Italian Pizza 🍕

Italian Pizza 🍕

  Ingredients 500gr strong flour 10gr salt 7gr fast-action dried yeast 300ml lukewarm water 1 tsp sugar 35ml extra virgin olive oil ( 2 tbsp for brushing) 2/3 mozzarellas 3 tbsp tomato passata Basil leaves Method In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the yeast,...

Lemon curd loaf cake

Lemon curd loaf cake

   Ingredients 3 eggs 175gr sugar 100 gr butter 125gr lemon curd yogurt 3 spoons lemon curd 1 lemon zest 160gr plain flour or 00 1 tsp baking powder Method Preheat oven to 160C and grease with butter and flour a loaf tin.In a medium bowl combine flour, baking...

Coffee Pannacotta

Coffee Pannacotta

  Simple, pretty and scrumptious   Ingredients 500ml whipping cream 100gr sugar 150ml shot espresso 9gr gelatine sheets Vegetable oil to grease Method Soak the gelatine in a bowl of cold water and leave for 5–10 minutes, until softened. Put the whipping...

Mediterranean sea bass

Mediterranean sea bass

  A very simple recipe to finish in about 15 minutes but full of fresh, healthy and delicious Mediterranean flavours.   Ingredients 4 sea bass fresh fillet (any other white fish) 2 garlic cloves, crashed 250 gr Cherry tomatoes 1/2 cup chopped green olives 3...

Spaghetti alla puttanesca

Spaghetti alla puttanesca

  Last summer recipe for this year. Just garlic, olives, capers, anchovies and tomatoes for a beautiful, easy and authentic Italian sauce.   Ingredients 500g Cherry tomatoes 2 garlic cloves 50g anchovies 100g black olives, stoned and chopped 50g capers,...

Insalata Pantesca

Insalata Pantesca

  “Pantelleria is a tiny, beautiful island that lies at the edge of the Tyrrhenian Sea, just south of Sicily, barely 80 miles off the coast of Tunisia. It is mountainous and lush with grape vines, olives, and most famously, capers, the star of the island that...

Beer tempura batter courgette flowers

Beer tempura batter courgette flowers

  Golden, crispy and wonderfully light they are perfect as a summer starter!  Ingredients 10 fresh courgette flowers 10 cubes of semi-hard cheese or mozzarella 10 small anchovies  Beer batter Ingredients One bottle of beer All-purpose flour Salt and pepper  ...

Pasta ai fiord do zucca

Pasta ai fiord do zucca

  You certain will fall in love with this wonderful summer Italian dish. Courgette flowers are incredibly pretty and one of the most delicious and exquisite vegetables. (For all my friends from Edinburgh, you can buy or order these delicious and edible flowers...

Semifreddo al caffè

Semifreddo al caffè

  Coffee semifreddo is very elegant and beautiful Italian summer dessert, a semi-frozen kind of fluffy mousse made without an ice cream maker, easy and delicious! Try it!   Ingredients 2 tbsp good quality instant coffee 4 large yolks 100g golden caster sugar...

Parmigiana Di Melenzane (Aubergine Parmigiana)

Parmigiana Di Melenzane (Aubergine Parmigiana)

  Aubergine Parmigiana is one of the most loved, rich, glorious and scrumptious dish of the traditional Sicilian food. Perfect during the summer, full of the best of the Mediterranean fresh products: tomatoes, aubergines basil, mozzarella....when you try you...

Italian National day

Italian National day

Italian National day, 180 guests, amazing atmosphere and great staff! Exhausted but extremely happy!

Biancomangiare

Biancomangiare

  Biancomangiare (literally White Eating for the colours of its main ingredients, which was considered a symbol of purity) is a very ancient, traditional and elegant Sicilian pudding. It usually served with fresh Jasmine, almonds and lemon zest, which seems to...

Green peas and basil pesto soup

Green peas and basil pesto soup

  A fresh, light, irresistible and super healthy green peas and basil pesto soup. Perfect for the most delightful season of the year! Spring is in the air 🌸🌿🌸🌿   Soup Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 leek diced 1 small onion 500 ml vegetable broth 500...

Zucchini Pesto

Zucchini Pesto

  Pesto is one of my favourite Italian, traditional sauce, especially for very lazy, busy day. During the weekend I tried to make a perfect and simple summertime variation to the traditional pesto recipe adding fried zucchini and pistachios. My family loved it!...

Gnocchi alla Sorrentina

Gnocchi alla Sorrentina

  A great Monday comfort food! Creamy, cheesy and fluffy baked gnocchi.   Ingredients 1kg gnocchi 2 diced and drained fresh mozzarella 500ml tomato passata Basil leaves Parmesan Extra virgin Olive oil 1 onion Method Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan...

