Home-made Crema di Limoncello

Home-made Crema di Limoncello

Today I am back with another one of my favourite home-made liqueur recipes: Crema di Limoncello. We could call it Limoncello’s little brother as this is basically the creamy version of Limoncello, made with cream and milk.  It is smooth, sweet, lemony and simply irresistible! Like Limoncello (see my home-made version here), this liqueur originates…

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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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Pomegranate Panna Cotta

Pomegranate Panna Cotta

Oh yes, another panna cotta recipe.  I know, I know… I already have quite a few on the blog, but it is a dessert that I really love and I often make it.  Besides, it is so easy and quick to put together that it often comes in handy.  Panna cotta is a little like…

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Dulce de Leche Liqueur

Dulce de Leche Liqueur

Today I want to share with you the recipe for yet another home-made liqueur.  I love Dulce de Leche, don’t you?  Well, having this liqueur is like drinking liquid Dulce del Leche!  It is just scrumptious.  It is very easy to make and it requires only 4 ingredients. It is perfect to give as a…

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Sweet Dreams

Sweet Dreams

Are you all set for New Year’s Eve?  I am still adjusting the menu somewhat… I always do, and up until a few hours before the guests arrive I may change something here and there!  The idea this year is to have a Spanish theme, but I will let you know more about it when…

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Salted Caramel Nutella Hot Chocolate

Salted Caramel Nutella Hot Chocolate

After sharing the recipe for my baked Cinnamon Apples, which make for a healthy snack, I am back today with something more… festive.  It is the holiday season and I think it calls for a little indulgence, before we get back to our everyday cooking and eating.  So what better time than this to enjoy…

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Cookies and Cream Fudge

Cookies and Cream Fudge

I made this Cookies and Cream Fudge to give to friends as part of this year’s Christmas hamper.  It is so easy to make and it tastes amazing.  My husband is a huge fan of Cookies and Cream anything, so he was over the moon when I made it.  But he wasn’t the only one…

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Vanilla Poached Tamarillos

Vanilla Poached Tamarillos #SundaySupper

This week, the #SundaySupper bloggers are sharing recipes with ingredients that are hunted or foraged. This can include wild game or vegetarian options or also special ingredients that you have to source online or hunt down at specialty markets.  I love the theme!  As I regularly cook with ethnic ingredients (where for ethnic, I mean…

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Home-made Salted Caramel Liqueur

Home-made Salted Caramel Liqueur

If you follow Manu’s Menu, you will remember that I decided to start a little series on home-made liqueurs in the weeks before the holiday season.  The reason is simple: home-made liqueurs make the perfect Christmas gift, both on their own or as part of a Christmas hamper filled with different home-made goodies.  On the…

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Saffron Gnocchi with Ham and Peas

Saffron Gnocchi with Ham and Peas

Today it’s back to basics, with an Italian classic recipe… but with a twist.  Ham and peas are a very common pairing and Italians love to use this combination in a pasta sauce.  I love it too and it reminds me of when I was a child and I would often ask my mum to…

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Home-made White Chocolate Liqueur

Home-made White Chocolate Liqueur

Italians like to make things at home.  This includes tomato sauces and preserves, pasta, sausages and smallgoods and, of course, liqueurs.  Home-made things are better on so many levels.  For one thing, you know exactly what went into your food and then everyone knows that food prepared with love always tastes better.  I have always…

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Poire Belle Helene

Poire Belle Helene

Today’s recipe is a dessert: Poire belle Hélène is a beautiful looking treat made up of vanilla poached pears, served with a warm chocolate sauce, whipped cream (or vanilla ice cream) and toasted almonds.  Need I say more?  I personally love it.  I think pear and chocolate, just like orange and chocolate, is a match…

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