Dukkah Seed Dip

Dukkah Seed Dip is a mix of ground seeds, nuts and spices. It’s a delicious and healthy way to accompany any kind of bread by dipping it first into a good extra virgin olive oil and then into the seed mixture. The toasted aroma of this mixture is unbelievably fragrant. It can also be used to sprinkle on salads and soups to give added flavor. Continue reading

Dolphin Rolls

Looking for another original shape for your dinner rolls? Here’s a creative way to use my Easy Dinner Roll recipe. A few snips here and there, a clove or peppercorn for the eye and there you have it: a leaping dolphin! I got this idea from a local bakery that recently made rolls called “pesciolini” (meaning “little fish”) – only an oval roll with a vaguely tail fin shape on one end. My daughter suggested: Why don’t you try making dolphin shapes? And that’s just what I did! Continue reading

Super Easy Dinner Rolls

These super easy dinner rolls are really a snap to make. You only need a couple of hours to turn out these fragrant and healthy rolls from your oven. They are versatile too as you can add a variety of spices and seeds. The rolls can also be molded into fun shapes as I’ll be posting several variations of this basic recipe in my future posts. Continue reading

Pane di Segale Facile Senza Impasto

Questo pane di segale e’ facilissimo da fare se avete una macchina del pane, altrimenti si può farlo a mano col metodo tradizionale con almeno due lievitazioni. Rimane fresco e fragrante per almeno tre giorni e poi potete tenerlo in frigo per un paio di giorni in più’. Non buttate via eventuale pane secco! Può’ essere grattugiato e utilizzato per dei deliziosi dessert che troverete su questo blog. Continue reading

Whole Wheat Popovers

I’ve never made a perfect popover until I tried “The Joy of Cooking” version. Popovers can be tricky and all the conditions to make them must be exact: the consistency of the batter has to be not thicker than whipping cream, the temperature of the ingredients should be at room temperature and the oven very hot with all the heat coming from the bottom. I also floured the buttered tins to ease the removal of the popovers. The classic popover is made from white flour but I prefer the taste and health benefits from this whole wheat version. You can also add chopped herbs like parsley and thyme or spices of your choice for extra flavor. The English version of the popover (and probably its origin) is the Yorkshire Pudding, which isn’t a pudding as Americans would imagine but a similar recipe using hot beef roast drippings in the bottom of the tin. Continue reading

Zucchini Lime Pistachio Loaf

This Zucchini Lime Pistachio Loaf can be easily turned into an egg-free version by using aquafaba. Naturally sweet zucchini makes this cake extra moist and full of healthy fiber while reducing a lot of the sugar used in most recipes. Pistachios and limes pair well in this loaf by adding extra crunch and tanginess. Healthy enough for an energising special breakfast. Continue reading

Apricot Quick Bread

This Apricot Quick Bread requires only a few ingredients but the result surely doesn’t fall short of taste. You wouldn’t believe that this bread has no eggs, sugar or butter and still comes out with a tender crumb and rich apricot flavor. This has become my go to breakfast bread – great toasted too! Continue reading