Italy · Rice & Grains

Risotto ai funghi (mushroom risotto)

Risotto is THE Italian rice dish. There are countless risotto variations, but a mushroom risotto is unquestionably one of the timeless classics. Some people prefer the mushroom risotto exclusively with porcini mushrooms (also known as ceps), but porcini are expensive and often hard to find. Others, on the other hand, don’t like the intense taste… Continue reading Risotto ai funghi (mushroom risotto)

Annas Liqueur Cabinet · Homemade liqueurs · Italy

Limoncello fatto in casa (homemade limoncello)

Limoncello is an intense lemon flavored liqueur, produced in Campania and Sicily. Popular throughout all of Italy, limoncello is also often made at home. It is said to be good for digestion and therefore it makes an excellent digestif. Limoncello is usually served ice cold. Although, some prefer it at room temperature or stirred in… Continue reading Limoncello fatto in casa (homemade limoncello)

Basics · Bread & Rolls · Sourdough breads

Baking bread with sourdough

When I started baking bread, sourdough was not even a topic for me. I concentrated on yeast breads first as the procedure for baking with sourdough seemed too complicated. Sourdough was something for professional bakers only. However, at some point I could no longer resist the challenge. My first sourdough breads however were inedible lumps,… Continue reading Baking bread with sourdough