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

Castagnaccio – Cheeky Chestnut Cake

Castagnaccio – Cheeky Chestnut Cake Originally from Tuscany, this recipe is a favourite of our Nonna and always puts a smile on her face when we make it for her. We remember her telling us stories of how she would grind the chestnuts into flour to make this cake on the farm in Italy when she was young and this is our version of the … Continue reading Castagnaccio – Cheeky Chestnut Cake

Twinning Italian Tacos

Twinning Italian Tacos Everyone loves a good taco and here we put our Italian beef in those Tacos πŸ˜‰ Here is our Italian twist on the classic Taco. Ingredients 6 Soft Corn Tortilla or Corn Taco Shells 500g Beef mince 500g Tomato Passata 3 tbsp Tomato Puree 5 Garlic cloves finely chopped 1 Large Onion finely chopped 150g Parmigiano Reggiano 150g Mozzarella shredded 250g Mascarpone … Continue reading Twinning Italian Tacos

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

Twins Take On… Perfetto Penne alla Vodka

Perfetto Penne alla Vodka This is more an American-Italian recipe than an Italian-American one.Β We came across this dish on our travels to Canada and America and fell in love with it. It is very simple to make and we love the creaminess of the dish. We like the sauce a little feisty, so we’re generous with the chilli flakes/Peperoncino. You can add as much β€” … Continue reading Twins Take On… Perfetto Penne alla Vodka

Twins Take On… Twintastico Tuscan Vegetable Soup

Twintastico Tuscan Vegetable Soup Keep warm in Winter… Eat Italian πŸ˜‰ For the cold Winter months this is exactly what you need to keep warm. Everyone loves our Italian Tuscan Vegetable soup it’s nutritious, hearty and full of flavour. Serves 4-6 Ingredients Extra virgin olive oil 2 Onions finely sliced 2 Courgette, chopped 2 Celery sticks, chopped 5 Carrots cut into chunks 5 Garlic cloves … Continue reading Twins Take On… Twintastico Tuscan Vegetable Soup