Italian Veggie Burger

Italian Veggie Burger The biggest and meatiest veggie burger you will ever try with a Twintastico Italian Twist! This veggie burger really delivers! The porcini mushrooms make this a meaty burger, without the meat! Packed with flavour, it’s easy to make and very, very satisfying… Just like us! Serves 4 Ingredients 1 white onion finely chopped 1 cup/200g cannellini beans 1 cup/200g red kidney beans … Continue reading Italian Veggie Burger

Porcini Arancini

Porcini Arancini Feast your eyes on the best arancini balls you will ever see and eat. With a touch of truffle oil, gooey mozzarella middle and the meaty depth of flavour from the porcini, make these the tastiest Italian balls around. Ingredients For the arancini 100g/1/2 cup butter Extra virgin olive oil 6 shallots, finely chopped 50g/3/4 cup dried porcini mushrooms 500g/2 cups Risotto arborio … Continue reading Porcini Arancini

Italian Bread and Butter Pudding

Italian Bread and Butter Pudding Here is out Italian Twintastico Twist on the classic bread and butter pudding. Rich with cream and vanilla – Perfect for using up any excess Christmas Panettone. This is the best bread and butter pudding you will ever eat! We promise!! Serves 4-6 Ingredients 3 tbsp butter, softened Panettone cut into thick slices 100g/4oz currants/raisins 2 eggs 180ml/3/4 cup double/heavy … Continue reading Italian Bread and Butter Pudding

Pumpkin Ricotta Balls

Pumpkin Ricotta Balls Left over pumpkin? We have the answer. This is a great way to use that left over pumpkin for a really tasty dessert! Serves 2 dozen Ingredients 3/4 cups/100g all purpose flour 1/4 cup/50g granulated sugar 1 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg 1/4 tsp ground ginger 1/4 tsp ground allspice 4 ounces/115g whole milk ricotta – well drained 1 large egg … Continue reading Pumpkin Ricotta Balls

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 Italian Burrito

Alberti’s Italian Burrito Behold the Burrissimo! An Italian-Inspired Burrito with a Twintastico Twist! Serves 6 Ingredients 6 tortillas 500g/1lb beef mince 450g/2 cups tomato passata 3 tbsp tomato puree/paste 2 carrots finely diced 2 celery stalks finely diced 5 garlic cloves finely chopped 1 large onion finely chopped 185g/1 cup borlotti beans 185g/1 cup cannellini beans 150g/11/2 cup Parmigiano Reggiano 2 tbsp peperoncino chilli flakes … Continue reading Alberti’s Italian Burrito

Gnocchi with Gorgonzola & Pistachio

Gnocchi with Gorgonzola & Pistachio Gnocchi is great with a cheesy, cream sauce and with the added pistachio, this gives it that extra texture and flavour. Ingredients 500g/1lb Gnocchi 50g/1/2 stick Butter 500ml/1 pint double cream/heavy cream 200g/7oz Gorgonzola 120g/1 cup Parmigiano Reggiano 5 tbsp crushed pistachios Salt & Pepper Method Melt the butter and gorgonzola in a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat. When … Continue reading Gnocchi with Gorgonzola & Pistachio

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