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The “Buontalenti” icecream

This gelato, named after Bernardo Buontalenti, a sixteenth-century Florentine who may have been one of the world's original ice-cream makers, is made with any number of flavorings. The "secret" ingredient is usually a liqueur (such as Di Saronno Amaretto). A delicious alternative would be a pinch of mixed spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice ...

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Cecina (farinata) – recipes

If you've been to the Tuscan coast you might have tried out cecina, a delicious sort of flat bread that is a great appetizer or snack. Just like bread, it is best eaten right after it comes out of the oven. If you didn't have a chance to taste it or would like to try a really delicious treat, the cecina is made out of garbanzo bean flour (ceci in Italian). It is easy to make and you'll get a taste of Tuscan ...

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Bruschetta recipes

Method 1 Prepare the tomatoes first. Parboil the tomatoes for one minute in boiling water that has just been removed from the burner. Drain. Using a sharp small knife, remove the skins of the tomatoes. (If the tomatoes are too hot, you can protect your finger tips by rubbing them with an ice cube between tomatoes.) Once the tomatoes are peeled, cut them in halves or quarters and remove the seeds and juice f ...

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