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Pomodorini confit (Slow cooked baby tomatoes)

Dec 2, 2016
Pomodorini confit (Slow cooked baby tomatoes) There are hundreds of ways to use these tomatoes. Italian chefs use confit tomatoes to accompany pasta dishes or as garnish for many main courses. It is a modern way of preparing tomatoes, not many nonnas would have prepared them this way. My recipe is inspired by a friend who prepared these for a Christmas lunch more than 20 years ago; they were so beautiful I never forgot them. I now use this recipe

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Rosemary, olive oil and spelt cake

Feb 26, 2016
Ciambella di farro, olio d'oliva e rosmarino   I grew up in family where sweets, cakes and desserts were a very rare occurrence. My nonna and zia did not make cakes very often and for special occasions my mother would dispatch my father to buy a tray of delicious pastries at the “Pasticceria”. We all loved the pastries of course, but I was probably the one who ate the least of them. I do not like overly sweet desserts, so

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Orange Ricotta Cake With Saffron

Feb 6, 2016
Orange Ricotta Cake With Saffron
Ciambella di ricotta con agrumi e zafferano I never thought I would enjoy making cakes! My aunt made cakes using ricotta, an ingredient widely used in cake making in Italian recipes. The story of this cake is really about how easy it is to make, no more than 15   minutes. When I started I was going to use a plain round tin (you will see in the photo with all the ingredients), but I changed my mind at the last

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Sicilian cassata with mini Pandoro

Dec 20, 2015
Cassata Siciliana di Natale con Pandorini This is an extremely simple  dessert to make at Christmas time. Inspired by the quality of the ricotta now available in Melbourne, I could not think of anything better to do than have a miniature Christmas tree as a gorgeous and not too sweet, not too heavy dessert to have on Christmas day. For those who love cassata this is a great way to make a version of this very popular Sicilian dessert with very little effort. You can prepare

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