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Muffins for Valentine's Day: the most delicious ideas to celebrate – Italian Cuisine

Muffins for Valentine's Day: the most delicious ideas to celebrate

A gift idea made with the heart for Valentine's Day? Certainly something cooked with your hands. Like these romantic muffins, for example. Here are the recipes

Saint Valentine, the Valentine's day is around the corner. Are you still short of ideas on what to give to your beloved? Here is a not brilliant idea, but certainly full of love: cook for your partner. Yes, prepare him a gift that speaks of your commitment and your dedication. Like, for example, a sweet: like i muffin that you find below, which require some time to prepare, but are so beautiful to look at and good to eat.
Even better, if you decide to cook them together: tie your aprons, take a handful of flour and then end up "making war", giving each other a kiss, it's a moment.
Below you will find the recipes of the most romantic muffins ever, while in our gallery some advice to make them even better. Happy Saint Valentine's!

Berries muffins


200 g of flour
200 g of berries
180 ml of milk
2 eggs
1 sachet of yeast
100 g of sugar
80 g of butter


Start by combining the eggs and sugar in a bowl, whipping them until the mixture is clear. Now add the melted butter and continue mixing. Sift in the flour along with the baking powder and continue mixing. At this point, add the milk slowly, stir again, finally add the berries, incorporating them evenly. Now it's time to grease and flour the muffin tins, then fill them with some mixture. Now bake in a preheated oven at 180 ° C for 20 minutes.

Strawberry muffins


300 g of flour
8 g of yeast
150 g of sugar
80 g of butter
125 g of whole yogurt
1 egg
100 ml of milk
200 g of strawberries


First, peel the strawberries, washing them and removing the stalk, then reduce them into small pieces. In a bowl, combine the sifted flour, baking powder and sugar, and start mixing. Then, add the egg, milk and yogurt. Stir again. Now add the strawberries and melted butter. Mix well and pour the mixture into the muffin molds. Now bake in a preheated oven at 180 ° C for 20 minutes.

Muffin red velvet


60 g of butter
45 g of dark chocolate
280 g of flour 00
40 g of bitter cocoa
1 sachet of baking powder
1 pinch of salt
1 pinch of baking soda
130 g of sugar
160 ml of milk
1/2 vial of vanilla
28 ml of red food coloring
2 eggs
180 g of chocolate chips


Take a saucepan and melt the butter and dark chocolate in a double boiler. Then let the mixture cool to room temperature. Meanwhile, in a bowl, mix the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder. Season with salt, add a pinch of baking soda and continue stirring. In a separate bowl, combine the sugar, milk, eggs, vanilla and red food coloring, mixing until smooth. Now is the time to combine the two compounds and, always stirring, to add the chocolate chips. Take the muffin molds, pour the dough into them. Put in the oven at 200 ° C, but after five minutes, reduce the temperature to 180 °. Cook for another quarter of an hour.

Detox: recipes and delicious ideas to share lightly – Italian Cuisine

After the holidays, we bring balanced and very tasty recipes to the table accompanied by appetizers and tasty salads for a carefree detox

Get back in shape after the holidays? Cut down on seasonings, increase vegetables, fruits, whole grains. Above all, add lots of water. And comfort your body and soul with our (brand new) soup variations. We have created 5 balanced and tasty recipes for you, to accompany crunchy appetizers and fresh, very special salads. Let the detox begin, without experiencing it as a limitation. Enjoy your meal, Happy New Year!

Choose the dish and combine it with the soup

Before moving on to soups, we recommend 4 crunchy (and a little "transgressive") appetizers and 4 fresh ideas to make dinner richer.

Salted butter croutons
For 4 people
Spread a small knob of salted butter on 8 slices of chia seed bread, then spread a handful of mixed seeds over them.

Black waffles with pecorino cheese
For 4 people
Mix 100 g of pecorino with 50 g of black rice flour; distribute a spoonful of this mixture in a non-stick pan forming a disc. Cook it over low heat for 1 minute, turn it over with a spatula and finish cooking it on the opposite side to obtain a crispy wafer. So prepare a dozen waffles.

Spicy bruschetta
For 4 people
Season 8 slices of slightly stale bread with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, a pinch of salt, a little chopped red pepper and a few drops of lemon.

Dischi with Grana Padano Dop
For 4 people
Mix 100 g of Grana Padano Dop with 50 g of corn flour; distribute a spoonful of this mixture in a non-stick pan forming a disc. Cook it over low heat for 1 minute, turn it over with a spatula and finish cooking it on the opposite side until you get a crunchy disc. So prepare a dozen discs.

Fennel, oranges and pistachios
For 4 people
Peel 350 g of fennel and slice them very finely. Peel 1 orange and divide it into wedges. Chop 20 g of peeled and unsalted pistachios. Mix the fennel with the orange wedges, the chopped pistachios, a pinch of salt and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.

