Christmas cookies

Ingredients for 6-8 people 1 pound of white flour 4 tablespoons of sugar 3 eggs 100 gr of melted butter 3 teaspoons of baking powder 1 gr of vanilla Directions: Put the flour on a wooden table and make a whole in it. Add the sugar, then the eggs. Whisk the eggs a little then [...]

Cartellate – Christmas Fritters

This is a very popular and traditional X-Mas pastry in the Italian Provinces of Basilicata, Puglia and Calabria. There are dozens of different recipes; this one is from my family, on my mother’s side (Lecce, Puglia). Ingredients 2.2 lb. (1 kilogram) of white flour 3 tablespoons of sugar 100 milliliters (3.39 US fluid ounces) of [...]

Almond brittle: a Christmas recipe Italian style

After Struffoli, we selected another famous and traditional recipe for a perfect Italian Christmas. Our NONNA used to cook a wonderful almond brittle…and yes, here there is a video recipe to show you how to prepare! Almond brittle is famous everywhere in Italy so it’s impossible to say from which region is from: it’s a [...]

An Italian Christmas recipe: struffoli !

It’s Christmas time, at ItalianSide.com we wondered what could be an Italian recipe to start the Christmas Season. And without doubts the answer is STRUFFOLI ! Struffoli (or Pignolata) are a kind of honey balls made for Christmas in almost all regions in Italy. But they are typical from the Southern Italy. Did you ever [...]

Lazio recipes – Cooking and Food from Lazio

And here we are with the first part of traditional recipes from Lazio. Spaghetti alla Carbonara Pasta alla Amatriciana Castagnole – Carnival fritters buon appetito !

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