• apricot, cinnamon & olive oil cupcakes with italian meringue frosting
15 Feb, 2016

Italian meringue style icing

By |February 15th, 2016|Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Low calorie, Low GI, Recipes, Sweet treats, Vegetarian, Wheat-free|0 Comments

Have you been looking for an alternative to cream cheese or sugar frosting on your cake decorating?  Conscious of those pesky calories?  Well, I came across (not my idea unfortunately), but I have embraced this low calorie replacement in the style of Italian meringue and yes, you can flavour it and pipe it, just like [...]

  • soft sienese bisciuits - ricciarelli
30 Dec, 2014

Soft sienese biscuits

By |December 30th, 2014|Recipes, Sweet treats|0 Comments

Soft sienese biscuits - In Italy, these are known as Ricciarelli, which originate from Siena, are traditionally given as Christmas gifts in Italy. - plain flour (sifted), ground sweet almonds, bitter almonds, icing sugar, baking powder, caster sugar, egg whites, Preheat the oven to 150C/350F/Gas 3. Cover a baking sheet with greaseproof paper and set [...]

  • summer fruit pavlova
19 Dec, 2014


By |December 19th, 2014|Desserts, Recipes|0 Comments

Pavlova - A perfect and light dessert for the summer using fresh berries. You can top this with any of your favourite fruit and cream. Unlike supermarket meringues, this recipe will leave with with a crisp shell and a mallowy (chewy) centre. - Meringue: egg whites, caster sugar, white wine vinegar, cornflour, vanilla essence or [...]

1 Dec, 2014

Spinach sformato

By |December 1st, 2014|Recipes, Side Dish, Vegetarian|0 Comments

Spinach sformato - A luxurious vegetable dish, set with egg whites, with béchamel sauce running through it. In Italian it is known as sformato di spinaci. - butter (for greasing), fine breadcrumbs (or parmesan for coating (optional)), milk, bay leaf, nutmeg (freshly grated), butter, flour, spinach (cooked & squeezed (fresh shrinks to half its orginal [...]

14 Nov, 2014

Black bream in salt

By |November 14th, 2014|Fish course, Gluten-free, Recipes, Wheat-free|0 Comments

Black bream in salt - The flavour of this dish should be very delicate. The salt crust traps the flavour inside. In Italy it is known as Orata nera in crosta di sale. For this dish, use a mixture of herbs, as long as they amount to 3 tablespoons. - black bream (wash, weighing approx [...]