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Focaccia Barese

Focaccia Barese The focaccia is the snack for excellence of Bari. Typical of the Puglia region, there is no time of day when it is more appropriate to eat it, in fact in the city’s bakeries it is ready from the first morning and the scent it emanates spreads on the street. With a crispy edge and soft spongy centre it is unrivalled. Ingredients 200g/2 cups … Continue reading Focaccia Barese

Mezzi Rigatoni With Spicy Nduja Sauce

Mezzi Rigatoni With Spicy Nduja Sauce Nduja is a spicy spreadable pork salume that originates from the southern Italian region of Calabria. It works perfectly in a tomato sauce and adds that extra kick and heat. Ingredients 500g/5 cups mezzi rigatoni or any short pasta 115g/1/2 cup Nduja paste 4 garlic cloves finely chopped 2 x 400g/4 cups tomato passata 50g/3 tbsp tomato puree 100g/1 … Continue reading Mezzi Rigatoni With Spicy Nduja Sauce

Italian Cheesy Mashed Potato Fritters

Italian Cheesy Mashed Potato Fritters Cheesy mashed potato fritters are the BEST use of leftover mashed potatoes! They are incredibly easy to make and you will love their crispy edges and cheesy, gooey centre.. A perfect side dish or snack, and a great way to use up leftovers. Ingredients 750g/3 cups leftover mashed potatoes, chilled 200g/3/4 cup mozzarella cheese, grated 2 tablespoons scallions/spring onion, chopped … Continue reading Italian Cheesy Mashed Potato Fritters

Spaghetti aglio, olio e peperoncino

Spaghetti aglio, olio e peperoncino  This is probably one of the most popular recipes for native Italians. They like to eat it at any time, but it’s probably the prime dish to be eaten for a midnight feast, when they arrive home late and hungry. Quick and simple to make and very satisfying. Ingredients 500g spaghetti 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 chilli finely chopped … Continue reading Spaghetti aglio, olio e peperoncino

Rigatoni all’Amatriciana

Rigatoni all’Amatriciana This classic sauce takes its spiciness from black pepper and chillies and its depth of flavour from guanciale, Italian salt-cured pork jowl. If you can’t find it, you can use pancetta instead. Ingredients 500g/12 oz. rigatoni 125g/4 oz. thinly sliced guanciale or pancetta 1/2 tsp peperoncino chilli flakes / Or fresh red chilli sliced 1 minced onion 1 tbsp tomato puree 50ml/1/4 cup … Continue reading Rigatoni all’Amatriciana

Golden Italian Vegetable Soup

Golden Italian Vegetable Soup This hearty, healthy packed soup is perfect for the cold Winters night. Giving you a big hug and full of goodness. So satisfying, it will warm your soul! Ingredients 1 small butternut squash, peeled, seeded and roughly chopped 2 medium sized potatoes peeled 2 stalks of celery, roughly chopped 2 carrots, peeled and roughly chopped 1 small yellow onion, roughly chopped … Continue reading Golden Italian Vegetable Soup

Gnocchi al Pomodoro

Gnocchi al Pomodoro Classic Italian done right. Soft, pillowy, potato gnocchi, with basil with a tomato sauce topped with grated Parmigianio-Reggiano. What more could you want! Ingredients 500g/5 cups gnocchi Handful fresh basil  100g/1 cup Parmigiano Reggiano  4 garlic cloves finely chopped 2 x 400g/4 cups tomato passata 50g/3 tbsp tomato puree Salt and pepper Extra virgin olive oil Method Put a pan of salted … Continue reading Gnocchi al Pomodoro

Risotto alla Milanese

Risotto alla Milanese The Italian classic, this creamy, traditional recipe from the Lombardy region. The famous yellow risotto, infused with saffron and the best accompaniment of all to Ossobuco. Ingredients 400g/4 cups Arborio rice 110g/1/2 cup butter 1/2 tsp saffron stamens 1 medium onion finely chopped 100ml/1/2 cup Italian dry white wine 1.2 ltrs/4 1/2 cups simmering veg/chicken stock Parmesan cheese Salt Method First steep … Continue reading Risotto alla Milanese