Damper

DAMPER

Here is what Wiki says about damper: “Damper is a traditional Australian soda bread prepared by swagmen, drovers, stockmen and other travelers. […] Damper is an iconic Australian dish. […]  Damper was originally developed by stockmen who travelled in remote areas for weeks or months at a time, with only basic rations of flour, sugar and…

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Brioche Burger Buns

BRIOCHE BURGER BUNS

I made these buns to serve with the Aussie Burgers I prepared for my “Come have some Aussie tucker, mate!” event that I organised as part of Foodbuzz’s 24×24 program.  They were sensational!  Soft and brioche-like… just like a burger bun should be.  You can see what I mean from the pictures below… the dough…

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Mini Meat Pies

MINI MEAT PIES

You cannot get more Aussie than this: meat pie is an iconic Australian dish and it had to be a part of my “Come have some Aussie tucker, mate!” 24×24 event.  You can get it almost anywhere and there are also shops that only sell these.  They can be made with different fillings (chicken and…

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FOODBUZZ 24X24: COME HAVE SOME AUSSIE TUCKER, MATE!

Even though I am Italian, I have been living in Australia for the past 6 years.  I love this country so much that I have formally become Australian a couple of years ago and I consider myself Australian as much as Italian. Australia is a wonderful country where people from different cultural backgrounds live together. …

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ICED ESPRESSO

I love coffee… well, I am addicted to coffee.  Not to the brewed coffee but to espresso.  I restrict myself to no more than 2 a day, but I could drink so much more.  Only the smell of a freshly brewed espresso in the morning sets the day in the right direction.  You know what…

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Buccellato

BUCCELLATO – CUCCIDDATU

Buccellato is a Sicilian cake traditionally eaten during the holiday season, especially on Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve… so it had to be featured on the  Sicilian Street Food New Year’s Eve Party I organised for this month’s Foodbuzz 24×24 event!  It is a ring shaped shortbread cake filled with dried figs, raisins, candied fruits,…

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Gelo di melone

GELO DI MELONE – WATERMELON JELLO

This is another traditional dessert from Palermo and it was included in the Sicilian Street Food New Year’s Eve Party I organised for this month’s Foodbuzz 24×24 event.  I asked my aunts for my grandmother’s recipe and here it is.  I still remember her making it during the hot summer months.  It doesn’t take long and…

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Cassatine

CASSATINE SICILIANE

These cassatine are the snack version of the bigger and more famous Cassata Siciliana.  They are pretty much the same thing (apart from the lack of candied fruits on the top), only smaller and more “street friendly” as they are often consumed on the go on the busy streets of Palermo.  They are delicious little…

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PISTACHIO GELATO

Sicily is very famous for its nut production, especially almonds and pistachios.  There is a town in the Eastern part of Sicily called Bronte which is reknowed for the quality of the pistachios that grow in the area.  I wanted to make ice cream and serve it in a brioche (as it is typically served on…

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RASCATURE

This dish was not originally included in my proposal to Foodbuzz for my 24×24 event on Sicilian Street Food New Year’s Eve Party: it was a spur of the moment decision.  As they turned out great, I am sharing the recipe with you as well!  It is really not a recipe per se, but it…

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Panelle

PANELLE

Panelle are, together with cazzilli and arancine, the most famous Sicilian street food, and that is why I immediately knew I had to feature them on the menu of the Sicilian Street Food New Year’s Eve Party I organised for this month’s Foodbuzz 24×24 event!  They are delicious on their own when eaten hot, but…

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MAFALDE – MAFALDINE

Mafalde are typical bread rolls from Palermo, in Sicily.  They are very easy to make and are great to accompany any dish.  You can make them as dinner rolls, or serve them in a more traditional way: filled with hot panelle.  When planning the menu for the Sicilian Street Food New Year’s Eve Party I…

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