Almond Lace Cookies a.k.a Italian Florentines

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  If you’re in a mood for a light crispy cookie, give this one a try. Almond Lace cookies also known as florentines are very popular in gourmet desserts, frequently used as a garnish.You can customise the cookie by adding in almonds or any dry fruits of your choice.You can drizzle some chocolate if youRead more

Grissini all’aglio (Italian Twisted Breadsticks)

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Whip up these super quick and simple breadsticks and your guests would be wowed into submission.I picked up this recipe from an Italian Chef,GialloZafferano. Grissini is a great Italian appetiser, grissini or breadsticks can be served with prosciutto or just by itself as a snack.The key feature of a grissini its very homely texture.Its hand-rolledRead more

Roasted Tomatoes with Balsamic Vinegar Reduction

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  Bruschetta as most of you know is an amazing antipasto from Italy. It consists of roasted crostini or french baguette grilled in butter topped off with veggies and fruits.My favourite toppings on a bruschetta are cheese, grilled tomatoes, basil and onion.Today I took bruschetta to the next level by adding a glaze made withRead more

Homemade Sun-dried Tomatoes & Basil Pesto

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Making pesto is a wonderful way to preserve herbs.I find that its best to make pesto with very fresh ingredients.Pesto stores very well in the refrigerator and can be kept frozen for months. Fresh homemade pesto is way better than store bought and is a life-saver for quick weekday meals.Throw in some cooked spaghetti inRead more