Vegan “Rudolph” Cupcakes

With Christmas fast approaching I feel I have burrowed myself deep in a rabbit hole of baking! Not that I mind that, let’s be clear here, baking is my happy place. And my actual domestic bunny Hazel loves to steal the fruits of my labour! There goes that metaphor! If you are planning some seasonal…

Easy-ish, almost no-knead Panettone

Almost. Yes, there will be some kneading, but take it from someone who is known for Panettone recipes that will give your upper body an intense workout, this is quite the revolution! Panettone is a traditional Italian Christmas enriched bread, and creating this type of dough, negotiating with eggs, sugar and fats, is never an…

WOK X POT : Marion Grasby and Silvia Colloca on YouTube!!

My dear friends, I am so happy to announce that I have teamed up with the magnificent Marion Grasby and together we have created a brand new Cooking Show!!! WOK X POT! In each episode we create two dishes, one Italian and one Asian, inspired by a theme or an ingredient. New episodes will drop…

Blood Orange and Buttermilk Ciambella

I have never kept my dislike for winter a secret. I don’t do well in the colder months. It appears that my birthday, at the height of Italian summer (July 23! Yes, LEO!) has really built a need for sunlight and warm weather in the very structure of my DNA. So, in the colder months,…

Rustici di sfoglia, AKA puff pastry bombs!

Puff pastry is by far one of those kitchen staples I always stock in my freezer. I have attempted making it myself at times and, although I did love the end result, I wasn’t a huge fan of the labour involved. All that folding, rolling, naps in the fridge, turning clock wise business,  really isn’t…

Gluten free Marmalade Scones

Gluten free flour can be rather tricky to manipulate. I often find it at once sticky and powdery, a combination of texture that baffles me! I have found that the easiest way to work it is to start the dough in a bowl and mix with with a chopstick or a wooden spoon until a…

Gluten Free Turkish Bread (Pide)

I bet you have been looking at this picture thinking “that is gluten-free???”… Yes, indeed, it looks rather miraculous and I would love to take full credit for this creation, but the truth is, this impeccable result is the combination of a specialty Gluten Free flour designed for bread baking and a few old tricks…

How to make easy, no-knead focaccia!

This is a culinary wonder! Simply mix the ingredients and let time create your dough. No mess, no fuss. The next day, bake it and enjoy! This is one of my most popular and versatile recipes. You can use this dough to create bread and pizza too. So easy, all you need is to mix,…

Eggs in Hell! (from my YouTube channel)

Welcome to Italian Healthy Fast Food! This classic dish, also known as Eggs in Purgatory, epitomizes Italian, simple home-cooking at its best. Traditionally it is made with leftover sugo (tomato sauce, the type you dress your pasta with), simply reheated with a little water. The eggs are cracked straight into the sauce and poached for…