PASSION FRUIT CREME CARAMEL (CARAMEL CUSTARD) – CREME CARAMEL AL FRUTTO DELLA PASSIONE

The creme caramel or caramel custard, is a famous pudding, it is native of ancient Rome and later perfected in Portugal. This version, flavoured with passion fruit, has a particular taste and scent than usual creme caramel, but the texture will be  the classic unique. La creme caramel o creme custard, è un famosissimo dolce…

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VICHYSSOISE (cold cream of potatoes and leeks) WITH MUSHROOMS – VICHYSSOISE (crema fredda di patate e porri) CON FUNGHI

La Creme Vichyssoise is a cold soup of French origin. The main ingredients of this dish are leeks and potatoes and usually, chicken stock. This version however, is made with vegetable stock and is garnished with sautéed mushrooms. La creme Vichyssoise è una zuppa fredda di origine francese. Gli ingredienti principali di questo piatto sono…

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BOSTON BROWNIES

The Boston brownies, known simply as Brownies, are rectangular pastries typical Americans, made from a single cake. The main ingredient is the dark chocolate enriched with walnuts. However, there are many variations: flavoured, with various types of dried fruits and also with different types of chocolate. Depending on the time of day they are served,…

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MEATBALLS AND VEGETARIAN ‘MEATBALLS’ – POLPETTE DI CARNE E POLPETTE VEGETARIANE

The meatballs are a delicious dish to prepare in any case: a buffet, a main dish accompanied by vegetables, to enrich the pasta bake, stewed with tomato sauce … you can really indulge! I propose in two versions, for all tastes, all creeds and all food orientations, but both super-tasty and suitable for every preparation.…

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ZABAGLIONE – ZABAJONE

The Zabaglione is a soft cream made only by three ingredients: egg yolks, sugar and fortified wine. Its origins are Piedmontese, but is now common everywhere thanks to its derivatives, such as zabaglione liquors (Vov, Zabov, Advocaat, eggnog, rompope …), fillig creams and ice cream. The recipe needs a fortified wine, I have found a…

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COLOURED AND NATURAL LITTLE POTATO GNOCCHI (CHICCHE) – GNOCCHETTI DI PATATE COLORATI E AL NATURALE (CHICCHE)

The “chicche” are small potato gnocchi ideal to be proposed as main dish, accompanied by several kinds of sauces. In this recipe I propose them in two versions, in such a way I obtain two portions for two different meals (for four equal portion you can use the same doses without subdivide them). Furthermore, the…

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MAYONNAISE – MAIONESE

The mayonnaise is one of the most famous and popular sauces in the world. It is an emulsion of eggs and vegetable oil flavored with vinegar and lemon, its preparation is very simple, the important thing is to be very careful when you add the oil… little by little! The choice of the latter goes…

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SWEET ROLL WITH WHITE CHOCOLATE FILLING CREAM – ROTOLO AL CACAO RIPIENO DI CREMA AL CIOCCOLATO BIANCO

The chocolate roll with white chocolate cream filling is a very delicious cake, great for breakfast, snack or dessert. It is prepared with a cocoa base, very simple to obtain. A little trick to get a perfect roll is to add a teaspoon of honey in the dough, so our base will become very elastic…

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PAN-SAUTEED CALAMARI WITH CAPSICUM AND POTATOES – SPADELLATA DI CALAMARI CON PEPERONI E PATATE

The pan-sautéed calamari with capsicum and potatoes can be considered a very substantial main dish. Its preparation is simple and very fast, the only difficulty can be found in cleaning the squid, but with a little patience even that will be a climbable obstacle! La spadellata di calamari con peperoni e patate può essere considerato…

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PESTO GENOVESE

The pesto is a sauce from Liguria, traditionally used to season the typical pasta shapes, like trofie, trofiette, lasagna or prepare complete dishes such as trenette avvantaggiate or Ligurian minestrone. The preparation of the pesto is not complex, the important thing is to get the right ingredients … obviously we recommend those in Liguria, but…

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FILLO ROLLS WITH VEGETABLES AND MUSHROOMS – FAGOTTINI DI PASTA FILLO CON VERDURE E FUNGHI

The fillo rolls are a delicious appetizer to serve in a buffet or a dinner with friends. Crunchy outside and stuffed with super-tasty vegetables, will be sure to please even the little ones! I fagottini di pasta fillo sono uno sfizioso antipasto da servire a buffet o in una cena tra amici. Croccantissimi all’esterno e…

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ALFAJORES

Alfajores are sweets typical of South America, consisting of two biscuits stuffed with a cream, which is also typical South America: the dulce de leche. The dulce de leche, consisting of only milk and sugar, very reminiscent of the toffee sauce, both for flavour and for the consistency and it will be right to make…

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TARTLETS WITH RICOTTA AND CHOCOLATE CHIPS – CROSTATINE ALLA RICOTTA E GOCCE DI CIOCCOLATO

These tartlets are a “portable” version of the classic ricotta and chocolate tart.  Therefore are very good for snack or breakfast since they can be brought safely out of the house, without crumbling and getting disasters! The same doses may be used for a single tart that, presented at the end of a meal, be…

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DARK-CHOCOLATE CAKE WITH ICING (mom’s recipe) – TORTA AL CIOCCOLATO FONDENTE CON GLASSA AL BURRO (ricetta della mamma)

This is the super-proven mum’s chocolate cake and memory of many of my childhood friends! It ‘good to be eaten for breakfast and snacks, but is also perfect to be presented to a party with friends. It keeps in the fridge covered for a few days and, before consuming it, you leave it for a…

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