Via: Andrew Montgomery
Place the sugar and honey in a small pan with the cardamom pods, the orange zest and 4 tbsp water. Place over a low heat and bring the liquid to a gentle simmer. Cook for 3-4 minutes, or until the syrup begins to thicken slightly. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool.
Put the yogurt in a mixing bowl. Strain the syrup through a sieve on to the yogurt and whisk thoroughly. Pour into an ice-cream machine and churn until soft set. Transfer to a plastic container, cover and place in the freezer for 3-4 hours until frozen.
Heat the oven to 170°C/gas mark 3. Place the butter in a pan over a low-medium heat. Shake the pan occasionally to stop the butter spitting. Cook for 5-6 minutes, until the butter smells fragrant and nutty and you see the solids browning on the base of the pan. Skim any foamy bubbles from the top.
Place the sugar in a bowl, then pour over the butter, leaving the solids in the base of the pan. Mix well. Combine the flour, cornflour and salt in a separate bowl, then add to the butter and sugar mixture. Use a spatula to bring everything together into a soft dough.
Spread the dough evenly over a non-stick 25 x 15cm (10 x 6in) baking tray, pressing it down with a spatula to level it. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes until golden. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with the caster sugar and poppy seeds. Use a knife to score the biscuit into rectangular fingers and allow to cool.
Remove the sorbet from the freezer 15 minutes before serving it and serve with the crumbly biscuit.
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