Golden Roast Chicken

A Golden Roasted Chicken

A Golden Roasted Chicken

This month’s cookbook of the month pick is Feast, by Nigella Lawson. A book I’ve had for some time, 11 years to be exact, but I never had ventured particularly too far from her chapters on Christmas or the Chocolate Cake Hall of Fame, both filled with plenty of recipes that make the book worthwhile on their own. The subtitle, food that celebrates life is exactly what this book is about, effortless food that brings people together.
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Fresh Pasta Dough

How to make fresh pasta dough

Coming from an Italian heritage pasta is always on the menu. When it is a special occasion ravioli, cannelloni and the like are seen on the food table. Just before Easter time in the summer months we make fresh passata (Homemade tomato sauce) a tradition that will stay in our family for years to come. On Easter Sunday, my family of 30+ get together and celebrate family with good italian food. Making fresh Ravioli or Lasagna is always served best with our homemade Passata and a good bottle of Nonno’s homemade red wine.
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Hot Cross Buns Overnight Recipe

Hot Cross Buns Overnight Recipe

We always follow the Good Friday tradition of eating hot cross buns to represent Jesus on the Cross. My father began bread making bread in his 30s and proudly produced a batch of Hot Cross Buns every Good Friday  after that, a tradition I followed with my own family. Homemade Hot Cross Buns are delicious fresh out of the oven, full of fruit and spices, and best spread with melted butter.

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