Thursday, July 2, 2015

BLOGGERS MAKE THE WORLD GO AROUND

Were the  Cabaret writers  wrong?  Maybe it's not money that makes the world go around....but BLOGGERS!:)








Hat from http://www.alcott.eu/

T-shirt from http://www.tipntop.it/

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

THE GREEN GOLD OF BRONTE

I recently uploaded a video on Youtube showing how to make BUSIATE AL PESTO DI PISTACCHIO   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2JOWHEpQc0  Busiate are typical of Western Sicily and pistachio pesto is a product made by http://www.baccosrl.com/home/english a Sicilian company specialized in Pistachio products. Bacco is based in Bronte,  the city famous for its precious pistachios.  At this link you can see another recipe I prepared with Bacco's Pistachio Cream and Pistachio flour ...my DROOLING SWISS ROLL  http://saucysiciliana.blogspot.it/2015/06/swiss-roll-with-baccos-pistacchio-cream.html

Here are some other delicacies produced by Bacco Srl



Pistachio Nougat, Tangerine Spread, Lemon Spread, Pistachio Bars, Almond Pesto, Pistachio Chocolate, Pistachio Flour, Pistachio Nougat and....my daughter's favorite...Pistachio Cream.

Today I made a delicious breakfast treat using Pistachio Flour.

Ingredients:

1 tub  Greek Yogurt
1 banana
1 T wheat germ
1 T honey
2 T  Bacco's Pistachio Flour

Slice the banana, add the Greek yogurt, wheat germ and honey. Lightly mix, then top it all off with Bacco's Pistachio Flour.  Very healthy and nutritious.




Monday, June 29, 2015

GAMBERO ROSSO COOKING CHANNEL ON SKY ITALIA ...THE RECIPE I PRESENTED

 I was a guest on QUESTO L'HO FATTO IO, a cooking show on Gambero Rosso Cooking Channel on SKY ITALIA. Here is the link to the video https://www.facebook.com/francesca.edesia/videos/vb.1612111502/1261647553936/?type=3&theater

The recipe I presented is NIKU-JAGA, a Japanese dish. Below are step-by-step instructions on how to prepare it.

Ingredients:  thinly sliced beef,  potatoes, onions, soy sauce, mirin, sake, sugar, water. Fry the meat in a bit of oil. Add potatoes, onions and soy sauce. Cook for a few minutes then add mirin, sake, sugar and water. Continue cooking till potatoes are soft.









Thursday, June 25, 2015

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

MUZZICO'

Muzzicò is an appropriately named pizzeria/trattoria   which recently opened in town.  The name derives from the sicilian word "muzzicare" which means "  to take a bite". I don't usually like to eat out but it was a special occasion so we decided to try this new place. I had a rianata, Sicilian pizza, which was superb!








Friday, June 19, 2015

DROOLING SWISS ROLL WITH BACCO'S PISTACCHIO CREAM

BACCO http://www.baccosrl.com/ is a Sicilian company specialized in pistachio products. The company is located in Bronte. Many of you might know that Bronte's pistachios are the best in the world:) BACCO is run by a team of young men and women who strongly believe in their company and their products. Here in fact are some of their products

Beat three eggs with 140 g of sugar


Add 140 g of flour



Whip up 1/4 of whipping cream


When the Swiss Roll is ready, place it upside down on a kitchen towel previously sprinkled with sugar


Gently peel off the baking paper


Roll it up



Keep it rolled until it cools completely



Look at this creamy and drooling pistachio cream!


Mix the pistachio cream with the whipped cream




Spread it on the Swiss Roll





Sprinkle the Pistachio flour on the Swiss roll.  Look how it's drooling:)