I am so happy to say, “We did it, we did it!!” Penina and I made our first ever “Cappiddruzzo” di Ricotta…a Tortello in honor of Ignazio!
It was not hard. The recipe is very easy. (See earlier post from 11/6/17 for recipe.) I used the pre-made pizza dough you can buy in the refrigerator section at your grocery store. I have to add a correction to the original recipe…roll the dough out to 1/4 inch thick, NOT 2-3 cm! The ricotta-chocolate chip-vanilla-cinnamon combination is delicious. I think they taste best just fresh out of the oven! Besides sprinkling the finished top with sifted powdered sugar, I dressed it up a little more with a drizzle of melted Nutella…all the while listening to IL VOLO serenading me in the back ground!
I found it very easy. The dough that I had came in a big thick rectangle. I was able to pull it apart into two thinner rectangles because the dough looked layered and I just turned up a corner and started pulling. It was a lot easier to roll it out that way as it was already a lot thinner. I started out doing what it said–folding it over twice. Then I had a lot of filling left, so I went back and cut off the parts that were just empty dough and re-rolled them and made a couple more to use up the filling. I have plenty of ricotta left–I may try it again with the pizza dough in a few days (after we eat these up!).
If you have bought dough this is a no brainer. How hard is it to stir up the ingredients? My grandkids could do it (okay, two of them couldn’t!). The hardest part is rolling out the dough.
Now we are ready to sit down with a cup of Lavazza coffee, and feast on our creations! The only thing missing is YOU, our fellow Flight Crew members. How we wish we could all sit together at the same table and share our friendship in person, while enjoying a special treat in tribute to Ignazio, (and of course we can’t forget his brothers, Piero and Gianluca!)
Credit to owner of Ignazio photo and to Nina, for the inspiration of the Tortello!
Ignazio’s sister, Nina, has posted this delicious looking creation on her pizzeria social media! She says it was made “in honor of Ignazio.” I’m not sure exactly what is inside of it. Ricotta? Nutella? Pistachio? I am going to try and get her recipe for all of us IL VOLO…IGNAZIO fans here to make at home!
What could be “sweeter” than these photos?
Eating one of these Ignazio Tortello’s while looking at his photos??
Look for future post with the recipe included! Wish me luck!!
After a relaxing week off the guys are back in Italy for the next segment of their Notte Magica World Tour! They look well rested and are having fun on and off the stage. I know it’s very warm where they are currently performing as is evidenced by them foregoing wearing their suit jackets on stage. Comfort is the name of the game in warm summer temps.
I hope you enjoy the collage of the two concerts in Palmanova and Padova.
Piero gets a marriage proposal from a young Il Volo lover.
They sing a beautiful rendition of Tanti Auguri to an Il Volo team member, Eliana.
Ignazio doing his Happy Dance!
These Meet and Greets are getting more fun by the minute! Ladies, remember to request a pose like this at YOUR next M&G!
And now it’s on to the southern most area of the “boot” of Italy, Catanzaro, for the next concert!
Some companies have CEOs… Well, the Flight Crew is so fortunate to have an ICE…ITALIAN CORRESPONDENT EXTRAORDINAIRE! I am speaking of our very own Daniela Perani. She is no doubt blushing about now, but hang on Daniela, you deserve every word that is coming.
Having had the pleasure of meeting her in person last year I can tell you she is a genuine treasure for many reasons.
I thought it would be interesting every now and then to tell you a little bit about those of us who love the men of Il Volo just as much as you do and whose words you come here to read everyday. Daniela has graciously allowed me to give you a little insight into her life.
Did you know she used to be a ballerina?? Just look at these beautiful photos of this young woman at the age of 19!
She carries herself with style and grace to this very day.
Daniela and her Sicilian husband, Beppe, reside in the beautiful town of Brescia. They have two grown children and one precious granddaughter. She also owns and runs a Bridal Store business with her daughter, Stephanie! How special is that? 🙂
Both she and Beppe possess a passion for Il Volo that runs deep. Maybe it’s the boys from Sicily that he connects with so easily, but either way he is right there next to Daniela at concerts and listens to Il Volo music cranked up real loud! The best way!
Daniela is always there for us to help with translations, stories, explaining the meaning of Italian ways as well as providing translators for others who have written for us. She is never too busy when asked to do anything for us, except if it’s the middle of the night in Italy and evening here in the states. She will say she has to sleep and get back to it in the morning. Ok Daniela, if you insist! She even gives HUGS andKISSES to us on the site in the classic Italian way.
Thank you, Daniela, for being our very own ICE!
Come in and share the love of life, friends and Il Volo!