Tarallucci are also known as "Celli Ripieni" in other parts of Abruzzo. They are made with a very crumbly pasta, oil and wine filled with grape jam enriched with chocolate, toasted almonds and a little rum.
Monday, January 4, 2021
Monday, December 21, 2020
In our home, it's not Christmas without Caggionetti. There are few versions depending on taste from ceci to cestnuts.
4 cups unbleached flour
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup white wine
2 quarts of vegetable oil for frying.
Ingredients for filling: (I like to prepare the filling the day before)
1 lb. blanched almonds ground
1/2 cup of honey
1 lemon zest
1 tsp. of cinnamon
Warm up the honey then incorporate the almonds, the lemon zest and cinnamon. Mix well for a minute or so. Let it get cool.
Make a fountain with the flour, add all the ingredients (for the dough) in the center. Stir slowly with a fork incorporating the flour until dough forms. Let the dough rest (covered) for at least 1/2 hour.
At this point, roll out the dough very thinly.
With a teaspoon, place the filling on the pastry and form a small ravioli. Press the outer edges.
In the alternate, roll out the dough very thin. Cut into squares and place a teaspoon of filling in the center.
Fry the ravioli obtained in hot oil. Be careful not to let them brown. Drain them well and place them on absorbent paper to remove excess oil.
Sprinkle with powered sugar.
The caggionetti are ready to be enjoyed!
Friday, December 18, 2020
If you love shrimp, do not miss all my pasta with shrimps recipes, each more delicious than the other. I used pasta shapes that I love, from fettuccine to paccheri.
Although we could eat shrimp alone almost every day, sometimes you need a side or starch to go along with them! It can be rice or pasta.
Fettuccine with Shrimps
|Mezze maniche (half sleeves) with shrimp|
|Paccheri with shrimp|
Thursday, December 10, 2020
|Arugula from our garden|
|Arugula salad with hard boiled eggs and red onion|
|Arugula salad with tuna|
|Arugula salad with cherry tomatoes|
Saturday, November 28, 2020
Another yearly ritual, with leftover turkey is leftover turkey soup.
Soup from Turkey Carcass
Sunday, November 22, 2020
I use branch and plant cuttings from our yard as opposed to using fake greens and berries from the craft store.