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sicilian street food!!

To finish off a stellar weekend, we decided to whip up some ‘panelle’. [Panelle happens to be an extremely popular street food served in Sicily.] We haven’t made them in quite some time, but that craving hit pretty hard. These crisp and flavorful beauties do require some serious elbow grease, but the end result is entirely worth it! Using an age-old and very secret family recipe, these fluffy pillows of goodness are made using chickpea flour. Once fried until perfectly golden, they are sandwiched on a roll with some sliced tomato and red onion! The hardest part when making these puffy fritters… not eating the entire tray…

at a low simmer…
-R

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an old childhood favorite…

A craving filtered through the house earlier for some delicious, creamy rice pudding… not just any old rice pudding, but an old family recipe passed down.
It starts with your typical ingredients that are expected in rice pudding, but with some extra special ingredients that can only stay with me…
The cooking process takes time and is not one to rush… a great deal of elbow grease and willpower is needed, but the end result… well that is nothing short of magnificent!
Creamy, smooth, slightly sweet and full of exotic, intoxicating spices… bite after bite of this chilled, textural wonder makes enjoying just one bowlful almost an injustice.

at a low simmer…
-R

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