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

The Ultimate Italian Grilled Cheese Sandwich

The Ultimate Italian Grilled Cheese Sandwich Crispy on the outside with a gooey cheesy centre, topped with truffles and parmesan what more could you want! Ingredients Two thick slices of sourdough bread or any crusty Italian bread Truffle slices Mozzarella Gorgonzola Piccante Scamorza affumicata Povolone dolce Parmesan cheese Butter Method Spread butter on one side of each slice of bread. Heat a nonstick pan over … Continue reading The Ultimate Italian Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Naked Gnudi

Naked Gnudi This classic gnudi recipe is served with a warming sage and butter sauce, the perfect accompaniment to these beautiful ricotta dumplings. Ingredients 250g/1 cup ricotta 100g/3/4 cup flour/semolina 50g/1/2 cup parmesan 1 egg Pinch of nutmeg Salt & pepper 100g/1/4 cup butter Fresh sage leaves Method Put the ricotta in a sieve or muslin bag set above a bowl and leave to drain, … Continue reading Naked Gnudi

Italian Rice Pudding

Italian Rice Pudding Love is in the air! We believe that romance starts with the stomach, after all, love is tasteless without food. Likewise, food is tasteless without love, hence, here’s a dish made with love for your lover. The sweetness of the strawberries adds an extra dimension and colour to the smooth, creamy succulence of the risotto rice. Finally, this is when the words … Continue reading Italian Rice Pudding

Italian S’mores

Italian S’mores This moreish s’mores dip is the perfect treat to share on Bonfire Night or a cosy family night in. A silky smooth chocolate ganache hides beneath a layer of gooey toasted marshmallows with a topping of crushed amaretti biscuits. Ready to be dipped and dunked with your favourite treats! You’re always going to want s’more of this! Ingredients  300g/1 cup Nutella 200ml/1 cup … Continue reading Italian S’mores

Twintastico Tortelloni with a Pea & Mint Pesto

Twintastico Tortelloni with a Pea & Mint Pesto Tortelloni is tortellini’s big brother, and while tortellini is smaller in size and usually filled with meat and served in a broth, tortelloni is larger and usually filled with cheese and served with a sauce. They are ring-shaped pasta, sometimes also described as “navel shaped”, hence their alternative name of “belly button” (ombelico). Here you have our … Continue reading Twintastico Tortelloni with a Pea & Mint Pesto