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Yes we have breakfast meals in the Italian culture especially when the sun comes up in the horizon. Espresso, cafe latte, croissant, bread, omelettes and eggs are just a few items Italians share for breakfast.

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Breakfast Recipe List

Italian Breakfast Rings with Anise


Italian Breakfast Rings with Anise

Breakfast Rings with AniseIngredients:

• 7 Large Eggs
• 4 Tablespoons Olive Oil
• 1/3 Cup Granulated Sugar
• 2 Tablespoon Lemon Zest
• 1 Teaspoon Lemon Extract
• 2 1/2 Teaspoons Anise Seeds
• About 4 Cups All-purpose Flour (Plus Extra For Rolling)
• Dash Salt
• 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder


• 4 Tablespoons Milk
• 1/4 Cup Sugar


1• Pound the anise seeds a bit between wax paper to extract the flavor.
2• Sift all together the flour, salt and baking powder into one bowl.
3• In n a second bowl, beat together the eggs, sugar and olive oil until light and thickened, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add the lemon zest, extract, and anise seeds and mix well.
4• Fold the flour mixture into the eggs just until you have a workable dough.
5• Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
6• Lightly grease two cookie sheets.
7• Divide the dough into four parts.
8• Roll each piece out into a rope about a foot long.
9• Cut the rope into 6 to 7 pieces. Roll these smaller pieces into thin ropes about 4 inch long and pinch together the two ends to make a circle.
10• Place the ring onto a prepared baking sheet.
11• Continue to roll and shape the rest of the cookies, placing them evenly apart on the two baking sheets
12• Once the cookies have all been shaped, brush the tops with milk and then sprinkle on the sugar.
13• Bake for about 25 minutes or until the cookies are lightly browned. Cool.

Omelet with Fresh Herbs and Romano Cheese


Omelet with Fresh Herbs & Romano Cheese

Omelet with Fresh Herbs & Romano CheeseIngredients:

• 1 tablespoon butter
• 1 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
• 6 eggs
• 2 tablespoons fresh finely chopped basil
• 2 tablespoons fresh finely chopped parsley
• 2 tablespoons fresh finely chopped chives
• 2 tablespoons Romano Cheese shavings
• salt and pepper


1• Heat the butter and olive oil in a non stick frying pan.
2• Beat the eggs and add the herbs. Add the salt and pepper and your preferred seasonings if any.
3• Pour the egg and herb mixture in the frying pan. Let it spread out naturally and slowly pick up the pan and direct the mixture around the frying pan. You can also shake the pan from side to side so the omelet does not stick to the bottom.
4• When the omelet is cooked thourougly add half of the Romano Cheese shavings.
5• Turn one side over to the other and add the remaining Romano Cheese shavings.
6• Shake the pan and slide on a serving plate.

Omelette with Truffles and Bra Cheese


Omelette with Truffles and Bra Cheese

Omelette with Truffles and Bra CheeseIngredients:

• 2 teaspoon butter
• 3 eggs
• 1 green onion, thinly sliced
• 1 button mushroom, sliced
• 2 tablespoons grated Bra cheese
• 2 shavings black truffle, broken into pieces, or 1/2 teaspoon truffle oil
• salt and pepper


1• In a medium saute pan, heat the butter over medium heat in a non stick frying pan.
2• In a small bowl, gently whisk the eggs. Pour them into the hot saute pan.
3• While eggs are cooking, sprinkle the green onions, button mushrooms, Bra cheese and truffle pieces over them. Season the omelette with salt and pepper.
4• Once the eggs are almost fully cooked, fold the omelette in half and cook 2 minutes longer until eggs are set. Serve immediately.
Serves 1

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