The Leaning Tower of Pandoro

The Leaning Tower of Pandoro We have all heard of The Leaning Tower of Pisa… So here we have the Leaning Tower of Pandoro! Pandoro, similar to Panettone but with a few differences mainly that Pandoro is without the raisins and candied fruits. Pandoro is a traditional Italian sweet yeast bread, most popular around Christmas time and originated in Verona. True to its name (pan … Continue reading The Leaning Tower of Pandoro

Castagnaccio – Cheeky Chestnut Cake

Castagnaccio – Cheeky Chestnut Cake Originally from Tuscany, this recipe is a favourite of our Nonna and always puts a smile on her face when we make it for her. We remember her telling us stories of how she would grind the chestnuts into flour to make this cake on the farm in Italy when she was young and this is our version of the … Continue reading Castagnaccio – Cheeky Chestnut Cake

Twintastico Chocolate & Hazelnut Olive Oil Cake

Chocolate & Hazelnut Olive Oil Cake This dense chocolate cake is rich with a moist centre and has the added health benefits of olive oil included. But don’t worry the olive oil is only just detectable and adds a silky smooth texture. As we all know olive oil is the cornerstone of the Mediterranean dietย โ€” an essential nutritional mainstay for the worldโ€™s longest-living cultures.ย Italian beauty … Continue reading Twintastico Chocolate & Hazelnut Olive Oil Cake

Twintastico Luscious Lemon Ricotta Cake

Twintastico Luscious Lemon Ricotta Cake This light and fluffy cake with the ricotta keeps the cake nice and moist and it has just enough lemon flavour to add that extra zesty zing… Ingredients: 3 eggs 250g caster sugar 1 tsp baking powder 5 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil 150g fresh full-cream ricotta, well drained 200g Plain Flour 75g Ground Almond Zest of 2 lemons Juice … Continue reading Twintastico Luscious Lemon Ricotta Cake

Naughty Nutella Cake

Twintastico Naughty Nutella Cake Money can’t buy happiness but it can buy Nutella and that is basically the same thing ๐Ÿ˜‰ Ingredients: Cake: 5 eggs 100g caster sugar 50g ground hazelnuts 50g plain flour 50g cocoa powder 1 tsp baking powder 400g Nutella Icing: 250g Mascarpone 250g Nutella 50g Icing sugar 50g Coarsely/roughly chopped blanched/peeled hazelnuts Method: Preheat the oven to 180ยบC/gas mark 4/350ยบF. In … Continue reading Naughty Nutella Cake

Twins Take On… Naughty Nutella CheeseCake

Naughty Nutella CheeseCake… Now you all know we are obsessed with Nutella, give us a spoon and a jar of Nutella and we are happy. It’s the Italian Way… This cheesecake is so easy to make and surprisingly very light and airy and it’s NO BAKE!!! Its something the whole family will enjoy, so give it a try and tell us what you think ๐Ÿ™‚ … Continue reading Twins Take On… Naughty Nutella CheeseCake

Twins Take On… Alberti’s Amazing Almond Biscotti

Alberti’s Amazing Almond Biscotti… Biscotti means twice cooked in Italian… These crunchy, sweet Italian treats date back to the 13th Century. The dough is baked in a log, then cut up into slices and baked again so they dry and crisp up, hence the name biscotti, which means โ€˜twice cookedโ€™. There are many different ways to flavour your biscotti. Delicious with tea or coffee, you … Continue reading Twins Take On… Alberti’s Amazing Almond Biscotti