Bake Up go Italian

We had a molto splendido spread of Italian tastes and treats at April’s meet, all impeccably hosted by Lesley – grazie!

Italian cuisine is no longer classed as exotic, but there were loads of innovative dishes to try including moreish fresh ravioli by Dermot, a salad disguised as a pizza by Colin and some seriously good pork ‘n’ nduja peppers from Ros. Yvonne baked a belter of a focaccia and I made pistachio-filled arancini.

Of course there was pasta! including scrummy lasagne by Lesley and a wonderful baked rotolo courtesy of Mike. Giulia (who has an advantage in things Italian) dished up the quintessential dolce: tiramisu, and Frances and Sarah provided tip-top torte. Frances used polenta with orange in hers, which was the perfect bookend for Joan’s excellent savoury polenta bakes that kicked it all off.

Next meeting will be at The Old Forge on High Street, 5 July at 11:30. Frances has invited us to bring our best American bites this time. If you can join us we’d be delighted.

Kieron