Cream with mascarpone and Marsala

Cream with mascarpone and Marsala

  I can‘t not share with you this fantastic cream with mascarpone and Marsala I prepared with poached rhubarb.   Ingredients 2 yolks 4 tbsp of sugar 250 gr of mascarpone cheese 2 tbsp Marsala wine (or rum) Method In a bowl beat the sugar and the yolks, add...

Authentic Italian Tiramisu

Authentic Italian Tiramisu

  During the weekend make a truly authentic Italian Tiramisu Looking forward to seeing your photos x🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹   Ingredients 500g Mascarpone 4 Fresh organic eggs 8 tbsp caster sugar 300g savoiardi (lady fingers) 250 ml espresso coffee 2tbsp Marsala (optional)...

Jam filled butter cookies

Jam filled butter cookies

  A easy and yummy cookie recipe to bake with bored children on Sunday afternoon!   Ingredients 300g Flour 2 eggs 100g butter Lemon zest 100g caster sugar 100g your favourite jam or preserve Method In a medium bowl, mix together all the ingredients, until a...

Peperoni in Agrodolce

Peperoni in Agrodolce

  Sweet and Sour Peppers are a delicious side dish to enjoy hot or cold, with cooked meat or fish or as a simple and tasty bruschetta topping.   Ingredients 6 peppers, de-seeded and cut into thin strips 1 garlic clove, crushed. 1 large red onion 8 tbsp extra...

Cotoletta

Cotoletta

  Milanese Veal escalopes is one of the most famous dishes of Italian traditional cuisine. Crunchy, mouthwatering and extremely easy to make this recipe is a must-haves in Italian cooking to satisfy the whole family.   Ingredients 6 veal escalopes 100g...

Italian meatballs

Italian meatballs

  Italian meatballs is a classical confort food everyone loves. My kids love making them! They melt in your mouth and are incredibly tender. Usually I fry them but I decided to thread them on bamboo skewers and bake with sweet zucchini.   Ingredients 500...

Lemon Custard

Lemon Custard

  A fantastic and easy recipe for homemade thick, smooth and beautifully glossy LEMON CUSTARD   Ingredients 500ml whole milk 6 eggs yolks 25 gr cornflour 25 gr flour 150 sugar 2 Lemon or orange zest 1 lemon or orange peel 1 tbsps pure vanilla extract Method...

Pea shoot and citrus salad

Pea shoot and citrus salad

  This is one of my favourites, so fresh, coloured and tasteful!! 🍋🍊🥑🍊🍋🍊🥑🥬🥒   Ingredients 100g Pea shoot salad 1 large ripe avocado, sliced 2 oranges, sliced 1 pink grapefruit Large handful of radishes, thinly sliced 50 gr Feta cheese 2 tsp Dijon mustard 1...

Fastest, flavourful and richest pasta sauce ever

Fastest, flavourful and richest pasta sauce ever

  A beautiful sunny day and thinking already about summer 🌞🌞🌞🌞Only four, fantastic ingredients for the fastest, flavourful and richest pasta sauce ever and about 10 minutes to cook!!!   Ingredients 2 large cloves garlic, thinly sliced 6 tablespoons...

Stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffed Mushrooms

  If you need a delicious and impressive appetizer for your upcoming holiday gatherings these stuffed mushrooms are so impressive, full of flavour and yet they’re simple to makeThey can be assembled in advance and baked just before they’re needed.If you love...

Tortellini in Brodo Di Cappone (Capon broth soup)

Tortellini in Brodo Di Cappone (Capon broth soup)

  This is a classic Italian soup that is traditionally served at Christmas. It is a rich and intense festive broth and everyone just loves it. We usually serve this Capon (the castrated rooster, usually under one year old), broth soup with tortellini or...

Chocolate fondants recipe

Chocolate fondants recipe

  Sublime decadence....   Ingredients 180gr unsalted butter, (at room temperature), plus extra for greasing 250gr good quality dark chocolate (70%) 110gr caster sugar 8 free-range eggs 60 gr plain flour ½ teaspoon vanilla extract (optional) Method Grease...

Pesto Alla Trapanese

Pesto Alla Trapanese

  The best tastefully and simple recipe from Sicily. Pesto alla Trapanese (almonds and basil Sicilian pesto) recipe comes from Trapani in Sicily, and was created as an almond and tomato-based alternative to the typical basil and pine nut version.  ...

Swiss Rainbow Chard and Bacon Quiche

Swiss Rainbow Chard and Bacon Quiche

  A comforting quiche recipe for Monday night! Absolutely simple and delicious!   Ingredients 1 bunch of fresh Swiss rainbow chard 1 large chopped onion 80 gr bacon 2 spoons of extravirgin olive oil 1 egg 250 gr ricotta cheese 50gr parmesan 1 sheet of...

