Italian recipes: Crespelle Fiorentine | Senza categoria

Italian recipes: Crespelle Fiorentine

Florentine crepes are a very tasty dish, typical of the Easter period in Tuscany.

They are mainly served as a first course, but can be used as main dish as well, depending on your own personal taste. Follow the simple step by step recipe today that we suggest and prepare some tasty crepes, and surprise your family and friends:

Ingredients:

150 gr. of flour
60 gr. of butter
125 ml. of milk.
200 gramsof spinach.
180 grams ricotta cheese
30 gr. grated Parmesan cheese
6 eggs
1 pinch of nutmeg
Extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper

italian cooking courses in florence, italyHow to:

Beat 5 eggs with a whisk, adding the milk little at time. Add the flour, butter cut into small pieces, salt and continue to stir until the mixture is smooth. Cover the bowl with aluminum foil and let it rest for 60 minutes.

In the meantime boil the spinach, drain and chop them, then mix them with salt, pepper, nutmeg, 1 egg, grated parmesan and ricotta cheese.

When the mixture is ready after the resting time, heat some butter in a pan and pour a ladle of the mixture. Cook one pancake at a time on both sides, then transfer it to a serving dish to cool it down.

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Stuff the crepes with the filling and roll them gently. Arrange the crepes side by side in a lightly oiled baking dish and then cover them with a simple béchamel creme and tomato sauce. Finish off with a generous sprinkling of grated Parmesan cheese and bake in a preheated oven at 180 ° C for 15 minutes. 

Transfer the Florentine Crespelle on a serving dish with some fresh basil leaves and enjoy 😉 Buon appetito!

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Italian recipes: Crespelle Fiorentine | Senza categoria

Italian tradition: April 25th – Liberation day

« Cittadini, lavoratori! Sciopero generale contro l’occupazione tedesca, contro la guerra fascista, per la salvezza delle nostre terre, delle nostre case, delle nostre officine. Come a Genova e a Torino, ponete i tedeschi di fronte al dilemma: arrendersi o perire. »
(Announcement made by Sandro Pertini in Milan on April 25th 1945)

liberation day, italian history, italian traditions, discover italyItaly’s Liberation Day (Festa della Liberazione), also known as the Anniversary of the Liberation (Anniversario della liberazione d’Italia), Anniversary of the Resistance (anniversario della Resistenza), or simply April 25 is celebrated in Italy on April 25 of each year.
It is a capital day for the history of Italy, a symbol of the end of the second   world war in the country, the occupation by Nazi Germany, which began in 1943, and the Fascist government.

The date was chosen by convention, as it corresponds to the day Milan and Turin were liberated, on April 25, 1945.

By May 1, all of northern Italy was liberated, including Bologna (April 21), Genoa (April 23), and Venice (April 28).

liberation day, italian history, italian traditions, discover italyThe liberation put an end to twenty years of fascist dictatorship and five years of war. It symbolically represents the beginning of the historical journey which led Italy through monarchy to the institution of the Republic Government.

The actual date was chosen in 1946, and in most Italian cities, marches and parades are organised to commemorate the event. On April 22, 1946, a decree created the national holiday “In celebration of the total liberation of the Italian territory”

liberation day, italian history, italian traditions, discover italyShould you wish to discover more about Italian and Florentine History? Check out our History of Florence courses! Or if you prefere, have a look to our Guided visits and Art History courses at Galilei, where our professioanl teachers will lead you to discover the masterpieces stolen from Florentine museums during the II World War.