Crostata/Tart with Frangipane and Bitter Orange Marmalade

Crostata is definitely the type of cake I do the most, and my favorite for breakfast usually, and what I show you now it’s really an amazing version of it 🙂 I wanted to do a recipe that could fit with the bitter orange marmalade we prepared this winter, and I think this cake is…

Kouign Amann

If you love butter, this is THE recipe for you 😀 This amazing recipe is typical of Brittany, and more precisely from the town of Douarnenez but it’s famous through all the country. Its name is in Breton language, and it simply means “cake of butter”, simple and clear 🙂 I have been reading and…

Százrétű Kalács (a Type of Hungarian Layer Cake)

This is a Hungarian recipe that I was thinking to try since a while, and finally today I decided to do it. It’s a recipe I discovered on a Hungarian cookbook and on Youtube, made by one of the most famous food writers/TV conductors in Hungary (Borbás Marcsi), and probably my favorite because she is…

Sole à la Meunière – Sogliola alla Mugnaia

This is a classic and simple recipe of the French cuisine, but it is very popular also in Italy, and it’s really a good recipe. The butter fits very well with the sole (which is definitely a delicious fish, with a nice compact and firm flesh), and the lemon adds a perfect touch of freshness,…

Risotto with Tub Gurnard – Risotto alla Gallinella

Do you know the tub gurnard? In Italian we call it gallinella, and traditionally it’s one of those fish used to make many delicious fish soups, but its fillet it’s also very good and it can be used in many ways. In the past, like all the fish “for soups”, it was quite a poor…

Kringel

This is a very good cake typical of the Scandinavian area, but also Estonia and also some other countries. From all the recipes I saw, this seems to be more the Estonian version. But there are various versions, also with dried fruits or raisins for example. It has a very old origin, dating back centuries…

Risotto with Bergamot and Perch

I’m sure many of you have already drunk the Earl Grey tea with bergamot flavor, and if you like that then probably you will love also this recipe 🙂 Bergamot is a very unique and very fragrant fruit of the citrus family, it is mostly used for its essential oil for flavoring, but also for…

Beetroot Risotto – Risotto alla Barbabietola

This is not only a good recipe, but also beautiful 🙂 let’s tell the truth, its color is amazing and it can always surprise positively your guests 🙂 It’s a simple recipe (if you are already used to make risotto), with simple ingredients, and if you like this particular winter vegetable for sure you are…

Dresdner Christstollen

Christmas season was coming again, and this year I decided to prepare a Stollen, the typical German sweet for these feasts 🙂 It is a fruit bread that originated in Dresden, and it has a long history, and like most of the recipes with long history it has changed during the years. At the beginning…

Coq au Vin – Braised Rooster

This is one of the most iconic recipes of the French cuisine, not only because the “coq” is their national symbol, but because this recipe is really a masterpiece if properly executed. It’s an old recipe with a long history and tradition, that dates back when it was common to have roosters at home, or…