Red Wine Poached pears

Red Wine Poached pears

  A very elegant and warm dinner party dessert for the cold winter.   Ingredients 400 ml fruity red wine 200ml water 200g caster sugar 100 ml sweet wine or port 2 cinnamon stick 1 vanilla pod 3 Star anise Orange zest 4 pears peeled, but kept whole with stalk...

Best Apple cake recipe ever!

Best Apple cake recipe ever!

  Extremely simple and tender, the perfect Italian dessert for a sweet breakfast or a Christmas afternoon tea!In Italian we call it “seven cups cake” because we use the yogurt cup to measure all the others ingredients.   Ingredients 1 cup full-fat yogurt 2...

Linguine with cherry tomatoes and king prawns

Linguine with cherry tomatoes and king prawns

  Ingredients 500 g dried linguine or spaghetti 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped extra virgin olive oil 400 g peeled raw king prawns 1 small wineglass white wine 12/14 cherry tomatoes, halved a handful of fresh parsley sea salt Black pepper   Method Bring a...

Porcini and Saffron Risotto

Porcini and Saffron Risotto

  Ingredients 350g Carnaroli rice or Arborio 200 g fresh porcini mushrooms or 50 g dried 80 g butter 75ml Brandy or dry white wine Saffron 1 vegetable broth (stock) 2 shallots or 1 white onion finely chopped 80g grated Parmesan cheese Extra virgin olive oil Salt...

Order Macaroons

Order Macaroons

You can now order Macaroons with beautiful flowers in the box. They are all hand-made with fresh ingredient, and time is needed for confection. For this reason, your Macaroons will be ready to be dispatched a week after I received your order.  

Pasta alla Norma

Pasta alla Norma

  Ingredients for 4 350g tomato passata or canned tomatoes 1 small bunch basil, finely chopped 1/2 large aubergine, sliced 2cm thick Extra virgin olive oil for frying 500g pasta, large penne preferably salty ricotta cheese, Parmesan or Pecorino   Method Cook...

Focaccia con pomodorini e rosmarino

Focaccia con pomodorini e rosmarino

  Ingredients 500g White 00 flour 300 ml warm water 10g fresh yeast , or 7g sachet of dried yeast I tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, plus extra for coating 1 small handful of rosemary sprigs 1 large handful of ripe cherry tomatoes Sea salt flakes   Method...

Spaghetti Carbonara

Spaghetti Carbonara

  Ingredients 150gr chopped pancetta 3 organic egg Yolks 50 gr pecorino cheese, freshly finely greated 350 gr spaghetti pasta 1 spoon extra-virgin olive oil Sea salt and greated black pepper NO CREAM!   Method Heat a frying pan until hot. Add the olive oil...

Tiramisu Truffles

Tiramisu Truffles

Ingredients 180 gr savoiardi (lady fingers) crushed 50 gr icing sugar 250 gr mascarpone (room temperature) 2 tsb Marsala or other sweet liquor as Sherry 80 ml ristretto coffe   Method In a food processor add the savoiardi cookies and pulse until completely...

Ragù Alla Bolognese

Ragù Alla Bolognese

Ingredients • 1 medium onion, finely chopped • 1/2 celery stick, finely chopped • 1 carrot, finely chopped • 150 g sweet pancetta or unsmoked streaky bacon, finely chopped • 250 g pork mince • 350 g beef mince • 1/2 glass of white wine • 1 glass whole milk • 400 g...

Featured in Edinburgh Foody

Featured in Edinburgh Foody

I have been featured in Edinburgh Foody . Thank you Amy for you great review. The Edinburgh Foody team had previously sampled the delights of private catering with La Belle Assiette, so I was only too happy to accept a similar offer. This time, it was the turn of...

Special Valentine’s Day Vouchers

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Looking for the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day ? You can now offer the luxury of a a five-star restaurant dinner at home or a cooking class.

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You can now order Truffles, Mendiants, Chocolate Strawberries and Marzipans. They are all hand-made with fresh ingredient, and time is needed for confection. For this reason, your box(es) will be ready to be dispatched a week after I received your order....

Arancine

Arancine

Ingredients Serves: 10 “arancine” 400g of arborio rice 1 sachet of saffron 30 gr butter 200g mix of mozzarella, ham chopped together. 100g grated Parmesan cheese 2 eggs 300g breadcrumbs Salt and pepper A little olive oil Extra virgin olive oil for frying Method...

Biancomangiare

Biancomangiare

Ingredients 1L  whole milk 90 gr corn flour 150 gr granulated sugar 1 teaspoon of orange extract or orange zest Method Place the milk, sugar and the flour in a saucepan over very low heat. Whisk them all together until the sugar and corn flour have dissolved into the...

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Welcome

I was born in Palermo, Sicily, into a family who share and celebrate the art of cooking . 
I learned how to cook from my truly inspirational grandmother. The first memory I have about food was observing / studying / watching her and my mother cooking very early on...