Beef carpaccio with Greek yogurt
For 4 people
Peel 70 g of Jerusalem artichoke and cut into very thin strips. Spread 160 g of beef carpaccio on plates, season with a pinch of salt, the leaves of 4 Brussels sprouts, the Jerusalem artichoke slices and 80 g of large drops of Greek yogurt.

Cauliflower mix with anchovies and chilli
For 4 people
Blanch 80 g of mixed cauliflower florets in lightly salted water for 6-7 minutes. In a bowl, mix 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, 2 drained and chopped anchovies in oil and 2 slices of hot pepper. Drain the vegetables, chop them with a knife and toss with the anchovy oil.

Radicchio and raspadura salad
For 4 people
Clean 200 g of mixed radicchio, peel and season with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and a few drops of balsamic vinegar. Serve them with about 70 g of raspadura cheese (very thin sheets of Tipico Lodigiano, as an alternative to other young grana cheese).

5 healthy and tasty soups to start over with taste

Here are the 5 soups you never thought you'd prepare. Delicious and balanced, they will be your allies at the table to resume daily life by detoxifying you from the exaggerations of the Holidays.

To know Strichetti or stricchetti is the Emilian dialect name for a fresh pasta shape similar to tortellini without filling or to two butterflies joined together. They are not well known, yet Artusi already spoke of "Strichetti alla bolognese" in his manual Science in the kitchen and the art of eating well. They are good in broth and with meat sauce.

To know Enkir is a variety of small spelled obtained from a selection of cereals from the monococcus family in the Piedmontese Alta Langa area. It grows without the need for special treatments and keeps its genuineness and integrity intact, preserving a rich flavor and a high protein content.

To know For a different, light and aromatic vegetable broth, boil 1 fennel, 1 apple, 1 bay leaf and a pinch of salt. It will be excellent to use both in meat soups and in those of fish and vegetables, but also to wet a risotto or a roast.

To know Quinoa looks similar to millet and is rich in proteins, minerals, vitamin E, folic acid and a substance called betaine, which has detoxifying properties for the liver. It also does not contain gluten and is a good alternative to the most common cereals.

Who is the chef who created these recipes?

This is Stefano Barzetti. You know his smile and his simple and genuine cuisine. «For a recipe to bring well-being it must be light and take calories into account, but above all it must be colorful, rich in flavors and aromas. In short, it must make you happy! .

Puff pastry pretzels: easy and delicious – Italian Cuisine

Puff pastry pretzels: easy and delicious

So many quick and easy ideas to prepare snacks with puff pastry to serve during aperitifs!

Puff pastry pretzels are always a salvation, especially during the holidays.
Perfect for appetizers and aperitifs finger food, they are super versatile because they can be prepared with many ingredients.
Here are our proposals.

Tomato squares

To prepare them you need two sheets of rectangular puff pastry, the tomato puree and of smoked cheese.
Season the sauce with oil, salt and oregano and pour a little on the pastry that will serve as a base.
Do not overdo the quantities otherwise it will come out in cooking and leave the edges free to be able to then seal them.
Add the smoked cheese thinly sliced ​​or into very small cubes and cover with the second sheet.
Prick the surface to let all the air out and close the edges well with a fork.
Pre-cut this cake into many squares without cutting the sheets completely, but pressing well with the blade of the knife almost until you reach the base.
Bake at 200 degrees for about 25 minutes.
Let it cool and then cut out the squares for good.

Pretzels with pesto

You can do the same thing with just one filling: pesto
In this way you will not risk doing messes with melting cheese and runny puree. The result will be some really delicious little pretzels.

Cooked ham swirls

These pretzels are easy to make and very beautiful to serve.
Just spread on a rectangular sheet of puff pastry mustard and then roll out slices of baked ham.
Then roll the puff pastry on itself, wrap it in plastic wrap and let it solidify in the freezer for 10 minutes.
Cut it into slices to obtain swivels.
Brush them with beaten egg and cook them at 200 ° in a static oven for 20 minutes.
The passage in the freezer is essential to obtain perfect spirals.

Salmon croissants and spreadable cheese

To prepare the puff pastry croissants, start with a round pastry.
Divide it first in half, then into four equal wedges. Divide each clove in half and each half again in two parts until you get 16 cloves.
Place a teaspoon of cream cheese and a small piece of smoked salmon at the base of each. Wrap the croissants starting from the base and keep the tip under otherwise it will swell too much during cooking.
Brush them with a beaten egg and cover with sesame seeds.
Bake at 200 degrees for about 20 minutes.

Pear and gorgonzola mini strudel

Cut the rectangular puff pastry in half on one side and then the other.
Then obtain 8 equal parts.
Put some gorgonzola and a slice of pear in each and close as if they were small strudels.
Brush with egg, cover with poppy seeds and bake at 200 ° for 20 minutes.

Browse our gallery for other tasty ideas!

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