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Classic Panzerotti

My "Zia Bruna" (auntie) is renowned for her panzerotti parties in the summer, something I always look forward to every year as they are truly amazing! I have always promised myself that I would try and recreate them back home however, with ingredients being slightly different I have always been worried that they would never come even close so never bothered... until today!

The request came from my husband and what with my vegan sister back from Italy I took on the challenge and made two batches... and guess what? They were a hit! I cannot tell you how proud I was with my first attempt.  

(Makes 14)

600g Strong White Bread Flour320ml Water40ml Olive Oil1 sachet Hovis Fast Action Bread Yeast 8g sugar8g salt400g Vitros Violife Vegan Cheese (grated) or diced Mozzarella for non vegans500g Chopped Tin TomatoPinch of saltMethod
In a jug mix the water, olive oil, sugar and yeast.

Place the flour in a large bowl or clean work surface then add the liquid slowly while mixing wit…

Goji Berry Granola

Since I realised the amount of sugar in shop bought granolas I have taken a vow to make my own from now on, at least that way I know exactly what's in it and it doesn't feel like I'm crunching my way through pieces of sugar! You'll need a large container for this batch as it's quite substantial - I love my Kilner cliptop storage jar as it's so versatile and keeps anything I store extremely fresh. Ingredients: Zest of 2 large orangesJuice of 1 large orange2 tbsp Coconut Oil (I use Lucy Bee)2 tbsp Biona Coconut Nectar (or honey if preferred) 1 tbsp Vanilla essence300g Almonds100g Chopped Almonds200g Cashews 100g Hazelnuts 80g Pecans 100g Pumpkin seeds100g Desiccated coconut50g Flaxseeds25g Chia seeds2 tsp Cinnamon1 tsp Mixed spice100g Goji Berries
METHOD Preheat the oven to 180°C In a Pan melt the coconut oil then combine the orange zest, juice, coconut nectar and vanilla essence - put aside. Combine all the nuts, seeds, cinnamon and mixed spice then pour over the dry i…