Chicken cutlets 

Chicken cutlets are definitely one of kids favorite dish. My nonna/grandmother used to make it for me and my brothers all the time. It was one of our favorite, of course who doesn’t like fried! My nonno/grandpa used to say “fritte sono buone anche le scarpe/ even shoes are good when are deep fried”.

This recipe is very simple and basic, I used chicken but you can use turkey, veal or the kind of meat that you like. What I usually do I buy the package of chicken breast and when I go home I cut it in slices with a good knife. If you are not confident enough with the knife, freeze the breast for 1 hour, it will be more easy to cut it after.

Ingredients:

  • 600 grams of Chicken breast cutlets
  • 2 eggs
  • Breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese
  • Salt
  • A sprinkle of love
  • Lemon
  • OIL to fry I used Canola

Method:

After you cut out your slices from the breast get your station ready. In a large plate put the eggs, add the salt and the Parmesan and beat quickly for few minutes. Put the breadcrumbs in a flat plate. Get your working station ready putting the chicken breast in your left side, then the eggs, the breadcrumbs and a clean plate to put your breaded slices.

Get a slices of chicken deep it in the eggs in the both side and right away in the breadcrumbs. When the slice is in the breadcrumbs with your hand give it few punch, it will help the slice to be nice and flat, it will be more easy to cook it and it will cook evenly.

Put the chicken breast breaded in a plate and start to fry them for few minutes both sides, in a very hot oil. When they are ready put them in a serving plate cover with paper towel, it will help to dry out some oil.

You can serve them with a nice salad, potato, tomato salad or any kind of vegetable! I always serve them with a slice of lemon too.

Suggestion: make a big batch they are very delicious the day after too. Thank you for reading this and I hope you will challenge your self to make this easy dish.

P.S. if you follow me on FB I posted a video on how to make these lovely cutlets

Cooking is fun

It has been so long since my last post on my blog. Sometime is difficult to be a full time mom, wife, chef, Social Media expertise, photographer, taxi driver,  school volunteer.What I really would like to do is just COOK. Behind every classes there is so much work, the prep time sometime is more hard then the 2 /3 hours of teaching.

I like what I do, I like to teach, share my Italian heritage and inspire people to cook real healthy food. Food brings people together, in the kitchen you can build the best precious memories.

Here some pictures of the 8 weeks Cooking course that I had in my kitchen in October and November! It was so much fun, I feel so blessed to have the opportunity to do what I do.

 

 

LEMON COOKIES

It’s Christmas and it is time to bake some delicious cookies, and I highly suggest you to try to make this delicious Lemon Cookies. I discovered this fantastic recipe last year in one of my favorite Italian Blog http://www.misya.info/. Her recipes are always the best.

My kids loved them and I highly suggest to make them with them, they will have fun rolling out the cookies and eating them! Enjoy your precious moments.

 

Ingredients:

  • 120 grams sugar
  • 100 grams butter
  • 1 egg
  • 25 ml lemon juice
  • 100 grams butter soft
  • 1 lemon zest
  • 270 grams flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Icing sugar
  • Sugar
  • A sprinkle of love

Method:

Beat the sugar with the butter until its creamy. Add the egg, mix and add the lemon zest and the juice! Add the flour and the baking powder and mix very well! Cover the dough with clim wrap and let it rest for 30 minutes! Turn the oven at 350, take your dough and start to make your cookies taking a small piece and roll out some small ball in your with hands! Put the cookies in the sugar first and then in icing sugar! Put them in a baking sheet and cook them for 10 minutes. Enjoy and share the recipe if you like it

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Eggless Fresh Pasta Workshop

Have you ever tasted REAL fresh pasta in Italy? Maybe with a glass of vino while you indulge your sense in a Creamy Carbonara or in a spicy Amatriciana or again in a rich Bolognese sauce! Lucky you, you don’t have to go to Italy for that but just need to sign-up to the  Authentic Fresh Pasta Workshop taught by Mamma Marzia, the Queen of the pasta.

The workshop are usually 2/3 hour long and you will learn:

  • the basic of making fresh pasta like choosing the right ingredients, how to mix them, kneading the dough and why it has to rest.
  • how to roll the dough and how to create fresh tagliatelle, spaghetti, hand rolled pappardelle and many other cuts
  • how to make 4 different Italian sauce like Carbonara, Amatriciana, Bolognese sauce/ meat sauce and whipping cream, ham and peas sauce.

 

The next Fresh pasta workshop is Wednesday Nov 9 at 7 pm and we are making Eggless Pasta to register message me at marzia@bellacibo.ca. Come with a friend to enjoy a full immersion Italian Night with lots of good food,  drink and funny story.

Bella Cibo’s nominated Entrepreneur of the year

What an honour to be nominated from the Langley Chamber ” Entrepreneur of the Year”.

I didn’t win, but I was so proud to be there! Who knew, seriously!

I start this small homebase business 3 years ago. 3 years ago,while I was hosting one of my first class,  I had a vision!

This vision was me cooking in a big kitchen surrounded by wonderful peoples that want to make a difference in their life bringing the homemade back to the dinner table! After 3 years I don’t have a big kitchen yet but Im surrounded by wonderful peoples that want to learn how to make real, good food! 

Im so proud of my self and Im truly thankful for each one of you, this plaque is for you! Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Mamma Marzia’s making fresh pasta

I m lucky enough to have a friend that she is a stunning photographer! I truly think she is the best, every time  she takes pictures of me I fall in love! Here some pictures that she took last week in my kitchen! I m a food styling lover so I had fun put the color together and set up the table! I really happy how turned out, all the colors are blending together.Let me know what do you think and check my friend Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/JenniferReimerPhotography/?fref=ts

 

 

Caramel Lemon Syrup Recipe 

Caramel Lemon Syrup Recipe.Caramel is a sauce that has the same consistency of honey. It is made with sugar, water and lemon! It can be use for: French toast, pancake, ice-cream topping, whatever you like. It s very delicious, I used it the other day on top of my Panna Cotta, my student at my cooking class were very happy of the result.

Ingredients:

• 250 grams of sugar

• 175 grams lemon juice

• 5 grams lemon zest

• A sprinkle of salt

• A sprinkle of love

Method:

• Bring a pot and warm it up on a medium heat. When it’s warm add 2 tablespoon of sugar and wait until it dissolve.

• When the sugar is dissolved mix it with a wooden spoon and add the rest of the sugar and let it melt without mixing. It had to melt by itself. It’s very important.

• In the meantime, warm up the lemon juice in the microwave or on another pot. Add the warm juice at the sugar completely dissolved. When you do this operation be very careful at the hot steam which will produce. Let it boil now for just one minute and turn the heat off and move the pot away from the stove. Keep mixing for few minutes until all the sugar is dissolved and add the salt and the lemon zest. Mix again for few minutes. Your lemon caramel is ready for your dessert. Note: use a tall pot to make the caramel.

• Buon Appetito.