Lemon Delight in a Jar

Lemon Delight in a Jar

A few weeks ago, I have shared the recipe of Delizie al Limone (Lemon Delights), a typical Italian dessert from Naples and the Sorrentine peninsula, in the region of Campania.  They are a beautiful and delicious dessert, but they are very time consuming to make.  I had some of the Lemon glaze left in my…

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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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Crema Catalana

Crema Catalana

Milk puddings and custards are slowly replacing chocolate as my favourite kind of dessert.  While I used to always order anything with the word chocolate written on the menu when eating out, I have recently discovered that I prefer different flavoured creamy desserts.  One that I have always loved (even during my chocoholic years) is…

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Home-made Mascarpone

HOME-MADE MASCARPONE

Today I want to share a little secret with you: mascarpone is probably the easiest cheese to make at home.  Really.  Anyone can make it and it only requires 2 ingredients: cream and lemon juice.  I usually buy mine at the grocery store, but I must confess I am not totally happy with the mascarpone…

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Lemon Cheesecake Bars

LEMON CHEESECAKE BARS

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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SOLE MEUNIÈRE

Maybe not everyone knows this, but there is quite a bit of “rivalry” between Italy and France.  We call them “our transalpine cousins”, but the truth is there is a lot of competition going on… and not only about soccer!  Who has the best wine?  Or cheese?  Which cuisine is best?  French people will tell…

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LEMON CHICKEN

Lemon chicken is one of the dishes I like to order when we have Chinese take-away.  I love all sweet and sour dishes and whenever we order Chinese food, I always find myself ordering at least one!  I have already posted about how to make your own Orange Chicken and Sweet and Sour Pork, so…

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Roast Brined Chicken

ROAST BRINED CHICKEN

Audax of Audax Artifex was our November 2012 Daring Cooks’ host.  Audax has brought us into the world of brining and roasting, where we brined meat and vegetables and roasted them afterwards for a delicious meal! Wow! I had never brined anything before!  I thought it would be hard and time consuming, but it was neither…

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Strawberry Daiquiri

STRAWBERRY DAIQUIRI

Today I want to share with you the recipe for one of my favourite drinks: Strawberry Daiquiri.  I love the sweet and sourish taste given by the combination of strawberries and citrus juice.  I also love rum… I must admit it is my favourite liquor!  There are many different recipes for Strawberry Daiquiri out there…

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LEMON CHICKEN TAJINE WITH OLIVES

I have been sitting in front of my computer for a while now and I must admit I don’t know how to start off this post.  There are times when anything you write just doesn’t sound right.  If you follow other food blogs, you may have noticed that today there are quite a few posts dedicated to…

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Rabbit with Olive tapenade

RABBIT WITH BLACK OLIVE TAPENADE

I know that rabbit is probably an unusual meat in many households around the world, but it is quite common in Italy.  It is very lean and it tastes a bit like chicken.  I have always liked it, even as a child.  Actually I used to like it a lot more than chicken.  Since moving…

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RICOTTA AND LEMON MUFFINS

There are some flavours that I think are a perfect match and ricotta and lemon are definitely on the top of the list.  It is a very common combination in Italian pâtisserie and when you try it out, you will understand why.  Ricotta is a very mild cheese that is often used in Italian sweets…

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