Alberti’s Drunken Cherries

Alberti’s Drunken Cherries Patience is a virtue… Cherry season is short and sweet but you can preserve the delicious summer flavor for a year-round treat by making your own cherry liquor. This is something that always comes out when we visit family in Italia, every Nonnas house will be sure to have one hiding away in the cupboard. This liqueur is usually stored for years … Continue reading Alberti’s Drunken Cherries

Twintastico Tweet Tweet Easter Birds Nests

Twintastico Tweet Tweet Easter Birds Nests If you love easter eggs and anything sweet, this is the snack for you during Easter. They are so easy and fun to make and the kids will love them. Makes around a dozen Ingredients 1/2 cup of peanut butter 1 cup of white chocolate buttons 2 cups of cornflakes or rice krispies Mini candied eggs Method Add the … Continue reading Twintastico Tweet Tweet Easter Birds Nests

Spaghetti & Meatballs

Spaghetti & Meatballs It’s an Italian thing ๐Ÿ˜‰ย  Italian food is the most Romantic in the world. This recipe was passed down from our Nonna and is a family tradition. Who doesn’t love spaghetti and meatballs? There’s a reason it’s such a classic. Serves 4-6 Ingredients The Sauce 16 ounces spaghetti Extra virgin olive oil 5 cloves garlic, finely chopped 6 cups crushed tomatoes 1/2 … Continue reading Spaghetti & Meatballs

Twillionaire’s Shortbread

Twillionaire’s Shortbread Here is our take on the Millionaire’s Shortbread… Twinning Style. Indulgent, with a crunchy biscuit base, soft caramel centre and a chocolate topping with amaretti biscuit crumbled on top, which makes this the ultimate Twillionaire’s Shortbread. Ingredients For the shortbread 225g Plain flour 175g Unsalted butter, cold, cut into cubes 100g Caster sugar For the topping 150g Butter 1 x 379g Can condensed … Continue reading Twillionaire’s Shortbread

Pesce, Pesce – Feast of the seven fishes

Pesce, Pesce – ย Feast of the seven fishes.ย In Italy, fish is always eaten on Christmas Eve as tradition. This celebration commemorates the wait, theย Vigilia di Natale, for the midnight birth of the baby Jesus. So here is our Cod with tomatoes, olives & capers. Ingredients 1kg Fresh Cod Fillets 500g Tomato Passata or Chopped tomatoes 3 tbsp Tomato Puree 100g Black olives halved 1 Large … Continue reading Pesce, Pesce – Feast of the seven fishes

Holy Cannoli Christmas Cookies

Holy Cannoli Christmas Cookies Our Twintastico twist on the Italian classic cannoli.ย These cannoli cookies are a delicious take on the Italian pastry โ€“ without having to fry a thing! Ingredients Cookies: 2 cups flour 1/2 tsp Baking Soda 1/2 tsp Salt 1/2 cup Butter room temperature 1/4 cup Ricotta room temperature 1 cup granulated sugar Zest from one orange 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 large … Continue reading Holy Cannoli Christmas Cookies