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Let's get Italian... (Homemade Gnocchi with Parmesan Cheese and Tomato Sauce)

Homemade Gnocchi with Parmesan Cheese and Tomato Sauce! This dish is so easy to make, not expensive at all, but it is a bit time consuming.  ---------------------------------------- Homemade Gnocchi with Parmesan Cheese and Tomato Sauce
Ingredients Gnocchi 950gr potatoes, unpeeled, boiled and mashed 270gr all purpose flour 2 medium eggs A pinch of salt Parmesan Cheese 
Tomato Sauce 2 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp Jack Daniel’s Barbeque Sauce 250gr canned tomatoes, chopped ½ cup boiled water 1 tsp dried oregano 1 tsp dried thyme Pinch of salt Pinch of black pepper
Gnocchi Preparation Method 1) Prepare a dough hook on a stand mixer. In the mixing bowl, add mashed potatoes, eggs, flour and salt. Turn on mixer on low, then increase speed till the dough forms. If you don't have a stand mixer, you can form the dough with your hands, it is very easy… 2) Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and slightly dust it with flour. 3) Dust your work surface lightly with flour. Put dough on dusted surface. Use your hand to…

Burger Buns, with Olive Oil and Whole Wheat Flour

This is my first attempt in baking burger buns. The original recipe was with butter, unbleached all-purpose flour, 1/4 cup of sugar and 1 large egg.  I wanted to make them a bit healthier so part of the flour was organic whole wheat flour, and instead of using butter I used olive oil. I decreased the amount of sugar by 1 tablespoon as well.  I am very pleased with the outcome! The buns are light and pleasant to eat. You can find the original recipe along with step by step instructions at: King Arthur Flour. ------------------------------------------ Here you can find my version of Burger Buns.  For the preparation instructions please visit King Arthur Flour.
Burger Buns, with Olive Oil and Whole Wheat Flour8 big bunsIngredients1 cup organic whole wheat flour 1 cup bread flour 1½ cup all purpose flour 1½ tsp dry yeast (7gr) 1 tsp salt 3 tbsp caster sugar 2 medium eggs 1½ to 2 cups lukewarm water 2 tbsp olive oil
Preparation Method Visit: King Arthur Flour

Risotto with Prosciutto and Parmesan Cheese (and a photo of Eros Ramazzotti...)

Risotto with Prosciutto and Parmesan Cheese 4 Portions
Ingredients 100gr Prosciutto, cut into small strips 1 cup Arborio rice 1/3 red dry wine 2 cups hot water 1½ hot chicken stock 1/3 cup fresh cream 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, grated

Preparation Method (Keep stirring the rice all the way until it is cooked) 1. In a medium pan, sauté Prosciutto for 5 minutes. 2. Add the rice and continue sauté for another minute. 3. Addthewineandcontinuestirringuntilthealcoholevaporatescompletely.  Continue by adding the water and then by adding the chicken stock, half a cup at a time. 4. When the rice has cooked, add the fresh cream and Parmesan cheese. 5. Serve hot. --------------------------------------- Mediolanum Forum (Milano) 17/03/2013 Eros, buonissimo il concerto!!! Grazie mille!