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Italian Bread & Pizza

How to Make ITALIAN CIABATTA BREAD

This classic Italian “slipper shaped” bread is characterized by its large irregularly sized and shaped holes. It begins with biga, Italian for “starter,” a fermented-yeast mixture that lends superior flavor and texture to bread. Make the biga the day…

Italian Bread & Pizza

How to Make NEAPOLITAN PIZZA PARIGINA

Pizza Parigina it’s a typical Neapolitan rustic pizza consisting of pizza base stuffed with tomato, provola cheese, cooked ham and a covering of crispy puff pastry … in a word, delicious!!!         SERVINGS:4 INGREDIENTS: For the…

Italian Bread & Pizza

How to Make CALABRIAN CRISPELLE FRITTERS W/ ANCHOVIES

Crespelle ( known as crispelle, cuddruriaddri, cullurielli, zeppole, grispelle in the various local dialects) are a typical dish of the Calabrian gastronomic tradition, prepared especially during Christmas time and in particular on the eve of the Immaculate Conception. Their…

Italian Bread & Pizza

Sicilian Scacce: Focaccia Bread Stuffed

This is a focaccia breads that were prepared with different fillings: seasonal vegetables, ricotta, sausage, tomatoes and onions (which is the typical Modica’s recipe) or eggplants. Scacce are, still nowadays, a typical specialty of Modica’s gastronomy and, in general,…