Traditional Italian Recipes

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A super easy recipe, but flavours you wouldn't expect to be soooo good! INGREDIENTS for 3 people 6 scoops good-quality vanilla ice cream 3 shots hot espresso coffee Brown Sugar METHOD Several hours in advance, lay ice cream on a freezer-proof tray and put the tray back in the freezer. To serve, start with 1tsb of brown sugar into 3 small glasses or bowls, then put balls of ice cream, […]

today5th July 2022



INGREDIENTS 2 tbsp olive oil 15g unsalted butter 1 onion, finely chopped 1 large garlic clove, crushed 350g risotto rice 150ml dry white wine 1.2l hot chicken or veg stock 150g parmesan, finely grated 1 lemon, finely zested 150g ball mozzarella, chopped into 18 small pieces vegetable oil, for deep-frying For the coating 150g plain flour 3 large eggs, lightly beaten 150g fine dried breadcrumbs (panko works well) METHOD Heat […]

today5th July 2022


Frozen Lemon Sorbets

INGREDIENTS 6 lemons 150g white caster sugar 1 unwaxed lemon, zest finely grated 2 tbsp British Blacktail egg white METHOD Cut the top (or the bottom, whichever is prettier) from each large Sorrento lemon to make a lid, and set aside. Trim the other end of the lemon flat so it can sit steadily on a plate. Using a small, serrated knife, cut out the lemon flesh and squeeze into […]

today7th June 2022


Pasta con salsa alla vodka

INGREDIENTS 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped or grated 2 garlic cloves, crushed Large pinch chilli flakes 2 x 400g tins chopped tomatoes 1-2 tsp caster sugar, depending on how sweet your tomatoes are 3 tbsp chopped fresh basil 75ml vodka 400g pasta of your choice 6-8 tbsp freshly grated parmesan or vegetarian hard cheese METHOD Heat the olive oil in a heavy-based casserole (use one with […]

today6th June 2022


Crespelle con asparagi

NGREDIENTS 90g plain flour, sieved 250ml milk 2 eggs 3 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for frying 650g asparagus, woody ends trimmed 15g freshly grated vegetarian Parmesan, plus extra 500ml home-made white sauce, hot Freshly grated nutmeg, to taste 125g Fontina cheese, plus extra METHOD Put the flour, milk and eggs in a food processor and whizz until smooth. Season. Heat an oiled 23cm frying pan over a medium heat. […]

today23rd May 2022


Pesto Alla Calabrese

I found this recipe on greatitalianchefs and I simply love it! INGREDIENTS 2 red peppers 1 tbsp of olive oil 1 small onion, diced 1 garlic clove, chopped 2 sun-dried tomatoes, (approx. 20g) 50g of blanched almonds 1 pinch of chilli flakes 100g of ricotta 30g of Parmesan 30g of pecorino lemon juice, to taste salt, to taste freshly ground black pepper flaked almonds, (toasted) to garnish METHOD Begin by […]

today9th May 2022


Piccatine al Limone

INGREDIENTS 2 very large, or 3 smaller, free-range skinless, boneless chicken breasts (about 500g) 2-3 tbsp plain flour 2 tbsp olive oil 70g butter, softened 250g spinach (or broccoli or romanesco, cut into florets) Extra-virgin olive oil for dressing 1 fresh rosemary sprig or 2 tbsp chopped parsley (either/or but not both) Juice 1 lemon (about 40ml) lemon thinly sliced (optional) METHOD Heat the oven to its lowest setting (ideally […]

today28th April 2022



INGREDIENTS 3 tbsp olive oil 3 celery sticks, chopped 2 small carrots , chopped 1 red onion , finely chopped 2 garlic cloves , finely chopped 2 tsp thyme leaves , plus extra to serve 50g dried porcini mushrooms 225g plum tomatoes , deseeded and chopped 850ml chicken stock 2 tbsp chopped parsley 3 slices good crusty bread , toasted and torn into chunks 6 eggs METHOD Heat the olive […]

today27th April 2022


Zuppa Imperiale

INGREDIENTS 4 eggs 60g of semolina 60g of grated Parmesan 40g of unsalted butter 1 pinch of ground nutmeg 1 pinch of white pepper 4 pinches of salt 1.5l beef stock, see Filippo's recipe for meat broth METHOD Preheat the oven to 180C/gas mark 4 Begin by making the semolina dough. Melt the butter in a small pan over a very low heat. Once melted, pour the butter into a […]

today25th April 2022