Gnocchetti Sardi con ragu e piselli

Gnocchetti Sardi con ragu e piselli In their native land, Sardinia, they are called “malloreddus”, which in Sardinian for “small gnocchi”, and are considered the typical dish par excellence. The peculiarity of this small gnocchi is the size, designed to give an inimitable consistency, and the lined surface, which was once obtained by crushing the pieces of dough with the thumb on the bottom of … Continue reading Gnocchetti Sardi con ragu e piselli

Rigatoni with prawns and pistachio pesto

Rigatoni with prawns and pistachio pesto This simple and quick recipe packs a punch! The prawns marry perfectly with the indulgent sauce and pasta. Ingredients 500g/5 cups rigatoni 165g/6oz fresh prawns 200g/2 cups Marinara sauce (see recipe Mamma’s Marinara Sauce) Extra virgin olive oil For the Pistachio pesto 125g/1 cup pistachios 1/2 garlic clove 1 handful fresh basil 25g/1/4 cup grated parmesan 60ml/1/4 cup extra … Continue reading Rigatoni with prawns and pistachio pesto

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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

Pizzicati Italian Cookies

Pizzicati Italian Cookies A delicious crunchy cookie recipe. Traditionally filled with your favorite Jam or Nutella! These simple, buttery cookies make the perfect snack or even dessert. Ingredients 190g/1 1/4 cup self raising flour 125g/1/2 cup butter 100g/1/2 cup sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 egg Plain flour, to dust Nutella Jam Icing/powdered sugar Method Preheat oven to 180C/350F. Line 2 baking trays with non-stick … Continue reading Pizzicati Italian Cookies

Pasta alla Gricia

Pasta alla Gricia This pasta alla gricia recipe packs a real flavour punch thanks to the rich guanciale and Pecorino Romano. This dish makes use of the pasta cooking water, emulsifying with the gorgeous guanciale fat to create a rich and decidedly porky sauce. Ingredients 200g/6 oz guanciale or pancetta 400g/8oz Bucatini or your favourite pasta 2 teaspoons coarsely ground black pepper, preferably ground with a … Continue reading Pasta alla Gricia

Bucatini all’Amatriciana

Bucatini all’Amatriciana This classic sauce takes its spiciness from black pepper and dried chillies and its depth of flavor from guanciale, Italian salt-cured pork jowl. If you can’t find it, use pancetta. Ingredients 125g/4 oz. thinly sliced guanciale, pancetta, or chopped unsmoked bacon 500g/12 oz. dried bucatini or spaghetti 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes 1 minced onion 1 tbsp tomato puree 50ml/1/4 cup Italian … Continue reading Bucatini all’Amatriciana

Chocolate & Peanut Butter Pancakes

Chocolate & Peanut Butter Pancakes These fluffy chocolate pancakes are the perfect way for a chocolate lover to start their day! Thick and full of melty chocolate in each bite, with a peanut butter sauce, this simple recipe gives you a good reason to get out of bed in the morning.  Ingredients For the pancakes 1 1/3 cups (185g) all-purpose flour 1/4 cup (25g) cocoa … Continue reading Chocolate & Peanut Butter Pancakes

Melanzane Sandwich

Melanzane Sandwich An underrated and underused vegetable if you ask us! So many ways this beautiful vegetable can be used and very versatile. Here is one of our favourites. Ingredients 2 aubergine/eggplant, cut into 1/2 inch slices Mortadella Mozarella 120g/1 cup flour 2 eggs 120/1 cup breadcrumbs Salt & pepper Vegetable oil for frying Method To start, get the breading station ready. In 3 separate … Continue reading Melanzane Sandwich

Spaghetti Frittata

Spaghetti Frittata Delicious hot or cold, spaghetti frittata is a great way of using up leftover pasta and it’s super quick to make. Ingredients  500g/5 cups leftover cooked spaghetti 5 large free-range eggs 75g/1/2 cup Parmesan cheese Salt & pepper Extra virgin olive oil Method Beat the eggs in a large bowl, then add in the Parmesan. Season well with salt and pepper. Whisk well, … Continue reading Spaghetti Frittata