Katie Cardile

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Gorgeous Gelato Stracciatella with Cookies

Who Doesn’t love a light icy Italian Gelato? Full of flavour and refreshingly light. Most summer evenings in Italy we enjoy a Gelato while strolling around Como. My husbands family in Sicily had two ‘Pasticcerias’ in Sicily and they made incredible Gelato every day, using all the wonderful fruits and nuts that Sicily has to …

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7 Easy Steps to Create your own Sourdough Starter

Create your own Sourdough Starter, it is really very easy. During the COVID Lockdown we are all spending much more time at home, and its isn’t always possible to go out daily to find fresh bread, or to find yeast in the supermarket. Luckily most small shops and supermarkets still have flour, and that is …

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Katie’s Irish Wholegrain Soda Bread

#quarantine #corona #IrishSodaBread #bakingbread #easybaking #noyeast #quickbread #healthybread This soda bread started me on my bread making adventure many years ago, but that’s a story for another time. Right now in the middle of quarantined Italy, we all need to be able to make breads easily and with the kind of simple ingredients we all …

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Sourdough bread. A solution for those with gluten intolerance?

Sourdough prepared the old fashioned way, before added gluten and fast-rising yeast became the norm, may be one solution for those who can’t tolerate gluten. Long fermentation process allows bacteria to fully break down the carbohydrates and gluten in bread, making it easier to digest and releasing the nutrients within it, allowing our bodies to …

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A momentous time for Bread

“It’s a momentous time for bread. That’s especially satisfying, given the years it spent as a bad word in our diet vocabulary: High carb! High gluten! Unhealthy!” “…it’s bread that’s standing out right now. Compare it to the best fried chicken, the best bowl of noodles you’ve had recently. Great bread is truly everywhere.” Just …

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colourful pasta class

Colourful Pasta Class

We had great fun recently at our Colourful pasta class, where we made fresh egg pasta, coloured with beetroot & spinach to create some beautiful colourful Italian dishes. Thanks to all who came & of course to Yohena for these wonderful Photos!