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Spaghetti all Carbonara

Spaghetti all Carbonara

    Every time we come back from holiday we crave this dish and it is the first we cook: Spaghetti alla Carbonara! (or rather Linguine, because we prefer it in this dish to the more traditional spaghetti). The sauce in this dish is very dense and creamy. The traditional recipe gets its creaminess from the eggs and cheese. There is a nice contrast between the delicate sweetness of the caramelised onions, the saltiness of the bacon and abundant Parmesan cheese, and the strong aroma of the generous black pepper. It is a simple dish but so easy to get...

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Frollini - or Italian Shortbread cookies

Frollini - or Italian Shortbread cookies

I used to make these cookies with my mum and now I am often enjoying making them with our kids. They are packed with memories of laughter and good time for me. 

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Torta delle Rose

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Torta delle Rose

  This is my favourite breakfast treat ever!! This fantastic sweet bread is simple to make if you have a powerful mixer (Kitchen Aid or similar). It just requires a bit of planning as you need fresh yeast, and to allow time for the dough to rise. I love the smell of this dish in the morning, so I have recently been doing all the prep the evening before and allowing it to rise during the night so it's ready to pop in the oven in the morning.   Ingredients: 500g of flour (I use 00) 80g butter 100g sugar 150ml of...

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Chocolate Salami

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Chocolate Salami

This dessert is very much loved in my house. It is an old recipe as you can tell from the measurements based on cups of tea! Kids and adults adore it because of the chocolate, but also because of its crunchy texture.

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Linguine with Crab

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Linguine with Crab

It is somehow common for us to eat this lovely dish on a Sunday evening. It is still the weekend so we reward ourselves with seafood and satisfy the desire for comfort food at the same time. Besides, it is so quick to make!

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