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

Spaghetti With Mussels & Cherry Tomatoes

  A taste of the Sea at the table, our irresistible spaghetti with mussels and cherry tomatoes. This dish is famous all over Italy and very simple and quick to make and packed with flavours of the sea. Ingredients 400g/16oz Spaghetti 500g/1 1/8lb of mussels, cleaned 4 garlic cloves finely chopped Extra virgin olive oil 250g/1 cup cherry tomatoes halved 1 tsp peperoncino chilli flakes 1 handful … Continue reading Spaghetti With Mussels & Cherry Tomatoes

Pistachio Arancini

Pistachio Arancini When you have left over risotto this is the perfect recipe to make. Crispy on the outside and soft and gooey on the inside. The pistachio crumb gives it that extra crispy bite and nutty flavour. Ingredients 100g/1/4 cup butter Extra virgin olive oil 6 Shallots, finely chopped 500g/5 cups Risotto arborio rice 200ml/1 cup dry Italian white wine 1 Litre/4.5 cups vegetable … Continue reading Pistachio Arancini

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

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

Passionate Penne all’Arrabbiata

Passionate Penne all’Arrabbiata As all Italians have that fiery side to them, this recipe is to celebrate the passion and love of all Italians. Passionate Penne all’Arrabbiata (arrabbiata meaning angry) – is the spicy favourite of Italian cuisine which is hot, quick to make, with a great depth of flavour. Sure to fire up the kitchen and the bedroom 😉 Ingredients 500g Penne pasta Extra … Continue reading Passionate Penne all’Arrabbiata

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

Italian Yorkshire Puddings

Italian Yorkshire Puddings  Here is our Italian twist on the traditional Yorkshire Pudding. We all associate the Yorkshire Pudding with a Sunday Roast, and as nice as they are, we feel they needed a lift, so here is our Italian twist for the traditional Yorkshire Puddings. This recipe is very easy to make and gives it a richer, deeper flavour. Adding the chopped rosemary and … Continue reading Italian Yorkshire Puddings