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Bruschette Toppings using Virgin Olive Oil

4 Bruschette Toppings Using Virgin Olive Oil

If you want your barbecue to be complete, here are 4 bruschette toppings using virgin olive oil. (This post is in collaboration with Jamie’s Italian and his Buyer’s Guide To Olive Oil) Every Italian Barbecue starts with a bruschetta: rustic bread cut in slices and toasted over the charcoal. It is like the toast for an English breakfast, For Italians,… Read more →

swiss roll sponge homemade crystallised violets butter cream and pistachios

Swiss Roll Sponge Recipe

The Swiss roll sponge recipe is a cake made with whisked eggs. It has a light texture, and it is used as the base for layered cakes or filled rolls. It requires a little bit of work, but its softness perfectly combines with a cream filling. Here I am using the buttercream version from the Almond Meringue served with Butter… Read more →

Cooking for Huey, Dewey, and Louie

Manuale di Nonna Papera We all grew up watching American cartoons, and every time there was a celebration Donald Duck would cook muffins, pancakes, and brownies for his nephews, Huey, Dewey and Louie. They were everybody’s favourites and were always devoured with avidity and joy by all cartoons: Mickey Mouse, Goofy, Duffy Duck, Bugs Bunny….Walt Disney as well as Looney… Read more →

Gratin Dauphinoise

Easy Gratin Dauphinoise Recipe

Gratin dauphinoise is my favorite French comfort food, creamy potatoes topped with grilled gruyère cheese.  To save time, I make it in the microwave. You can prepare it earlier and grill it just before serving it. (if you want to know what my favourite kitchen appliances are, go to my amazon shop and read my reviews) Time to prepare 30… Read more →