Za’atar Manouche

Za’atar Manouche

Manouche, also known as Manakish, is a popular Levantine bread topped with a thyme mixture (Za’atar), cheese, or ground meat.  It is similar to a pizza and it can be sliced or folded.  It is often served for breakfast, which makes this bread perfect for the Middle Eastern breakfast I had to prepare for this…

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Pizza Sticks

PIZZA STICKS

These are addictive!  They taste like pizza snacks… I have bought some of the ready made pizza snacks here in Sydney and I must admit that these sticks are even better and, being home-made, you know what you are eating.  They are as easy to make as cookies and I am sure that if you…

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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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PIZZA FLAVOURED PIGGY BUNS

I saw these piggy shaped buns on Pinterest and I could not get them out of my mind!  They look too cute!  As the theme of my youngest daughter’s birthday party was Peppa Pig, I thought it would be a good time for me to try and make them!  I had so much fun and…

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PIZZETTE

Today I am going to share with you another piece of my childhood.  I don’t remember ever attending a birthday party as a child where there was no focaccia and/or pizzette as part of the buffet.  Usually you can buy these little pizze (pizzette actually means “little pizze”) at any bakery and kids love them. …

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Mushroom and Asiago Calzoni

MUSHROOM AND ASIAGO CALZONI

The other day I had some Asiago cheese left in the fridge and while trying to figure out what to do with it, I stumbled upon this recipe.  I also happened to have all the other ingredients, so I thought of trying it out for dinner.  It was really tasty!  I loved the contrasting flavours…

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PIZZAIOLA BEEF SCHNITZEL

Today I want to share with you a very easy recipe.  It is a dish that my mum would make often when I was a child as it was quick and loved by everyone.  It is called “pizzaiola” as it resembles pizza, thanks to the tomato and oregano sauce in which the beef is cooked. …

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NUTELLA PIZZA

Sara from Ms. Adventures in Italy and Michelle from Bleeding Espresso have declared February 5th “World Nutella Day 2012″ – “a day to celebrate, to get creative with, and most importantly, to EAT Nutella”. Yay!  What a FANTASTIC day!  I know… nowadays Nutella is famous all over the world.  And that is awesome as so many people…

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Caffe' Moretti

CAFFE’ MORETTI – MY FIRST REVIEW

As many of you know, I started blogging in order to write down my family’s recipes and keep them handy for me and my daughters and to clear up some of the most common misconceptions and misrepresentations of Italian food in the world.  After blogging for a few months though, I feel the need to…

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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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SFINCIONE PALERMITANO

This is another traditional Sicilian dish.  This time we are talking about Palermo.  For people who like food, Palermo is paradise.  People really enjoy their food and there are so many great dishes, that it is very hard to choose what to eat!  My dad is from this wonderful city and I have been lucky…

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