Friday, January 1, 2010

Christmas pizza - pizza di Natale

OK. This is not strictly a Thermomix recipe, but thought that I would share the concept.

This is another recipe from Armando Percuoco and David Dale's new cookbook called "Buon Ricordo, How to make your home a great restaurant." The recipe is also in their previous cookbook, La Cucina Italiana.

It is another way to use up that panettone that you got for Christmas and don't want to make into a pudding

It is simple, but looks great and tastes delicious. I used peaches instead of kiwifruit, but a mix of berries and other summer fruits will work just fine.

Grazie mille Armando e buon appetito a tutti.

Pizza di Natale


2 peaches, stoned and sliced
200g strawberries, hulled and sliced
200g blueberries
400g raspberries
2 Tbsp Maraschino liqueur (or cassis,kirsch,or similar liqueur - or orange juice)
2 Tbsp sugar
2 Tbsp water
1 panettone (or sponge), about 10 - 13 cm diameter
12 mint leaves, finely chopped
ice cream or cream to serve


Place the peaches, strawbeeries, blueberries and half of the raspberries into a bowl and drizzle over the liqueur nnd 1 tablespoon of the sugar. Mix togethere and leave for an hour to macerate.

Slice off four discs of the panettone about 2 cm thick and place a disc in the middle of 4 plates.

Place a scoop of vanilla ice cream in the centre and spoon the fruit over the panettone.

Place the remaining raspberries into the Thermomix with the other tablespoon of sugar and the water. Puree for 30 seconds on speed 9 and drizzle the coulis over the fruita dn ice cream. Sprinkle the mint over the top.