Monthly Archives: April 2016

Baked Zucchini Crisps

Baked Parmesan Zucchini – Crisp, tender zucchini oven-roasted to perfection. It’s healthy, nutritious and completely addictive! My kids love them

I highly suggest letting your kids help you with this recipe, they will have fun dipping the zucchini in the Parmesan and bread crumbs mixture plus you will build precious memories.

Ingredients:

  • 400 grams zucchini                                   baked zucchini crisps
  • 25 grams Parmesan cheese
  • 10 grams bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoon of oil
  • A sprinkle of salt
  • A sprinkle of pepper
  • Oregano
  • A sprinkle of love

 

 

 

Method:

  • Place oven rack in center position of oven. Preheat to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with foil (lightly misted with cooking spray) OR parchment paper.
  • Wash and dry zucchini, and cut into 1/4-inch thick round slices.
  • In a small bowl, combine Parmesan, bread crumbs, oregano, salt and pepper, to taste. Don’t forget the sprinkle of love.
  • Dip the zucchini in the Parmesan mixture and place them on a prepared baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil. Place into oven and bake them at 425 until tender, about 15 minutes. Then broil for 2-3 minutes, or until crisp and golden brown, always watch them because they burn very easily!
  • Serve immediately, garnished with parsley, if desired.
  • Buon Appetito

Gluten Free Gnocchi

I finally found a gluten free gnocchi recipe that I and my family like; my kids didn’t even notice the difference so that it’s a good sign!

This is a great recipe to do with your family so I highly suggest making gnocchi with your kids, you family or your friends. In the kitchen we can build the best, precious, unforgettable memories. In fact I still remember, after all these years, making gnocchi with my grandma and all my little cousins, our job was to roll out the gnocchi! It’s something that will stay in you forever.

Here the recipe for you, I did 2 attempts, the first one with rice flour and it didn’t work but the second time, with all purpose baking flour, it did! I m so happy.

Ingredients:

  • 500 grams potatoes already boiled and mashed with a ricer
  • 200/250 grams gluten free flour for baking  {I used redmill}
  • 1 egg
  • A sprinkle of love.

 

  • Method:
  • Boil the potatoes with the skin, when they are cooked drain them and peel them right away! Remember always peel the potatoes when they are hot.
  • Mash the potatoes with a ricer and put them in a bowl and let them cool down!
  • When the potatoes are ready put them on a chopping board, make a volcano in the middle and put the egg in the hole. With a fork beat the egg and try to incorporate to the potatoes.  
  • Now start to add the flour, a handful and the time, and work your dough until is nice and smooth and it’s not sticky anymore. You will have to work it for 10 minutes.
  • The dough is ready when you can make a nice, firm ball.
  • It’s time now to roll the gnocchi; this is the part where I suggest you to get the kids involved.
  • Take off a handful of the dough and roll that with both hands until you have a rope about the thickness of your thumb. Cut this rope in 2.5 cm lengths.
  • Bring each piece of dough and flip it with your index finger against the inside of your fork. With this technique the gnocchi will catch any sauce🙂.
  • Place your gnocchi on a lightly floured baking sheet.
  • Cook them in boiling water with salt.
  • They are done when they raise to the surface of the water. Put them right away in a big bowl and dressed them with your favorite sauce.
  • I suggest a nice Bolognese sauce or (more quick) butter and sage sauce.

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Izzy’s Bundt cake

This is a cake is made by my daughter Isabella, for her best friends Izzy, one day when she was bored! It’s a very easy recipe that she got from a book and I really hope you will do it with your kids or friends, I think that in the kitchen we can build the best, precious memories.

Ingredients:

  • 2 ¾ flour
  • 2 ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 16 tablespoons butter {2 stick}
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup milk
  • A sprinkle of love

 

 

 

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven at 350. Spray the Bundt cake pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a bowl mix all the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder and salt.
  3. In another bowl beat the butter and the sugar until is fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix for 2 minutes. Slowly add the flour mixture and stir together. Add the milk and stir until the mixture is nice and smooth.
  4. Spread the batter in the pan. Bake for 60 minutes until the toothpick is clean.
  5. Let it cool and serve it with some ice-cream, whipping cream or jam.
  6. Buon Appetito

 

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