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Old 01-11-2010, 05:33 PM   #101
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Zeppole

2 cups water
10 oz granulated sugar
3 tbs olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups flour
2 large eggs
1/4 cup light, white wine
oil for frying
powdered sugar

Directions
Mix water, sugar, and oil in a heavy saucepan and bring to a boil.
Mix flour into boiling water all at once.
Remove from heat and begin whisking or stirring with a wooden spoon until the mixture forms a mass.
Return to low heat and cook 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, and add eggs 1 at a time. Beat vigorously after each addition or the egg will cook.
Add wine and beat the dough until satiny.
Grease a countertop or board with oil.
Turn out the dough and pat down flat.
Fold sides over on itself so there are 3 layers. Repeat this five more times.
Heat oil in a large pot or fryer.
Take about 1/3 of dough and roll out in a log, to the thickness of your thumb. Pinch off a tsp size piece.
Place 3 or 4 at a time into boiling oil. Turn and fry until golden on both sides. Drain on brown paper.
Place into a paper bag and sprinkle powdered sugar over them. Close the bag and shake to cover with sugar.
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BROOKLYN CHEESECAKE

2 tablespoons Unsalted butter
Graham crackers
7/8 cup Sugar
3 tablespoons Cornstarch, sifted
30 ounces Cream cheese at room temp.
1 Extra-large egg
1/2 cup Heavy cream
3/4 teaspoon Vanilla

Liberally grease the side and bottom of an 8-inch springform pan with
the butter. Crush to powder enough graham crackers to lightly coat the
bottom. Coat the bottom with the cracker crumbs and refrigerate the
pan until ready to use. Mix the sugar with the cornstarch.
Add the cream cheese and stir to blend well; stir in the egg and blend
again. Add the heavy cream, a little at a time, and mix. Stir in the
vanilla. Spoon batter into prepared pan.

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.

Bake for approximately 40 to 45 minutes, until the top is golden
brown.
Transfer the cheesecake to a rack and let it cool for 3 hours.
Makes 1 8-inch cheesecake.
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Thanks for sharing these recipes, Lonewulf. This is much appreciated.
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ALI DI POLLO ALLA DIAVOLA (DEVIL-FASHONED CHICKEN WINGS)



INGREDIENTS:
12 chicken wings
7 ounces of bacon
red pepper, already without seeds
1 small Cayenna hot chili pepper
Olive oil
Salt

PREPARATION
- Mince the pepper with the chili pepper;
- Put it in a pot and mix it with 5 spoons of oil;
- Put the chicken wings in a pan, and cover them with this compound;
- Let them rest for 6 hours in a fresh place;
- Before cooking, place them on an iron spit, alternating them with bacon dices;
- Salt them, then cook them on a hot grill;
- Cook them for 15-20 minutes;
- Serve them hot.

You can serve them with green salad or grilled peppers or zucchini.

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This devil chicken sounds & looks very tasty. Right in the middle of this urban area where i'm living it's hard to operate a grill - and way too cold right now anyway. But your recipe gives me an idea for a variation i could do
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This devil chicken sounds & looks very tasty. Right in the middle of this urban area where i'm living it's hard to operate a grill - and way too cold right now anyway. But your recipe gives me an idea for a variation i could do
I live in an apartment, so I too find hard to use grills. But I have been able to cook them with a pan or eventually in the oven.
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VANILLA ICE CREAM (FLORENCE)



Perhaps many of you don't know the history of ice cream and how it is born. The first ice cream is made in Florence, during the XVIth Century, created by Bernardo Buontalenti, whom mixed milk, cream and eggs. Previously in history we have had several kinds of cold desserts, but are made of ice and fruit juices, more similar to modern sorbets.

INGREDIENTS:
3 eggs' yolk
5,3 ounces of Powdered sugar
3,4 fluid ounces of milk
3 ounces of vanilla fruits
17 fluid ounces of cream

PREPARATION
- Boil the milk, and put the vanilla in infusion for 45 minutes;
- With a whisk, beat the wolks and the powdered sugar. Add the milk compound;
- Whip the cream until foamy, and then pour the previous compound in it, slowly, mixing slowly with the whisk, until all will be incorporated;
- Put the cream in a suitable box and put in your refrigerator;
- Let it rest for 6 hours.

