Gnocchi alla Nerano

Summer is over, so why not use those amazing left over zucchini and make our amazing Nerano dish. We all know the classic with spaghetti, but using these pillowy balls of potato make this dish extra special. Ingredients Method Put a large pot of salted water on to boil for the gnocchi. In a wide skillet over medium-high heat, add the zucchini and cook until tender … Continue reading Gnocchi alla Nerano

Linguine in a Creamy Gorgonzola and Pistachio Sauce

The most indulgent sauce you will ever taste! Creamy Gorgonzola, mixed with crunchy, nutty pistachio, wrapped around luscious locks of linguine! A match made in heaven! Ingredients Method Add the pasta to a pan of boiling salted water and cook until al dente. Add the cream to a large sauce pan on medium and cook for around 5 minutes. Add the gorgonzola and break up … Continue reading Linguine in a Creamy Gorgonzola and Pistachio Sauce

Orecchiette in Vodka Sauce With Italian Sausage

A warming, moreish dish, packed with flavour and a little kick of chilli to heat you up. Let us take you to flavour town! Ingredients 500g/4 cups orecchiette pasta 5 Italian sausages 60ML/1/4 cup vodka 250g/1 cup tomato passata 2 tbsp tomato paste/puree 500ml/2 cup double/heavy cream 3 garlic cloves finely chopped Handful fresh basil torn 1 tsp peperoncino chilli flakes Salt & pepper Parmesan … Continue reading Orecchiette in Vodka Sauce With Italian Sausage

Italian Surf &Turf – Vitello Tonnato

Italian Surf & Turf – Vitello Tonnato Traditionally served cold as part of antipasti, slices of aromatic veal are served in a rich fish sauce made from tuna, capers and anchovy. Serves 6-8 Ingredients 2 lb 12 oz (1.25kg) thick piece boneless veal topside or loin of veal 1 small onion halved 6 cloves 2 bay leaves 6 sage leaves 2 celery sticks, halved 1 … Continue reading Italian Surf &Turf – Vitello Tonnato

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

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

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