Thursday, April 02, 2009


Maria and Luca pulled out all the stops, even by Sicilian standards, for lunch on Sunday:

There were homemade arancini [rice balls]

followed by pasta al ragù,

tender pork

and very Sicilian pollo ripieno [chicken filled with a rice mixture].

There was homemade bread, too:

As for desserts, friend Roberta had made a cheesecake [with a base of digestive biscuit crumbs and almonds],

Linda and Chiara had brought along their famous almond biscuits [recipe here],

other friends had brought these dolci,

then Maria brought out her homemade cannoli, filled with homemade ricotta.

And just when we thought it was all over, she appeared with a lemon sorbet!

This time my offering was a decoration I put together. I do think Lakeland's egg wraps are a wonderful invention! [Lakeland is a UK kitchen store.]

We toasted each other with Asti and declared Easter.


Unknown said...

I think I'll start with dessert... :-)

annechung said...

It was in Naples that I first tried Arancini and loved it. I only realised later that it was actually Sicilian. So the first thing I ate when I landed in Catania was to eat an Arancino for breakfast. Bread in Sicily is the best, better than Tuscan.

Betty said...

I'm envious of all the eating!

jmb said...

What a wonderful feast indeed Welshcakes. I hope it is a bit warmer for you as well.

Saretta said...

I love a big Sunday lunch...especially at someone else's house! ;-)

Unknown said...

I have to agree with Anne and go further to say that Sicilian bread is the best in all the world! I used to make a meal of it alone! :-)

CherryPie said...

What a wonderful feast

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

What a fabulous feast!!! Oh Arancini always reminds me of our trip to Sicily...never fails :-)

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Good thinking, Gary! Hi, Anne. Arancini for breakfast - nothing better. I agree about the bread. Hi, Betty. Sorry! Hi, jmb, and welcom back from your travels. Yes, lovely spring weather this week. Couldn't agree more, Saretta. Ciao di nuovo, Gary. I completely agree. It was, Cherie.

Anonymous said...

Gosh woman... delicious...

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Hi, Abbey. It was.


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