Friday, 22 July 2011

Strozzapreti Pasta

Strozzapreti is one of my favourite types of pasta but it's very difficult to get hold of in England so my Dad brought some back on a recent trip to Italy, giving me a chance to make a new recipe to use them in.

Strozzapreti is Italian for priest chocker, it isn't known exactly where the name originated from but there are a few different stories. One is that the pasta is so tasty that greedy priests would eat them so quickly that they chocked, another refers to the way in which the pasta is made, an action similar to chocking. 

I made a simply tomato sauce with a little kick along with spinach and goats cheese.  

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Chocolate Cake

You might have seen my tweet earlier in the week about chocolate cake (Follow me here), I made a chocolate fudge cake complete with mini Mocha cakes on top for my grandma's 83rd Birthday.

Friday, 1 July 2011

Get Well Cupcakes

My grandma-or Nonna as she's from my Italian family- went into hospital last week so when I went to see her, some get well cupcakes were in order! I made vanilla cupcakes with chocolate frosting and cut out icing letters and plasters, topping them off with a little edible glitter.I was pleased with the results, here's some pictures...