Whoever loves chocolate needs to absolutely make this torta ( cake).
I wasn’t really the girl who liked to bake or cook. It was always so much easier to just buy muffins at the supermercato but then after living in Italy for going on five years now, something changed my mind. Continue reading
Cookies with cream or Biscotti all panna is a great cookie to have as a breakfast or for an afternoon snack and preferably not when you are on a diet.. ahaha.. They go well with coffee, milk or tea.
I wanted to share with you all a traditional Italian cake recipe. No measuring cups or teaspoons are required and it is quite normal that the Italians don’t use an electrical mixer and everything is ”un po” and ”quanto basta”
If you have read my last post about Soave, then you will know that we spent about an hour or so looking for an agriturismo to have lunch.. After being lead on a wild goose chase, we decided to just find a nice place in the center of Soave.
We had thought if we are going to eat in the city center, it will most likely be ridiculously over priced and poor quality of food, but boy were we wrong!
We went to Trattoria Antica Da Amedeo which is located on Via Roma 15 in Soave. Continue reading
Bruschetta pronounced “Brusketta” is without a doubt one of the most popular Italian dishes throughout the world. It’s usually considered to be an antipasto “appetizer” but you can even have it as a main course like I did last night.
I had one of those BIG Italian lunches yesterday and wanted something light for dinner, so my husband Marco made Bruschetta for us. Such a treat marrying an Italian man who can cook!
Marco is the Chef at home! Not I.. It’s quite the contrary in most Italian homes.. Usually the wife or mamma is the one who prepares and cooks all of the meals for the family.. Well, I got lucky. What can I say? And just to let you all know, all of the dishes on Inspired in Italy, have been made by Marco.
Marco is currently working on his first cookbook as I type. So, stay tuned for that! I am quite excited about it.
Ok, so I took some photos and videos on how to make Bruschetta.
Lets get started..
What you’ll need :
Tomatoes ~ We used Cherry tomatoes and you can use as much as you’d like..
Bread ~ We used a type of bread from Puglia, but if you can’t find, you can use a french baguette or an Italian bread.
Fresh Basil ~ DON’T use dried herbs!! You won’t get the same taste or flavor. How much you want to add is totally up to you.
Garlic ~ We used 3 gloves of garlic. The garlic is only used to rub on the toasted bread.
Salt, Pepper, AND Olive oil to taste.
We used this Olive Oil from Puglia and it was amazingly good! And guess what, they ship worldwide! So, if you’d like to purchase a bottle and are not in Italy, don’t worry, you can get it at your doorstep without a problem. I highly recommend that you do. Nothing beats Olive Oil from Puglia.
Ok, so I took a video of Marco making the bruschetta BUT I can’t figure out how to post it on here. Perhaps, I need to upgrade my site.. So for now, I will post the video on Inspired in Italy. So please go and check it out!
Once you take the toasted bread out of the oven, you’ll need to rub the garlic on the bread. And afterwards, you can put your tomato/basil mixture on top of the bread. Garnish with a fresh basil leaf for decoration.
The video I filmed explains all of it, so please be sure to check the link out above.
Buon Appetito a tutti 🙂