Blog

The 7 Traditional Tuscan Recipes That You Must Not Miss!

7 traditional Tuscan recipes of Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort

The traditional recipes of Tuscany are generally genuine and tasty, made with seasonal and high quality products. Discover with us the best Tuscan recipes to cook at home!

The Best 7 Traditional Recipes of Tuscany

CROSTINI DI FEGATINI
The Tuscan starter par excellence based on chicken livers, accompanied by a platter of cold cuts and a good glass of red wine.

Ingredients
350 g of chicken fegatini
50 g of capers on the vinegar
½ broth cup
½ glass of vinsanto
1 medium red onion
2 or 3 anchovies in oil
1 celery
Extra virgin olive oil

Preparation
Clean the livers and sauté in a pan with oil, onion, celery and carrots. Blend everything with white wine and, after cutting them, put them in a pan with salt, pepper, anchovy fillets and chopped capers. Cook for about 15 minutes.

GNUDI
The dough contained in the classic ravioli served without the coating.

Ingredients
500 g of ricotta
800 g of fresh spinach
60 g of parmigiano reggiano
2 eggs
Flour
Nutmeg
Salt and pepper
For dressing: butter, sage and parmesan

Preparation
Cook the spinach in salted water for a few minutes. Once drained, let them cool and squeeze them well. In a bowl add the rest of the ingredients – with the exception of the flour – and then put the spinach after chopping it. Mix the mixture well, add salt and pepper. Go to make balls as big as gnocchi and boil the gnudi in salted water until they will rise. Drain well and toss with melted butter, sage and parmesan.

THE GREEN SAUCE
The typical sauce used in Florence to accompany the lampredotto sandwich or the boiled meat.

Ingredients
1 boiled egg
1 anchovy salt
1 garlic cloves
Breadcrumbs
Parsley
Extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper

Preparation
Blend all the ingredients briefly.

LAMPREDOTTO
The lampredotto is one of the four stomachs of the cow, then a type of tripe.

Ingredients
1 kg of lampredotto already cleaned
4 grossi sandwiches
Chili pepper
Salt and pepper

Preparation
Prepare the broth with the vegetables in coarse pieces. After about ten minutes of boiling add the lampredotto. Boil it for at least 60-90 minutes.

PANMOLLE
The tipical recipe of Tuscan countryside, also known as panzanella.

Ingredients
Dry bread
Red onions
Tomatoes
Basil
Red wine vinegar
Extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper

Preparation
Put the bread in a soak in cold water and, just softened, squeeze it well and crumble it in a bowl. Add the seasoned vegetables to the crumbled bread, add the sliced tomatoes and mix well. Add oil, vinegar and salt if necessary.

DONZELLINE
Donzelline are Tuscan panzerotti, which are filled with anchovies or sausage.

Ingredients
300 g of flour
40 g of butter
Yeast
Milk
Anchovies
Salt

Preparation
Work the flour with butter and a little milk until you get an elastic dough. Leave it to rest for about 15 minutes. Roll out the dough until it becomes a thin sheet and cut it with a glass in many circles. Put a piece of anchovy on the middle of each circle and close to form half-moons. Fry in plenty of hot oil.

CASTAGNACCIO
Castagnaccio is an unleavened cake that was prepared in the countryside during the autumn, using only chestnut flour and water.

Ingredients
300 g of chestnut flour
1 cup of milk
1 cup of water
3 spoons of extra virgin olive oil
1 sugar spoon
6 nuts
Pine nuts
Sultanin uva
Rosemary
Salt

Preparation
Sift the flour and add the salt, sugar, oil and little by little milk. Mix well and add the water until you get a fluid batter. Finally add the grapes, pine nuts and walnuts. Grease a baking sheet and pour the mixture. Before baking for about 50 minutes at 180°C, pour a little oil.

To taste these and many other traditional Tuscan recipes we are waiting for you at Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort!

Quick Booking


  • Data di Arrivo:

  • Notti:

  • Camere:

  • Adulti:

  • Bambini:

The recipes of Villa Campestri: black potato tortello with cuttlefish ragout

Mugello potato tortelli are an exquisite recipe typical of the area. The recipe has been handed down from generation to generation but is always open to new reinterpretations. Discover with us the tradition of Mugello potato tortello and an exquisite gourmet variant!

The Luxury of a heart-beating Resort

The summer holidays are the right occasion to enjoy relaxing moments in an intimate place, protected and surrounded by the quiet of Tuscan nature. Discover now the magic of Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort and the beautiful emotions that you can live with us!

Feast of San Giovanni in Tuscany: What to Do and Where to Go

The anniversary of San Giovanni is a highly anticipated moment in Florence as patron of the city. It is also an opportunity to enjoy a day off from work and organize a pleasant picnic in early summer. Find out with us what to do and where to go for the Feast of San Giovanni!

The best trekking routes in Tuscany

Spring and summer bring with them the desire to walk and rediscover the relationship with nature. Discover with us which are the best trekking routes in Tuscany!

Holiday Bonus: Here’s How To Get It

The 2020 holidays will be dedicated to proximity tourism, to the rediscovery of Italy and its wonderful places. The Holiday Bonus also comes to the aid of the many families looking for places to relax and enjoy their holidays in safety: here’s how to get it.

5 Ideas for your Holidays in the Tuscan Countryside

From the peaks of the Apuan Alps to the plains of the coast and the Maremma, Tuscany offers a great variety of landscapes to the delight of nature lovers. Here are 5 ideas for your holidays in the Tuscan countryside!

The Recipes of Villa Campestri: Mountain Sushi

We are all crazy about Sushi, a Japanese dish that has definitely entered the gastronomic habits of young and old. But for those who do not like raw fish? For them here is the Mountain Sushi!

Where to spend the summer holidays in Tuscany in 2020

2020 will be the year of proximity tourism in which new tourist destinations will be rediscovered. Sea, mountains, trekking and outdoor holidays, here’s where to spend the 2020 summer holidays in Tuscany!