All posts tagged: italian

tomato sauce with butter and onion

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tomato sauce with butter and onion 900g ripe tomatoes75g butter1 onion, peeled and halvedsalt Immerse the tomatoes for 1 minute in boiling water. Once cooled down, peel and chop them.In a pot simmer tomatoes, butter, onion and salt with the lid open for about 45 minutes. Stir occasionally. Eventually the fat should have separated from the tomatoes. Discard the onion. Add your pasta of choice or gnocchi to the tomato sauce, sprinkle with grated parmesan […]

5 secrets about the best sauce bolognese ever

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Dinner / Lunch

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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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. […]

homemade pizzete

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Dinner / Lunch

Tonight we enjoyed a heavenly extraterrestrial über delicious pizzete dinner though right now we are not in Italy, but in rainy Dresden (“too cold for the season…”). I must admit that my daughter, yesterday arrived from Florence, took the lead of  the whole thing. The dough had to be rolled out thin, thinner, thinnest! and my fridge had been searched  thoroughly to find every possible topping. I couldn’t resist to immediately  post you some pictures […]