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  • English / British,  Italian,  Jeff,  Main,  Snack,  Starter

    Stuffed Peppers

    Ingredients 115g uncooked rice 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling 1 medium onion, chopped 1 tbsp tomato paste 3 cloves garlic, crushed 450 g beef mince 1 (400g) can chopped tomatoes 1 tsp dried oregano Salt Freshly ground black pepper 6 bell peppers, tops and cores removed 100 g grated Cheese Freshly chopped parsley, for garnish Method Preheat oven to 200°C (180ºC fan). In a small saucepan, prepare rice according to package instructions. In a large pan over medium heat, heat oil. Cook onion until soft, about 5 minutes. Stir in tomato paste and garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute more. Add beef and cook,…

  • ALL CATEGORIES,  Desert,  Has video,  Ice Cream,  Italian,  Snack,  Vegaterian

    Raspberry ripple ice cream

    Ingredients 250g raspberry, plus extra to serve, if you like 225g caster sugar 2 large eggs , plus 4 egg yolks 600ml whipping cream sliced mango, sprinkles, or cones, to serve Method Place the raspberries and 2 tbsp of the sugar in a small pan. Cook on a medium heat until sugar dissolves. Simmer for 5 mins until thickened, then push through a sieve into a bowl and discard the seeds left in the sieve. Place the eggs, egg yolks and remaining sugar in a bowl. Whisk with a whisk – electric whisk makes it a lot easier, to combine, then place over a pan of gently simmering water –…

  • ALL CATEGORIES,  Delia,  Italian,  Main,  Snack,  Starter

    Carbonara ( Jeff Mods )

    Ingredients  8 oz (225 g) dried spaghetti  5 oz (150 g) sliced smoked pancetta  or good baconFine chopped onion. Some garlic , chopped.  2 large eggs, plus 2 extra yolks  4 tablespoons Pecorino Romano, finely grated, plus extra to serve  4 tablespoons double cream  little olive oil  freshly milled black pepperHand full of Peas  Method First of all, cook the pasta for 8-10 minutes in boiling salted water to which 1 teaspoon of olive oil and  peas  ( its ok from frozen ) have been added. Meanwhile, heat a frying pan and fry the pancetta , onion and garlic in  a little extra oil Next, whisk the eggs, yolks and…

  • ALL CATEGORIES,  Desert,  Italian

    Tiramisu

    Tiramisu 3 egg yolks 3 tbl castor sugar 1 1/3 cup ( 300 ml )  marsala ( cinzarno is tasty ) ¼ cup ( 60 ml ) strong espresso coffee 8 oz ( 250g )  mascarpone chesse ½  cup ( 100ish g)whipping cream 1 – 2 egg whites 4 oz  ( 120g ) savoiardi ( dried cake / sponge fingers ) I think these may be called lady fingers in the USA. Substitute for Ladyfingers For 1lb of ladyfingers use 1lb Sponge cake cut into strips and baked for 10 minutes until lightly crisp. OR – Use a 1lb pound cake baked for 10 minutes until lightly crisp. Both of…

  • ALL CATEGORIES,  Italian,  Main,  Pizza,  Simon Rimmer,  Snack

    Calzone

    For the dough 225g/8oz plain strong flour, plus extra for dusting 90ml/3fl oz milk, warmed to body temperature 50ml/2fl oz water, warmed to body temperature 1 tsp dried yeast 25ml/1fl oz olive oil pinch salt For the filling 150g/5oz cherry tomatoes, halved 200g/7oz buffalo mozzarella, roughly chopped 200g/7oz assorted Italian cold meats (for example: salami, prosciutto, speck) slices of chorizo ( Jeff Mod ) 30g/1oz grated parmesan   Method For the dough, sift the flour into a bowl. Mix the milk, water and yeast together in a separate bowl. Add the yeast mixture to the flour and mix together to form a dough. Knead the dough for five minutes on…

  • ALL CATEGORIES,  Italian

    Risoto

    4 tablespoons olive oil, divided 1 onion, chopped 4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 340g uncooked Arborio rice 4 tablespoons dry white wine 1.6 litres hot chicken stock 2 tablespoons butter 280g chopped cooked chicken breast salt and pepper to taste 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme   Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the onion and saute for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the onions are a dark golden brown. Remove from heat, stir in the balsamic vinegar and set aside. Heat the remaining oil in a separate large frying pan over medium heat. Stir in the rice and mix well. Let…

  • ALL CATEGORIES,  Italian

    Spaghetti and meatballs

    Ingredients For the sauce For the meatballs Preparation method 1.Heat a large saucepan over a medium heat and add the olive oil. Once hot, add the onion and cook gently without browning for 4-5 minutes, or until softened and translucent. Add the garlic, continue to cook for two minutes until aromatic, then add the dried herbs, tomatoes and stock. Bring the sauce to a simmer, reduce the heat and simmer  gently while you make the meatballs. 2. For the meatballs, mix together the mince, garlic and herbs along with a decent pinch of salt and pepper. Using your hands roll into 20 balls. 3. Heat a frying pan over a…

  • ALL CATEGORIES,  Italian,  Jamie Oliver,  Main,  Snack

    Carbonara

    Ingredients • 455g/1lb farfalle • 1 egg, preferably free-range or organic • 100ml/3½ fl oz double cream • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper • 12 rashers of pancetta or smoked streaky bacon, roughly sliced • 3 handfuls of fresh podded or frozen peas • 2 sprigs of fresh basil, leaves picked • 2 handfuls of freshly grated Parmesan cheese Method First of all, bring a large pan of salted water to the boil, add the farfalle, and cook according to the packet instructions. Whisk the egg in a bowl with the cream, salt and pepper. Put your pancetta or bacon into a second pan and cook until crispy…