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CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM (4 servings)



INGREDIENTS
7 fluid ounces of milk
7 fluid ounces of heavy cream
3,5 ounces of sugar
3,5 ounces of bitter chocolate (99%, that's how I like it )
1 egg

PREPARATION:
- Break the chocolate to pieces and cook it in a bain-marie, until it's melted;
- Add the milk and the cream, and let it boil;
- Meanwhile, beat the egg and the sugar with a whisk;
- When the milk and chocolate compound starts boiling, take it away from the fire, and pour it in the pot with egg and sugar.
- Put the compound in a suitable box. Let it cool down at room temperature, and put it in the refrigerator;
- Mix every half an hour, to break the ice crystals which could form;
- Let it rest for six hours;
- Serve your ice cream and decorate it how you prefer. Just watch the calories. xD

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OK, people. I had the time to post a couple of new recipes, including a typical Italian dish for the night of december 31st:

ZAMPONE WITH LENTILS: Zampone is simply minced pork meat, stuffed in a pork leg. In Italy we eat it on december 31st.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hr2AcuLZkk

LINGUINE WITH EUROPEAN LOBSTER: I had a request for this recipe, one of my favourite pasta dish.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMt6w...eature=channel

SPAGHETTI WITH TOMATO SAUCE AND BASIL LEAVES: I found strange that no-one asked me this recipe, so I took the initiative, and posted it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2Uaf...eature=channel

And some other recipes I had the chance to cook between december and last week. They can be found here. http://www.youtube.com/user/Jigen1984#p/u

I have many more recipe videos to make, so I will upload them in the next days, I hope. For now, ENJOY.
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Back to the Devil's chicken. I tried a simplified variation. Since my only option right now is to fry it in a pan, i didn't want to use a spit (not that great results). And also no real chili peppers (they tend to get burned).

1 - I used chicken breasts, sliced into smaller pieces
2 - Rubbed them with West Indian Hot Pepper Sauce (Encona) - maybe there is a more appropriate Italian product?
3 - Rubbed them with olive oil & left them in the fridge for a couple of hours
4 - Wrapped the pieces half with bacon - half, because i wanted to get 2 different tastes
5 - Fried them a couple of mins in hot olive oil - making sure the meat stays juicy.

I was very pleased with the result
Jigen, if you have suggestions to further improve it, let us know.
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Back to the Devil's chicken. I tried a simplified variation. Since my only option right now is to fry it in a pan, i didn't want to use a spit (not that great results). And also no real chili peppers (they tend to get burned).

1 - I used chicken breasts, sliced into smaller pieces
2 - Rubbed them with West Indian Hot Pepper Sauce (Encona) - maybe there is a more appropriate Italian product?
3 - Rubbed them with olive oil & left them in the fridge for a couple of hours
4 - Wrapped the pieces half with bacon - half, because i wanted to get 2 different tastes
5 - Fried them a couple of mins in hot olive oil - making sure the meat stays juicy.

I was very pleased with the result
Jigen, if you have suggestions to further improve it, let us know.
Nice recipe.
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BRUSCHETTE

Bruschette are another typical Italian summer dish. Very easy and fast to prepare, the base recipe is very simple, but it's extremely versatile too. I will post a couple recipes I like, but you can express your fantasy creating even more new recipes. Have fun!

BRUSCHETTA AL POMODORO



INGREDIENTS:
4 big slices of white bread
4 medium tomatoes
1 garlic clove
minced fresh basil leaves
salt
oil

PREPARATION:
- Dice the tomatoes in very small pieces, and add oil, salt and the minced basil;
- Toast the bread slices in a pan;
- Rub the garlic on the slices until it's consumed;
- Cover the slices with the tomatoes

ENJOY.

BRUSCHETTA AGLIO E OLIO



INGREDIENTS:
4 big slices of white bread
2 garlic cloves
salt
oil

PREPARATION:
- Toast the bread in a pan;
- Rub the garlic on the slices until it's consumed;
- Add oil and salt on the slices

ENJOY.

BRUSCHETTA ALLA MARINARA



INGREDIENTS:
4 big slices of white bread
4 medium tomatoes
2 garlic clove
minced origanum
salt
oil

PREPARATION:
- Dice the tomatoes in very small pieces, and add oil, salt and the origanum;
- Toast the bread slices in a pan;
- Rub the garlic on the slices until it's consumed;
- Cover the slices with the tomatoes

ENJOY.

BRUSCHETTE ALLA PIZZAIOLA



INGREDIENTS:
4 big slices of white bread
4 medium tomatoes
4 mozzarellas
a couple of minced, fresh basil leaves
salt
oil

PREPARATION:
- Dice the tomatoes and the mozzarella in very small pieces, and add oil, salt basil;
- Toast the bread slices in a pan;
- Rub the garlic on the slices until it's consumed;
- Cover the slices with the tomatoes sauce

ENJOY.
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Old 02-18-2010, 12:40 AM   #113
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BRUSCHETTE

Bruschette are another typical Italian summer dish. Very easy and fast to prepare, the base recipe is very simple, but it's extremely versatile too. I will post a couple recipes I like, but you can express your fantasy creating even more new recipes. Have fun!

