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

Italian Eggnog

Italian Eggnog Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without Eggnog! Here we have done an Italian Twintastico Twist on the classic Eggnog! A perfect holiday treat! Serves 4-6 Ingredients 3 cups/700ml condensed milk 1 cup/240ml heavy/double cream 5 egg yolks 3/4 cup/150g caster/superfine sugar 1/2 cup/125ml Marsala wine 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp ground nutmeg Amaretti biscuits finely crushed Cinnamon sticks Method … Continue reading Italian Eggnog

Pesce, Pesce – Feast of the seven fishes

Pesce, Pesce –  Feast of the seven fishes. In Italy, fish is always eaten on Christmas Eve as tradition. This celebration commemorates the wait, the Vigilia di Natale, for the midnight birth of the baby Jesus. So here is our Cod with tomatoes, olives & capers. Ingredients 1kg Fresh Cod Fillets 500g Tomato Passata or Chopped tomatoes 3 tbsp Tomato Puree 100g Black olives halved 1 Large … Continue reading Pesce, Pesce – Feast of the seven fishes

Croccante di Mandorle – Italian Almond Brittle

Croccante di Mandorle – Italian Almond Brittle Everyone loves our Italian Nuts! This recipe is something that brings back very fond memories of spending Summers in Italy growing up, we use to have these around festival times, from Carnivals to Christmas time. They are also found all year round over Italy, most often at street fairs—where hefty blocks wrapped in cellophane are sold from stalls bearing … Continue reading Croccante di Mandorle – Italian Almond Brittle