Bucatini all’Amatriciana

Bucatini all’Amatriciana This classic sauce takes its spiciness from black pepper and dried chillies and its depth of flavor from guanciale, Italian salt-cured pork jowl. If you can’t find it, use pancetta. Ingredients 125g/4 oz. thinly sliced guanciale, pancetta, or chopped unsmoked bacon 500g/12 oz. dried bucatini or spaghetti 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes 1 minced onion 1 tbsp tomato puree 50ml/1/4 cup Italian … Continue reading Bucatini all’Amatriciana

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

Spaghetti Frittata

Spaghetti Frittata Delicious hot or cold, spaghetti frittata is a great way of using up leftover pasta and it’s super quick to make. Ingredients  500g/5 cups leftover cooked spaghetti 5 large free-range eggs 75g/1/2 cup Parmesan cheese Salt & pepper Extra virgin olive oil Method Beat the eggs in a large bowl, then add in the Parmesan. Season well with salt and pepper. Whisk well, … Continue reading Spaghetti Frittata

Paccheri With Datterini Tomatoes & Stracciatella

Paccheri With Datterini Tomatoes & Stracciatella One of our favourite pasta, paccheri is perfect for this recipe. Such a simple recipe with few ingredients but so flavourful. The sweetness from the datterini tomatoes and the creamy stracciatella make this the perfect dish. Ingredients 500g/5 cups paccheri pasta 250g/1 1/3 cup datterini tomatoes, halved 2 cloves garlic finely chopped 200g/1 cup stracciatella cheese Handful fresh basil … Continue reading Paccheri With Datterini Tomatoes & Stracciatella

Spaghetti With Pea Puree & Pancetta

Spaghetti With Pea Puree & Pancetta Spaghetti with a creamy, smooth pea puree and crispy pancetta makes this the perfect Summer dish. Ingredients 500g/16oz spaghetti 400g/2 1/2 cup frozen peas 1 onion finely chopped 125g/1/2 cup pancetta 50g/1/2 cup parmesan Handful fresh basil Salt & pepper Method Fry onion in a pan with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil for 2-3 minutes. Add the … Continue reading Spaghetti With Pea Puree & Pancetta

Gnocchi alla Sorrentina

Gnocchi alla Sorrentina Named after the famed location Sorrento, just off the Campanian coast, gnocchi alla Sorrentina is a dish that perfectly embodies the spirit of this region, in which flavours from high-quality, locally-sourced ingredients are combined into dishes that shine for simplicity as much as for sophistication. For the gnocchi 600g Potatoes 150g plain flour salt & pepper For the sauce 600g passata 1 … Continue reading Gnocchi alla Sorrentina

Mozzarella in Carrozza

Mozzarella in Carrozza Mozzarella in Carrozza (Italian Fried Mozzarella Sandwich meaning – Mozzarella in a carriage) is a melty mozzarella nestled between two slices of bread, deep fried until golden and crispy. Ingredients 1 1/2 cup/2 x 150g balls mozzarella 3 eggs 1 cup/150g dried fine breadcrumbs 1 cup/100g plain flour 8 slices of fresh white bread Vegetable or sunflower oil for frying Salt & … Continue reading Mozzarella in Carrozza

Ricotta Pancakes

Ricotta Pancakes Just imagine your favorite pancake recipe, now add an Italian flair to it with creamy ricotta and here you have it! The ricotta adds a special richness and moisture. These pancakes are melt-in-your-mouth soft and tender, they’re perfectly fluffy.  Ingredients 250g/1 cup ricotta cheese 150g/1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 1/2 tbsp granulated sugar 1/4 tsp fine salt 175ml/3/4 cup … Continue reading Ricotta Pancakes

Fusilli With Pistachio & Arugula Pesto

Fusilli With Pistachio & Arugula Pesto A vibrant flavoured sauce, nutty and zesty, that can be used on anything from grilled chicken to pasta. Ingredients 500g/5 cups fusilli pasta 75g/1/2 cup shelled pistachio nuts 150g/5 oz. arugula/rocket 50g/1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 60ml/1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/2 lemon juice only (about 2 tbsp.) 2 cloves garlic cloves 150g/1 cup cherry tomatoes halved 125g/1 cup … Continue reading Fusilli With Pistachio & Arugula Pesto