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Tag Archives: Ricotta
Fool-Proof Kitchen Short Cuts. Ricotta Gnocchi with Little Italian Sausage Meatballs in Tomato Sugo.
I know. I have a confession to make. It’s been over a month since my last post. Not intentionally by any means, more of an unplanned sabbatical. Sometimes everyday life just takes over and before you know it time runs … Continue reading
Posted in Pasta, What I Love to Cook Tagged Gnocchi, Italian, Kitchen Shortcuts, Meatballs, Ricotta, Sugo, Tomato 3 Comments
So Light. So Lovely. So Simple. Lemon Scented Ricotta Fritters
Sometimes even I surprise myself. Another dreary winter’s afternoon. Yet again my rather peckish household was on the hunt for something sweet to eat with a hot drink. Of course, like a plague of locusts they’d already stripped my cupboards … Continue reading
Posted in Baked, What I Love to Cook Tagged Afternoon Tea, Doughnuts, Fried, Fritters, Italian, Lemon, Made From Scratch, Ricotta, Winter 9 Comments
Comfort Food. Inspired By Jamie Oliver. Baked Ricotta Gnudi With Puttanesca Sauce
Two of our most loved family meals are home-made ricotta ravioli and gnocchi. I’ve previously posted two recipes for gnocchi on this blog; the first for traditional potato gnocchi and another for an easy midweek time saving variation substitiuting ricotta. … Continue reading
Shrove Tuesday. Feasting With Pancakes. Three Ways. Crêpes, Galettes and Blintzes.
Tomorrow is Shrove Tuesday. Pancake day in our house. How quickly time flies. It doesn’t seem a year ago that I was flipping crêpes and savoury galettes for our last pancake day feast. The association of Shrove Tuesday and Pancake Day … Continue reading
Posted in Small Bites, Sweet Treats, What I Love to Cook Tagged Blintz, Brunch, Crepes, Dessert, Galettes, Lemon, Pancakes, Ricotta, Shrove Tuesday 12 Comments
A Classic Italian Tea Cake. The River Cafe Almond, Ricotta and Polenta Cake.
I’ve always maintained that the secret behind a great cake is a great recipe. Last week over coffee at an Italian cafe I shared a divine slice of lemon polenta cake for afternoon tea. Luxuriously moist and laden with ricotta, … Continue reading
Posted in Baked, Sweet Treats, What I Love to Cook Tagged Almond, Cake, Gluten free, Italian, Lemon, Polenta, Ricotta, Torte 18 Comments
The Summer Edition. Beach House Baking. Peach and Ricotta Breakfast Muffins.
We’ve all been there. Booked a long weekend or holiday getaway at an idyllic, secluded beach house. Far from the maddening crowds. And the nearest convenience store. The car is loaded up with enough provisions to tide the family over … Continue reading
Posted in Baked, Breakfast, What I Love to Cook Tagged Breakfast, Made From Scratch, Muffins, Peach, Ricotta, Summer 17 Comments
Pasta Making At Home. An Easy Cheat. Wonton Wrapper Ravioli Filled With Ricotta.
Ricotta ravioli are always are very special treat at our house. Soft pillows of lemon scented ricotta and parmesan cheese encased in silky smooth pasta. Traditionally made from scratch with long sheets of homemade pasta they can be time consuming … Continue reading
Sunday Night Dinner. Family Food. Italian Meatballs With Ricotta and Parmesan Cheese and a Rich Tomato Sauce.
Sunday night dinner after a busy weekend. Is there anything more comforting than meatballs in a rich tomato sauce? Perfect family food for a cold winter’s night. Our favourite meatball recipe features ricotta and parmesan cheese. The result? Meltingly soft … Continue reading
A Pasta Bake. With a Difference. Roast Pumpkin and Ricotta Rotolo with a Sage Burnt Butter Sauce.
I had started the day thinking I would make ravioli filled with roast pumpkin and ricotta. Somehow my day began to back up on itself and before long it was mid-afternoon. The pumpkin was roasted but I hadn’t even started … Continue reading
Posted in About Me, Pasta, Vegetables, Vegetarian Tagged Autumn, Butter, Food, Italian, Nutmeg, Pasta, Pasta Bake, Pumpkin, Ricotta, Sage 2 Comments
Sunday Night Dessert. Deconstructed Cassata Siciliana. Sweet Roulade Filled With Cassata Cream.
This dessert looks fabulous, tastes delicious but is incredibly quick and easy to make. My deconstructed take on Cassata Siciliana. A festive, much loved but elaborate celebration cake. It’s Sunday and not wanting to spend my day in the kitchen, I’ve … Continue reading
Posted in Baked, Sweet Treats, What I Love to Cook Tagged Baking, Cake, Cassata, Chocolate, Italian, Orange Peel, Ricotta, Roulade, Sponge, Swiss Roll 1 Comment