Monthly Archives: June 2016

Caprese Salad

Yesterday Italy bet Spain on the Euro 2016, to honor that I decided to make one of the most simple and delicious salad in the Italian Cuisine: the Caprese Salad. The colors honor the Italian flag, red, white and green.

In Italy its usually served like antipasto or side dish, its a perfect dish for hot summer day.To make this dish delicious I suggest you to use a good Oil Extra Virgin and a good mozzarella, the one in the water,  that you easily find in the regular super market. Follow this recipe and challenge your self, make it for your family and friends.Most of the time the more the dish is simple the better…this is my Mantra.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 mozzarella or bocconcini
  • 2 ripe tomatoes
  • basil
  • salt
  • Oil Extra Virgin
  • Balsamic Vinegar if you like
  • a sprinkle of love, never forget that

METHOD:

  • Wash your tomatoes, dry them out.With a small knife cut out the small green part and then cut them out in the length side.Your slices has to be more or less than 1 cm.Do the same thing for the mozzarella.
  • Get a nice serving plate and put the tomatoes in a circle way, like I did in the picture, put the mozzarella slices on top and at the end the basil leaves.
  • Now you sprinkle some love, the EVO, salt and if you like Balsamic Vinegar! I usually add some balsamic but this time I ran out, if you add it you will have a nice vinaigrette perfect for a nice “scarpetta”/ deeping bread.
  • Buon Appetito

caprese salad

 

 

 

Chocolate chip cookies

My kids love chocolate chip cookies and I always look for new recipe to get best result!

This is Betty Crocker’s recipe that I found on-line http://www.bettycrocker.com/, my kids really like them, the comment was “they are better than amazing”!

With this recipe you will make a big batch of cookies, I made 58 cookies but if you make them smaller you can have more.

I also posted a YouTube video about it, if you want to have a good laugh check it out

 

Ingredients

  • 1 and ¼ cups granulated sugar
  • 1 and 1/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 and ½ butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 4 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups cups chocolate chip
  • A sprinkle of love

Method:

  • Heat the oven to 375°F.
  • In large bowl with electric mixer, beat granulated sugar, brown sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla and eggs until well blended. Beat in flour, baking soda and salt. Stir in chocolate chips.
  • On ungreased cookie sheets, drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart.
  • Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks.

 

Buon appetito

NUTELLA COOKIES

These cookies are simply amazing and easy to make.

We are Nutella lover so we use this recipe often, I suggest making these cookies with your children.

Cooking or baking together is a great family activity and you will make a lot of precious moment.

 

Ingredients:

  • 150 grams flour
  • 180 grams Nutella
  • 1 egg
  • a sprinkle of love

Method:

  • Beat the egg and add 180 grams of Nutella (3 tablespoon).
  • Mix very well until it is nice and smooth.
  • Slowly add the flour and turn the oven on at 350.
  • If you have time you can put the dough in the fridge for 20/30 minutes for better result.
  • Now it’s time to make the cookies so take a little piece of dough (25 grams) and make little balls.
  • Put them on the baking sheet (covered with parchment paper) and with a wooden spoon make a little pressure in the middle of every cookie so you can make a nice hole where we will put the Nutella.
  • Bake at 350 for 10 minutes.
  • Buon appetito