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Rustic Lard Bread

Rustic Lard Bread : vintage bread version using lard; tasty, simple and easy to make. Last year, I started to renew vintage recipes I found at home and this Rustic Lard Bread is one of those implemented in our small household. It is very tasty and, if wrapped in foil,… Read more »

6-inch Italian Easter Ricotta Pie

6-inch Italian Easter Ricotta Pie : vintage Easter favourite. This 6-inch Italian Easter Ricotta Pie is smaller version of what we usually make for Easter. Just like 6 inch Sponge Cake with Strawberries It is meant for little families or one afternoon treats. We usually make large, full sized ones… Read more »

Cured Egg Yolks

Cured Egg Yolks : preserving food, vintage way. Since ancient times, simple food was cured for delicacies to prepare once the ingredients were expensive or out of season. Type of the food cured and the quantities depended on environment and the size of one’s pocket, of course. Ham, fish, bacon,… Read more »

Oil Cured Cheese

  Oil Cured Cheese : Fancy retro and simply cured cheese for your charcuterie board. It has been a while since I started to prepare vintage recipes using lard and duck fat and vintage ways of curing food to publish and they include Cured Egg Yolks and Oil Cured Cheese.… Read more »

Amaretti Thumbprints

Amaretti Thumbprints : Italian almond pearls, so easy to make. Perfect for holidays ! This simple and delicious, traditional dessert recipe is quite an old one and perfect for holidays. Three weeks storage characteristic is due to almond based, cantuccini like batter, once cooked; crunchy and dry. It is well… Read more »

Vintage Blueberry Coffee Cake

Vintage Blueberry Coffee Cake: more than hundred years old, this recipe survived thanks to its simplicity and amazing flavours ! Vintage Blueberry Coffee Cake is one of the evergreens baked quite often, combined with seasonal berries. A handful of any berries added to this perfect batter makes it so comforting… Read more »

Italian Festive Cake (Bustrengo)

Italian Festive Cake (Bustrengo) : beautiful flavours to enjoy ! My friend has sent me freshly picked tangerines and oranges from the coast, several days ago. I am specially thankful for the batches I receive every year since they are not chemically treated. So, to make the best use of… Read more »

Isabella Grape Jam

Isabella Grape Jam: Heard it through the grapevine …   I still remember the fragrance the Isabella grapes released after rain in my grandmother’s backyard. We used to play hide-and-seek there under the grand grapevine roof, all around the chairs, running among the Isabella vines and peonies. Is there any… Read more »