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

Naughty Nutella Christmas Cookies

Naughty Nutella Christmas Cookies Oozy delicious Christmas cookies stuffed with gooey Nutella. Makes 15  Ingredients  15 tsp Nutella 115g (1 stick or 1/2 cup) unsalted butter, room temperature 90g (1/2 cup) brown sugar 50g (1/4 cup) caster sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 large egg 140g (1 cup) plain flour 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp corn flour/cornstarch 40g (1/2 cup) … Continue reading Naughty Nutella Christmas Cookies

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

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

Italian Surf &Turf – Vitello Tonnato

Italian Surf & Turf – Vitello Tonnato Traditionally served cold as part of antipasti, slices of aromatic veal are served in a rich fish sauce made from tuna, capers and anchovy. Serves 6-8 Ingredients 2 lb 12 oz (1.25kg) thick piece boneless veal topside or loin of veal 1 small onion halved 6 cloves 2 bay leaves 6 sage leaves 2 celery sticks, halved 1 … Continue reading Italian Surf &Turf – Vitello Tonnato

Alberti’s Italian Burrito

Alberti’s Italian Burrito Behold the Burrissimo! An Italian-Inspired Burrito with a Twintastico Twist! Serves 6 Ingredients 6 tortillas 500g/1lb beef mince 450g/2 cups tomato passata 3 tbsp tomato puree/paste 2 carrots finely diced 2 celery stalks finely diced 5 garlic cloves finely chopped 1 large onion finely chopped 185g/1 cup borlotti beans 185g/1 cup cannellini beans 150g/11/2 cup Parmigiano Reggiano 2 tbsp peperoncino chilli flakes … Continue reading Alberti’s Italian Burrito