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5 secrets about the best sauce bolognese ever

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Dinner / Lunch
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First of all, the secrets which make all the difference Opt for a minced meat – beef only or mixed beef (2/3) and pork (1/3) – that is not too meagre Add the salt right in the beginning of the cooking process to make sure the juice spreads into the sauce Add  milk to the meat before adding wine and tomatoes to protect the meat from acidity Use a cast iron, ceramic or a heavy bottomed saucepan Cook the […]

2 tiramisu – Fabrizio’s original and a dairy-free version

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Breakfast / Cakes + Cookies / Sweets

For Easter I wanted to present you with our favourite Tiramisu recipes. The classic recipe comes directly from Rome, to be precise from Fabrizio, a good family friend. The other one is a dairy free version I came up with so that my oldest daughter could enjoy it too! We made half of each recipe in the same dish, and in the end we sprinkled dark chocolate dots on one side to tell them apart later. […]

panna cotta + cranberry sauce

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Sweets
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Aunt Elisabeth’s * mantra always has been “few but only the best ingredients!” Here’s her  way to prepare this Italian classic: panna cotta: 400g whipping cream 50g sugar 1/2 vanilla pod (scraped) 3 sheets gelatine cranberry sauce Mix a jar of high quality cranberry preserve with a generous amount of gooseberry liqueur Soak the gelatine in a bowl of cold water for 10 minutes. In the meantime bring cream, sugar and vanilla to a boil always stirring. […]