Struffoli – Honey covered Italian Balls

Struffoli – Honey covered Italian Balls Whats better than Italian balls??? Italian balls covered in honey! If you’ve never encountered struffoli before, they are best described as small dough balls, the size of marbles, that are deep-fried and then rolled in honey before being assembled into a cone, served with a generous sprinkling of sugar sprinkles on top. They are a Neapolitan dish, crunchy on the outside … Continue reading Struffoli – Honey covered Italian Balls

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 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 diet — an essential nutritional mainstay for the world’s longest-living cultures. 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

Twins Take On… Perfetto Penne alla Vodka

Perfetto Penne alla Vodka 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 Twins Take On… Perfetto Penne alla Vodka

Twins Take On… Fabulicious Farro

Fabulicious Farro…  We love this recipe and it’s packed with flavour and full of colour and excites the eyes and taste buds. Very easy and quick to make and will definitely keep your family and friends happy. Perfect as antipasto or as part of the main meal. Serves 4-6 Ingredients 250g Farro 1 red pepper diced into cubes 1 green pepper diced into cubes 1 … Continue reading Twins Take On… Fabulicious Farro

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 🙂 … Continue reading Twins Take On… Naughty Nutella CheeseCake