Basic risotto

You can add pretty much anything you like to this basic risotto at the end of cooking. You could fry a whole lot of different mushrooms in butter and stir those through.

Classic caponata

This Sicilian staple is great served with warm flat bread and some mozzarella as an appetiser, beautiful next to all kinds of meat such as grilled lamb chops or marinated chicken and is just so easy.

Tiramisu

Wow, this is sensational. When you slice it up into servings, there are lots of lovely layers to admire, briefly, as you demolish every last mouthful!

Cauliflower risotto

Try this unusual risotto that's healthy and delicious. Parmesan really brings out the flavour of the cauliflower giving a rich and creamy dinner. You can easily make this dish vegetarian by leaving out the bacon too.

Florentines

Florentines are a yummy little snack that incorporates sultanas, cornflakes, almonds, glace cherries and chocolate. They're super-quick to bake and make a delicious afternoon snack.

Chicken risotto

Risotto is a simple rice dish that makes a great budget family dinner. This recipe uses chicken mince and chicken stock to create a simple yet tasty meal.

Baked ricotta

Baked ricotta is simple to make and is great to serve guests on an antipasto plate. Simply season the ricotta, add herbs like oregano and bake for 40 minutes to have a delicious snack

Pizza tomato sauce

Make a simple pizza sauce to top your favourite pizza with this easy recipe. The secret to the perfect pizza sauce lies in the pinch of brown sugar that complements the acidity of the tomatoes.

Remy’s ratatouille

This healthy veggie recipe is a great way to use up leftover vegetables in the salad drawer. It doesn't take long to cook and works as a delicious side or as a main meal served on a bed of rice or with plenty of crusty bread.

Mocha amaretti

These Italian almond biscuits boast a mocha flavour that make them go down perfectly with a cup of coffee after dinner or as a side to a mousse or ice cream dessert.