Mussels with Saffron & Cream

Mussels with Saffron & Cream

Serves 4 In my opinion, I think that we don’t use mussels enough when entertaining. They are so quick to prepare, ensure that they are clean and rinsed a good few times though and throw out mussels that have opened before they are cooked and ones that are closed after...
Horseshoe Cookies – Crumiri

Horseshoe Cookies – Crumiri

Makes 24These classic cornmeal biscuits from Piedmont have a slight horseshoe shape. I learned how to make these the traditional way, by placing the dry ingredients on a work surface and slowly incorporating all the butter to form a biscuit dough. But as soon as I got...
Quattro Formaggi Irish Four Cheese Pizza

Quattro Formaggi Irish Four Cheese Pizza

Makes 2 This is my local version of the cheese pizza, also known as the 4 seasons …… and a tribute to the wonderful cheese makers that we have here in Ireland. For the base200g strong white flour, plus extra for dusting1½ sp fast action yeastPinch of salt2 tbsp extra...
Lemon Cream Cake (Torta Mimosa)

Lemon Cream Cake (Torta Mimosa)

Serves 10 to 12 On Festa della Donna which is the 8th of March it is common to give a small sprig of Mimosa to female friends as it is a symbol for strength. I love those beautiful small fluffy yellow blossoms. The cake traditionally is fully covered in cake crumbs,...