Sweet Potato (or Pumpkin/Squash) Italian Gnocchi – Super easy and egg-free!

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These delicious little dumplings made with sweet potato, pumpkin or butternut squash mash in the authentic Italian style, served with melted butter and sage are so awesome and have so much flavour that you might want to make them every … Continue reading

Piadina Romagnola authentic Italian recipe and history about this typical Italian flatbread

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One of my all time favorite quick italian dish is Piada or Piadina Romagnola (pron. pee-uh-dee-nuh), one of the most characteristic italian flatbread, known and loved in Italy and all over the world both as a street food and a … Continue reading

Roman-Style Gnocchi (Gnocchi alla Romana) with Semolina Flour

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An easy Italian pasta recipe for an impressive dish that can be prepared in advance for a great dinner with guests! And, as every recipe in my blog, that’s the best Gnocchi alla Romana recipe that I know of, so … Continue reading

Italian Carnival Sweet Fritters: Crostoli… or Chiacchiere, Frappe, Sfrappole, Cenci, Galani, Grostoli, Bugie…

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AUTHENTIC ITALIAN CARNIVAL SWEET FRITTERS These are my favourite Carnival Sweet Fritters ever! Crispy but light and no greasy at all thanks to vinegar added in. I could eat them all day long! Here in Italy is not the right … Continue reading

Potato Gnocchi: authentic, best and fool-proof recipe, firm outside with a delicate and soft texture inside, not chewy, not soggy… simply delicious!

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Stop looking elsewhere. Here you’ve found the best and fool-proof Gnocchi recipe ever. Yes, now you can make authentic Italian Gnocchi like a fine restaurant (or even better) with no fuss, I promise. (comments below can confirm that) If you … Continue reading

Mini Tuna Meatballs (Polpette di Tonno): an easy and tasty finger food

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ITALIAN MINI TUNA MEATBALLS New Year’s Eve is around the corner so, if you’re planning on doing a seafood-based party, why not making these delicious little tuna meatballs, Italian style? They are perfect as a starter or as a finger … Continue reading

Passatelli Pasta (comfort Italian pasta)

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AUTHENTIC PASSATELLI RECIPE – ITALIAN DUMPLINGS Passatelli (puh-ssuh-tell-e) are a real comfort pasta typical of Emilia-Romagna, Italian region. Usually eaten in cold evenings and accompanied by a genuine home-made meat and vegetable stock can be a really cure for a … Continue reading

Italian Little Pizzas (Pizzette)

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These little pizzas are children’s favourites. They are perfect for parties as a finger food, but you have to be sure to make a big batch because they run out quickly! Trust me, these little pizzas will be really a … Continue reading

Soft and Doughy Pizza By The Slice (Italian Pizza al Taglio)

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My son doesn’t like flat pizza, so I had to learn how to make a really soft and doughy pizza like those you can find in an italian bakery (…or anywhere else). I’ve already told you that I’m a very … Continue reading

Vera Pizza Napoletana (Real Neapolitan Pizza)

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I’m really a pizza addict. For about 5 years I tried to achieve every information, every secret to be able to make a delicious Neapolitan pizza at home quite like those you eat in pizzeria…. with success. It’s not as difficult … Continue reading

Holidays and mother yeast

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Mother yeast or sourdough starter is like a pet, you have to feed it every 4-5 days…. but when you have to go on holiday and you cannot bring it with you, what should you do??? Don’t worry, there’s always a … Continue reading

How to use Mother Yeast or Sourdough Starter

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If you’re reading this post, you certainly have created your mother yeast or sourdough starter, so… Well Done! Now, how do you use it? What can you bake? There’s a hearsay telling that it’s very hard to understand how to use … Continue reading