Italian

Apr 28

Sun Dried Tomato Bread – A savoury Mediterranean loaf

Once you try this Sun Dried Tomato Bread, you’ll be looking for excuses to make it again and again. Most of the time nowadays I make sourdough, but it does take a bit of effort and planning, where as this bread recipe is really quick by comparison and the sweet fruity, slightly sour and umami …

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Nov 18

Easy Italian Red Sauce with Mushrooms Recipe

Italian spaghetti sauce with mushrooms makes my mouth water with anticipation of a meal that is so easy to prepare. It will probably take longer to write this post than the time required to prepare the meal. For this meal I like to use the prepared homemade Marinara sauce that I have portioned and frozen …

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Nov 06

Oven Baked Breaded Italian Chicken Cutlets: Step by Step with Pictures

Baked breaded chicken cutlets have to be one of the most versatile foods that can be prepared in the kitchen. You can enjoy them by themselves as a meal or a snack, or use them to make Chicken Parmesan, a simple Chicken Cordon Bleu or even as a topping to a salad. Whatever you choose …

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Nov 03

Pesto Presto – Pesto Genovese

Way before modern Italy, the Romans were making a type of sauce called ‘moretum’ that was made using a mortar from which the name is derived. Moretum was usually made with herbs, oil, salt, vinegar, occasionally and eaten spread on bread. Compare this to modern day pesto which is usually made from basil, pine nuts, …

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Oct 30

Ricotta Fritta – Fried Ricotta Antipasti

These ricotta fritta antipasti are a little like gnocchi, but a lot lighter and very ‘more-ish’. Ricotta is a strange cheese. It literally means ‘re-cooked’, as in that after normal cheese has been made by separating the curds from the whey, the whey is then heated to create the ricotta. Also ricotta doesn’t really melt, …

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