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Chestnut and Pancetta Focaccia

  Chestnut and Pancetta Focaccia is beautiful late summer meal made with chestnut flour and boiled chestnuts. On the top, there is a layer of pancetta stessa ( flat pancetta ) to add smoky flavours to chestnut batter.   What is focaccia ? The name focaccia derives from the Roman “panis… Read more »

Plum Vinegar from Scratch

  Plum Vinegar from Scratch is Italian Crema di Aceto di Prugna, homemade fruit vinegar, creamy thick fresh fruit condiment and salad dressing, perfect recipe to satisfy even the most demanding Epicureans!   Creamy fruit vinegar is one of the best ingredients for your salad. Since it is sweet and… Read more »

Ricotta Stuffed Squash Blossoms

  Ricotta Stuffed Squash Blossoms are batter fried squash blossoms stuffed only with Ricotta cheese to emphasize their tender and delicate flavour. It is an Italian light and crispy late summer treat!   This simply stuffed squash flower recipe is the best one to start with. It seems for us… Read more »

Baked Italian Sausage

  Baked Italian Sausage  is the best Italian sausage bake you can think of ! Loaded with vegetables of your choice, spicy or sweet sausages, potatoes or pasta, it makes an easy oven baked dinner for busy week day ! The whole family enjoys the flavours of this simple recipe.… Read more »

Ricotta Plum Cake

  Ricotta Plum Cake, simple Italian ricotta coffee cake with plums, baked in spring form pan is an Italian Plumcake with a twist.     With so much said and written about this late summer plum dessert, I decided to write about the difference between two types of cakes. The… Read more »

Giardiniera from Scratch

  Giardiniera from Scratch is quick giardiniera recipe, refrigerator vegetables salad, homemade, Italian canning traditional version to inspire everybody to make their own version and enjoy the best pickled veggies with as many savoury dishes as you can imagine.   Hello everybody ! This easy and traditional Italian pickled vegetables… Read more »

Tortano Bread from Scratch

  Tortano Bread from Scratch is Italian Easter bread filled with eggs, spicy salami, ham, cheese and pork crackings. Perfect brunch or outdoor picnic snack. In most of the cases, we serveTortano and Casatiello for Easter brunch. One of the differences between these two is that hard boiled eggs are… Read more »

Meloncello from Scratch

  Meloncello from Scratch is an easy Tuscan cantaloupe digestive to enjoy during summer. It is the base to make meloncello liqueur or to garnish your favourite ice cream with. It seems like perfect timing to show another drink from scratch ! Quite soon, Tuscan cantaloupe will ripen and the… Read more »

Pandoro French Toast

  Pandoro French Toast is delicious creamy spongy breakfast loaded with sweet bread, jam and cream cheese. Perfect holidays breakfast to make with pandoro leftovers ! Pandoro from Scratch has long shelf line due to double rising of fresh natural yeast and you can literary keep it on room temperature… Read more »

Pandoro from Scratch

  Pandoro from Scratch is Italian Christmas golden cake, simple yet decadent, of mild flavor, soft, slightly scented with vanilla, so light and fluffy. Hello everybody ! It’s Christmas baking time again and here I share beautiful Pandoro from Scratch with you ! Let’s make it clear from the start… Read more »