Malfatti Ricotta Cheese And Spinach

The Italian word Malfatti means “badly shaped” but despite their name, Malfatti are delicious little dumplings made with fresh ricotta cheese and spinach. This is a typical primo piatto (first course) from Lombardia Region (North Of Italy), but it can be found in other region as Tuscany where Malfatti are called “Gnudi” (Naked). Easy to […]

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Mocetta (Italian Dried Meat)

Today in LA feels like a perfect summer day, so what could be better than a plate of Mocetta? Mocetta is a traditional dried meat from the Valle d’Aosta Region (Italy) and can be done with any types of meat. The world mocetta in valdostano dialect means piece of dried meat. The Mocetta can be […]

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White Chocolate Chips Blondies

This morning I craved for something really sweet and delicious, so I decided to bake white chocolate chips blondies. Thanks to my incredibly talented husband for the GREAT picture 😉 Ingredients 1 1/4 stick unsalted butter, softened 1 cup light brown sugar 2 teaspoon Madagascar Bourbon vanilla paste 1 1/4 all purpose flour 3/4 teaspoon […]

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Good bread is the most fundamentally satisfying of all foods; good bread with fresh butter, the greatest of feasts!
James Beard

How To Get Butter To Room Temperature Quickly

-Set the butter in the microwave. Remove the wrapper if it is made of metal. -Set the microwave at 30 seconds. Heat the butter inside the microwave for 5 seconds. If the butter is still hard, rotate it, then microwave it for another 5 seconds. -Continue microwaving the butter for 5-second intervals, and remove it from […]

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Melt-In-Your-Mouth Shortbread Cookies

…one of my favorite cookies, ever 😉 Ingredients 16 ounces (4 sticks) unsalted butter, cold 1 cups powdered sugar (sifted) 1/2 cup cornstarch (sifted) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3 cups all-purpose flour (sifted) Directions Preheat oven at 300 degrees. Whip butter and powdered sugar. Add cornstarch and vanilla, beat thoroughly. Then beat in flour, 1 […]

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