Bread, Pizza & Focaccia

An Italian skillet flatbread: torta al testo from Umbria

Torta al testo is a traditional rustic flatbread made in Umbria, Central Italy. It is often served stuffed with cured meats or grilled sausages.

Garbanzo bean farinata with caramelized onions and rosemary

As you probably know Italians have a long tradition of eating vegan food. You...

How to develop your own perfect pizza recipe

Pizza night in this house never goes unnoticed. The event has been planned in advance....

Colomba: a traditional Italian Easter bread shaped like a...

Easter 2013 You may not be the most beautiful dove but you have a sweet,...

Torta di Pasqua, an Umbrian Easter bread

When I was a child in the late 1960s many homes, including the one...

Slow-dough focaccia

This simple onion Focaccia bread is Umbria's best flat bread. A crispy and light...

Gluten free bruschetta bread (new and easier version!)

Developing this recipe has been very difficult. And slow. And sometime a little discouraging....

Basic home-made pizza

In Italy, the term pizza is generally used to indicate a flat bread which...

Braided brioche filled with sour cherry preserve

I live the strange life of innkeepers, working 7 or 8 months in a...

Savory cauliflower crostata

A slice of quiche for breakfast or dinner is a favorite in our family. This recipe filled and baked with mixture of egg, Parmigiano, milk, tender cauliflower flavored with fennel and garlic makes a perfect vegetarian dinner for the winter: