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milk and coffee blancmange on crunchy base

Milk and coffee blancmange on crunchy base

The milk and coffee blancmange reminds me of my grandma Nella. She used to prepared it quite often when I was young: I can remember those big moulds where she put this dense custard which became like a pudding with savoiardi soaked in coffee. Truly speaking, I didn’t like this dessert when I was a […] Read more…

Baked pumpkin and ricotta patties

Baked pumpkin and ricotta patties

The baked pumpkin and ricotta patties are a light but delicious vegetarian dish. It won’t take long to prepare them and they are so yummy! After the big success of my zucchini and ricotta patties, I wanted to prepare a winter version using the pumpkin and…you know what? The baked pumpkin and ricotta patties are […] Read more…

Sicilian pumpkin carpaccio

Sicilian pumpkin carpaccio

During a dinner with friends, some days ago, my friend Francesca made me try the Sicilian pumpkin carpaccio, a raw,  marinated pumpkin. In her version (which actually is her mother in law recipe), the pumpkin is cut in pieces, not too thin, and seasoned with pine nuts and garlic (too much garlic in my opinion!). […] Read more…

Ratatouille in bread crust with Roquefort sauce

Ratatouille in bread crust with Roquefort sauce

Many people think the ratatouille is a “French caponata”: the basic difference between the two dishes is that the ratatouille is simply made by chopped vegetable without using vinegar and sugar, which are typical in the Sicilian dish. I wanted to enrich this plate adding a Roquefort sauce, serving it in a cute way: I […] Read more…

cheese and pepper tonnarelli

Cheese and pepper Tonnarelli

Today, I am going to go into a dangerous field: the cooking tradition of a region which is not mine! Today recipe is the cheese and pepper tonnarelli, a typical dish of the Lazio region. The version I am going to give you is the one presented by the Italian cook Alessandro Borghese on television: […] Read more…

Ile flottante - meringue cloud on custard

Ile flottante – meringue cloud on custard

The Île flottante is a very refined French dessert. Ile flottante literally means “floating island”, because the vanilla cloud “swims” on the custard where it lays. It is a dessert with a very French taste: not everyone is used to know this particular flavour but it will win you over after the first bite! The most […] Read more…

Magic cocoa cake

Magic cocoa cake

Magic cake recipe was born on the web, and in a short time it has become very popular all over the world. It is called “magic” because from only one mixture you obtain three different consistencies: a hard base, a crunchy surface and the internal part that seems a pudding. Today I propose you the […] Read more…

Eggplant ravioli with fresh tomato and burrata

Eggplant ravioli with fresh tomato sauce and burrata are a concentrate of southern Italian flavours: fresh pasta filled with fried eggplants, a staple of Sicilian cooking; served with fresh tomato sauce, a quintessential Italian classic; and burrata cheese, a specialty of Apulia. Eggplant ravioli with fresh tomato sauce and burrata Ingredients: 400 g white wheat […] Read more…

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