Recipes

A Faviata du Lardarolu

This delicious, hearty soup is the perfect Winter warmer, and incredibly easy to make.

 

1kg of dried beans
200g of bacon
500g of sausages
500g of Cavolicelli
200g of wild fennel
1 chopped onion
1 sprig of mint
Pepper to taste
Soak the dried beans the night before.

Place the beans in a large pot.

Add the bacon, sausage, cavolicelli, wild fennel, chopped onion, sprig of mint and a generous pinch of pepper.

Cook for around 1 hour on low heat with the lid on.

Serve with cubed bread.

Cannoli Siciliani

Cannoli (“little tubes”) are Sicilian pastry desserts popular in Italian-American cuisine. In Italy, they are commonly known as “cannoli siciliani”, Sicilian cannoli.

Cannoli consist of tube-shaped shells of fried pastry dough, filled with a sweet, creamy filling usually containing ricotta. They range in size from “cannulicchi”, no bigger than a finger, to the fist-sized proportions typically found south of Palermo, Sicily, in Piana degli Albanesi.

 

3 cups full fat ricotta cheese
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup mini chocolate chip[s or coarsely grated chocolate
6 tablespoons mixed candied peel
Mini chocolate chips or chopped pistachios
First let the ricotta sit in a strainer over a small bowl in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to remove the excess water.

Mix the ricotta with the rest of the filling ingredients.

Chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.

Fill each cannoli shell carefully and sprinkle with a little extra powdered sugar if desired.

Decorate ends of cannoli if desired with mini chocolate chips or chopped pistachios.

Chill until ready to serve.

Limoncello Dream

Superbly simple and amazingly refreshing. You can put this little beauty together in under 5 minutes and spend the rest of your time day dreaming in the sunshine.

1 Part Limoncello
1 Part Limon San Pellegrino
2 Parts Prosecco
Fresh Mint & Lemon to Taste
In a tall glass stir in your Limoncello and Limon San Pelligrino and then top up your glass with some ice cold prosecco. Add fresh lemon & mint to taste.

Aperol Spritz

This simple Italian cocktail is THE drink of summer. Aperol is an Italian aperitif similar to Campari but sweeter in taste. It has a relatively low alcohol content (11%) so perfect for warm summer afternoons.

Best of all, it’s super easy. Here’s how its done…

3 Parts Prosecco
2 Parts Aperol
1 Part Soda Water
Slice of Orange
Pour over ice and top with a slice of orange (we like to serve ours in a large bowl-style wine glass). Enjoy!

Raspberry Tiramisu

This delightfully simple to make Raspberry Tiramisu recipe is guaranteed to wow and impress your diners. Whether it be for a dinner party or a midweek treat this one is sure to fit the bill!

6 egg yolks
175g caster sugar
300ml double cream
500g mascarpone
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
150ml marsala
24 sponge fingers
350g raspberries
Icing sugar, to dust
Place a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water.

Add egg yolks and the sugar, whisk until pale, creamy and doubled in volume.

Remove from the heat and whisk for another 1 minute until cool.

In another bowl beat the cream, mascarpone and vanilla until combined, thick and creamy.

Fold the mixture into the creamy yolks.

Submerge half the sponge fingers into the Marsala and position over the bottom of a serving dish.

Cover the fingers with half of the creamy mixture, then top with most of the raspberries.

Repeat the layers, then finish by dotting over the remaining raspberries.

Cover and chill for at least 2 hours.

Dust the tiramisu with icing sugar just before serving.