Pumpkin Zucchini Bread

The perfect snack, moist, sweet and melts in the mouth, the zucchini adds a level of moisture and subtle sweet flavour that will make this bread a must-make for your next afternoon snack. Ingredients Method Preheat oven to 180C/350F. Line an 9“-x-5” loaf pan with parchment paper, leaving a 2-inch overhang on the long sides; In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking … Continue reading Pumpkin Zucchini Bread

Ossa dei Morti – Bones of the dead

Crisp almond flavored cookies made to celebrate All Saints Day. While North America celebrates October 31st, Halloween, or All Hallow’s Eve, In Italy, November 1st is a Roman Catholic holiday that Italians celebrate. It is called All Saints’ or All Souls Day, and this is a day for remembering your deceased family members. There are many different traditions followed on this special holiday, and each … Continue reading Ossa dei Morti – Bones of the dead

Pumpkin Gnocchi

This easy homemade gnocchi recipe is the perfect way to use up leftover pumpkin after Halloween. Used instead of traditional potato, the mashed pumpkin gives the finished gnocchi a beautiful golden colour and sweet taste. Cooked with a simple sage butter sauce, this recipe is sure to warm you up on chilly autumnal evenings. Ingredients Method Steam the pumpkin in a colander set over a … Continue reading Pumpkin Gnocchi

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

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

Twintastico Piccoli Cuscini/Pasta Fritta

Twintastico Piccoli Cuscini/Pasta Fritta One of the things we miss most about Italy is the long-table dinners we would have with our family in the small village where our famiglia live. While we patiently waited for the prima and seconda courses, we would start with antipasti which would include cured meats, pickled vegetables and mushrooms, olives, bruschetta, bread, crostini etc along with one of our … Continue reading Twintastico Piccoli Cuscini/Pasta Fritta