Category italian



Sponge Cake
3 eggs
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted but cooled
2 tablespoons maraschino liqueur or Kirsch
2 tablespoons brandy

1 1/4 cups heavy cream
1/3 cup confectioners? sugar
1/3 cup almonds, toasted and finely chopped
1/3 cup hazelnuts, toasted and finely chopped
1/3 cup chopped semisweet chocolate
1/4 cup ch...

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orange balls

Orange Balls (Pallottole d’Aranci)

6 large oranges, the peel only, cut into strips
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Superfine sugar
1 1/2 cups mixed nuts, finely chopped

Soak the orange peel strips in cold water for 24 hours. Drain; place the peel in a saucepan and cover the strips with cold water. Bring the water to a boil...

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pavia soup

Pavia Soup

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Pavia is a small but very old city to the south of Milan, and this soup is its specialty.

3 tablespoons butter
6 slices firm, coarse-textured bread (like
    Italian, shepherd or French- hard crust)
6 cups chicken broth
6 eggs
Freshly ground pepper
6 tablespoons freshly grated parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and turn off...

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farina dumplings

Farina Dumplings (Gnocchi alla Romana)

3 cups milk
1 cup farina or semolina
2 beaten eggs
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon salt
Dash of pepper
1/4 cup margarine
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Heat milk to scald. Reduce heat. Slowly stir in farina and cook until thick, about 5 minutes.

Remove from heat. Stir in eggs, margarine, salt and pepper. Beat until smooth. Spread in a greased 13 x 9-inch pan. Cool.


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Special Seasoning
1 1/4 teaspoons granulated garlic
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1 1/4 teaspoons white pepper
1 1/4 teaspoons dried basil

Mix together.

2 pounds lean ground beef
3/4 cup yellow onion, chopped
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1 cup plain bread crumbs
1 1/2 tablespoons garlic, finely chopped
3/4 cup flour
16 crepes or 16 manicotti shells,
    cooked according to p...

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