Cauliflower Fritters

Serves  20 1 small head cauliflower (1 3/4 pounds), cut into short 1/2-inch-wide floretsSalt and pepper, to taste1 cup flour1 teaspoon baking powder1 egg1 cup sparkling water1 tablespoon parsley, choppedOlive oil for deep frying (or a mixture of olive and canola oils) Cook cauliflower in a 4- to 5-quart pot of simmering salted water, uncovered, … Continue reading Cauliflower Fritters

Panforte (Tuscan Confection)

2 cups of whole almonds toasted1 ½ cups flour½ cup sugar3/4 cup honey1 cup candied orange peels2 cups raisins½ cup dried apricots2 teaspoon cinnamon¼ teaspoon cloves¼ teaspoon nutmeg½ teaspoon gingerpinch salt¼ teaspoon ground coriander½ cup water Preheat oven to 325°F. Line a baking pan with parchment paper. Whisk together flour, spices and salt in a … Continue reading Panforte (Tuscan Confection)

Cherry Crostata

Yield: 2 crostatas For the crust 10 oz flour6 oz butter1 teaspoon salt2 tablespoon sugar1/2 cup cold water, or as needed For the filling 5 cups cherries, pitted2 tablespoon flour1/2 cup sugar plus more for decorationzest and juice of one lemon1 tablespoon butter, melted To make the crust: In a mixing bowl whisk the flour, … Continue reading Cherry Crostata