Crunchy Crostini – The Perfect Snack

Crunchy Crostini  Crostini, means ‘little crust’ in Italian and they are the perfect snack and very moreish. Here is our family recipe, so easy to make, you are going to love them. Ingredients  500g plain flour 10g salt 250ml warm water 50ml extra virgin olive oil Coarse sea salt & pepper Rosemary, finely chopped Method  In a large mixing bowl, add the flour, salt, water … Continue reading Crunchy Crostini – The Perfect Snack

Italian Romantic Ricotta Balls

Italian Romantic Ricotta Balls Everyone loves our Italian Balls Baci Baci… Kiss Kiss These Italian Romantic Ricotta Balls, are a hot, soft, melt in the mouth, easy dessert. Just mix all the ingredients in a bowl and then fry rounded teaspoonfuls of the batter in just under an inch of oil until you have some light, small, ball-shaped fritters, add a powdery dusting of icing/confectioners’ … Continue reading Italian Romantic Ricotta Balls

Italian Shepherds pie – Our Italian Twist on the British Classic Shepherds Pie

Italian Shepherds pie Our Italian Twist on the British Classic Shepherds Pie This is one of the nations favourite dishes and is a classic in its own right. Here is our Italian twist on the classic Shepherds Pie. Ingredients Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 Large onion finely chopped 2-3 Carrots finely chopped 750g Lamb mince 2 tbsp Tomato purée Generous splash of Worcestershire sauce 600ml … Continue reading Italian Shepherds pie – Our Italian Twist on the British Classic Shepherds Pie

Twins Take On… Fabulous Focaccia

Fabulous Focaccia  This is one of our favourite types of bread to make. Easy to make and extremely delicious. Your family is going to love this. Perfect for dipping into balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil and for mopping up our Italian sauce. Ingredients 7 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil 10g Caster Sugar 7g Fast action dried Yeast 300ml Warm water 500g ’00’ … Continue reading Twins Take On… Fabulous Focaccia

Torta di Nocciole – Hazelnut Cake

Torta di Nocciole – Hazelnut Cake This simple cake, were Hazelnuts are the real star of the show, from Italy’s Piedmont region. The Frangelico liquor really brings out the hazelnut flavour along with the moist centre, really will drive you nutty! Ingredients 3 Eggs 200g Caster Sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 100ml Extra Virgin Olive Oil 125ml Whole milk 25ml Frangelico Liquor 200g Flour 1 tsp … Continue reading Torta di Nocciole – Hazelnut Cake

Twins Take On… Sexy Italian Sausage Rigatoni Pasta Bake

Sexy Italian Sausage Rigatoni Pasta Bake Ingredients  Extra Virgin Olive Oil 900g Italian large thick pork sausages 1 large onion finely chopped 4 garlic cloves finely chopped 255g spinach rinsed 500g Passata 100g Parmigiano Reggiano Salt & Pepper 2 x 500g Rigatoni 4 x 150g Mozzarella Basil Method Heat the olive oil in a skillet over a medium heat. Take the skin off the sausages, … Continue reading Twins Take On… Sexy Italian Sausage Rigatoni Pasta Bake

Twins Take On… Spinach & Ricotta Ravioli with a Sage & Walnut Cream Sauce

Spinach & Ricotta Ravioli with a Sage & Walnut Cream Sauce This is a firm favourite in the Alberti Casa, rich, indulgent and moreish. A warming, well balanced dish that will be sure to delight and put a big smile on your face 🙂 Ingredients: Serves 4 For the pasta dough: 400g Tipo ’00’ flour Extra flour and Polenta, to dust 4 large eggs For … Continue reading Twins Take On… Spinach & Ricotta Ravioli with a Sage & Walnut Cream Sauce

Twins Take On… New York – Angelos of Mulberry Street

Now this place is a must if you are ever in New York, Angelos Of Mulberry Street is set in the beautiful rustic part of Little Italy in NYC. It is one of our favourite Italian restaurants to visit when in New York. It is on a beautiful street filled with life and an old school Italian feel. The place itself is so authentic and … Continue reading Twins Take On… New York – Angelos of Mulberry Street

Alberti’s Big Juicy Italian Meatballs

Alberti’s Big Juicy Italian Meatballs “Everyone Loves our Italian balls” 😉 We are famous for our Italian Meatballs. This is one of our favourite family recipes to cook, passed down through generations. Every self respecting Italian cook has a good meatball recipe and ours is the best. It is quick and simple and everyone loves our Italian balls. Like in life, bigger is better and … Continue reading Alberti’s Big Juicy Italian Meatballs