Tuscany Recipes (23)

Browse our choice of traditional Italian recipes if you are planning a vacation or visit to Florence, Siena, Lucca, Pisa and the rest of Tuscany. Start with our latest suggestions below.

Pappa al pomodoro tomato soup recipe from Tuscany

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This traditional and delicious soup recipe with tomatoes and bread is very simple and typical of Tuscany. The secret is selecting top notch ingredients, so stay away from the supermarket and buy from your local 0km market. Once you've mastered this, try you hand at ribollita.

ingredients

300gr stale Tuscan bread, 500gr mature tomatoes, basil, 2 cloves of garlic, 1 liter of broth, olive oil, salt & pepper

Last modified on 24 July 2014

Pappardelle pasta in a hare sauce recipe from Tuscany

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Pappardelle pasta in a hare sauce recipe from Tuscany

Last modified on 11 July 2014

Carnival Recipe for Cenci, Frappe or Chiacchiere

Published in Tuscany Recipes

The recipe for these common carnival fried pastry or frappe is similar across Italy, but regional dialects and slight variations have led to a handful of local names such as 'bugie', 'risole', 'manzòle' and 'fiocchetti'.

In Tuscany, these doughnuts may also be called 'chiacchiere'. In Venice 'fritole'. All are delicious and typically sprinkled with icing sugar like a light layer snow on the hills of the lower Appenines at this time of year. 

ingredients

250g flour, 80gr sugar, 2 eggs, caster sugar, olive oil, orange and lemon peel, sweet wine, salt to taste.

Last modified on 25 April 2014

Castagnaccio from Tuscany

Published in Tuscany Recipes

Castagnaccio is a classic autumn sweet from the chestnut woods of Monte Amiata in south Tuscany, although slight variations can be found wherever there are chestnut woods in Italy.We ate lots of it in the cantine of Castel del Piano as part of the vino novello celebrations one December weekend. 

ingredients

300g chestnut flour, 100g raisins, 50g pine nuts (or walnuts), 4 spoons of extra-virgin olive oil rosemary, salt, water.

Last modified on 25 April 2014

Ribollita, Tuscan soup recipe

Published in Tuscany Recipes

Typical Tuscan style soup with vegetables, beans and bread.

Ingredients

Red onions, carrots, celery, potatoes, beans, savoy cabbage, leek, zucchini, beans, tomato sauce, thyme, white Tuscan bread, salt and pepper, stale bread.

Last modified on 25 April 2014

Ravioli di Ricotta recipe

Published in Tuscany Recipes

This is a typical pasta dish for early Spring and Easter from the hilly Mugello territory of north east Tuscany in the province of Florence.

ingredients

6 eggs, 500g flour, 100g spinach, 500g fresh sheep ricotta cheese, 200g parmigiano reggiano cheese, 30g pecorino cheese, salt, nutmeg

Last modified on 14 April 2014

Red Onion Chutney Recipe

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This recipe was prepared in front of our eyes by Chef Camilla Monteduro who has her own television show 'LE CONSERVE DI CAMILLA' on the Gambero Rosso Channel. It was a quick cooking lesson as part of a Food Bloggers Contest organised by Antonella, owner of Tenuta di Lupinari in Tuscany. While she was making the conserve, Camilla also gave everyone useful tips on how to prepare ingredients and cook professionally.  

Ingredients

3kg fresh red Tropea onions, 900g white sugar, 900g brown sugar, 4 spoons of sultanas softened in tepid water, glass of Calvados, glass of apple vinegar, 2 lemons, 1 orange, 1 fresh vanilla stick, salt, fresh peperoncino, dried marjoram.

Last modified on 21 February 2014

Zuccotto alcholic dessert recipe from Tuscany

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A rich alcoholic cake from Florence.

A Zuccotto is Tuscan dialect for a cardinal's skull cap and perhaps this dish was originally prepared to honor a guest at a marital festival during the Renaissance.

We did look for a recipe for 'semi freddo' having enjoyed it at a wedding in Bologna. If we come across one it will be posted here in the future.

 

ingredients

50g prepared almonds, 50g shelled hazelnuts, 300g Madeira cake, 3 tablespoons of cognac, 2 tablespoons maraschino liqueur, 2 tablespoons Cointreau, 140g semi sweet chocolate, 500ml whipping cream.

Last modified on 18 October 2013

Grape Risotto with Chianti Rufina wine

Published in Tuscany Recipes

This part of Tuscany is north east of Florence and sits snugly in the Apennines before Emilia Romagna and the Po Valley.

We have a book of local recipes but this risotto recipe with grapes and red wine caught the eye.

 

ingredients

1 onion, butter, 320g rice, 1/2 glass Chianti Rufina wine, 100g parmesan cheese, ripe Sangiovese or Canaiolo grapes, vine leaves,

Last modified on 08 May 2013

Acquacotta recipe from Tuscan coast

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Cooked water' may not sound that filling, but this dish kept the hungry butteri in form while they patrolled the herds of maremmana cattle along the Tuscan coast.

 

ingredients

500 g of sliced porcini mushrooms, 200 g of tomatoes, olve oil, garlic, Tuscan bread, 3 eggs, parmigiano reggiano cheese.

Last modified on 04 March 2013

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