Torta mimosa

Mimosa cake

This ‘mimosa cake’ is covered with pieces of sponge cake, reminiscent of the flowers of the mimosa – it is served across Italy to celebrate La Festa della Donna By Mario Matassa Makes one 22cm cake Preparation time 20 minutes (plus chilling) Cooking time 20 minutes Ingredients: For the cake • 4 free-range eggs • 200g caster More...

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Turkey with saffron and cream
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, April 8th, 2019
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Turkey with saffron and cream

This recipe for tacchino con zafferano e panna by Mario Matassa uses just a hint of saffron to give the dish its delicate yellow colour Serves 4 Preparation time 10 minutes Cooking time 30 minutes Ingredients: • More...

Risotto mimosa
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, April 8th, 2019
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Asparagus and egg risotto

Mario Matassa shares his ‘risotto mimosa’ recipe. The dish is a staple of Italy’s Festa della Donna in March… Serves 4 Preparation time 10 minutes Cooking time 20 minutes Ingredients: • More...

Prosecco and fruit juice
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, April 8th, 2019
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Women’s Day cocktail

This is Mario Matassa’s variation on the classic Mimosa cocktail (champagne and orange juice), though of course we are using prosecco instead of champagne… Serves 4-6 Preparation time 5 minutes Ingredients: • More...

Butternut squash soup
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, April 8th, 2019
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Butternut squash soup with prawns (zuppa di zucca e gamberi)

Una zucca is usually a pumpkin or marrow but it can apply to anything in the squash family – this flavoursome soup is hearty and comforting at any time of year By Mario Matassa Serves 4 Preparation time 10 minutes Cooking More...

roccoco biscuits
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, March 12th, 2019
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Almond & hazelnut biscuits (roccocò)

Roccocò are typical of the Campania region and some claim they are the southern version of Tuscany’s cantucci biscuits – here’s how to make them… Makes 30 biscuits Preparation time 20 minutes Cooking More...

chestnut chocolate pastry
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, March 12th, 2019
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Fried chocolate & chestnut pastries

These calzoncelli di castagne are a speciality of the Puglia region, though versions of this pastry are made throughout the country, with different names and fillings… Makes about 20 Preparation time 30-45 minutes, More...

Valtellina cake
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, March 12th, 2019
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Valtellina fruit cake (bisciola della Valtellina)

This tasty cake is also known as panettone della Valtellina, though it is moister and richer than traditional panettone – Mario Matassa shares his recipe… Makes one loaf Preparation time 20 minutes Cooking More...

Italian ring cake
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019
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Country ring cake (ciambella rustica)

The ciambella rustica is a simple country cake made throughout Italy. It tends to be quite dry and so is often accompanied by a glass of white wine Makes one 26-cm cake Preparation time 10 minutes Cooking More...

tortelli with spinach and ricotta
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019
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Spinach and ricotta tortelli

Mario Matassa shares this recipe for classic stuffed pasta – these tortelli are stuffed with the traditional combination of spinach and ricotta, but you can experiment with other fillings too… Serves 4 Preparation More...