Italian Recipes

Pizza Sauce RecipeAll the ingredients for pizza sauce in a measuring cup

  • 1 whole tomato quarted
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • a dash of pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • a few basil leaves
  • 1 clove of garlic

That’s it. All I did with it was blitz it with an immersion blender.


Pizza Dough Recipe

  • 1 1/4 c flour
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp yeast
  • 1/2 c lukewarm water

Stir the yeast into the water and let sit for 10 minutes. Add the yeast/water mixture to the flour and mix until fully incorporated. Let the dough rest for 10 minutes. Add the salt and knead the dough for 10 minutes. Form dough into a ball and place in lightly oiled covered bowl. Let rise for 45 minutes. Punch down, roll into pizza shape, top, and bake on a pizza stone preheated to 475°f  until dough is golden brown and toppings are cooked.

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Linguine Carbonara

Ingredients:

  • 260g (9oz) fresh linguine noodles
  • 2 lg. eggs beaten
  • 1/4 c grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 c good quality chopped bacon
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley
  • fresh cracked pepper

Directions:

Put all ingredients excluding the pasta and the bacon into a medium sized mixing bowl. Bring a pot of salted water up to a boil and begin cooking your pasta. Add your bacon to a hot frying pan and cook until slightly crispy. Once the pasta is cooked, drain the water and add the pasta to the bacon pan. Toss the pasta and the bacon together. Add the bacon and the pasta to the bowl with the rest of the ingredients. Mix everything together really well. Plate in pasta bowls and top with a little more fresh Parmesan and cracked pepper.

Pasta Dough

Ingredients:

  • 200g flour    
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp olive oil  
  • 1 tsp water

Directions:

Mix the flour and salt. Make a well in the middle of the flour and add your egg yolks, olive oil, and water. Using a fork mix the eggs with the oil and water. Once the liquids have been mixed begin to slowly pull flour into the liquid working your way around the flour well. Do this until the flour and liquid are thoroughly mixed.  Once mixed knead the dough for 10 minutes. Form into a ball and let rest for at least half an hour.

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