A Taste of Italy with Rita's Recipes

Here is a selection of traditional Italian recipes which Rita has shared with our guests at Casa Rosa. 

 Where quantities are absent or a little ambiguous, those of you who have cooked with Rita will know she would suggest you add “just the right amount!”

Tiramisu

Tiramisu

Ingredients 3 eggs 300g mascarpone 3 large spoonfuls of caster sugar A pot of strong, fresh coffee (cooled) A few tablespoons of alcohol eg rum (optional) Method Separate the eggs Beat the yolks with the sugar until pale Beat the egg whites then add a little of the...

Verdi Gratinate

Verdi Gratinate

Ingredients 4 Aubergine 4 Courgette 2 Beef tomatoes Salt A couple of handfuls of breadcrumbs A bunch of parsley 1 bulb of ‘wet’ garlic, or wild garlic Method Slice the aubergine and tomatoes thickly (about 1.5cm) and the courgette a little more thinly Layout the...

Zuppa Inglese

Zuppa Inglese

Ingredients A pre-prepared fatless sponge baked in a square tin Fresh coffee, cooled Alchemeres liqueur or similar (?Angostura bitters) 1/2 litre milk 4 egg yolks 4 dessert spoons sugar 4 tsp cornflour Vanilla and lemon zest or cinnamon Method Warm the milk with...

Polpette

Polpette

Ingredients 1kg minced beef/pork (half of each works well) 1 egg 200g mashed potato 200g (yes really!) grated parmesan salt, pepper and a little sugar A handful of chopped parsley Garlic Breadcrumbs (fresh or packet) For the sauce 1 medium-sized onion, finely chopped...

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