How To Make Hedgehog Pan Brioche

I can assure you that kids love to have sticky hands and messy aprons, then ask your children  to help you baking this cute hedgehog bread.

In Italian cuisine, Pan Brioche refers to a type of bread similar to the French brioche that can be sweet pan brioche dolce, savory pan brioche salato, or spicy pan brioche speziato.

Follow my easy step-by-step video recipe and have fun baking with your little ones.

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Ale Gambini (Host Chef – Founder – Video Maker)
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How To Make Chocolate Bread

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Ready for a delicious homemade Chocolate Bread? Take a look at my easy-to-follow video recipe and learn how to make this crispy outside and soft inside scrumptious bread. This bread is very versatile so have a slice of chocolate bread with jam and butter or enjoy it with Italian salumi (cold cuts).

Buon Appetito!

Ale Gambini (Host Chef – Founder – Video Maker)
Maurizio OTTO De Togni (music)
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Welcome Fall 2016!

Welcome Fall!!! In this beautiful time of the year, pumpkin is the main ingredient for many typical Italian dishes : pumpkin ravioli, pumpkin gnocchi, pumpkin risotto. Having myself a sweet tooth, I love to prepare simple and healthy PUMPKIN FRITTERS. This humble vegetable is a great source of  vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin E,  it is one of the most popular field crops cultivated around the world and its name comes from the greek word pepon (πέπων) : large melon.

Do you crave for pumpkin fritters too? Follow my step-by-step video recipe and if you like it , please share and give us a thumbs up!

Ale Gambini (Host Chef – Founder – Video Maker)
Maurizio OTTO De Togni (Music)
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Photo by Ale Gambini


4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour

1 pinch salt

7 gr active dry yeast

1/4 cup lukewarm water

2 cups pumpkin puree

1 container (5.3 oz) non-fat greek yogurt

1 orange freshly squeezed

1 teaspoon grated lemon peel

1 teaspoon grated orange peel

2 tbsp granulated sugar

1 egg + 1 egg yolk

canola or vegetable oil, for frying

confectioners’ sugar, to dust


In a big bowl combine together flour and salt.

Stir in the yeast previously proofed with 1/4 cup lukewarm water.

Add pumpkin puree, greek yogurt, orange juice, grated lemon peel, grated orange peel, sugar, 1 egg and 1 egg yolk. Mix thoroughly until very smooth.

Cover with a towel and let rest for 2 hours.

In a large skillet, heat the oil. Allow the oil to reach the right temperature for deep-frying.

Dip a metal teaspoon into a glass of cool water than spoon a teaspoon of batter and drop it into the frying pan.

Fry until puff and golden.

Drain the fritters with a slotted spoon and place them on a serving plate lined with paper towel.

Serve hot, sprinkled with confectioners’ sugar.


Let’s Celebrate The Olympic Games Rio 2016

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Good luck to all the athletes who have trained so hard to reach this humongous achievement.

Let’s celebrate the Olympic Games Rio 2016  baking Brazilian cheese bread (Pão de Queijo), the gluten-free cheese rolls made with cassava or tapioca flour.

Bom Apetite!

#bakingbread #rio2016 #breadloveanddreams


Makes : 20 to 24 cheese puffs

Difficulty : easy

Prep time : 5 min.

Baking time : 20 min.



2/3 cup whole milk

1/3 cup olive oil

1 egg, room temperature

1.5 cups tapioca flour

1/2 cup three cheese blend (muenster, gouda and mozzarella) OR Queso Fresco, grated

1 tbsp Parmigiano Reggiano, grated

1/2 tsp salt


– Preheat oven at 400°F.

– Grease a mini-muffin tin with cooking spray, set aside.

– Place all the ingredients into a blender and pulse until smooth and well blended.

– Pour the batter gently into the mini-muffin tin, filling the wells 3/4 full.

– Bake for 15-20 minutes until puffed and golden.

– Remove from oven, let cool for a couple of minutes on their pan.

– Serve warm.

Baking Bread Plus: Episode #19: Fresh Pasta Making Feat. Bologna Gourmet 🇮🇹

I’m thrilled to announce that my web cooking series Baking Bread Plus is back, and today’s episode is all about fresh pasta  making.

Watch me learning how to make fresh pasta from the authentic Italian SFOGLINA (pasta sheet maker) Ilaria De Fidio owner of  Bologna Gourmet  and  Casa Ilaria , a delightful B & B directly  located in the heart of the historic city of Bologna (Italy).

It takes only two ingredients (flour and eggs), an over-size  wooden rolling pin and a lot of practice to prepare the best pasta all’uovo (egg pasta)  such as lasagne, tagliatelle, pappardelle, agnolotti, cappelletti and ravioli.

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Buon Appetito!!!


How To Make Rice Bread Rolls

There’s nothing better than the smell of freshly baked bread especially when comes out from your oven. In this episodes of Baking Bread Plus I’ll show you how to make delicious homemade Rice Bread Rolls, the traditional Italian bread made with flour type OO (the Italian flour) and rice flour. These rolls are light, crispy and easy to digest.

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Remember to keep it always Homemade and Delicious!