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

Penne alla Vodka with Pancetta

Penne alla Vodka with Pancetta This is more an American-Italian recipe than an Italian-American one. We came across this dish on our travels to Canada and America and fell in love with it. It is very simple to make and we love the creaminess of the dish. We like the sauce a little feisty, so we’re generous with the chilli flakes/Peperoncino. You can add as much … Continue reading Penne alla Vodka with Pancetta

Italian Lentil Soup

Italian Lentil Soup This hearty Italian lentil soup recipe is easy to make, full of goodness and with the best Italian flavours! Ingredients 400g/2 cups lentils (brown or green) rinsed 1 medium onion finely diced 2 carrots finely diced 2 stalks celery finely diced 500g/2 cups crushed tomatoes/passata 1 tbsp tomato puree 1L/4 cups stock vegetable or chicken ½ tsp thyme dried Handful fresh basil leaves 1 bay … Continue reading Italian Lentil Soup

Panettone Italian Toast

Panettone Italian Toast We have all heard of the classic French toast, well this classic has been given a Twintastico Italian Twist using Panettone. Ingredients 4 large eggs 100g/1/2 cup sugar 2 tbsp mascarpone cheese 125ml/1/2 cup condensed milk 50ml/2 oz Marsala wine 1 Panettone or Pandoro, cut into 8 equal pieces 50g/1 tbsp unsalted butter Vegetable oil Cranberries Icing sugar/confectioners sugar Maple syrup Method … Continue reading Panettone Italian Toast

Alberti’s Christmas Crema

Alberti’s Christmas Crema A satisfying dessert that’s a cross between a mousse and a cheesecake filling. Quick and easy to make and a perfect ending to a great meal. Serves 4-6 Ingredients 500g ricotta 250g mascarpone 125g caster sugar 4 tbsp Marsala wine 125ml Italian espresso Coffee beans, to decorate Method Put the ricotta and mascarpone in a large bowl and whisk quickly, until smooth. … Continue reading Alberti’s Christmas Crema

Rigatoni Ragu

Rigatoni Ragu Our famous ragu sauce pairs perfectly with rigatoni. This is Alberti’s Special Sauce and will please every pasta lover again and again. Ingredients 250g/1/2 lb minced beef 250g/1/2 lb minced pork 500g/5 cups rigatoni Extra virgin olive oil Salt and pepper 1 tbsp tomato purée 250ml/1 cup Italian red wine Handful fresh basil leaves  500g/5 cups tomato passata 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped … Continue reading Rigatoni Ragu