Pumpkin Zucchini Bread

The perfect snack, moist, sweet and melts in the mouth, the zucchini adds a level of moisture and subtle sweet flavour that will make this bread a must-make for your next afternoon snack. Ingredients Method Preheat oven to 180C/350F. Line an 9“-x-5” loaf pan with parchment paper, leaving a 2-inch overhang on the long sides; In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking … Continue reading Pumpkin Zucchini Bread

Ossa dei Morti – Bones of the dead

Crisp almond flavored cookies made to celebrate All Saints Day. While North America celebrates October 31st, Halloween, or All Hallow’s Eve, In Italy, November 1st is a Roman Catholic holiday that Italians celebrate. It is called All Saints’ or All Souls Day, and this is a day for remembering your deceased family members. There are many different traditions followed on this special holiday, and each … Continue reading Ossa dei Morti – Bones of the dead

Pumpkin Gnocchi

This easy homemade gnocchi recipe is the perfect way to use up leftover pumpkin after Halloween. Used instead of traditional potato, the mashed pumpkin gives the finished gnocchi a beautiful golden colour and sweet taste. Cooked with a simple sage butter sauce, this recipe is sure to warm you up on chilly autumnal evenings. Ingredients Method Steam the pumpkin in a colander set over a … Continue reading Pumpkin Gnocchi

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

Crunchy Crostini – The Perfect Snack

Crunchy Crostini  Crostini, means ‘little crust’ in Italian and they are the perfect snack and very moreish. Here is our family recipe, so easy to make, you are going to love them. Ingredients  500g plain flour 10g salt 250ml warm water 50ml extra virgin olive oil Coarse sea salt & pepper Rosemary, finely chopped Method  In a large mixing bowl, add the flour, salt, water … Continue reading Crunchy Crostini – The Perfect Snack

Twins Take On… Fabulous Focaccia

Fabulous Focaccia  This is one of our favourite types of bread to make. Easy to make and extremely delicious. Your family is going to love this. Perfect for dipping into balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil and for mopping up our Italian sauce. Ingredients 7 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil 10g Caster Sugar 7g Fast action dried Yeast 300ml Warm water 500g ’00’ … Continue reading Twins Take On… Fabulous Focaccia

Torta di Nocciole – Hazelnut Cake

Torta di Nocciole – Hazelnut Cake This simple cake, were Hazelnuts are the real star of the show, from Italy’s Piedmont region. The Frangelico liquor really brings out the hazelnut flavour along with the moist centre, really will drive you nutty! Ingredients 3 Eggs 200g Caster Sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 100ml Extra Virgin Olive Oil 125ml Whole milk 25ml Frangelico Liquor 200g Flour 1 tsp … Continue reading Torta di Nocciole – Hazelnut Cake

Twins Take On… L’Anima Restaurant – London

L’Anima London  We visited L’Anima this week and the award winning restaurant is as spectacular as we imagined. “Translated as ‘soul’ in Italian, award-winning L’Anima is true to its name, specialising in authentic, honest Italian cuisine made with all the passion of chefs with Italian cooking in their blood. Bordering the City and Shoreditch, L’Anima was designed by famed architect Claudio Silvestrin. The open and … Continue reading Twins Take On… L’Anima Restaurant – London