Ravioli with Gorgonzola Spinach and Ricotta filling

Wanted to do some home made raviolis. I use the same recipe for the pasta as I used some time ago. home made pasta. In a pan I put some live oil, some butter, chopped onions and some garlic. Add the spinach and cook for about 5 minutes until soft.  Put the spinach in a mixer…

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Risotto with Mushrooms, Cognac and cream

Yesterday we were shopping food and got inspired, it’s again mushroom season. Here a little unconventional risotto, if you are on a diet, just reduce the rice amount and add more mushrooms. Ingredients for 2: 50 gr Butter 150 gr Mushrooms cut in small pieces ( I took Chanterelles, Japanese Shimeji and Eryngii) 1 spoon…

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Spaghetti tomato eggplants and mushrooms

Another Pasta variation. Ingredients for 2: 2 garlic cloves 4 anchovies chopped chllies (i used 3 without seeds) 1 small eggplant 100gr champignons olive oil basic tomato sauce or passata di pomodoro (tomato puree) a little bit of cream Spaghetti Garofalo (half a package)   In a first big pan add salted water and when…

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Tagliolini tonno, pomodoro e peperoncini

A good way to prepare the fresh pasta:   Ingredients: fresh tagliolini 2 cloves of garlic tuna some tomato sauce 1 peperoncino (chili) olive oil a little bit of cream   Put some oil in a skillet and add the pressed garlic and the chopped peperoncino. When the garlic turns golden, add the tuna. Let…

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Home made Pasta – Tagliatelle and tagliolini

I did not do fresh pasta for a while and tonight I got a special request. Ingredients: 300 gr. wheat flour 100 gr.  durum wheat 4 eggs half a teaspoon salt   Mix the two flour and the salt. Add the eggs and mix with a fork to start. Then use your hands to knead…

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Risotto ai funghi porcini

Still have a lot of dried Boletus and the weather is cold – Yes, tonight I gonna do a Risotto ai porcini (with boletus). Ingredients for 2 200gr of Arborio or Vialone Rice 50 cl white wine 1 small onion 1 liter of vegetable stock 40 gr of dried boletus (put in water for 2…

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Maccheroni alla crema di Asiago

Ingredients: 250gr Milk 15gr Butter 15gr flour 75gr Asiago 240 gr Maccheroni salt, pepper, some chili flakes Grate the asiago and add the milk. Leave to rest for 20 minutes. In the meanwhile in pan warm up the butter. When liquid add the flour and mix well with a whisk. Start to boil salted water…

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Panna cotta with raspberries

A nice fruity dessert. A panna cotta with some fruits inside. I used raspberries, but you can use any fruits at your choice. Ingredients for 4 desserts: 250 ml Cream 6 gr Gelatine 60 gr Superfine sugar a little bit of grated lime skin (the original panna cotta is with vanilla, I prefer a fresher…

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Pesto alla genovese

We just harvested some Basilicum from our garden, what better use than to make a nice pesto alla Genovese. Ingredients: 50 gr of Basilicum half a glass Olive Oil (take a good one) 8 spoons grated Parmiggiano Reggiano or Pecorino (or a mix) 2 cloves of garlic 1 spoon of Pine nuts a little bit…

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A variation of Penne alla Sorrentina

Pasta alla sorrentina is basically with tomato sauce and some mozzarella added at the end (I put it with switched off fire and leave it for 1 minute to melt). Sorrento is a little bit south of Neapel. Campania, the region is home of the mozzarella. As I had some Asparagus left I added them….

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