BRUSCHETTA AL POMODORO



INGREDIENTS:
4 big slices of white bread
4 medium tomatoes
1 garlic clove
minced fresh basil leaves
salt
oil

PREPARATION:
- Dice the tomatoes in very small pieces, and add oil, salt and the minced basil;
- Toast the bread slices in a pan;
- Rub the garlic on the slices until it's consumed;
- Cover the slices with the tomatoes

ENJOY.

BRUSCHETTA AGLIO E OLIO



INGREDIENTS:
4 big slices of white bread
2 garlic cloves
salt
oil

PREPARATION:
- Toast the bread in a pan;
- Rub the garlic on the slices until it's consumed;
- Add oil and salt on the slices

ENJOY.

BRUSCHETTA ALLA MARINARA



INGREDIENTS:
4 big slices of white bread
4 medium tomatoes
2 garlic clove
minced origanum
salt
oil

PREPARATION:
- Dice the tomatoes in very small pieces, and add oil, salt and the origanum;
- Toast the bread slices in a pan;
- Rub the garlic on the slices until it's consumed;
- Cover the slices with the tomatoes

ENJOY.

BRUSCHETTE ALLA PIZZAIOLA



INGREDIENTS:
4 big slices of white bread
4 medium tomatoes
4 mozzarellas
a couple of minced, fresh basil leaves
salt
oil

PREPARATION:
- Dice the tomatoes and the mozzarella in very small pieces, and add oil, salt basil;
- Toast the bread slices in a pan;
- Rub the garlic on the slices until it's consumed;
- Cover the slices with the tomatoes sauce

ENJOY.
Yum, yum, YUM!!!
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Yum, yum, YUM!!!
Oh, yes. They are. I love Bruschette, and they are extremely easy to prepare. If you want, I can add more Bruschette recipes.
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Oh, yes. They are. I love Bruschette, and they are extremely easy to prepare. If you want, I can add more Bruschette recipes.
Yes please...I want
I could happily eat Bruschette for breakfast, lunch and dinner!!
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I could happily eat Bruschette for breakfast, lunch and dinner!!
Have you tried them? Which one do you prefer?
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Have you tried them? Which one do you prefer?
The last one BRUSCHETTE ALLA PIZZAIOLA. I adore that combination, and I absolutely love Bocconcini (which is what I get here), so that is my pick
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The last one BRUSCHETTE ALLA PIZZAIOLA. I adore that combination, and I absolutely love Bocconcini (which is what I get here), so that is my pick
I'm glad you liked it. Listen, is there some more requests for Italian dishes? I can add the recipe, together with more Bruschette.
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I'm glad you liked it. Listen, is there some more requests for Italian dishes? I can add the recipe, together with more Bruschette.
Ok, how about I give you some favourite ingredients...maybe you could suggest something (is that alright). I love comfort food, hearty food.

Pork
Chicken
Bacon
Garlic
Cream
CHOCOLATE
Cheese
Tomatoes
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Ok, how about I give you some favourite ingredients...maybe you could suggest something (is that alright). I love comfort food, hearty food.

Pork
Chicken
Bacon
Garlic
Cream
CHOCOLATE
Cheese
Tomatoes
i can come up with something.
About bacon, you can look for "Pasta alla Carbonara", made with bacon and eggs, or "Bucatini all'amatriciana", made with bacon and tomato sauce.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9F7EUxlF-Zg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QCb0lhmhQA
About chocolate, I have posted "Chocolate salame". http://www.dimensionsmagazine.com/fo...9&postcount=75, number 75 of this thread. It's very caloric, if it's ok.
This are "SPaghetti Aglio, olio e peperoncino", with oil, garlic and hot chili peppers. http://www.dimensionsmagazine.com/fo...1&postcount=15 This is the recipe.
But the ingredients you gave me are pretty challenging. The problem is, if you can find Italian products in Australia.
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i can come up with something.
About bacon, you can look for "Pasta alla Carbonara", made with bacon and eggs, or "Bucatini all'amatriciana", made with bacon and tomato sauce.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9F7EUxlF-Zg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QCb0lhmhQA
About chocolate, I have posted "Chocolate salame". http://www.dimensionsmagazine.com/fo...9&postcount=75, number 75 of this thread. It's very caloric, if it's ok.
This are "SPaghetti Aglio, olio e peperoncino", with oil, garlic and hot chili peppers. http://www.dimensionsmagazine.com/fo...1&postcount=15 This is the recipe.
But the ingredients you gave me are pretty challenging. The problem is, if you can find Italian products in Australia.
Oh, you have made me hungry!! And you are very sweet to make these suggestions, and to look for me.

