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Clara's Fruit Tart Italian fruit tart made with pastry dough (“pasta frolla”), custard cream (“crema pasticcera”) and fresh fruits of your choice, I like it with strawberries when it’s the right season. For the dough100 gr powdered sugar (1 cup)250 gr flour (2 cups)2 egg yolks125 gr...

Roasted Peaches with Vanilla Ice Cream my mother’s style 4 fresh ripe peaches (cut in half, pits removed)2 Tbsp brown sugar1 Tbsp butter4 Digestive biscuit crumbledVanilla ice cream Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.Place the peaches cut-side up in a baking dish. Fill each peach cavity with...

  Chocolate Chip Cookies 320 gr. all-purpose flour1 teaspoon baking soda1 teaspoon salt2 large eggs2 tablespoon water1 teaspoon vanilla extract225 gr butter (softened)200 gr granulated sugar100 gr packed brown sugar2 cups semisweet chocolate chips1 cup chopped nuts Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).Cream together the...

Penne and Zucchini Using zucchini for this yummy, easy dish.Normally I use penne or mezze maniche. 8 zucchini1 garlic cloves6 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil450 gr penne similar pastaAbout 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan Reggiano2 EggsBlack pepperSaltOregano Bring a large pot of water to a boil.Meanwhile, cut each...

  Fresh Fava Beans Soup with Maltagliati 400 gr fresh fava beans podded or 300 gr soak dried fava beans put in a bowl of water overnight.6 tbsp extra virgin olive oil200 gr bacon cut into lardonsfava bean soup cook on the lakes web1 green onion2 cloves...

Erbazzone (Chard pie) Also called scarpazoun in dialect, Erbazzone  is a traditionally pie, a true local speciality from the Reggio Emilia’s town.It is made by lining a dish with a layer of short crust pastry made from flour (but there might be some corn meal in the pastry), water,...