Ham and Cheese Sicilian Brioches

Ham and Cheese Sicilian Brioches

  I made these Ham and Cheese Sicilian Brioches for my daughter’s 8th birthday party. When I was a child, I would spend part of my summer holidays at my nonni’s house in Palermo. Not far from where they used to live, there was a place called I Cuochini (aka the little cooks) where my…

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Victoria’s 8th Birthday

Victoria’s 8th Birthday

  On the 16th my eldest daughter turned 8!!! I cannot believe it’s been 8 years already since the first time I got to hold her in my arms. She was so tiny! <3 And now she is turning into a beautiful girl. We love you so much princess and we are all very proud…

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Nutella and Chocolate Chip Wafers

Nutella and Chocolate Chip Wafers

Do you have some Nutella at home?  These wafers are so easy to make and they require only 3 more ingredients: sugar (better if brown), 1 egg and chocolate chips.  No flour required, so they are a great gluten-free option!  They are really crispy and will make everyone happy.  I loved them, but as I…

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Pumpkin Rolls

Pumpkin Rolls

Tt is time again for the “Secret recipe club” reveal! I am sure you all know what the club is about, but for the few of you who still don’t know about it, here goes a brief explanation. It is a great concept… each month you are assigned a participating food blogger to make a…

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Torta di Mele della Nonna

Torta di Mele della Nonna

Today’s recipe is literally called “Granny’s Apple Cake”, but it’s not my granny’s recipe.  It is indeed, a very classic Italian style apple cake, one that my granny would have loved.  I have a thing for apple cakes and pies.  I find them really comforting.  As it is the beginning of winter here in Australia (and…

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Rum Glazed Roasted Pecans

Rum Glazed Roasted Pecans

It is time again for the “Secret recipe club” reveal!  I am sure you all know what the club is about, but for the few of you who still don’t know about it, here goes a brief explanation.  It is a great concept… each month you are assigned a participating food blogger to make a…

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Razzleberry Pie

Razzleberry Pie

The combination of blackberries, raspberries and blueberries plus a crumb topping makes for a scrumptious Razzleberry Pie! As you know, I am travelling at the moment, so I thought of asking some of my favourite food blogger friends to come over and share some of their amazing creations with all of you!  I told you…

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Portuguese Custard Tarts

Portuguese Custard Tarts

As you know, I am travelling at the moment, so I thought of asking some of my favourite food blogger friends to come over and share some of their amazing creations with all of you!  I told you I would leave you in great company, right?  I am very excited about today’s guest.  I have met…

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Raspberry Dutch Baby Pancake with HazelnutsRaspberry Dutch Baby Pancake with Hazelnuts

Raspberry Dutch Baby Pancake with Hazelnuts

As you know, I am travelling at the moment, so I thought of asking some of my favourite food blogger friends to come over and share some of their amazing creations with all of you!  I told you I would leave you in great company, right?  Today we start this little guest post series with…

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Torta Pasqualina Umbra

Torta Pasqualina Umbra

Today I’d like to share with you a traditional Easter recipe from the Italian region of Umbria.  Umbria is famous around the world for its hilly landscapes and old towns, such as Assisi and Orvieto to name just two.  It is a wonderful area of Italy and besides being beautiful, it also boasts delicious hearty…

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Delizie al Limone

Delizie al Limone

Today’s recipe comes from Naples and the Sorrentine peninsula, in the region of Campania: Delizie al Limone (Lemon Delights).  They are sponge cakes filled with a lemon cream, brushed with Limoncello syrup and covered in a lemon and whipped cream glaze.  Yes, you got that right… they are absolutely decadent.  As I have recently shared…

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Cherry Tomato Tarte Tatin

Cherry Tomato Tarte Tatin

Tarte Tatins are among my favourite tarts… and I like them both sweet and savoury.  The reason is simple: they obviously taste amazing with that hint of caramel on the top, but they also look a thousand bucks.  Shiny, luscious and plain scrumptious.  I have already shared the recipe for one of my favourites: Red…

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Pain au Chocolat

Pain au Chocolat

Last year I shared with you the recipes for how to make the perfect French Croissants and Pain aux Raisins.  Well… today I am back to show you how to make the missing item to have on a French breakfast table: Pain au Chocolat, my kids’ favourite!  Being that croissants, pain au chocolat and pain aux…

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Melting Moments with Passion fruit Buttercream

Melting Moments with Passion fruit Buttercream

After a very Italian recipe, today I am back with something from my new country.  I have discovered these amazing cookies only recently and I simply adore them.  Melting Moments do really melt in your mouth, the moment you take a bite!  They are similar to shortbread, but they are even more buttery and delicate. …

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Swordfish Impanata

Swordfish Impanata

Today’s dish is another one of my Sicilian recipes: Swordfish Impanata.  Impanata is Italian for empanada and they are basically the same thing: pastry with a filling.  Unlike the South American empanadas, this Sicilian version is made like a pie and portioned only after cooking.  You shouldn’t be surprised to find such a dish in…

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