I love, LOVE Pasta Carbonara and make it often. The Chocolate Salame looks amazing
As for sourcing the Italian ingredients, I don't think that will be too hard. We have a large Italian community here, so I am up to the challenge.
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Oh, you have made me hungry!! And you are very sweet to make these suggestions, and to look for me.

I love, LOVE Pasta Carbonara and make it often. The Chocolate Salame looks amazing
As for sourcing the Italian ingredients, I don't think that will be too hard. We have a large Italian community here, so I am up to the challenge.
That's a good news. When it comes to local cookings, usually the first difficulty is to find the ingredients. Some are very particular, so much that - in case of Italian cooking - some products can not be found from one town to another one. For example, there's a cheese similar to Parmesan, called "Bagňss", which is made ONLY in a small town on the Alps (Bagolino, in Brescia province, Lombardy, Italy), because the air, the grass gave to the cows and the way the animals are breeded give to the milk an UNIQUE taste, expecially when it is left to mature for 12 months. It becomes very spicy and tasty.
I have the same problem when I want to cook Asiatic dishes. I can't find peculiar ingredients like Saké and Mirin.
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TORTA DI PANE (BREAD PIE)



This is a classical salvage dish, us Italian use to make when we have some stale bread to dispose. This is the base recipe, but it can be "pumped" with any kind of ingredient you want.

INGREDIENTS
Stale bread: 2.2 pounds
Milk: at will

PREPARATION
- Put the bread in a pot. Break it in big pieces.
- Cover it with milk, and let it rest for 24 hours, to let the bread be soaked with the milk;
- After 24 hours, separe the bread from the milk (you can use the milk for your breakfast);
- Put the dough in a pie mold;
- Cook in the oven at 180°C, for at least 1 hour. Once it has become hard, it's ready.

ENJOY.

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TORTA DI PANE ANANAS E CIOCCOLATO (CHOCOLATE AND PINEAPPLE BREAD PIE)


- This is the "pumped" version. I used to bake it for my girlfriend once a week, and let her have as much as she wanted.

INGREDIENTS
Stale bread: 2.2 pounds
Chocolate powder: 1 box
Milk: at will
Pineapple: 1 can or half of a mature pineapple
Pine nuts: at will
Candied fruits: at will
chocolate drops: at will
Sweet cream

PREPARATION
- Put the bread in a pot. Break it in big pieces.
- Cover it with milk, and let it rest for 24 hours, to let the bread be soaked with the milk;
- After 24 hours, separe the bread from the milk (you can use the milk for your breakfast);
- Separe the pineapple from its syrup, and cut it in small pieces;
- Add to the dough pineapple, chocolate drops, chocolate powder, the pine nuts, candied fruits;
- Put the dough in a pie mold and cook for 1 hour at 180°C. You must cook until the dough becomes hard;
- Finish them putting some whipped cream in it;
ENJOY.
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TORTA DI PANE ANANAS E CIOCCOLATO (CHOCOLATE AND PINEAPPLE BREAD PIE)


- This is the "pumped" version. I used to bake it for my girlfriend once a week, and let her have as much as she wanted.

INGREDIENTS
Stale bread: 2.2 pounds
Chocolate powder: 1 box
Milk: at will
Pineapple: 1 can or half of a mature pineapple
Pine nuts: at will
Candied fruits: at will
chocolate drops: at will
Sweet cream

PREPARATION
- Put the bread in a pot. Break it in big pieces.
- Cover it with milk, and let it rest for 24 hours, to let the bread be soaked with the milk;
- After 24 hours, separe the bread from the milk (you can use the milk for your breakfast);
- Separe the pineapple from its syrup, and cut it in small pieces;
- Add to the dough pineapple, chocolate drops, chocolate powder, the pine nuts, candied fruits;
- Put the dough in a pie mold and cook for 1 hour at 180°C. You must cook until the dough becomes hard;
- Finish them putting some whipped cream in it;
ENJOY.
I am SO making this on the weekend! Fantastic way to use up old bread, but the birdies won't be happy
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I am SO making this on the weekend! Fantastic way to use up old bread, but the birdies won't be happy
I prefer "Torta Margherita", and dry pies, but it's a pretty good cake anyway.
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