BANANA BREAD

Have you talked about breakfast or maybe brunch? Here is something delicious and with a strong flavor such as banana. The scent of banana while cooking will spread throughout the kitchen and, once ready, slice by slice will disappear in a flash! Quick and easy to prepare, it is also a way to use those…

CARROT AND ORANGE CAKE

A cake full of flavors and simple to prepare. Accompanied by a tea or a hot milk it is excellent for these winter days. INGREDIENTS2 eggs180 g of sugar100 g of peeled carrots180 g of flour 0050 g of cornflourjuice of half an orangegrated zest of 1 orange16g of baking powder4 tablespoons of double cream…

BASIL AND WALNUT PESTO

Pesto is a food known all over the world. In supermarkets you can find many versions of it but, although is quick to use, I always recommend that you prepare it directly from home. You will notice the difference in taste and smell compared to an industrial pesto! The traditional recipe of pesto alla genovese…

CHOCOLATE CHRISTMAS TREES

A few ingredients and simple instructions are enough to create something original for the decoration of your desserts, whether they are cakes, cupcakes or simply to embellish the table with sweets. Today I present to you my Christmas trees but you can make other creations for Valentine’s Day, Easter or other holidays! Have fun with…

TIRAMISÙ

Tiramisù is a dessert known and appreciated, as well as in the world, throughout Italy from North to South without distinction. Eggs, mascarpone, ladyfingers dipped in sweetened coffee and bitter cocoa, the recipe for this sweet symbol of Italian pastry is very simple; what is not at all simple is being able to establish with…

PANCAKES WITH WHITE CHOCOLATE CHIPS

These easy American pancakes are not light but at least they are fluffy. They are great for a weekend brunch. Try adding a handful of white chocolate chips or some fresh blueberries to the batter and enjoy them!! INGREDIENTS: 140 g self raising flour2 tbsp caster sugar1/2 tsp salt1 handful white chocolate130 ml of milk…

CHICKEN SKEWERS WITH VEGGIES

Who doesn’t love meat, fish or vegetables skewers? Grilled on the burning barbecue are a delight, but since the beautiful days are still far away today I propose you this delicious skewers prepared in the oven. INGREDIENTS (4 PEOPLE)•800 g boneless chicken thighs•4 big red onions•4 peppers•2 teaspoons of hot smoked paprika (I use @lachinatasmokedpaprika )•4 tablespoons…

CALABRIAN PIGNOLATA

Pignolata is made of fried balls of dough dipped in honey. Pignolata is traditionally made in both Calabria and Sicily and each has its own variant so keep in mind that these tiny delights could appear in multiple regions and may have different names. But if you ask anyone in my family in Calabria what…

SPAGHETTI ALLA CORTE D’ASSISE

It is a typical summer first course of the Calabrian Ionian coast. The dish has a simple preparation based on few ingredients which create a spicy and fragrant sauce. Born by chance in the Da Rocco restaurant (today Club Hotel Kennedy) in Marina di Gioiosa Ionica, in 1958. One late evening a Judge came to…

POTATO FOCACCIA WITH ROSEMARY AND CHERRY TOMATOES

This is my first focaccia. I recently learned how to do it and I can assure you that it is really simple to prepare. It is perfectly crunchy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside. It is perfect to serve for lunch or dinner or even cut in half and used for…