Hello everyone!!! Last Sunday was my birthday and I think I'm really lucky to celebrate it on Carnival season in Italy. I rather have some fritters or doughnuts instead of the usual birthday cake. I love this ones, typical from Sardinia island....this is my mum's recipe but I converted it to use my sourdough starter instead of the active yeast. I've never made them so tasty, puffy and soft....there are really no words to describe them....just amazing! In Sardinia they are called " Parafrittusu" or Fatti Fritti...you got to try them.
In the last few weeks I've been quite sick, sinusitis, chest infection, high fever.....and for me not wanting to eat anything or cook when I get chance and I'm home it means I don't really feel very well. But about 2 weeks ago I really wanted to bake a loaf for a friend and his family and it's the first time I really had to push myself to knead the dough and bake a bread loaf. As I had too much sourdough left, as usually I feed the all starter which I keep in fridge, I didn't want to throw it away so I kneaded in just 5 minutes this amazing breadsticks! But I have to warn you if you are on a diet like me!!! They are crunchy, savoury, delicious and hard to resist! Once you try one you can't stop eating them!
Wow lot's of memories......I didn't have a cottage pie for ages! When I used to live in the Uk it was one of my favourite meals. One of my british comfort food, especially on my first job as cabin crew when I did manage to bring daily a nice meal to heat up in the aircraft oven. Yummy!!!
I love cottage pie, Shepherd's pie but especially the fish pie.
For this cottage pie I didn't actually follow any particular recipe, I just cooked it my own may, following my memories and my Italian roots.
So easy to make and full of flavours, a balanced meal perfect in this cold winter days!
Hello!! Wow I started to write this post last week....actually I had finished to translate the recipe when I made a mistake and delated the all post! I was gutted ....It's already so difficult to find the time to translate and update both blogs (in Italian and English) . Thankfully I'm not posting very often nowadays even in my Italian blog. Let's see now if i'll manage to write and post this recipe today, Sunday the 1st of February.
Yet again another bread recipe, but for this one I used a firm pre-ferment, known as biga. It's an Italian style starter with no salt and made by using no too much yeast. I think it enhance the flavour of the bread, which comes from the grain and not from the yeast. A bread with less yeast I also think it's easier to digest.