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Grissini (Italian Breadsticks)

Grissini (Italian Breadsticks) Grissini have become very popular world-wide and there are plenty of varieties offered on the market, but they hardly compare to the fragrant crispness of home-made ones. Their irregular, gnarly shape and sun-burnt colour are the promise of something delicious. They look so inviting, they must be good for you! They are […]

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Semolina Bread

Semolina Bread by cooking with nonna There is nothing like your own fresh baked Semolina Bread! Semolina is the coarse, purified wheat middlings of durum wheat mainly used in making upma, pasta, and couscous. The word semolina can also refer to sweet dessert made from semolina and milk. The term semolina is also used to designate coarse middlings from other varieties of wheat, and from other grains, […]

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Cheesy Garlic Bread

Cheesy Garlic Bread Laura Vitale What’s not to like? Cheesy Garlic Bread and oh let’s see…OH YEAH, a great glass of Red. Perfect when company comes as a wonderful appetizer or accompaniment to a heartwarming Italian dinner party. Garlic bread consists of bread topped with garlic and olive oil or butter. It is then either grilled […]

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Easter Bread Recipe – Cooking with Nonna

Easter Bread Cooking with Nonna * We all remember the Easter Bread that our grandmothers used to make back in the day. Especially memorable are those that had the colored egg in the middle such as those pictured below.     The pizza di Pasqua (“Easter Pizza” in English) is a leavened savory cake typical of some areas central Italy. […]

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Italian Easter Cheese Bread Recipe

Italian Easter Cheese Bread Recipe   The Easter cheese bread is definitely one of classic Easter recipes in Central Italy, especially Tuscany, Umbria, Marche. INGREDIENTS 17.6 oz bread flour 2 cubes of brewer’s yeast 1/2 glass warm water a teaspoon sugar 5 eggs 1/2 glass of Extra virgin olive oil a pinch of salt 5.3 oz […]

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Appetizer With Prosciutto Di Parma and Parmigiano Reggiano

Appetizer With Prosciutto Di Parma and Parmigiano Reggiano * Appetizer With Prosciutto Di Parma and Parmigiano Reggiano Ingredients:  1 sheet of puff pastry, thawed per package instructions 1 egg and 1 tbsp water, beaten together 7 oz. Prosciutto di Parma slices 7 oz. Flakes of Parmesan reggiano All – Purpose flour for dusting Directions: Preheat […]

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No-knead Bread

No-knead Bread *  No-knead Bread? “What ? Is she going mad?” You are probably wondering. No, I haven’t lost my mind, my friends. In my recent bread-making frenzy, I have come across an ancient, wondrous recipe that will turn each one of you into an Artisanal Baker.  Posted by silviascucina  **** In Italy this No-knead […]

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Traditional Sweet “Easter Bread” Video Recipe – Laura Vitale

Italian Sweet Easter Bread Video Recipe Laura Vitale * The Italians love to celebrate holidays with food and Easter is one of those special holidays. Easter is preceded by Lent, a time of fasting for many Christians. Come Easter Sunday, it is time to celebrate, splurge and indulge. Eggs are often associated with Easter and […]

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Delicious Italian Easter Sweet Bread Written Recipe / Jovina Cooks

Italian Easter Sweet Bread Written Recipe   Jovina Cooks * Italian Sweet Easter Bread The Italians love to celebrate holidays with food and Easter is one of those special holidays. Easter is preceded by Lent, a time of fasting for many Christians. Come Easter Sunday, it is time to celebrate, splurge and indulge. Eggs are often […]

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Simple Easter Bread Recipe – Chef John – Food Wishes

Simple Easter Bread Recipe  Chef John – Food Wishes Easy * I fondly remember Easter and the way it was. All of my family emigrated here from southern Italy back in the early part of the twentieth Century. They were from Calabria, Basilicata and Benevento. Three distinct areas in Italy with different dialects and somewhat […]

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