Mezzi Rigatoni With Spicy Nduja Sauce

Mezzi Rigatoni With Spicy Nduja Sauce Nduja is a spicy spreadable pork salume that originates from the southern Italian region of Calabria. It works perfectly in a tomato sauce and adds that extra kick and heat. Ingredients 500g/5 cups mezzi rigatoni or any short pasta 115g/1/2 cup Nduja paste 4 garlic cloves finely chopped 2 x 400g/4 cups tomato passata 50g/3 tbsp tomato puree 100g/1 … Continue reading Mezzi Rigatoni With Spicy Nduja Sauce

Italian Cheesy Mashed Potato Fritters

Italian Cheesy Mashed Potato Fritters Cheesy mashed potato fritters are the BEST use of leftover mashed potatoes! They are incredibly easy to make and you will love their crispy edges and cheesy, gooey centre.. A perfect side dish or snack, and a great way to use up leftovers. Ingredients 750g/3 cups leftover mashed potatoes, chilled 200g/3/4 cup mozzarella cheese, grated 2 tablespoons scallions/spring onion, chopped … Continue reading Italian Cheesy Mashed Potato Fritters

Golden Italian Vegetable Soup

Golden Italian Vegetable Soup This hearty, healthy packed soup is perfect for the cold Winters night. Giving you a big hug and full of goodness. So satisfying, it will warm your soul! Ingredients 1 small butternut squash, peeled, seeded and roughly chopped 2 medium sized potatoes peeled 2 stalks of celery, roughly chopped 2 carrots, peeled and roughly chopped 1 small yellow onion, roughly chopped … Continue reading Golden Italian Vegetable Soup

Risotto alla Milanese

Risotto alla Milanese The Italian classic, this creamy, traditional recipe from the Lombardy region. The famous yellow risotto, infused with saffron and the best accompaniment of all to Ossobuco. Ingredients 400g/4 cups Arborio rice 110g/1/2 cup butter 1/2 tsp saffron stamens 1 medium onion finely chopped 100ml/1/2 cup Italian dry white wine 1.2 ltrs/4 1/2 cups simmering veg/chicken stock Parmesan cheese Salt Method First steep … Continue reading Risotto alla Milanese

Italian Lentil Soup

Italian Lentil Soup This hearty Italian lentil soup recipe is easy to make, full of goodness and with the best Italian flavours! Ingredients 400g/2 cups lentils (brown or green) rinsed 1 medium onion finely diced 2 carrots finely diced 2 stalks celery finely diced 500g/2 cups crushed tomatoes/passata 1 tbsp tomato puree 1L/4 cups stock vegetable or chicken ½ tsp thyme dried Handful fresh basil leaves 1 bay … Continue reading Italian Lentil Soup

Panettone Italian Toast

Panettone Italian Toast We have all heard of the classic French toast, well this classic has been given a Twintastico Italian Twist using Panettone. Ingredients 4 large eggs 100g/1/2 cup sugar 2 tbsp mascarpone cheese 125ml/1/2 cup condensed milk 50ml/2 oz Marsala wine 1 Panettone or Pandoro, cut into 8 equal pieces 50g/1 tbsp unsalted butter Vegetable oil Cranberries Icing sugar/confectioners sugar Maple syrup Method … Continue reading Panettone Italian Toast

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 125ml/1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil Parmesan cheese Method Oil a baking tray. Take a small piece of dough (about the size of a … Continue reading Italian Garlic Dough Balls