tomato passata recipe

Tomato Passata Recipe | How to Make Italian Tomato passata

Tomato passata is like a tomato puree made with very ripe red tomatoes that have been strained from seeds and skins. Stored in glass jars or bottles WITHOUT the addition of preservatives, flavorings, salt or water. Sometimes it comes with some fresh basil leaves but nothing more. In short, the authentic Italian tomato passata is …

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homemade trofie pasta recipe

How to Make Homemade Trofie Pasta

Trofie pasta is a type of Italian pasta made with durum wheat semolina flour, water and a little bit of salt. They have a characteristic elongated and curled shape. Born in Liguria, in the province of Genoa, in particular in the town of Sori, they are a typical specialty of Eastern Liguria and of some …

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homemade italian bread crumbs recipe

How to Make Homemade Italian Bread Crumbs

Making homemade Italian bread crumbs is fast, super-easy and cheap. You can use Italian bread crumbs in many recipes, simple or flavored, made with dry bread, fresh one or with breadsticks. Find out how many ways it’s possible to make homemade breadcrumbs with our step by step recipe! Have you ever wanted to make a …

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Pasta Frolla Recipe | Italian Sweet Shortcrust Pastry

Pasta Frolla (sweet shortcrust pastry) is an Italian pastry dough, a basic recipe made with flour, butter, eggs, sugar and some flavorings. With pasta frolla you can make tarts, biscuits, mignon and pastry treats of all kinds! After a short processing and resting in the fridge, you can bake it in the oven where it …

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pastry cream

Italian Pastry Cream Recipe | Crema Pasticcera

Italian pastry cream is made with milk, egg, and flour that are cooked together to create a rich and thick custard-like cream, flavoured with vanilla or lemon zest. Italian Pastry Cream (It: “Crema Pasticcera”, Fr: “Creme Patissiere”) is one of the basic ingredients used in many Italian desserts and cakes. It’s the creamy filling of many …

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basic polenta recipe

Polenta Recipe | How to Make Basic Polenta

Polenta recipe is a dish from northern Italy made with cornmeal coarsely ground and salted water. Polenta can be soft and creamy, similar to porridge, or hard and more compact. It depends on the amount of water used for cooking. Polenta is excellent with meat or mushroom ragout. Terrific when mixed with cheeses like gorgonzola …

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italian homemade pasta

How to Make Homemade Pasta

Making homemade pasta in Italy is an ancient art: from the fresh pasta sheet you get tagliolini or tagliatelle, ravioli or tortellini and the everlasting lasagna. It does not take long to make a good fresh homemade pasta: 15-20 minutes for a nice smooth and elastic dough, 30 minutes of rest, 15 minutes to roll …

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béchamel sauce

Béchamel Sauce (Besciamella) | How to Make Italian White Sauce

Béchamel sauce (besciamella in Italian) has French origin and has become part of Italian culinary tradition for a very long time.  It’s also known as White Sauce or Mother Sauce because many sauces are made with béchamel as a base, such as Mornay, which is a somewhat richer version. It is a smooth, white sauce …

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potato gnocchi recipe

Potato Gnocchi: Recipe, Tips and Tricks

Potato gnocchi are apparently easy to make, but they hide a series of small pitfalls that can determine the outcome of a bad dish. What are the secrets to make potato gnocchi that do not lose shape when cooked, that maintain a smooth texture, soft and palatable, and that have the slight taste of potato …

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vegetable stock

Vegetable Stock

Vegetable stock is a basic recipe prepared by boiling in water certain types of vegetable, usually parsley, tomatoes, celery, carrot, onion and potato. However there are Vegetable stock variants that include the use of other vegetables. Vegetable stock recipe has a cooking time of about 45 minutes. It’s quite clear and low in fat. It’s …

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