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

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

Our Big and Bouncy Bomboloni Italian Balls

Our Big and Bouncy Bomboloni Italian Balls  Italian donuts — This is almost as much fun to say as they are to eat. It’s like a party in your mouth, with the oozy centre and sugary soft dough. Bomboloni are the new hot item on restaurant menus these days, and you’ll instantly understand why when you put them in your mouth. It won’t be your last, that’s … Continue reading Our Big and Bouncy Bomboloni Italian Balls

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

Twinning Italian Tacos

Twinning Italian Tacos Everyone loves a good taco and here we put our Italian beef in those Tacos 😉 Here is our Italian twist on the classic Taco. Ingredients 6 Soft Corn Tortilla or Corn Taco Shells 500g Beef mince 500g Tomato Passata 3 tbsp Tomato Puree 5 Garlic cloves finely chopped 1 Large Onion finely chopped 150g Parmigiano Reggiano 150g Mozzarella shredded 250g Mascarpone … Continue reading Twinning Italian Tacos

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

Twintastico Piccoli Cuscini/Pasta Fritta

Twintastico Piccoli Cuscini/Pasta Fritta One of the things we miss most about Italy is the long-table dinners we would have with our family in the small village where our famiglia live. While we patiently waited for the prima and seconda courses, we would start with antipasti which would include cured meats, pickled vegetables and mushrooms, olives, bruschetta, bread, crostini etc along with one of our … Continue reading Twintastico Piccoli Cuscini/Pasta Fritta

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