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Broad Bean Crema

Prep: 30min Serves: 2 Difficulty: easy Once again I was walking through the farmers market and I found some beautiful broad beans grown in the UK. I called my mum and ran home to prepare a fragrant broad beans summer crema for lunch. Mamma Flora’s Tip: you can also serve it as a starter. Take your time to shell the broad beans as it’s pleasantly therapeutic Ingredients: 80 broad beans with pods 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil   ¼ red onion (to garnish) ½ glass of water rosemary bread salt and pepper Ice (for the preparation) Tools: 1 pot 1 pan 1 electric wand 2 bowls Method: Shell the broad beans Cut the onion in thin slices and place them in a pan with less...

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The Italian Ice cream, Vanilla with Chocolate Chunks

Growing up in a sea front village in Southern Italy, summer means warm nights strolling through the village, eating gelato. Gelato for us is more than a simple treat, it is also a social gathering and you would meet up with your friends and go for an ice cream. Now that I live in London, I miss all this. I miss the after dinner walks with my friends or my family, stopping by the usual Gelateria and slowly walking in the street to the belvedere. I miss looking at the sea with an ice cream, and meeting the people I know to talk about life in general. For Italians, gelato is a way of fighting time, you don’t devour the...

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Zia Tata's Lemon Tart

Serves: 10people Cooking: 50-60min (Allow 4 hours for pastry to rest in the fridge) Difficulty: medium If the Caprese cake is my mum’s signature cake for our birthdays, this mouthwatering lemon tart is my aunt Tata’s. Legend has it that this recipe was passed on from my uncle who lives in London to my aunt, but since I was a kid this has been her cake This cake requires some patience, but the result is just delicious so let’s bake! Mamma Flora’s Tip: The oven temperature might be adjusted depending on your oven. If yours is “weak”, you might need to cook the tart for longer Prepare the cake the day before for maximum deliciousness Ingredients: Pastry: 250gr flour 200gr butter 100gr icing sugar...

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Romano Peppers, a perfect side

Serves: 4 Cooking: 40min Difficulty: easy This recipe will make you fall in love with peppers, it’s so easy to prepare and the result is mouthwatering Mamma Flora’s Tip: for a nice variation add some olives, capers and few slices of garlic Ingredients: 6 Romano peppers (or 3-4 peppers) Parsley 2 tbs extra virgin olive oil Lime Salt Tools: Baking paper Baking tray Method: Preheat the oven at 180°C Put the baking paper on the baking tray Wash the peppers and place on baking tray Cook for 40min, take out of the oven and leave to cool Once cooled, peel the skin of the peppers with your hands and remove the seeds then place them in a dish Cut the peppers in strips, add...

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Chocolate and Coconut balls

Serves: circa 100 small balls Prep: 20min (allow 2hs to cool in the fridge) Difficulty: super easy I guess this recipe is my Proust’s madeleine, one bite of these delicious chocolate and coconut balls and I am back in time, in another kitchen, on a footstool with my hands covered with coconut flour, next to my mum Mamma Flora’s Tip: if you have a party, make double the amount, they will go very quickly! Ingredients: 200gr amaretti 150gr almonds 125gr margarine 100gr milk biscuits 50gr butter 2 ½ tbs sugar 3 tbs coconut flour 2 tbs cacao powder 1 espresso cup of coffee 1 shot of sweet liqueur (I use limoncello) 1 egg Tools: 1 small pot 1 big bowl Food processor Method: Melt...

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