First attempt at cooking with a tagine. Quality Christmas present. Stay tuned in 2014 for more Moroccan flavours.
Dessert on Christmas day… and leftovers on boxing day!
Christmas has always had a strong Italian influence in my family. Thanks to my cousin Alex for cooking the lasagne – Nonna’s recipe of course. He’s perfected it too!
This dish is straight from my Nonna’s kitchen. The combination of flavours are amazing and blend so well together. It is by far my favourite homemade dish and brings back many childhood memories. This one is even cooked in the same dish my Nonna used to make it in.
The time taken to prepare these are definitely worth it. Cook the risotto a bit longer than normal so it sticks together easier. I had assistance from my friend Ann which helped in the production line of getting the balls ready! These ones are filled with a pork/veal ragu and mozzarella, or both, making it a lucky dip for those eating them!
This is by far my favourite Italian beer. It’s hard to find in Sydney but good bottle shops have it.
Cheated a bit with these and bought the pastry but it was Christmas morning and that’s a busy day!
Well worth it though. These were the perfect start to what is always a great food and wine day!
Whatever you are thinking… that’s exactly what this tasted like. Rich and full of chocolate. Hazelnut… what hazelnut, the chocolate dominated this cake!
Take your left over pizza dough and make some Grissini instead.
These aren’t Italian but tasted so good. Didn’t have any vanilla essence so put peppermint essence instead. Worked a treat!