Ciambelline al vino

Ciambelline al vino (Ring-shaped cookies from Lazio)

Christmas cookies that aren't full of butter! Here the cinnamon and anise gives these bread-like rings a festive flavour!

Trofie

This is short, hand-made, twisted-shaped eggless pasta that is typical of Liguria, Northern Italy. It is typically served with pesto sauce. Traditionally the twist is made by a clever sleight of hand, but this method uses a wooden rod or skewer to make the process (relatively) foolproof.

Pici all’aglione

This is a classic Sienese pasta dish: hand-rolled pasta with a tomato and garlic sauce.

Hazelnut sponge cake with raspberries and fresh cream

A deliciously light fluffy sponge with a subtle nutty flavour!