Sicilian orange cake – Pan d’arancio

A few days ago we announced that we would prepare a cake with Sicilian oranges. As we like to keep our promises :-), today we will present you this fragrant cake, the Pan d’arancio.

To prepare this traditional Sicilian cake we used Sanguinello blood oranges (a type of blood oranges), which come from Eastern Sicily. This variety has a pulp lightly streaked with red due to the presence of anthocyanins. The flavour is more intense and sweeter than other varieties of oranges.

We recently found Blood oranges at Mercatino delle verdure (Ca’- Cucina, Rebekkavej 49 – Hellerup), which has become our trusted supplier when it comes to high quality and special variety of fruit and vegetables.

If you live in the Copenhagen area then it’s easy for you to go and buy at Mercatino delle verdure. Otherwise, you can use other types of oranges to prepare this cake. The most important thing is to make sure to buy oranges whose provenance is certified and known, as you’ll use the entire orange.

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Spaghetti with pesto alla trapanese

We are delighted to share the following video we loved making with Niklas Roar  www.foodroar.dk.

Enjoy watching the preparation of these scrumptious Spaghetti with pesto alla trapanese.

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Italian fennel, orange and walnut salad

The fennel and orange salad is a traditional Sicilian recipe. It’s a very light and easy recipe, and a good result is only due to the freshness and taste of the ingredients.

We bought fennels and oranges at Mercatino di verdure (vegetable market) – Ca’ Cucina (Rebekkavej 49, Hellerup), as they import fresh vegetables and fruit grown in Italy every week.

If you are in Denmark don’t forget to take a look at the Mercatino di verdure and if you  are interested in order a box with a mix of selected products email to here.

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Eggplant caponata – traditional Sicilian recipe

Yesterday during our weekly visit at Ca’ – Cucina in Hellerup (Denmark) we saw a lot of fruit and vegetables, including eggplants and celery ….the right ingredients to make caponata, a traditional Sicilian recipe. Every area in Sicily has its own version. We prepared the one we got from a dear friend from Palermo.

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Caponata – a traditional Sicilian recipe

From September there is a new and exclusive offer from Ca’ Cucina: a box with seasonal and selected fresh, tasty and ripe vegetables and fruits grown in Italy.  With just one mouse click here you can order your box and get it on Wednesdays.  If you are in need for a specific product you can go buy it directly at Ca’ Cucina (Rebekkavej 49, 2900 Hellerup) every day, from 11a.m.

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Box bought at Ca’ cucina this week

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Coffee granita & whipped cream

You can prepare this gorgeous Italian iced dessert anytime, but we suggest to enjoy it during the summer, when your body deserves a bit of refreshment.

We all love granita that is a semi-frozen dessert made from sugar, water and various flavourings. Originally from Sicily, the granita is available all over Italy in somewhat different forms. Common and traditional flavouring ingredients include lemon juice, mandarin, oranges, jasmine, coffee, almonds, mint, and when in season wild strawberries and  black mulberries.

Granita with coffee and almonds are is very common in the East side of Sicily. You can taste a granita in combination with a yeast pastry called brioche, but every kind of sweet bread fits perfectly.

Tips:  Bar da Alfredo, Salina, Sicily – for the best granita ever.

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