Schüttelbrot – Recipe for South Tyrolean flatbreads

A month ago, I visited the Zillertal in Austria for a few days of skiing on the Hintertuxer Gletscher. The weather wasn’t as good as we’d hoped for, so we visited the village of Mayrhofen, and more specifically the Erlebnis-Sennerei Zillertal on the way there. It’s a great place to pick up some local cheeses and … Read more

Pangrattato (Italian Breadcrumb Topping) Recipe Ideas

Pangrattato (Italian for ‘breadcrumb’) is a flavoursome and crunchy Italian breadcrumb topping, particularly nice as an addition to risotto or pasta dishes. It’s easy to put together and a great way to use up old, stale bread (see also Yasmin’s guest post for more recipe ideas with leftover bread). I first discovered pangrattato with this delicious recipe for Cauliflower Risotto by … Read more

Focaccia Recipe – Beautiful, Simple & Rustic

Focaccia is a flattish rustic Italian bread with an open, irregular crumb structure. I love focaccia when it’s moist and chewy without being too oily, when it’s kept simple, with an emphasis on fresh herbs and olive oil flavours. Focaccia dough is fairly wet and sticky, but the addition of olive oil means it’s still pliable, … Read more