Strawberry Granita Original Sicilian Recipe

Strawberry Granita
Strawberry Granita

This  GRANITA is a delicious and refreshing little treat. It is a delicious cold dessert made up of water, sugar, and STRAWBERRIES. The granita makes me think of the wonderful and summery days spent in Sicily, with my friends or relatives sitting in a bar tasting the fantastic fruit granita served in transparent glasses and accompanied by theRead more

Stracciatella Gelato without Ice Cream Maker

Stracciatella Gelato without Ice Cream Maker

Here is another request of my children: STRACCIATELLA GELATO. Do you remember the delicious bacio gelato published a few days ago? Now get ready for stracciatella ice cream! A creamy gelato enriched with pieces of dark chocolate. The secret of its creaminess, made without an ICE CREAM MAKER, is that it is kept soft in the freezer given the use of condensedRead more

Homemade Bacio Gelato (without an ice cream maker)

Homemade Bacio Gelato (without an ice cream maker)
Gelato

Summer is coming even though it took quite a while it’s better late than never. And with summer comes warm weather, unless you’re reading this in Australia, and with warm comes cold food. And the cold food that reigns over all the others is GELATO (or ICE CREAM)! Obviously, I wouldn’t make a blog about going outRead more

How to Make Mayonnaise by Hand

How to Make Mayonnaise by Hand
How to Make Mayonnaise by Hand

Today I give you the recipe of a very common sauce, MAYONNAISE, found all over the world made by eggs, oil and lemon juice, vinegar mixed in order to obtain a homogeneous, thick and creamy emulsion. There are theories about the history of mayonnaise, the best known is that it was invented by the chef of theRead more

The Original Italian Tomato Sauce Recipe

The Original Italian Tomato Sauce Recipe
The Original Italian Tomato Sauce Recipe

Tomato Sauce is a recipe handed down from generation to generation, and is the most discussed recipe of Italian gastronomy due to its origins and preparations. Every region of Italy has its own way to prepare it. The tomatoes came from Central America and took over Europe in the 1500s, used initially as an ornamental plant. Later in Spain someoneRead 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

Solo-Dolce’s Pancakes Recipe

Solo-Dolce's Pancakes Recipe
Solo-Dolce's Pancakes Recipe

Pancakes with maple syrup are the typical American breakfast on weekends. Pancakes are made with eggs, milk and flour and are served with maple syrup, honey, or jam but also with fresh fruit. (My children rather lather them with Nutella😆).