Yoghurt dough pizza scrolls

Yoghurt Dough Pizza Scrolls

It’s been a busy start to 2017! Our little munchkin, Freya, started “big” school (kindergarten), Dadda went on his overseas trip for work which resulted in a three-week absence (yes, that was hard yakka), and renovations commenced here at home for our cooking studio (renovations are also hard yakka, but I’m excited!).  It’s all systems go! Despite the…

Carciofi Ripieni (Stuffed Artichokes)

Carciofi Ripieni (Stuffed Artichokes)

This recipe is my mum’s and one stored in my memory bank as a favourite from my childhood. It is ‘Calabrese’ style cooking (Calabria is in the south of Italy) and, typical of Italian recipes, there are many versions of this dish throughout Italy.  In the north, the artichoke stuffing usually comprises of breadcrumbs, parmesan…

Rough Puff Pastry

Rough Puff Pastry

Rough Puff Pastry is an easier way to make a true puff pastry and is often called or known as a ‘cheats’ version of puff pastry. Large knobs of butter are mixed through dough and the dough is then rolled and folded to spread the butter through the dough. The result is uneven layers and…

Melanzane Ripieni (Stuffed Eggplants)

  These Melanzane Ripieni (stuffed eggplants or eggplants refilled) are a very popular meal in southern Italy, but of course you will find versions of it all around Italy (and each region would claim theirs the best!). The recipe I have provided for you today is my mum’s recipe and is ‘Calabrese’ style (from Calabria…

Zucchini Slice with Tomato

Zucchini Slice with Tomato

This zucchini recipe is one I’ve adapted from Stephanie Alexander’s cookbook – The Cook’s Companion.  It’s actually by a friend of Stephanie’s, Anna-Maria Bruno who was one of the first generation of Italian migrants (1950’s) to have contributed to Italian food and cooking in Australia. I love this recipe (as does the hubby and child)…

Spaghetti Fritti (Fried Spaghetti)

This recipe is my mum’s and she cooked it often when we were growing up.  ‘Spaghetti Fritti’ means fried spaghetti and with the inclusion of eggs, it resembles a large frittata. Essentially, it is another way to dish up pasta – in cake size pieces – a novelty for all, especially the kids! Mum’s recipe…