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 Potatoes 150g plain flour salt & pepper For the sauce 600g passata 1 … 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

Ricotta Pancakes

Ricotta Pancakes Just imagine your favorite pancake recipe, now add an Italian flair to it with creamy ricotta and here you have it! The ricotta adds a special richness and moisture. These pancakes are melt-in-your-mouth soft and tender, they’re perfectly fluffy.  Ingredients 250g/1 cup ricotta cheese 150g/1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 1/2 tbsp granulated sugar 1/4 tsp fine salt 175ml/3/4 cup … Continue reading Ricotta Pancakes

Fusilli With Pistachio & Arugula Pesto

Fusilli With Pistachio & Arugula Pesto A vibrant flavoured sauce, nutty and zesty, that can be used on anything from grilled chicken to pasta. Ingredients 500g/5 cups fusilli pasta 75g/1/2 cup shelled pistachio nuts 150g/5 oz. arugula/rocket 50g/1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 60ml/1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/2 lemon juice only (about 2 tbsp.) 2 cloves garlic cloves 150g/1 cup cherry tomatoes halved 125g/1 cup … Continue reading Fusilli With Pistachio & Arugula Pesto

The Ultimate Italian Grilled Cheese Sandwich

The Ultimate Italian Grilled Cheese Sandwich Crispy on the outside with a gooey cheesy centre, topped with truffles and parmesan what more could you want! Ingredients Two thick slices of sourdough bread or any crusty Italian bread Truffle slices Mozzarella Gorgonzola Piccante Scamorza affumicata Povolone dolce Parmesan cheese Butter Method Spread butter on one side of each slice of bread. Heat a nonstick pan over … Continue reading The Ultimate Italian Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Naked Gnudi

Naked Gnudi This classic gnudi recipe is served with a warming sage and butter sauce, the perfect accompaniment to these beautiful ricotta dumplings. Ingredients 250g/1 cup ricotta 100g/3/4 cup flour/semolina 50g/1/2 cup parmesan 1 egg Pinch of nutmeg Salt & pepper 100g/1/4 cup butter Fresh sage leaves Method Put the ricotta in a sieve or muslin bag set above a bowl and leave to drain, … Continue reading Naked Gnudi

Fregola Salad

Fregola Salad Originating from the south of Italy in Sardinia, fregola has often been compared to couscous. Sardinians will often prepare it with fresh clams and tomatoes.  As you can see, fregola look like tiny beads. These tiny beads have a wonderful nutty taste because they’ve been lightly toasted. Our fregola salad is very quick to make with healthy and simple ingredients and packed with … Continue reading Fregola Salad

Eggs in Purgatory

Eggs in Purgatory This quick and easy dish of eggs cooked in a fiery tomato sauce hits the spot when you’re in need of morning-after succour. Ingredients Extra virgin olive oil 3 cloves garlic finely chopped 500g/2 cups chopped tomatoes 1 tbsp Tomato puree Pinch of peperoncino chilli flakes Salt & pepper 4 large eggs Parmigiano Reggiano Basil leaves Toasted bread or focaccia Method Add … Continue reading Eggs in Purgatory