Ciabatta – Italian Sandwich Loaves

Ciabatta - Italian Sandwich Loaves
I always thought ciabatta was a recipe from antiquity. But it was actually invented in 1982 by Arnaldo Cavallari as a response to the threat posed by French baguettes. It seems resistance to a foreign invader created a new cultural phenomenon. I’d tried making them before but failed to master manipulating the super wet dough ...

Basic Bread

Basic Bread
I love bread and make bread quite a lot. This is my basic recipe if I want to eat bread the same day I start making it. Pizza bases are probably our most common variation. Focaccia is Galit’s favourite bread variation including chopped fresh basil in the dough and sea salt sprinkled over the top. ...

Eti’s Pizza

Galit grew up thinking all Pizzas were vegetarian, and in our household that is true. I got the recipe from Eti Wainer-Iluz. One of Galit’s favourites – both Eti and the Pizza.  Eti's Pizza Eti Wainer-Iluz Print Recipe Ingredients  Ingredients for Bread Base1 teaspoon sugar2/3 cups warm water 1 part boiling to 2 parts cold20 g ...

Ciabatta

Ciabatta
Having mastered the French style Pain de Campagne I thought I’d move on to another sour dough – the Italian Ciabatta. I picked this style of bread because it is meant to be very light and airy, and ultimately I’m aiming for Maltese Bread which is also light and airy. Because you’re aiming for light ...

Bread with Antipasti

A friend of mine, Gitit Wainer, did a cooking course and sent through a few recipes. This one is kind of like a pizza pie with antipasti.  Bread with Antipasti Gitit Wainer I learnt a real easy bread recipe and upgraded it. Some of it I baked as is but the rest I filled with ...

Roman Chicken

For some reason we started going to a lot of Italian restaurants when we moved to the UK. I developed a liking for the Italian mains. This is my version of Roman chicken. Roman Chicken Steven Thomas Hearty Roman fare. Print Recipe Ingredients  1/4 cup floursalt and pepper9 chicken drum sticks skin removed.Olive Oil4 garlic cloves ...

Minestrone Soup

I adapted this from an Israel cookbook, translated from Hebrew. Then tweaked – as I do. The quantity is a meal for 6-8 people. The original recipe used dried beans, but I’m lazy, but not so lazy that I use bought stock – made my own. Minestrone Soup Steven Thomas Print Recipe Ingredients  2 tablespoons oil2 ...

Mascarpone and Tomato Sauce

Fantastic and so simple to make. When used with Gnocchi it serves about 3, in which case also serve with with Rocket Salad and fresh Bread.   Mascarpone and Tomato Sauce Steven Thomas and Galit Haviv-Thomas Print Recipe Ingredients  1 Tablespoon of butter or margarine1 garlic and parsley stock cube or fresh equivalent250 grams Mascarpone Italian ...

Beans Fried In Cheese

Interesting combination of cheese and beans. Serve with Spaghetti alla Putanesca.   Beans Fried In Cheese Wendy Evans Print Recipe Ingredients  Fresh/Frozen beans1 tablespoon olive oil3 tablespoons grated cheese Instructions  Cook beans quickly, stop while still crunchy Melt oil and cheese in pan Turn up heat and throw in beans Stir frantically Throw out of pan ...

Sun Dried Tomato Sauce

Sun Dried Tomato Sauce Print Recipe Ingredients  2 tablespoons sun dried tomatoes chopped1 tablespoon olive oil1/2 lemon juice only Instructions Blend