This delicious dessert is simple to make and tastes fab. If pandoro is unavailable, use panettone instead. Feel free to substitute in any fruits that you desire.
Another sweet and savoury Italian salad, perfect for when oranges are in season. The sweet orange combines beautifully with the savoury flavours, a delicious yin and yang for the taste buds.
This Italian-inspired dessert, is different from the average tiramisu. Cointreau soaked lady fingers are layered with whipped cream and apple sauce. For the best flavour, use home made apple sauce.
Very easy to make biscotti with the simple flavours of cinnamon, walnuts and raisins. Perfect with a cuppa!
This easy cake and quick to throw together. It's deliciously tender and is packed full of fruity goodness. Enjoy warm with ice cream, cream or custard.
This jam tart can be made with all kinds of fruit preserves and jams. The liqueur should complement the fruit choice, for example - maraschino liqueur for cherry preserves, limoncello for lemon marmalade, Chambord for raspberry jam, Grand Marnier for orange marmalade.
This is an exceptional recipe for bolognese sauce. It combines beef and pork with a load of vegetables, resulting in a sauce that is robust and full of flavour. Serve over freshly cooked pasta and a sprinkling of Parmesan.
This is a wonderfully thick and hearty ragu. It's made by popping pan-browned beef mince into a slow cooker with passata, seasonings, milk and cheese. Serve over freshly cooked pasta or use in lasagne.
This Italian salad, Insalata Di Arance, is perfect to serve as an accompaniment to a rich main dish. It also works as a simple starter. Wonderful for winter, when oranges are at their best. The sweet orange combines beautifully with the savoury flavours, a delicious yin and yang for the taste buds.
This is a truly hearty Italian soup. Bacon is simmered with beef mince, carrots, celery, courgette, pasta and chickpeas in a tomato soup base. It's perfect for the cold winter months. Feel free to substitute in any vegetables you have at hand.
So easy to make - puff pastry open tart with tomato, salami, mozzarella cheese, herbs and onion. Serve with salad for lunch.
This tomato-based pasta sauce, is far superior than any store-bought variety. It's rich and full of tomato-ey flavour. Serve alone with pasta or with beef mince or meatballs.
A delicious Italian meat sauce, which is perfect with pasta. A pork joint is simmered with tomato puree, white wine and herbs until tender. The pork is then shredded and added back into the sauce.
A super-delicious, baked Italian pasta dish. Cannelloni tubes are stuffed with a mixture of sausagemeat, mozzarella and cream cheese, then topped with bolognese sauce and baked to perfection. Serve with a side salad or garlic bread, if desired.
This is a delicious sauce that's packed full of flavour. The sauce is freezer friendly, so make big batches when fresh basil is in-season. It goes perfectly with pasta and a grating of Parmesan cheese.
This pasta dish is delicious and packed full of flavour. A beef, olive and tomato sauce is poured over pasta, then topped with grated mozzarella, before being grilled to perfection. Serve with a side salad or garlic bread, if desired.
Here’s an unusual flourless cake that makes a delightful dessert. Italian risotto rice is cooked slowly in milk until tender and creamy, then mixed with eggs, nuts, lemon and rum, and baked. It’s served with a red fruit salad.
Fragrant passion fruit and honey make a heavenly combination for a fruity version of the Italian dessert, zabaglione. It tastes wonderful when dunked with sponge finger biscuits or strawberries. Delicious!
Summer fruits cloaked in zabaglione and grilled until golden make an irresistible dinner party dessert.
These traditional Italian cookies are delicious! They are light, buttery, with hints of lemon and vanilla. Perfect for snacking on or served with a cup of tea or coffee.