Chicken Karaage

Chicken Karaage

  Chicken Karaage is a classic Japanese fried chicken dish. It’s so popular in Japan that you can find it in all izakaya, depachika, supermarkets and street food stalls. In fact, we had quite a bit of Karaage during our Japanese holiday. One of my most vivid memories of our trip is eating Karaage under…

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Griwech

Griwech

  Kouky from “Cuisine à 4 mains”, challenged us to make Griwech, a popular Algerian dessert that is a full flavoured delicacy that has both a melt-in-the-mouth and a crispy texture. Ohhhh this month’s Daring Cooks challenge was GOOD. As Kouky says: “Griwech is an Algerian pastry prepared with a thinly flattened dough, shaped in…

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Beef Korokke

Beef Korokke

During our recent Japanese holiday, we had a lot of amazing food. In fact, Japanese cuisine is so much more than just (fantastic) sushi and sashimi! My youngest daughter especially liked korokke (コロッケ), aka potato croquettes coated in panko and then deep fried. Need I say more? Maybe I should also specify that there are…

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Churros y Chocolate

Churros y Chocolate

I think everyone knows what churros are… but what you don’t know is how much I like them!  Whenever I go to Spain, they are my breakfast with a nice cup of hot chocolate… no matter the time of the year, the season and the weather!  That’s how much I like them.  There are a…

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Eggplant Sofficini

Eggplant Sofficini

If you follow this blog, you will be already familiar with sofficini, as I have already published a Ham and Cheese Sofficini recipe and a Mushroom Sofficini recipe a while ago.  For all the others who still do not know them, sofficini are delicious pockets of crunchy (yet soft) dough filled with all sorts of scrumptious cheesey…

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Chicken Spring Rolls

Chicken Spring Rolls

The other day, I decided to make Chicken Spring Rolls at home.  I love spring rolls, but I often find them quite greasy and oily.  That’s because they are not fried correctly, so they become soggy and absorb too much oil.  This home-made version is so much better.  They come out crunchy and not oily…

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Croquetas de Jamón Serrano

Croquetas de Jamón Serrano

I must admit that even though I love Australia, I often miss Europe.  I was born and brought up in Milan, which is practically in the middle of Europe.  By car, you can get to Switzerland in 30 minutes, to the South of France and Austria in 3 hours and in 5 hours you are…

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Gulab Jamun  

Gulab Jamun

Happy Diwali!  Tomorrow will mark the beginning of Diwali (दिवाली), the “festival of lights”, a 5-day Indian festival that celebrates the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness.  Light is the symbol of the celebrations and many clay lamps filled with oil are lit during the 5 days of the festival.  As you…

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Cheese Bitterballen

Cheese Bitterballen

The October Daring Cooks’ Challenge was brought to us by Andrea from 4pure. She introduced us to one of her family favorites which is soon to become one of yours, too. Welcome to the world of Dutch Bitterballen! Oh that sounded intriguing!  I love discovering new dishes and this one sounded particularly yummy and… exotic.  But…

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Sarde Allinguate

Sarde Allinguate

I know I have said this before, but sardines are my favourite fish ever.  They are cheap and so good for you and I highly recommend you try them.  I just wish I could find them more often here in Sydney!  Today I will share with you a traditonal Sicilian recipe, very common in the…

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Fried Manchego with Tomato and Orange Blossom Jam

Fried Manchego with Tomato and Orange Blossom Jam

In my early 20’s I visited Spain a few times. Oh Spain, an amazing country, one of my favourite places in the world.  I have been to the North (in the Basque country), the center (Madrid is such a beautiful city), the east (I left a piece of my heart in Barcelona and Catalunya) and…

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Mushroom Sofficini

Mushroom Sofficini

If you follow this blog, you will be already familiar with sofficini, as I have published a Ham and Cheese Sofficini recipe a while ago.  For all the others who still do not know them, sofficini are delicious pockets of crunchy (yet soft) dough filled with all sorts of scrumptious cheesey goodies.  These are usually sold…

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Bomboloni alla Crema

Bomboloni alla Crema

Happy Mardi Gras everyone!  As promised in my last post about Ravioli di Carnevale, I am back with yet another delicious treat that is perfect to make and eat this time of the year: Bomboloni alla Crema – aka Italian doughnuts filled with pastry cream.  To be truthful, Italians eat Bomboloni all year round, but…

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Ravioli dolci di Carnevale

Ravioli dolci di Carnevale #SundaySupper

This week we are going to have a Fat Sunday celebration for Sunday Supper!  YAY!  As you all know, Fat Tuesday/Mardi Gras is on the 4th of March, so we are all sharing decadent or Mardi Gras inspired recipes. This is an absolute treat for me.  If you follow Manu’s Menu, you will know that…

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Arancine with Spinach

ARANCINE WITH SPINACH

If you have read my latest post, you will know that I am hosting this month’s challenge at the Daring Cooks!  I chose to challenge my fellow daring cooks to make Arancine from scratch, including risotto!  I also shared 3 different recipes with them: Arancine al Ragu’, Arancine al Burro and Arancine agli Spinaci. The…

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THE DARING COOKS’ JANUARY 2014 CHALLENGE: ARANCINE

This month’s challenge is very special for a few reasons. For starters, our hostess, Manu, graciously stepped in with very little notice and created an entire amazing challenge in pretty much no time at all. Secondly, Manu managed to do all of this while publishing her very first e-cookbook. Seriously, you simply must check it…

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