Recipe from Festa Cookbook

Pandolce Christmas Cake Recipe by Eileen Dunne-Crescenzi

Pandolce (sweet bread) is a homely alternative to the traditional shop-bought panettone cake. I have adjusted this pandolce recipe a little to make it more orange, sweet and, dare I say it, delicious. Serves 12 Ingredients: – 250g butter, softened – 250g caster sugar – 2 free-range or organic eggs, beaten – zest and juice …

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Baked Crostini Recipe with Mozzarella, Proscuitto and Figs by Eileen Dunne-Crescenzi

In August, when the fig trees are laden down with fruits hidden amongst the huge leaves and fallen figs burst open to form a sweet nectared carpet at the base of the trees, it’s time to pull out the fig recipes. This baked crostini recipe makes a delicious starter, and creamy melted mozzarella, salty prosciutto …

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Pork Fillet Recipe with Speck and Apple Sauce by Eileen Dunne-Crescenzi

This pork fillet recipe is impressive enough for a dinner party yet simple enough for a delicious midweek meal. Wrapping the fillet in smokey speck ham gives fantastic depth of flavour and contrasts beautifully with the tart apple sauce. Serves 6 Ingredients: – 6 x 180g chunks of pork fillet – 4 tbsp wholegrain honey …

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