Bucatini all’Amatriciana

Bucatini all’Amatriciana This classic sauce takes its spiciness from black pepper and dried chillies and its depth of flavor from guanciale, Italian salt-cured pork jowl. If you can’t find it, use pancetta. Ingredients 125g/4 oz. thinly sliced guanciale, pancetta, or chopped unsmoked bacon 500g/12 oz. dried bucatini or spaghetti 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes 1 minced onion 1 tbsp tomato puree 50ml/1/4 cup Italian … Continue reading Bucatini all’Amatriciana

Italian Christmas Wreath

Italian Christmas Wreath Here you have our Twintastico Twist on the Christmas Wreath. With perfectly cooked soft dough balls stuffed with gooey mozzarella and the perfect sauce to dip into. Perfect for all the family this Christmas. Ingredients For the pizza dough 5 cups/650g 00 all-purpose or bread flour 2 1⁄4 tsp. fast-acting dry yeast 2 tsp. salt 1 cup/250ml water 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive … Continue reading Italian Christmas Wreath

Italian Guacamole

Italian Guacamole Oh my Guac!!! Look at our Guac!! Italian Guacamole!!! Twintastico Italian Twist on Guacamole, quick and easy with lot’s of fresh basil and garlic and super moreish. The perfect dip! Serves 4-6 Ingredients 3 ripe avocados, peeled and pitted 2 large cloves garlic, minced 1 tsp peperoncino chilli flakes/ 1 fresh chilli, finely chopped 1 tomato, finely chopped (or 3 tablespoons chopped sun-dried … Continue reading Italian Guacamole

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

The Leaning Tower of Pandoro

The Leaning Tower of Pandoro We have all heard of The Leaning Tower of Pisa… So here we have the Leaning Tower of Pandoro! Pandoro, similar to Panettone but with a few differences mainly that Pandoro is without the raisins and candied fruits. Pandoro is a traditional Italian sweet yeast bread, most popular around Christmas time and originated in Verona. True to its name (pan … Continue reading The Leaning Tower of Pandoro

Italian Eggnog

Italian Eggnog Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without Eggnog! Here we have done an Italian Twintastico Twist on the classic Eggnog! A perfect holiday treat! Serves 4-6 Ingredients 3 cups/700ml condensed milk 1 cup/240ml heavy/double cream 5 egg yolks 3/4 cup/150g caster/superfine sugar 1/2 cup/125ml Marsala wine 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp ground nutmeg Amaretti biscuits finely crushed Cinnamon sticks Method … Continue reading Italian Eggnog

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