Tris di bruschette || Bruschetta trio

Toasted sourdough bread, good evo oil, garlic and ripe tomatoes, a choice of basil or oregano: you don’t need anything else for a delicious bruschetta, perfect as an appetiser before a pizza, in a Sunday brunch or while you are waiting for the meat to be cooked on your bbq. The great thing about bruschettaContinue reading “Tris di bruschette || Bruschetta trio”

Petto di pollo in carpione || Sweet and sour chicken cutlets

When in summer the temperatures exceed thirty degrees (these days it’s hot even in London!), it becomes really difficult to think about what to cook. If you are like me you could probably spend the whole summer eating fruit and nice salads with the addition of fresh cheeses and toasted bread. In my family, however,Continue reading “Petto di pollo in carpione || Sweet and sour chicken cutlets”

Ciambella salata zucchine e formaggio || Courgettes and cheese savoury ring cake

Ingredients 300 gr. plain flour 4 eggs 250 gr ricotta cheese 40 gr grated parmigiano 110 gr sunflower oil 80 gr milk 16 gr baking powder 200 gr of smoked scamorza cheese (or smoked cheddar or smoked applewood cheese) 2 medium courgettes 1 shallot 2/3 spoons of evo oil two fingers of white wine MethodContinue reading “Ciambella salata zucchine e formaggio || Courgettes and cheese savoury ring cake”

Pasta e Fagioli veloce || Easy Pasta with Beans

Ingredients: 4 cans of borlotti beans 1 big red onion finely sliced 1 garlic clove finely chopped 2 tablespoons of tomato purée 1 glass of white wine evo oil chili flakes 2/3 sprigs of rosemary 2 vegetables stock cubes 700 gr durum wheat semolina short pasta For this recipe I really like short pasta asContinue reading “Pasta e Fagioli veloce || Easy Pasta with Beans”

Crostata con la marmellata di albicocche || Apricot jam tart

Ingredients: 370 gr. plain flour 250 gr unsalted butter 2 egg yolks 150 gr. granulated sugar 1 jar of good quality apricot jam Method: Put the flour and the cold butter into small pieces in a mixer and operate for two minutes until you get a grainy mixture. Put it in a bowl, add theContinue reading “Crostata con la marmellata di albicocche || Apricot jam tart”

Zeppole di San Giuseppe || St. Joseph’s fritters || FATHER’S DAY ITALIAN DESSERT

The “Zeppole di San Giuseppe” are a typical Neapolitan dessert traditionally prepared on March 19th, the day of San Giuseppe and the date on which all fathers are celebrated in Italy. They are delicious fried choux pastry fritters (or baked for a lighter version) and garnished with custard and sour cherries in syrup. Today weContinue reading “Zeppole di San Giuseppe || St. Joseph’s fritters || FATHER’S DAY ITALIAN DESSERT”

Pomodori al forno ripieni di riso || Rice stuffed baked tomatoes

Ingredients: 10 medium vine tomatoes, ripe but still firm 30 gr of Arborio rice pre-cooked for 12 minutes 50 gr grated parmesan 50 gr grated cheese (you can use cheddar, mozzarella or smoked cheese as you prefer) 6/7 medium-sized potatoes (as many as you need to fill your pan) 2/3 red onions 2 garlic clovesContinue reading “Pomodori al forno ripieni di riso || Rice stuffed baked tomatoes”

Piadina romagnola || Romagna style flatbread

When it’s sunny I like to spend time in the garden and prepare a quick and tasty snack to enjoy outdoors. A dish that the whole family likes is the italian piadina stuffed with cheese, salami and vegetables. Piadina, typical of Romagna, is a flat bread, similar to tortilla from which it differs mainly forContinue reading “Piadina romagnola || Romagna style flatbread”

Torta rustica al salmone, patate e Philadelphia || Smoked salmon, potato and cream cheese quiche

Ingredients For the shortcrust: 350 gr spelt or wholemeal flour 140 ml acqua 90 ml sunflower oil 1 teaspoon of salt For the filling: 2 medium boiled potatoes 200 gr of cream cheese 1 egg 100 gr smocked salmon A sprig of chives 2/3 pinches of salt Ground white pepper Method: Put the flour, theContinue reading “Torta rustica al salmone, patate e Philadelphia || Smoked salmon, potato and cream cheese quiche”

Biscotti vegani con gocce di cioccolato || Vegan chocolate chips cookies

These cookies are very easy to prepare and everyone likes them. The ingredients are a lot, but there are no eggs or animal fats, so they are light and digestible as well as being perfect for vegetarians and vegans.Try them with a cup of tea or soak them in a cup of milk for anContinue reading “Biscotti vegani con gocce di cioccolato || Vegan chocolate chips cookies”