Crispy Potato Skins

Crispy Potato Skins Posted by silviascucina  So, you have peeled a gargantuan amount of potatoes to make your creamy Paris mash/chips/champs you name it…now what to do with the skins? The frugal Italian in me cannot bear the idea of wastage and I’m always eager to conjure up a way to give new life to […]

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Chickpea and Aubergine (eggplant) Warm Salad

Chickpea and Aubergine (eggplant) Warm Salad Posted by silviascucina Silvia’s Chickpea and Aubergine’s salad Ingredients, serves 4 as a side 1 large aubergine (eggplant), cut into 2cm cubes 1 garlic clove, skin on and bashed with the back of a knife 4 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon of paprika 1 tin of chickpeas, […]

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Craving Italian Tomatoes…(Oven roasted Tomatoes with Evoo and Balsamic)

Craving Italian Tomatoes…(Oven roasted Tomatoes with Evoo and Balsamic) Posted by silviascucina Italian cooking is always associated with the abundant use of tomatoes, may they be fresh, placed on a chunck of crunchy bread smeared with extra-virgin olive oil and garlic, or used in a sauce. The reason behind it is that in Italy we are […]

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Farfalle with Walnut and Zucchini Pesto and Beans

Farfalle with Walnut and Zucchini Pesto and Beans Posted by silviascucina on February 20, 2015 INGREDIENTS Serves 4 1 cup of shelled walnuts 1/4 clove of garlic 1 cup of basil 1/3 cup of mint 1 medium zucchini 1/3 cup of extra-virgin olive oil 1 tin of cannellini beans, well drained 380 gr of farfalle pasta […]

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Gluten-free Ricotta Soft Buns

Gluten-free Ricotta Soft Buns Posted by silviascucina on January 30, 2018    A recipe for gluten-free soft buns, that you can have as dinner rolls, burger buns, sandwich rolls, or simply slathered in copious amounts of butter and jam. They are truly wonderful freshly baked (although, always wait an hour before eating, they do need […]

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Rustici di sfoglia, AKA puff pastry bombs!

Rustici di sfoglia, AKA puff pastry bombs! If you have traveled around Italy and sampled the offerings at local Pasticcerie (patisserie shops), you would have encountered these savoury bites, known as rustici, or pizzette di sfoglia or even  pizzette sarde, but let’s keep it simple here and stick to Rustici! I hope you enjoy them […]

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Panzanella Salad Recipe “My Way”

Panzanella Salad Recipe “My Way” This hearty version of Panzanella Salad combines juicy tomatoes and crusty bread with a cheesy Vincenzo’s Plate twist.Watch video recipe: Panzanella Salad Recipe | Crispy Bread and Tomato Salad with Baked Ricotta INGREDIENTS for 4 people: 3 x fresh ripe tomatoes A bunch of lush green basil 1 x garlic […]

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Cauliflower florets

Cauliflower florets silviacollocaofficial   These cauliflower florets are seriously addictive! Mum made them for dad and me last week and they were gone in a matter of minutes! First she cooked them in salted boiling water for 2-3 minutes to soften them, drained them well then plunged them into a very light batter, made with […]

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Stale bread Pizzette!

Stale bread Pizzette!   Have you got stale bread and some pantry staples? Then you can make these Stale bread Pizzette! ❤️😍 From my show @cooklikeanitalianau Ingredients 5 round stale bread rolls, cut in half 200 g canned baby Roma tomatoes 1 tbsp capers 4 anchovy fillets 2 slices mortadella or smoked ham 2-3 artichoke […]

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One pot pasta Dish

One pot pasta Dish For this casarecce dish Ingredients 300 gr of casarecce 2 cups of halved cherry tomatoes  2 tablespoons of olive oil,  1 finely chopped garlic clove, 1 chopped chillie, 1 tablespoon of capers  1 splash of white wine (about 150 ml),  seasoned with salt. Directions For this casarecce dish I sautéed two […]

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