Crostini di Polenta Lombarda

Ingredients 375g Polenta / Polenta con Grano Saraceno (*) Lardo / Guanciale / Prosciutto Stracchino cheese Chopped Walnuts Sognino salad Ragu di salsiccia Method Cook the Polenta according to instructions on packet, cooking times are longer for Polenta with Grano Saraceno. Lay out a layer of greaseproof paper on a baking tray and spread the …

Crostini di Polenta Lombarda Read More »

Pane Pugliese

Ingredients 450g Farina di Semola 3g fresh yeast 5g honey 300g warm water 10g salt Timings Mix 5 mins Rest 8-12 hours Bake 40 mins Cool 20 mins Ready to eat in … 13 hours 5 mins Method In a small bowl, mix together the yeast, sugar and some of the water to make nice wet …

Pane Pugliese Read More »

Piadina Cooking Classes

Ciabatta & Piadina Class

We had great fun today making Ciabatta Bread,Piadina and fresh pesto, on a beautiful sunny day in Como. Here are just a few of the pictures from the class.

Ciabatta Bread


Ingredients 195g Manitoba (farina tipo “0”) 195g Farina Grano Tenero Tipo “00” 3g dry yeast 1 teaspoon salt 3/4 teaspoon sugar or honey 370 ml warm water Timings Mix 5 mins Rest 2 hours Bake 40 mins Cool 20 mins Ready to eat in …    3 hours 5 mins Method In a blender, mix …

Ciabatta Read More »


Wholemeal Ciabatta

On Saturday I experimented with a new recipe for Ciabatta bread to see just how simply we could make a perfectly crusty on the outside, a chewy on the inside homemade ciabatta. It turns out you can make a beautiful loaf in only 5 mins of work!! Of course it takes 45 mins to make …

Wholemeal Ciabatta Read More »