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From time to time we will post a seasonal Italian recipe for you to try at home. Some Ligurian, some traditional, some with a twist. ....whatever it is, it will be delicious and do-able.


Zuppa Inglese

Download pdf of recipe here. Recipes for Zuppa Inglese first appeared in the late nineteenth century in the towns of Emilia-Romagna. Some say it originated when the Dukes of Este returned to Italy from England and instructed their chefs to recreate the English trifle they had enjoyed there. Unlike the English Trifle, the Zuppa Inglese …


Baked Quail Wrapped in Pancetta

Quail meat is delicate and very lean, sweet and not gamey or strong at all. The birds benefit from having pancetta wrapped around them to keep the meat moist and some strong herbs like rosemary and sage to flavour the potatoes. Of course you can simply roast the quails without the potatoes and serve them …


Crostata di rabarbaro e ricotta

Crostata di rabarbaro e ricotta Rhubarb and ricotta tart Makes 1 x 24cm tart Preheat the oven to 160ÂșC For the short sweet pastry 250g plain flour 85g icing sugar 50g almond meal 125 g unsalted butter diced pinch salt 1 whole egg Combine the sifted flour and icing sugar, almond meal, butter and salt …


Torta di ricotta e nocciole – Flourless hazelnut & ricotta cake

Flourless hazelnut and ricotta cake Torta di ricotta e nocciole For the cake 1 egg 75g caster sugar 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise and seeds scraped 500g ricotta finely grated zest of 1 lemon finely grated zest of 1 orange 30ml Frangelico 75g toasted hazelnuts, crushed medium fine For the mascarpone cream 1 egg 45g …

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