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Italian Doughnuts With Cassata ICe-Cream And Prickly Pears

Italian Doughnuts With Cassata ICe-Cream And Prickly Pears

This recipe requires an ice-cream machine. To make the doughnuts 500g plain flour 15g dry yeast 120g sugar 6 egg yolks 300ml milk 80g softened butter Cinnamon sugar* Pinch of salt Zest of one orange * Made by combining half cinnamon and half sugar. Add the flour, yeast, sugar, salt and orange zest to a...

Panettone – Recipe to make this grand, festive cake at home

PANETTONE Ingredients 15g Dry baking yeast 250ml Lukewarm water 45g Caster sugar 2 Eggs 125g Low-fat plain yoghurt 1 Vanilla bean 15g Grated lemon zest 1 pinch Salt 500g Flour 00 (see note below) 85g Currants 85g Sultanas Icing sugar Melted butter (to brush, optional) In a medium bowl, combine yeast, water and caster sugar....

Panettone – The King of Christmas Cakes

Panettone – The King of Christmas Cakes

A towering, fluffy dome of panettone is an integral feature of any Italian Christmas. Delicious, but fiendishly difficult to make, this grand, festive cake has attracted its fair share of colourful legends. Big, Bright Boxes tied with wide, shiny ribbons, piled high to create a perfect picture of bounty – what could be more in...

Zip-Wire Adventure when in Italy

Zip-Wire Adventure when in Italy

In the mountains of remote Basilicata, the world’s highest and fastest zip wire gives fearless travellers the ride of their lives. Forget lazing by the pool reading novels. And, if nosing around museums, strolling the seafront or relaxing at sunny cafés isn’t your thing, then maybe your adventurous side would like being trussed up and...

Salmon and Pesto Genovese Lasagna with Sautéed Vegetables

Salmon and Pesto Genovese Lasagna with Sautéed Vegetables

Serves: 6 Prep time: 20min Cooking time 25-30 4 tbs Olive oil 1 onion sliced julienne (fine, even, long slices) 1 celery stalk sliced julienne 1 carrot sliced julienne 1 zucchini sliced julienne 1 eggplant sliced julienne 1 leek, sliced julienne 300gr diced, skinned fresh salmon fillets, bones removed 250gr Barilla lasagna sheets 190gr Pesto...

The Sweetest Side of Turin

The Sweetest Side of Turin

Bordered by France and Switzerland, Piedmont is the birthplace of Slow Food. The regional capital, Turin, exudes charm, elegance and culture, yet it is often overlooked by tourists. Italy’s first capital in 1861, home to the royal House of Savoy and the headquarters of FIAT, it boasts outstanding Italian cafès, expansive boulevards, Baroque and Neo-classic...

Venetian Magic – An art lovers discovery in Venice

Venetian Magic – An art lovers discovery in Venice

Food, canals, gondolas, water, water, water and many footsloggers wandering the narrow passageways provides our guest blogger, Louis Gravelet the perfect landscape to search for another dimension. With limited time and wishing for something different a decision was made to follow a recommendation and visit the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. It displays masterpieces of Cubism, Futerism,...

Milan –  5 things to do in 5 Hours

Milan – 5 things to do in 5 Hours

As the nature of times change travelling to the worlds iconic sites opens the eyes to new sights not usually experienced in our so called safe havens. Making the most of limited time Louis Gravelet shares his thoughts after a brief stopover in Milan:   Arriving late in the evening, I only had five hours in...

Travelling the Ligurian Coast

Travelling the Ligurian Coast

Liguria’s famous coastline is both beautiful and diverse. The Italian Riviera and mountainous hinterland are a stark contrast to the historical port city of Genoa – yet each has its own unique attractions. Bordering Tuscany, Emilia Romagna, Piedmont and France; Liguria is Italy’s third smallest region. Here, the mountains meet the Ligurian Sea to produce...

Chestnuts (Castagne) Desserts

Chestnuts (Castagne) Desserts

All across Europe chestnuts mean winter, street vendors on corners selling them hot off the coals and in Italy in particular, warm chestnut desserts. Castagnaccio originates from Lucca where it’s made for the Sagra Volto Santo. This festival celebrates the Crucifix of the Cathedral of San Martino, which is carried through the streets on 13...