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Recipe Turnip greens and Verona celery with spicy bread – Italian Cuisine

  • 1 pc celery or Verona celeriac
  • 700 g turnip tops
  • 50 g breadcrumbs without crust
  • 35 g tomato paste
  • garlic
  • salt
  • fresh chilli
  • extra virgin olive oil

For the recipe of turnip greens and Verona celery with spicy bread, blend the sliced ​​bread with chopped chilli (measure it to taste, we used 2), tomato paste and 10 g of oil; collect the crumbs and compact them, obtaining a loaf. Wrap it in cling film and place it in the freezer for 2 hours.
FOR VEGETABLES: peeled turnip greens and celeriac; cut them into small pieces. Blanch the tops in boiling salted water for 3-4 minutes and drain. Then sauté in a pan with a little oil and a clove of crushed garlic. Add salt. Also sauté the celeriac in a pan with 1 tablespoon of hot oil and a pinch of salt for 10 minutes. Remove the dough from the freezer and grate it in flakes on a plate. Cook them in the microwave for 2 minutes at 900 W. Distribute them over the vegetables and serve.

Recipe Bread, dandelion and onion cake – Italian Cuisine

  • 400 g flour
  • 220 g milk
  • 15 g extra virgin olive oil
  • 10 g fresh brewer's yeast
  • 5 g salt
  • 5 g sugar
  • 1 pc egg
  • fennel seeds
  • 300 pcs onions
  • 200 g dandelion
  • 30 g dry white wine
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • pepper
  • salt
  • 240 g mozzarella fiordilatte
  • parsley
  • thyme
  • salt
  • extra virgin olive oil

For the recipe of the cake of bread, dandelion and onion, dissolve the crumbled yeast in the milk at room temperature; add it to the flour and knead adding the oil, sugar and salt. Coarsely chop 1 teaspoon of fennel seeds and incorporate them into the dough. Form a ball, place it in a bowl, cover it with a damp cloth and let it rise for about 1 hour.
FOR THE FILLING: slice the onions, collect them in a bowl with 1 tablespoon of oil, 30 g of white wine and let them rest for 30 minutes. Peel the dandelion and break it up. Brown the onion in a pan with a little oil for 3-4 minutes, then remove it and, in the same pan with the addition of a little oil, sauté the dandelion for 1 minute. Mix onion and dandelion, spread them on a tray, add salt and pepper and leave to cool.
FOR THE CAKE: Roll out 2/3 of the dough to a thickness of about 1 cm and line it with a cassette mold (26 × 10.5 cm, h 4 cm) lined with baking paper, leaving the dough to spill over. Brush it with a beaten egg along the edges. Fill the mold with the filling. Roll out the remaining dough, place it on the mold, press it down with a rolling pin, so as to seal it. Trim the excesses. Brush the cake with the beaten egg and make a row of holes in the center, pinching the dough with scissors; bake at 190 ° C for about 45 minutes.
FOR SAUCES: Blend the mozzarella with 130 g of water, a pinch of salt and a tablespoon of oil. Chop a bunch of parsley with
a bit of thyme and whisk it with 2 tablespoons of oil. Serve the sauces together with the vegetable pie.

sweet bread to take apart – Italian Cuisine

Composed of many balls of dough that come off easily, you eat with your hands (and you can lick your fingers!)

The monkey bread and the American bread made of many balls of dough also known as pull apart bread because the pieces that compose it are easily "removed" by hand.
The recipe that we propose is a delicious version covered with cinnamon and sugar and then salted caramel.

The caramel monkey bread recipe


500 g of Manitoba flour
200 ml of milk
2 eggs
100 g of sugar
50 g of butter
14 g of fresh brewer's yeast

For coverage

60 g of butter
100 g of cane sugar
2 teaspoons of cinnamon

For the salted caramel

260 g of granulated sugar
120 g of butter
190 g of fresh liquid cream
10 g of fine salt


First prepare the bread dough by dissolving the yeast in the warm milk.
Separately, mix the flour with the sugar and the beaten eggs and then add the milk with the baking powder and the soft butter.
Work everything in a planetary or by hand and then let it sit for a couple of hours until the dough has doubled in volume.
Once ready divide the dough into many balls of the same size and brush them with the melted butter before passing them in a mix prepared by mixing 100 g of brown sugar and a teaspoon of cinnamon. You can also brush them with a beaten egg.
Place the balls next to each other inside a well buttered donut mold and let them rise for another hour well covered.
Cook at 180 ° for about 35 minutes and in the meantime prepare the caramel.
Dissolve 260 g of sugar in a saucepan and then add 120 g of butter to stop cooking.
Once the butter has melted, add 190 g of fresh cream and the salted caramel salt is ready.
Pour it on the freshly baked bread and remove it from the mold.

More advice

To make your caramel money bread even more delicious, stuff each ball of dough with del dulce de leche.


Sweet monkey bread: the variants

If you do not feel like preparing salted caramel, you can pour even the simplest on the monkey bread melted chocolate, of the hot jam and quite liquid or one english cream.
For a delicate and very aromatic taste it is also excellent Maple syrup. If you want the bread to absorb a lot of liquid, prepare a hot syrup based on honey and orange juice.
You can make the monkey bread more colorful by preparing some balls of white and other cocoa dough to fill with hazelnut cream.

Monkey bread pizza

The salty version of the monkey bread is very popular with children because it is a pizza to eat with the hands by detaching the pieces directly from the whole shape.
How is it prepared? First, remove the sugar from the dough.
Once it has risen, divide it into balls and dip them in tomato sauce.
If you want you can also fill them one by one in the center with a cube of mozzarella. Put them in a buttered or oiled mold, let them rise again and then sprinkle with dried oregano and parmesan and season with olive oil. Bake at 180 degrees for about 35 minutes.