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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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Cassata Siciliana Recipe (With Mini Pandoro)

Dec 20, 2015
Cassata Siciliana recipe
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

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Stuffed Sardines A Beccafico

Nov 11, 2015
Italian Sardines Beccafico Recipe
Sarde a Beccafico Recipe This is an extremely popular sardine dish in Sicily with variations to the cooking method and the stuffing. The dish is named in homage to the “beccafico” a small migratory and fig eating bird so the story goes. Becca means peck and fico, fig. The stuffed sardines resemble a beccafico bird. It is also said that when the birds still existed in Sicily they were stuffed in the same way as the sardines. On our last

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Prosciutto and olives savoury cake

Oct 5, 2015
Prosciutto and olives savoury cake
Torta alle olive e prosciutto Italian cooks are renowned for their ingenuity born out of necessity. In an Italian kitchen nothing should ever be thrown away. A good Italian cook should be able to recycle everything in the kitchen and prepare delicious fare with leftovers and those parts of the produce most people would dispose of. This philosophy has created a whole department in Italian cuisine called “la Cucina del Riciclo” which translates literally as Recycle Cuisine. This cake is

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