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Chocolate horseshoe biscuits (Christmas cookies)

Chocolate horseshoe biscuits (Christmas cookies)

Third and last idea for handmade, homemade Christmas presents: chocolate horseshoe biscuits. After the hot chocolate mix and the salted caramel sauce, it’s time for some cookies. Why we offer this kind of biscuits for Christmas? Because the horseshoe brings good luck, so it is perfect […]

Homemade salted caramel sauce

Homemade salted caramel sauce

I am not a big fan of too much sugary desserts. I cannot say I didn’t love cake or ice-cream, I should be a liar, but I cannot eat thing too sugary. An example? Caramel cake! My boyfriend loves them so much… but I don’t!! […]

Hot chocolate mix: how to prepare it

Hot chocolate mix: how to prepare it

The count down has begun: Christmas is coming!! 😀 It’s time to think about presents, isn’t it? Some years ago I started doing little presents by my own. Easy to make and quick gifts that your beloved ones can… finally eat!! Did you really think […]

The bouquet garni: essential for making stock and fumet

The bouquet garni: essential for making stock and fumet

What are we preparing today? A classic and basic recipe: the bouquet garni. But what is it? It’s a bundle of aromatic herbs, created by french people and used to add some flavour and arome to our preparation. Nowadays everyone use it, not only french […]

Homemade ricotta cheese gnocchi

Homemade ricotta cheese gnocchi

We always say “Thursday: gnocchi” in Italy, it’s like an unwritten rule… Thursday is the specific day for gnocchi. So, why am I making them today? Because Thursday it’s a real busy day for me, so I shake it up and I am making them right […]

Durum wheat semolina homemade tagliatelle

Durum wheat semolina homemade tagliatelle

When I was a child, there was no Sunday lunch without fresh homemade tagliatelle. Back from church, after putting the chicken into the oven (another Sunday’s must have), my granny always made homemade pasta, while us, me and my three little brothers, we were around […]

Whole-wheat pizza dough… it’s pizza time!

Whole-wheat pizza dough… it’s pizza time!

Some time ago I discovered a brilliant way to start the week perfectly… eating pizza!! So, today we will make a whole-wheat pizza dough. But why pizza on Monday? Well, because pizza is one of those foods that makes the day better. When you eat pizza, […]

Flavoured balanced salt: un unusual seasoning

Flavoured balanced salt: un unusual seasoning

It’s commonly known that adding a bit of salt in a cake brings out its full taste. This fact induced an Italian chef to ask himself if the contrary was equally true: what about adding a bit of sugar to savory dishes? So he “created” […]

Hot chilli olive oil: give a little extra to your dishes!

Hot chilli olive oil: give a little extra to your dishes!

When you are in a pizzeria, what is the first thing you ask, just after ordering pizza? I don’t know you, but I usually ask for some hot chilli olive oil!! Real Italian pizzerias make it by themselves. It gives a little extra that makes […]

Durum wheat semolina sandwich bread

Durum wheat semolina sandwich bread

Which is one of the products I couldn’t live without? Bread, of course! Most of all, I enjoy making it, preparing it by myself. I think making bread is a kind of magic. You put together some flour, water, salt and yeast… and after a […]