Lamb, pine nut and sultana flatbreads x Clarence Court

This is my recipe for the Clarence Court 50 year anniversary, shot by David Loftus. It’s a simple affair, but packed with flavour and oh so pretty …


Lamb, pine nut and sultana flatbreads
  • For the flatbread:
  • 50g of salted butter
  • 180ml of milk
  • A pinch of salt
  • 300g of plain flour
  • For the topping:
  • 2 banana shallots, finely sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 250g of lamb mince
  • 1 tsp. of cumin
  • 1 tsp. of cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. of sumac
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 tbsp. of golden sultanas
  • 1 tbsp. of toasted pine nuts
  • 4 heaped tbsp. of natural yoghurt
  • 2 tsp. of chopped dill
  • 2 tsp. of chopped mint
  • x4 Clarence Court Burford Brown eggs
  • 4 tsp. of pomegranate molasses
  • 1 thumb sized piece of cucumber, sliced very thinly
  • ¼ of a red onion, sliced very thinly
  • The seeds of ½ a pomegranate
  • A few fresh leaves of mint and dill to garnish
  1. In a small pan over a low heat, heat the butter, milk and salt until the butter has melted. Pour the mixture into a large bowl containing the flour. Kneed well for a few minutes until a smooth dough is formed and wrap in clingfilm. Allow to rest at room temperature for twenty minutes whilst you prepare the lamb.
  2. In a large frying pan set over a medium heat, fry the shallots for a few minutes in a little olive oil. Once soft add the garlic and cook for a further minute. Break the lamb into the pan and fry until browned all over. Once browned, add the cumin, cinnamon, sumac, a good pinch of salt and pepper and stir. Add a splash of water and allow the mixture to cook down for a few minutes.
  3. Add the sultanas and toasted pine nuts to the pan and continue to cook for a further 5-8 minutes, adding a splash of water again if necessary and cooking until the lamb is tender. Once done keep on a low heat, stirring occasionally.
  4. In a separate bowl, pour in the natural yoghurt and add the chopped dill and mint and set aside.
  5. Preheat the oven to 200C / 180 Fan.
  6. To make the flatbreads, divide the dough into four. Roll into a ball and flatten with your palm. Flour the work surface and roll each piece into the size of a small plate and about just under half a centimetre thick. Pop a frying pan on a medium heat and add a drizzle of olive oil. Fry each flatbread for a minute or two on each side until golden brown then set on a wire wrack over a baking tray.
  7. Spread each flatbread with an even layer of the lamb, making a dent in the centre. Crack a Clarence Court Burford Brown egg into each dent (you may want to discard a little of the egg white before doing this), setting the yolk into the dent. Pop the tray into the oven and cook for 12-15 minutes or until the white is cooked and the egg yolk has just started to set.
  8. Remove from the oven and dot a tablespoon of herby yoghurt over each flatbread. Drizzle with a teaspoon of pomegranate molasses, scatter with the thinly sliced cucumber and red onion and sprinkle with fresh pomegranate seeds. Add a few extra mint and dill leaves to garnish.

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