Sfogliatine with Ricotta and Cherry Tomatoes

Sfogliatine with Ricotta and Cherry Tomatoes
Sfogliatine with Ricotta and Cherry Tomatoes

The sfogliatine with ricotta and cherry tomatoes are a tasty finger food appetizer to prepare for parties or aperitifs, prepared with puff pastry, a ricotta cream and finally some sweet tomatoes. A non-demanding dinner with friends, with lots of different pizzette, and some tasty sfogliatine to enjoy with a good glass of wine or beer. They are prepared in noRead more

Cazzilli or Crocche`- Sicilian Street Food

Cazzilli or Crocche`-Sicilian Street Food
Cazzilli or Crocche`

What are the crocche` or cazzilli?   With the arancine, panelle, sfincione, stigghioli, paninu ca meusa, and many other things, they are part of Sicilian street food. They are potato croquettes  typically an oval and elongated shape, seasoned with parsley. they are cooked in a couple of minutes in abundant of hot oil and are eaten immediately. They must beRead more

Roasted Chestnuts – Le Caldarroste

Roasted Chestnuts - Le Caldarroste
Roasted Chestnuts - Le Caldarroste

The Roasted Chestnuts were the first example of “Street Food” in Sicily, but also in other Italian regions. Winter, especially during Christmas, it reminds me of  “ le caldarroste”. You can smell the roasted chestnuts invade the Italian streets. And if you go to Palermo roasted chestnut vendors sell them in “cuoppu” wraps of paper in a shapeRead more

My Variation of Sicilian Calzone

My Variation of Sicilian Calzone
My Variation of Sicilian Calzone

Today I strongly advise you to try My Variations of Sicilian Calzone, made with puff pastry.​  For a very quick, delicious dinner, especially if you’re too tired to cook because of the holidays. Or maybe you have some last minute guests. If puff pastry is in your freezer you are in the clear, just flatten it,Read more

Lo Sfincione – Sicilian Homemade Pizza

Lo Sfincione - Sicilian Homemade Pizza
Lo Sfincione - Sicilian Homemade Pizza

Dear Friends this week I am in Montreal in Canada and I love this city. I am visiting Pia and Pippo, they are friends of mine but, like me, they are Sicilian. We decided to make “LO SFINCIONE” the SICILIAN PIZZA. In ancient times sfincione was baked at home with “poor” ingredients, made of what youRead more

Rustic Savory Pie with Artichokes and Mozzarella

Rustic Savory Pie with Artichokes and Mozzarella
Rustic Savory Pie with Artichokes and Mozzarella

As you could see I use puff pastry both for making desserts but also for making tasty savory pies, like this RUSTIC SAVORY PIE with ARTICHOKES and MOZZARELLA. Try to make it following my recipe and I guarantee you an absolute success with your guests but especially with your children. My children don’t like to eatRead more

Panelle Recipes – Sicilian Street Food

Panelle
Panelle

This is the typical Sicilian Street Food. The panino with panelle is a snack that you can find only in Palermo. I remember, afternoons in Palermo, eating panini with panelle during college. The panelle date back to Arab rule in Sicily, although some say they date back to the Era of the Roman Empire and which were cookedRead more

Arancine – Arancini

Arancine
Arancine

Disagreement: arancina or arancino (singular) arancine or arancini (plural)? 🙄 In Italian, nouns end in a vowel and all nouns have a gender, even those that refer to a qualities, ideas, and things. Usually, Italian singular masculine nouns end in -o, while feminine nouns end in –a. In Western Sicily people say “arancina” but in EasternRead more

Schiacciata-Flatbread with Black Olives, Rosemary and Cheese

Schiacciata-Flatbread with Black Olives, Rosemary and Cheese
Schiacciata-Flatbread with Black Olives, Rosemary and Cheese

The Schiacciata-Flatbread with Black Olives, Rosemary and Cheese  is a Sicilian Street Food delicacy, a simple, ancient, and cheap but great taste.

Sfogliatelle with meat- Sicilian Tavola Calda

Sfogliatelle with Meat - Sicilian Tavola Calda
Sfogliatelle with Meat - Sicilian Tavola Calda

The sfogliatelle with meat is part of Sicily’s Tavola Calda. They are delightful puff pastry dumplings filled with ragu meat. They are also part of Sicilian street food, too. Do not miss this delight, if you are going to Sicily, ask for Sfogliatelle with meat. The type of food served at a Tavola calda include all the rotisserie,Read more