in a warm place until bubbly (25-30 minutes), then add remaining flour, olive oil, 1 tsp sea salt and 165ml water, mix until a soft dough forms, then knead on a lightly floured surface until soft and smooth (8-10 minutes). Form into a ball, place in an oiled bowl, turn to coat, cover and stand in a warm place until doubled in size (45 minutes-1 hour).|
|02||Meanwhile, for honeyed chestnuts, combine honey and chestnuts in a small saucepan and stir occasionally over medium-high heat until caramelised (4-5 minutes). Remove from heat, add orange juice and dessert wine, return to heat and stir until smooth (1-2 minutes). Keep warm.|
|03||Preheat oven to 200C. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface, roll into a 20cm x 25cm rectangle, transfer to a lightly oiled oven tray, cover and stand until doubled in size (15-20 minutes). Make shallow indentations at intervals in dough with your fingertips, scatter over crumbled chestnuts, drizzle with a little chestnut syrup and bake until golden (12-15 minutes). Cut into fingers, dust with cocoa, and serve warm with honeyed chestnuts, syrup and mascarpone.|
Note Peeled chestnuts are available in vacuum packs from Simon Johnson, GJ Food and select delicatessens.