Nigella Lawson continues in Nigellissima episode 5 to share her passion for creating mouthwatering Italian food. Inspired by a scribbled note she once found in an old Italian kitchen, Nigella starts with her take on the classic light and sunny yoghurt pot cake.
Nigella’s niece and nephew are recruited to make – and enjoy – a shortcut sausage meatball supper, while a girls’ night in sees Nigella rustling up a super quick dish of squid and prawns with marjoram and chilli. The evening ends with Nigella’s tiramisini – a lighter, quicker version of traditional tiramisu.
Nigellissima episode 5 recieps:
Yoghurt Pot Cake
I love this breakfast ciambella, which I call my yoghurt pot cake. It is one of the traditional cakes of Italy. I found the recipe in an Italian house one summer, and of course, I copied it down. It’s a very sunny cake. You use your yoghurt pot as your unit of measurement, which makes it really easy to make.
The ingredients are plain yogurt, flavourless vegetable oil, eggs, caster sugar, vanilla extract, an unwaxed lemon, plain flour, cornflour, and icing sugar.
Pasta risottata with peas and pancetta
My Italian friends tell me this way of cooking pasta is all the rage in Italy right now. This is the perfect thing to make when you’re tired and your children are tired – eating it is like being wrapped in a warm cosy blanket. The ingredients you’ll need are orzo pasta, pancetta cubes, garlic oil, frozen petits pois, unsalted butter, and Parmesan.
Shortcut sausage meatballs
Instead of making a meatball mixture with minced meat or meats, parmesan, garlic and egg, I simply squeeze the stuffing out of about half a kilo of Italian sausages and roll it into cherry tomato-sized balls.
For someone who started off as a tiramisu-scorner, I have turned out to be its most slavish proponent, finding any excuse to whip up a new one. This one reverts to the original formulation – although in dinkier format. This is not because I am a huge fan of the cute – you know that – but because it means you have a tiramisu worth making for fewer people.