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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Burrata and Truffle Oil Risotto

Burrata and Truffle Oil Risotto

Maybe not everyone is familiar with Burrata.  It is a kind of fresh cheese typical of the Italian region of Apulia, in the south of the country.  It is in fact a “composite” cheese as it is made of a mozzarella outer shell filled with soft mozzarella scraps and cream and then closed to form…

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Elsa's Plait

Elsa’s Plait

I love savoury dishes much more than sweets, so I always make sure to have a few savoury options at parties as I know kids will need something more than sugary treats.  I made this bread plait for Victoria’s Frozen party, to simulate Elsa’s long plait.  It’s a soft bread filled with ham and mozzarella. …

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Stracci di Antrodoco

Stracci di Antrodoco #SundaySupper

This week Sunday Supper’s theme is “stuff it, roll it, and/or wrap it”!  We will be sharing recipes for food that is stuffed, rolled, and/or wrapped, so make sure to check out all the yummy links at the end of this post! Today I am going to combine my Sunday Supper post with my Regional Italian…

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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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Pizza flavoured Savoury Pastries

PIZZA FLAVOURED SAVOURY PASTRIES

Italian birthday parties always have some sort of savoury pastries in the menu.  I remember my mum buying a huge tray filled with all sorts of what we call “rustici” (small puff pastry parcels filled with different goodies) at our local bakery.  I have always had more of a savoury tooth rather than a sweet…

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Prosciutto, Rocket and Grana Cheese Pizza

PROSCIUTTO, ROCKET AND GRANA CHEESE PIZZA

My husband adores pizza… so, to please him (and the kids!), I usually make pizza on Sunday evening.  Home made pizza can be quite healthy, depending on the toppings you use and it is quite common in Italian houses to make pizza once a week.  While my husband enjoys his pizza with salami, I like…

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MEAT FILLED APULIAN PANZEROTTI

I cannot believe it’s Carnevale time already! Didn’t we celebrate Christmas just the other day??  Anyhow, today’s recipe had to be related to this amazing festivity, which also happens to be the one I like the most.  I soooo miss Carnevale… back in Italy we all dress up in masks and go around playing tricks and having…

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Lasagne Verdi

LASAGNE VERDI

Today’s recipe is a variation on the classic Baked Lasagne that I have already shared with you in the past.  The main difference is that this dish is made using “green” pasta sheets that are made with spinach.  You can find a tutorial on how to make your own green pasta dough here.  I can…

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Gnocchi alla sorrentina

GNOCCHI ALLA SORRENTINA

This week’s Regional Italian dish comes from Campania and more precisely from Sorrento.  I am sure that all of you have heard of this beautiful coastal village, which is renowned for its world famous lemons (from which the best limoncello is made).  I would love to share with you the recipe for limoncello, but as…

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Lasagne

BAKED LASAGNE

Today I want to share with you the recipe for one of the most iconic Italian dishes ever: lasagne.  It is a dish for special occasions or Sunday lunches spent with family and friends… so it is more time consuming than a mid-week dish.  But I can guarantee you that you will not mind the…

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Supplì al telefono

SUPPLÌ AL TELEFONO

Today’s recipe takes us to the Italian region of Lazio.  Lazio is a coastal region in Central Italy and it includes Rome, the capital of Italy.  Many of the most popular Italian dishes come from this area.  They include carbonara, amatriciana, abbacchio, carciofi alla giudia and many more.  So stay tuned for more recipes from…

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FRIED MOZZARELLE WITH ANCHOVIES

This is a very easy recipe for a very tasty aperitivo.  Aperitivo could be considered the Italian equivalent of the Spanish tapas and it is basically finger food eaten along with drinks.  It can also substitute a more substantial appetizer for a dinner party.  When I first met my husband he would often tell me…

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FRIED PIZZA – PIZZA FRITTA

This is not a recipe for the faint hearted.  It is not light and it is fried… but it is the most delicious of pizza’s!  It is my nonna’s (grandmother) recipe and she used to make it for her children and grandchildren quite often. I actually do not remember her making a baked pizza ever……

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RIANATA

A while ago I published the recipe for sfincione, which can be considered to be the pizza of Palermo.  Today I am going to give you the recipe for the pizza from Trapani: rianata.  There are a few versions of this pizza, some are made only with oregano (the name rianata comes from origanata which…

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