Limoncello Sorbet

Following on from last week’s Chocolate Salami recipe, I am still dreaming of Italy. We would have been back home this weekend, so I do need to get over my wishful thinking. But I couldn’t resist this last Italian recipe. Limoncello is such a traditional drink, if you have been to Italy you will almost definitely have been offered a complimentary glass at the end of your meal. Limoncello sorbet is a bit lighter and a bit less sweet than the liqueur, but just as delicious. It is easy to put together, and although it is quicker and simpler to prepare with an ice cream maker, it can be made without one, just freeze and mashed up with a fork a few times to stop it freezing solid. It works

Italian Chocolate Salami

I am dreaming of sunny days in Italy at the moment, possibly because we should have been there right now. Such a beautiful country, we love everything about it, the culture, the people, the wine, the food. So it seemed appropriate to make something with a little bit of Italy about it this week. I felt I wanted it to be sweet, maybe to cheer us up, and then I remembered tasting chocolate salami on one of our visits - the decision was made. This recipe is as easy as can be, melt the chocolate, cream the sugar and butter and add the Amaretti, eggs and nuts and a couple of tablespoons of alcohol if you like. Chill and enjoy. It is really delicious and brings Italy just a little closer. May

Sweet potato cakes

We love these little sweet potato cakes with their crisp outsides and soft light middles. They are simple to make and are great as either a lunch, starter or canapé, it just depends on the size you make. The spicy cakes can be fried and eaten straight out of the pan or cooked and kept in the fridge for a day or more, so perfect for an easy meal. Ingredients 400g sweet potato 6g grated ginger 1 small spring onion, chopped 1 tsp cumin seeds, toasted and crushed 1 tbsp cornflour 1/4 tsp dried chilli flakes 1/4 tsp cinnamon Salt and pepper 50g breadcrumbs (gluten free if required) Vegetable oil Method Heat oven to 190°c. Scrub the sweet potatoes, prick them and roast them for 45 minutes or unt

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