Cakes, Pies & Tarts, Dessert

Crostata Ricotta e Cioccolato

Nicoletta March 15, 2018

Crostata Ricotta e Cioccolato (Ricotta and Chocolate Tart) is a classic dessert of the Roman tradition and consists of a short pastry (pastafrolla) with a delicate filling of ricotta, orange zest, and dark chocolate. In Rome, it is served as a Sunday meal dessert, or on special occasions, like Easter.

Song of the day: Get Out Of Your Own Way – U2.

Ricotta is a favourite component of many Italian Easter traditional foods, sweet and savory, from North to South, with variations according to the Region. In Rome, this traditional Crostata Ricotta e Cioccolato is a very popular and irresistible dessert that brings back memories associated with family and comfort.

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Seasonal, Side Dishes, Vegetarian, Winter

Cheesy Potato Artichoke Casserole

Loreto March 12, 2018

Cheesy Potato Artichoke Casserole, now this is what we call real Italian comfort food, earthy tender artichokes meet roasted potato and melted cheese with a crispy gooey breadcrumb top. You cannot get any better than that!

Song of the day: “Gift Shop” by The Tragically Hip.

Cheesy Potato and Artichoke Casserole

Cheesy Potato Artichoke Casserole, is a wonderful way to celebrate seasonal vegetables in a good old wholesome way. The way it’s all baked up and that top crusts up with that crispy goodness to hold in those soft starchy potatoes and beautifully roasted artichokes makes this an all-round great dish, perfect.

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Cakes, Pies & Tarts, Dessert

Irish Chocolate Stout Cake

Nicoletta March 10, 2018

Irish Chocolate Stout Cake, a luscious, scrumptious chocolate cake made richer with the addition of a stout beer and with a silky cloud of whipped cream to finish it off. 

Song of the Day: “It Will Come Back” by Hozier.

Irish Chocolate Stout Cake

This monthly stop of Eat the World, in collaboration with other food bloggers eager to travel the world through food, is taking us to beautiful and lush Ireland, where I have been many years ago, just in time for St. Patrick’s day and its celebrations.

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Breakfast and Brunch, Dessert

Hazelnut and Vanilla Puff Pastry Mini Croissants

Nicoletta March 8, 2018

Hazelnut and Vanilla Puff Pastry Mini Croissants, quick and easy to make, they are so delicious that they disappear quickly one after the other. Perfect for breakfast and as a snack, for children and grown-ups.

Song of the day: Stars – Simply Red.

Hazelnut and Vanilla Puff Pastry Mini Croissants-an easy snack, these "cheater's croissants"

[This post is sponsored by Penotti Canada®. We received compensation in money and product in exchange for a series of original recipes. As always, all opinions are our own.]

I have a sweet tooth, and I love breakfast, so breakfast and snack items are well taken care of on our blog, and these are no exception to the rule.

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Fish and Seafood

Arctic Char in phyllo pastry with potato and rutabaga puree

Loreto March 6, 2018

Arctic Char in Phyllo Pastry with Potato and Rutabaga Puree is definitely a play on texture and incredible flavours. The phyllo pastry acts as an incredible pouch that steams the Arctic char beautifully in a pesto infused sauce, and the whole thing rests on a luxurious bed of starchy purée. A perfect supper dish that makes you feel as though you are eating at a posh restaurant, perfect for that romantic dinner.

Song of the day: “The Lucky Ones” by Logan Staats.

Arctic Char in phyllo pastry with a potato and rutabaga puree-from the top

[This post is sponsored by The Italian Centre Shop. We’ve been compensated but -as always- all opinions are our own.]

Arctic Char in Phyllo Pastry with Potato and Rutabaga Puree, brings the luxuriousness of fine dining right into your home. Its textures and rich flavours will play on your tastebuds bite after luscious bite!

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