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Chorizo, Courgette & Pea Risotto

I’ve made a fair few risottos over the years but this quite possibly the nicest risotto I’ve ever made! I’ve tried to get as close to authentically Italian as I can, but since I’m using Spanish Chorizo I’ve already used some creative licence. But either way, this risotto is rich and creamy which is complemented by the wonderful flavour of the salty chorizo and the bursts of sweetness from the…

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Espresso Panna Cotta

I absolutely adore Panna Cotta, but I’d never thought to make it myself… until now! This also – at the time of writing – makes it a trilogy of Italian recipes on the site. As I said, I love Panna Cotta and I especially love Espresso Panna Cotta, so that’s what I made in this recipe. It’s everso simple with very few ingredients needed. All you need really is patience…

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Olive, Rosemary & Garlic Focaccia

Focaccia is a classic Italian bread and it’s one of my absolute favourite breads to not only eat, but to make too! It feels really indulgent because of the large quantities of olive oil that is used so, even though they say olive oil is better for you, it’s definitely not a bread for when you’re trying to watch the waistline. It’s wonderfully versatile too, as it can be used…

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Florentine Pizza

Florentine Pizza is one of my favourite types of pizza, I’m not sure why but I think the combination of ingredients come together to create a lovely, rich pizza and the perfectly-cooked egg in the centre is just the perfect finishing touch. Traditionally, I believe this is made without olives but I like to include them as I love olives on pizza. But you can just as easily exclude them…

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Ragu alla Bolognese

Spaghetti Bolognese is a classic Italian dish that is now found all over the world and has ended up with everyone’s recipe having their own touches or differences. But actual Ragu alla Bolognese, or simply RagΓΉ, however is a dish that is much more delicate and is still very closely ingrained in Italian culture and if you stray from the classic RagΓΉ recipe then it simply becomes something that is…

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