Pistachio Arancini

Pistachio Arancini When you have left over risotto this is the perfect recipe to make. Crispy on the outside and soft and gooey on the inside. The pistachio crumb gives it that extra crispy bite and nutty flavour. Ingredients 100g/1/4 cup butter Extra virgin olive oil 6 Shallots, finely chopped 500g/5 cups Risotto arborio rice 200ml/1 cup dry Italian white wine 1 Litre/4.5 cups vegetable … Continue reading Pistachio Arancini

Pumpkin risotto with a balsamic glaze and crushed amaretti biscuits

Pumpkin risotto with a balsamic glaze and crushed amaretti biscuits Double, Double Toil and Trouble! Enjoy seasonal pumpkin in this elegant risotto. Sweet pumpkin pairs beautifully with the balsamic glaze and crunch of the amaretti biscuits. Serves 3-4 Ingredients  570ml/1 pint vegetable stock 1 cup/240ml Italian white wine 2 shallots, finely chopped Extra virgin olive oil 170g/6oz arborio (risotto) rice 250g/9oz pumpkin puree 50g/2oz butter … Continue reading Pumpkin risotto with a balsamic glaze and crushed amaretti biscuits

Italian Garlic Dough Balls

Italian Garlic Dough Balls Serve a platter of warm dough balls with our special garlic dressing. These garlic dough balls are perfect for sharing with all the family. Ingredients Pizza dough (see Margherita Pizza/Stromboli recipe) 2 cloves garlic Handful fresh parsley 125ml/1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil Parmesan cheese Method Oil a baking tray. Take a small piece of dough (about the size of a … Continue reading Italian Garlic Dough Balls

Rigatoni with prawns and pistachio pesto

Rigatoni with prawns and pistachio pesto This simple and quick recipe packs a punch! The prawns marry perfectly with the indulgent sauce and pasta. Ingredients 500g/5 cups rigatoni 165g/6oz fresh prawns 200g/2 cups Marinara sauce (see recipe Mamma’s Marinara Sauce) Extra virgin olive oil For the Pistachio pesto 125g/1 cup pistachios 1/2 garlic clove 1 handful fresh basil 25g/1/4 cup grated parmesan 60ml/1/4 cup extra … Continue reading Rigatoni with prawns and pistachio pesto

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Focaccia Barese

Focaccia Barese The focaccia is the snack for excellence of Bari. Typical of the Puglia region, there is no time of day when it is more appropriate to eat it, in fact in the city’s bakeries it is ready from the first morning and the scent it emanates spreads on the street. With a crispy edge and soft spongy centre it is unrivalled. Ingredients 200g/2 cups … Continue reading Focaccia Barese

Pizzicati Italian Cookies

Pizzicati Italian Cookies A delicious crunchy cookie recipe. Traditionally filled with your favorite Jam or Nutella! These simple, buttery cookies make the perfect snack or even dessert. Ingredients 190g/1 1/4 cup self raising flour 125g/1/2 cup butter 100g/1/2 cup sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 egg Plain flour, to dust Nutella Jam Icing/powdered sugar Method Preheat oven to 180C/350F. Line 2 baking trays with non-stick … Continue reading Pizzicati Italian Cookies

Pasta alla Gricia

Pasta alla Gricia This pasta alla gricia recipe packs a real flavour punch thanks to the rich guanciale and Pecorino Romano. This dish makes use of the pasta cooking water, emulsifying with the gorgeous guanciale fat to create a rich and decidedly porky sauce. Ingredients 200g/6 oz guanciale or pancetta 400g/8oz Bucatini or your favourite pasta 2 teaspoons coarsely ground black pepper, preferably ground with a … Continue reading Pasta alla Gricia

Chocolate & Peanut Butter Pancakes

Chocolate & Peanut Butter Pancakes These fluffy chocolate pancakes are the perfect way for a chocolate lover to start their day! Thick and full of melty chocolate in each bite, with a peanut butter sauce, this simple recipe gives you a good reason to get out of bed in the morning.  Ingredients For the pancakes 1 1/3 cups (185g) all-purpose flour 1/4 cup (25g) cocoa … Continue reading Chocolate & Peanut Butter Pancakes