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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Passion fruit Liqueur

Passion fruit Liqueur

Here I am, back with another recipe for home-made liqueur!  Once you understand the procedure, you can make basically any flavour liqueur you like.  This one is made with fresh passion fruit and it is delicious and even though it requires 45 days of “resting time”, the recipe itself is very easy.  Thi liqueur is…

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Home-made Condensed Milk

Home-made Condensed Milk

The other day I got a comment from a reader asking for a substitute for condensed milk, which is not easily available in her country.  That got me thinking that I should put up the recipe for home-made condensed milk on the blog… as making it at home is very easy and it takes all…

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Mozzarella and Sun dried Tomato Pork Sausage

Mozzarella and Sun dried Tomato Pork Sausage

If you follow Manu’s Menu, you must remember that a few weeks ago, I reviewed the Toollio, an amazing multi-function kitchen appliance.  Since then, I have been using the Toollio regularly and sharing some recipes that show how versatile this machine is and today, I will be posting the last recipe of this little series.  Among the…

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Creamy Coconut Liqueur

Creamy Coconut Liqueur #SundaySupper

This week, for #SundaySupper we are sharing recipes for homemade gifts to give to family and friends for the holidays. I LOVE this theme and I cannot wait to read all the recipes that my fellow bloggers will share.  I am always on the lookout for new ideas.  Like every year, this year too I…

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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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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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Aamrakhand

Aamrakhand

Today’s recipe is an Indian dessert.  A few months ago I shared with you the recipe for Shrikhand, a smooth and airy yogurt mousse made with hung curd, sugar, saffron, cardamom and nuts.  Today, I am going to show you how to make what is basically a mango flavoured Shrikhand, called Aamrakhand.  The recipe is…

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Home-made Aioli

Home-made Aioli

Mmmmm aioli! I love it. It’s a condiment that gained a lot of popularity in recent years, but for the few who still don’t know what it is, aioli (also known as alioli or allioli) is basically a garlic flavoured mayonnaise traditionally made in some areas of France and Spain.  Having grown up in Europe, I…

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Maftoul with Chicken

Maftoul with Chicken

The May Daring Cooks’ Challenge was hosted by the incomparable Sawsan from Chef in Disguise. Sawsan challenged us to try our hands (literally!) at making maftoul – hand-rolled Palestinian couscous that is as versatile as it is tasty! Wow was the only word that I could utter when I saw this month’s challenge!  I love Sawsan’s…

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Home-made Verzini

Home-made Verzini

As you may know, I was born and brought up in Milan.  Foodwise, Milan is famous for risotto (especially Risotto alla Milanese, made with saffron), ossobuco, cotoletta, panettone and cassoeula.  As you can see, I have already shared the recipes for the most famous Milanese food… all, but one: Cassoeula.  The reason why it took…

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Home-made Puff Pastry

Home-made Puff Pastry

I am very excited about today’s recipe, as I will be showing you how to make puff pastry from scratch!  For a while I have been debating whether or not to publish it on a separate post or just add it to my Techniques page where I share other basic dough recipes.  The reason is that,…

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