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Chestnut Gnocchi with Robiola Cheese Sauce

I have made gnocchi for years using my mother-in-law's recipe. She ALWAYS used eggs, and she was from Italy. This recipe sounds wonderful, and will try making this soon. I am not familiar with Robiola Bosina cheese. Is it available at any large supermarket? My world's greatest cook mother-in-law made a spaghetti sauce using her Italian chicken drippings, strained, then added tomato paste & a little gnocchi cooking water or just plain water to make her sauce, then used Asiago cheese for sprinkling atop the gnocchi and sauce. She also made a separate sauce (when she did not have the flavored drippings) using tomato paste, crushed tomatoes, garlic, chopped onion, and a little cinnamon, salt and pepper, and used the Asiago cheese to add atop the gnocchi and sauce. Can hardly wait to try your recipe...

Aug 03, 2012
Hibiscus3 in Recipes

Hot Trend: Inventive Mole

I am Mexican and totally agree with most comments. Must call author's recipes interesting, and maybe tasty, but MOLE? NO! Call them anything but not mole. Bayless' 28 ingredient Mole Poblano de Guajolote is excellent, by the way.

Apr 13, 2012
Hibiscus3 in Features

Italian bread search - "ciopa"

Know this type of rolls/bread. My mother-in-law was born in Vicenza, Italy. Her mother made/baked them, and she continued the tradition. She gave me the recipe and showed me how to make it. They are absolutely delicious, and time consuming, but worth the work. One of my sons also makes them. He lived in The Vicenza area and found our relatives there. The name/word "ciopa/cioppa" means tasty pieces of bread, according to the people from Vicenza. When I make them, I make a big batch and freeze them. They are shaped/formed and the "horns" develop as they "raise.". Hope this answers your question. They DO exist......

Jan 03, 2011
Hibiscus3 in Chicago Area

Potica Bread in the twin cities?

I would love to have this recipe. I hear there is a lady who makes it from her home in Hibbing, MN. It is supposed to be the best around. It is expensive, but tasty. Would you care to share your recipe?

Jan 03, 2011
Hibiscus3 in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Italian bread search - "ciopa"

They are called cioppa or ciopa, and pronounced cho-pah. My mother-in-law made them regularly and froze them. They are very delicious and not too easy to make, but they are truly worth the work!! She gave me the recipe and showed me how to make them. I make them on occasion and freeze them. One of my sons also makes them. He was living in Vicenza, Italy for a few years and looked up family there. The word, cioppa/ciopa means "tasty pieces of bread" in Italian, they told him in Italy.

Jan 03, 2011
Hibiscus3 in Chicago Area