30 Dec, 2014

Vanilla custard

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Vanilla custard - Traditional recipe for vanilla custard. - vanilla pod (split and seeds scraped out), eggs (separated), cornflour, milk, caster sugar, Bring the milk, vanilla seeds and pod to a gentle boil. Meanwhile, mix together the egg yolks, sugar and cornflower in a bowl with an electric whisk, until pale and fluffy. When the [...]

30 Dec, 2014

Layered amaretto cream & berry pudding

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Layered amaretto cream & berry pudding - Known in Italy as Zuppa Inglese. This is similar to a good old English trifle, but uses fresh custard and cream. - mixed fresh berries (raspberries, strawberries and blueberries), caster sugar, lemon (zest only), sponge fingers (amaretti biscuits) (broken into pieces), vanilla custard cream, mascarpone, amaretto, water, Wash [...]

  • cape brandy pudding (tipsy tart)
30 Dec, 2014

Amaretto cream

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Amaretto cream - In Italy known as Crema di amaretto - mascarpone, double cream, caster sugar, amaretto, Mix all the ingredients together in a medium bowl, using a hand whisk.; Adjust the mount of liqueur and sugar to taste and keep chilled. To serve, use two dessert spoons to form quenelles.; - Variations: Use Grand [...]

  • soft sienese bisciuits - ricciarelli
30 Dec, 2014

Soft sienese biscuits

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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 [...]

  • cantuccini - tuscan almond biscuits
30 Dec, 2014

Tuscan almond biscuits

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Tuscan almond biscuits - Known in Italy as cantuccini. These are the classic twice-baked Italian biscuits. They are hard and dry, which makes them perfect for dunking in coffee. They can also be served with tea or dessert wine. - plain flour, caster sugar, almonds (or green pistachios), eggs, lemon (zest only), baking powder, Pre-heat [...]

28 Dec, 2014

Classic tiramisu

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Classic tiramisu - It Italy it is know as Tiramisu nel bicchiere. Literally translated as a "pick me up" as the sugar and liquor lifts the spirits. - eggs (separated), Beat the egg yolks, sugar and mascarpone together until light and fluffy. Whip the cream to soft peaks in one bowl and the eggs whites [...]

27 Dec, 2014

Risotto with mushrooms & saffron

By |December 27th, 2014|Lunch, Main Courses, Recipes, Vegetarian|0 Comments

Risotto with mushrooms & saffron - In Italy it is known as risotto con funghi e zafferano - fresh stock (beef, chicken or vegetable (warm)), olive oil, shallots (finely chopped, or red onion), mushrooms (roughly chopped), garlic cloves (finely chopped), red chilli (small), salt and pepper (freshly ground), butter, arborio or carnaroli rice, white wine, [...]

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 [...]

1 Dec, 2014

Lemon roast potatoes with garlic & rosemary

By |December 1st, 2014|Gluten-free, Main Courses, Recipes, Side Dish, Wheat-free|0 Comments

Lemon roast potatoes with garlic & rosemary - The perfect accompaniment to any fish dish. In Italian known as patate arrosto al limone con aglio e rosmarino - potatoes (Desirée or King Edwards), garlic cloves (unpeeled, but lightly crushed), thyme or rosemary (leave whole, but lightly crushed), lemons (cut in half), extra virgin olive oil, [...]

  • gilt head sea bream
1 Dec, 2014

Panfried seabream with salsa verde

By |December 1st, 2014|Fish course, Recipes|0 Comments

Panfried seabream with salsa verde - Simple, quick and tasty fish course - serve with cannellini bean mash, with drizzled salsa verde and olive oil. Known in Italian as filetto di orata ccon salsa verde. - seabream fillets (must be very fresh), salt and pepper, plain flour, olive oil (extra for drizzling), Prepare the salsa [...]