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RECIPE OF THE MONTH: APPLE PIE

posted by Home In Italy on September 23rd, 2016

Just in time for fall, our favorite dessert – with a strong twist of cinnamon!

Ingredients

  • 800 gr apple
  • 200 gr flour
  • 170 gr sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 125 gr melted butter
  • Lemon zest of 1 lemon
  • 16 gr baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 1 spoon of cinnamon powder

Directions

Peel the apples, cut them into quarters and remove the central core; cut into 1 cm thick slices, and get the cubes. Extract the seeds inside the vanilla bean and add the melted butter in a small pan.

Meanwhile, put in a large bowl the eggs and add sugar.
Beat eggs with an electric mixer for 10 minutes, until they become clear and creamy; then unireil just warm butter.

Take a bowl and sift the flour, cinnamon and baking powder. then mix gently and add the salt and lemon zest; when everything is well blended, combine the flours with the apples cut in cubes and pour the mixture into a cake pan of 24 cm diameter opening circle will have been buttered and floured (or covered with parchment paper).

Bake the pie at 175 degrees for about 50 minutes. Sprinkle the icing sugar on your cake and, if you like the strong taste of cinnamon, you can mix up a bit of cinnamon powder with the icing sugar.

A perfect treat during your fall afternoons!

RECIPE OF THE MONTH: DARK CHOCOLATE TORTINO

posted by Home In Italy on September 2nd, 2016

Ingredients:

-200 gr dark chocolate
-150 gr butter
- 45 gr flour
- 3 eggs
- 60 gr sugar
- 5 gr cocoa powder

Directions:

Chop coarsely the chocolate and melt it in a double boiler. Once melted, add butter and blend to make it dissolve. Keep the mixture aside and let it cool. Break the eggs at room temperature in a pan. Begin to assemble the ingredients with an electric mixer, add sugar. Beat eggs and sugar for 10 minutes, until the mixture will become quite foamy, light and dense. Add at this point the chocolate melted with the butter; finally combine flour and cocoa powder together and sift them. Butter the aluminum molds, then fill them to the brim with the mixture; bake in oven preheated to 190 degrees for 12 minutes. Enjoy your chocolate tortino!

THE ONION FESTIVAL. WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT? UMBRIA ALSO CELEBRATES THE EXISTENCE OF THE VEGETABLE!

posted by Home In Italy on August 10th, 2016

Cannara, a beautiful medieval village in the province of Perugia, in Umbria, organizes in September a big party dedicated to onions. It is a traditional gourmet at the end of the summer, named: ‘Festa della cipollo di Cannara’! Now already celebrating its 36th edition, which became a national reference which reaches 230 thousand visitors every year.

The amazing quality of the food available in each of the five stands every day during the festival, provide hundreds of meals. Dishes whose recipes date back to 1500, as old as the binding of the onion of Cannara. Growing onions is an integral part of the history of the country in the province of Perugia.
There is already a trace of this in the lecture of 1500, while in the nineteenth century advanced techniques were used to improve the quality and production which at the end of the last century has exceeded 80 percent of the total in the region. Cannara is one of the places where the onion is still cultivated using the traditional methods, which have little to do with the intensive mass production, significant binding the people in Umbria, and considered the main source of survival for centuries.
The event is scheduled for the 31st of August 2016 and will close on September 11th (on the 5th of September there will be no events).
In addition to the excellent dishes with and without onions, this festival also offers exhibitions and artistic events which will culminate with the celebration of the patron saint, San Matteo, 21st of September.

The village of only four thousand inhabitants offers visitors a valuable museum where you can admire intact ancient mosaics, remains and archaeological findings. The museum will remain open to public during the festival until late in the evening.
Cannara retains a number of aspects from the Franciscan period. It is in this village that St. Francis of Assisi conceived the third Franciscan order and the famous ‘Predica agli uccelli’ well portrayed by Benozzo Gozzoli.

A FROZEN EVENT AT VISSANI RESTAURANT

posted by Home In Italy on August 2nd, 2016

When: August 14, 2016 at 20.00

Where: Casa Vissani restaurant

Enjoy a gourmet experience in a casual way: together with the well known excellence of the Vissani cuisine, the night will be colored by many attractions: Showcooking, Open Bar, Live Music.

Menu

Welcome with Bubbles!

(selection of national Prosecco wines, Beers and welcome drinks)

The Boss of the land

(Buffet dedicated to a selection uncommon vegetables and more)

Farm on the table

(Buffet with a selections of regional cold cuts)

For more info: http://casavissani.it