Eggplant Parmigiana

This recipe is a lighter version than the traditional one. Instead of flouring and frying the slices of eggplant I roast them in the oven. The dish can be assembled ahead of time and baked when you are ready to serve it. It can also be reheated with great result. 2½ pounds firm eggplant, peeled … Continue reading Eggplant Parmigiana

Carrot Ginger Soup

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil1 onion, coarsely chopped4 large carrots, peeled and cut in 1-inch pieces2 tablespoon ginger, sliced4 cups water or chicken or vegetable stock3 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped1/4 teaspoon nutmeg1 teaspoon fennel seedszest of 1 lemon1 tablespoon white wine vinegar2 tablespoon tomato pastesalt and pepper to taste1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped Heat … Continue reading Carrot Ginger Soup

Chocolate Budino

3.5 oz. bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped1 cup whole milk4 large egg yolks1/4 cup sugar2 tablespoons marsala wine1/2 teaspoon sea salt2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oilwalnutscandied orange peel (optional) Check step-by-step video in my youtube: Chocolate Budino Place chocolate in a medium bowl; set aside. Bring milk to a simmer in a saucepan and remove from heat. … Continue reading Chocolate Budino

Cannoli Siciliani

Yield: 18 Check step by step video here For the cannoli pastry shell 1 3/4 cup All-Purpose flour2 yolks eggs2 teaspoon sugar3 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil½ cup Marsala For the stuffing 2 pounds ricotta, drained and processed1 cup of powdered sugar½ teaspoon cinnamon1/2 cup candied orange peel1 tablespoon orange blossom water For finishing 1 … Continue reading Cannoli Siciliani

Torta di Mele della Nonna (Grandma’s Apple Cake)

This recipe is adapted from La Cucina Italiana magazine (Italian version; September 2020). olive oil to oil the pan4 eggs1 1/2 cups sugar (300 grams)2/3 cup butter (150 grams), soften3 1/4 cups flour (400 grams)1 tablespoon baking powder1/2 cup milk1/2 cup rum3 pounds apple, peeled and thinly sliced1 teaspoon vanilla2 teaspoons cinnamonjuice of 1 lemon … Continue reading Torta di Mele della Nonna (Grandma’s Apple Cake)

Crostata di Zucchini (Zucchini Tart)

To make the pasta frolla dough Flour1 1/2 cupsSugar1/4 cupSalt1/2 teaspoonBaking powder1/2 teaspoonButter, unsalted6 tablespoons, cut into 4 piecesEggs1 large, beaten Combine dry ingredients in bowl of food processor and pulse several times to mix. Distribute the pieces of butter evenly over dry ingredients in work bowl. Pulse until very finely powdered. Add beaten eggs and continue … Continue reading Crostata di Zucchini (Zucchini Tart)