Pumpkin Risotto

Pumpkin Risotto Double, Double Toil and Trouble! Enjoy seasonal pumpkin in this elegant risotto. Sweet pumpkin pairs beautifully with the crispy sage leaves, parmesan cheese and balsamic glaze. Serves 3-4 Ingredientsย  For the pumpkin risotto 570ml/1 pint vegetable stock 1 cup/240ml Italian white wine 2 shallots, finely chopped 12 fresh sage leaves, finely chopped Extra virgin olive oil 170g/6oz arborio (risotto) rice 250g/9oz pumpkin puree … Continue reading Pumpkin Risotto

Twintastico Tortelloni with a Pea & Mint Pesto

Twintastico Tortelloni with a Pea & Mint Pesto Tortelloni is tortellini’s big brother, and while tortellini is smaller in size and usually filled with meat and served in a broth, tortelloni is larger and usually filled with cheese and served with a sauce. They are ring-shaped pasta, sometimes also described as “navel shaped”, hence their alternative name of “belly button” (ombelico). Here you have our … Continue reading Twintastico Tortelloni with a Pea & Mint Pesto

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

Struffoli – Honey covered Italian Balls

Struffoli – Honey covered Italian Balls Whats better than Italian balls??? Italian balls covered in honey! If you’ve never encountered struffoli before, they are best described asย small dough balls, the size of marbles, that are deep-fried and then rolled in honey before being assembled into a cone, served with a generous sprinkling of sugar sprinkles on top.ย They are a Neapolitan dish, crunchy on the outside … Continue reading Struffoli – Honey covered Italian Balls

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

Alberti’s Lady’s Kisses

Alberti’s Lady’s Kisses – Baci di Dama Baci di Dama – Italian for “Lady’s Kisses,” these little sandwich hazelnut cookies layered with chocolate are a perfect accompaniment to an after-dinner espresso. They are very delicate and have a melt-in-your-mouth texture that is very addictive. Named for their shape which is said to resemble the lips of a lady intent on kissing! Makes about 20 โ€“ … Continue reading Alberti’s Lady’s Kisses

Twillionaire’s Shortbread

Twillionaire’s Shortbread Here is our take on the Millionaire’s Shortbread… Twinning Style. Indulgent, with a crunchy biscuit base, soft caramel centre and a chocolate topping with amaretti biscuit crumbled on top, which makes this the ultimate Twillionaire’s Shortbread. Ingredients For the shortbread 225g Plain flour 175g Unsalted butter, cold, cut into cubes 100g Caster sugar For the topping 150g Butter 1 x 379g Can condensed … Continue reading Twillionaire’s Shortbread