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

Pumpkin risotto with a balsamic glaze and crushed amaretti biscuits

Pumpkin risotto with a balsamic glaze and crushed amaretti biscuits Double, Double Toil and Trouble! Enjoy seasonal pumpkin in this elegant risotto. Sweet pumpkin pairs beautifully with the balsamic glaze and crunch of the amaretti biscuits. Serves 3-4 Ingredients¬† 570ml/1 pint vegetable stock 1 cup/240ml Italian white wine 2 shallots, finely chopped Extra virgin olive oil 170g/6oz arborio (risotto) rice 250g/9oz pumpkin puree 50g/2oz butter … Continue reading Pumpkin risotto with a balsamic glaze and crushed amaretti biscuits

Italian Garlic Dough Balls

Italian Garlic Dough Balls Serve a platter of warm dough balls with our special garlic dressing. These garlic dough balls are perfect for sharing with all the family. Ingredients Pizza dough (see Margherita Pizza/Stromboli recipe) 2 cloves garlic Handful fresh parsley Extra virgin olive oil Parmesan cheese Method Oil a baking tray. Take a small piece of dough (about the size of a walnut) and … Continue reading Italian Garlic Dough Balls

Rigatoni with prawns and pistachio pesto

Rigatoni with prawns and pistachio pesto This simple and quick recipe packs a punch! The prawns marry perfectly with the indulgent sauce and pasta. Ingredients 500g/5 cups rigatoni 165g/6oz fresh prawns 200g/2 cups Marinara sauce (see recipe Mamma’s Marinara Sauce) Extra virgin olive oil For the Pistachio pesto 125g/1 cup pistachios 1/2 garlic clove 1 handful fresh basil 25g/1/4 cup grated parmesan 60ml/1/4 cup extra … Continue reading Rigatoni with prawns and pistachio pesto

Pizzicati Italian Cookies

Pizzicati Italian Cookies A delicious crunchy cookie recipe. Traditionally filled with your favorite Jam or Nutella! These simple, buttery cookies make the perfect snack or even dessert. Ingredients 190g/1 1/4 cup self raising flour 125g/1/2 cup butter 100g/1/2 cup sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 egg Plain flour, to dust Nutella Jam Icing/powdered sugar Method Preheat oven to 180C/350F. Line 2 baking trays with non-stick … Continue reading Pizzicati Italian Cookies

Pasta alla Gricia

Pasta alla Gricia This pasta alla gricia recipe packs a real flavour punch thanks to the rich guanciale and Pecorino¬†Romano. This dish makes use of the pasta cooking water, emulsifying with the gorgeous guanciale fat to create a rich and decidedly porky sauce. Ingredients 200g/6 oz guanciale or pancetta 400g/8oz Bucatini or your favourite pasta 2 teaspoons coarsely ground black pepper, preferably ground with a … Continue reading Pasta alla Gricia

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

Paccheri With Datterini Tomatoes & Stracciatella

Paccheri With Datterini Tomatoes & Stracciatella One of our favourite pasta, paccheri is perfect for this recipe. Such a simple recipe with few ingredients but so flavourful. The sweetness from the datterini tomatoes and the creamy stracciatella make this the perfect dish. Ingredients 500g/5 cups paccheri pasta 250g/1 1/3 cup datterini tomatoes, halved 2 cloves garlic finely chopped 200g/1 cup stracciatella cheese Handful fresh basil … Continue reading Paccheri With Datterini Tomatoes & Stracciatella

Gnocchi alla Sorrentina

Gnocchi alla Sorrentina Named after the famed location Sorrento, just off the Campanian coast, gnocchi alla Sorrentina is a dish that perfectly embodies the spirit of this region, in which flavours from high-quality, locally-sourced ingredients are combined into dishes that shine for simplicity as much as for sophistication. For the gnocchi 600g/4 cups potatoes 150g/1 1/2 cup plain flour Salt & pepper For the sauce … Continue reading Gnocchi alla Sorrentina

Mozzarella in Carrozza

Mozzarella in Carrozza Mozzarella in Carrozza (Italian Fried Mozzarella Sandwich meaning – Mozzarella in a carriage) is a melty mozzarella nestled between two slices of bread, deep fried until golden and crispy. Ingredients 1 1/2 cup/2 x 150g balls mozzarella 3 eggs 1 cup/150g dried fine breadcrumbs 1 cup/100g plain flour 8 slices of fresh white bread Vegetable or sunflower oil for frying Salt & … Continue reading Mozzarella in Carrozza