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

Orecchiette in Vodka Sauce With Italian Sausage

A warming, moreish dish, packed with flavour and a little kick of chilli to heat you up. Let us take you to flavour town! Ingredients 500g/4 cups orecchiette pasta 5 Italian sausages 60ML/1/4 cup vodka 250g/1 cup tomato passata 2 tbsp tomato paste/puree 500ml/2 cup double/heavy cream 3 garlic cloves finely chopped Handful fresh basil torn 1 tsp peperoncino chilli flakes Salt & pepper Parmesan … Continue reading Orecchiette in Vodka Sauce With Italian Sausage

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

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

Naughty Nutella Cake

Twintastico Naughty Nutella Cake Money can’t buy happiness but it can buy Nutella and that is basically the same thing 😉 Ingredients: Cake: 5 eggs 100g caster sugar 50g ground hazelnuts 50g plain flour 50g cocoa powder 1 tsp baking powder 400g Nutella Icing: 250g Mascarpone 250g Nutella 50g Icing sugar 50g Coarsely/roughly chopped blanched/peeled hazelnuts Method: Preheat the oven to 180ºC/gas mark 4/350ºF. In … Continue reading Naughty Nutella Cake

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

Twins Take On… Panna Cotta Con Frutti Di Bosco

Panna Cotta Con Frutti Di Bosco This delicious dessert and our Mamma’s favourite, is made simply with cream cooked on the stove, thickened up with gelatin, and then flavoured with vanilla and sugar. And this is why you should be aware of those recipes which require not only cream but also milk. Milk is not necessary. Of course it turns it into something lighter but … Continue reading Twins Take On… Panna Cotta Con Frutti Di Bosco