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Trentino and Val di Fassa recipes
Most children from a young age fight over their toys. But not Carla and Paolo, Sommelier and Chef at the Active Hotel Olympic. Even as schoolchildren they argued over that most magical of games: cooking. Over the years, each has found their own space within this enchanting realm: Paolo as Chef, Carla as Sommelier. What once divided them, today unites them. Discover Trentino and Val di Fassa recipes reworked by Paolo and Carla, especially for you…
A traditional festive cake from the Trentino region, made with dried fruit and rye flour...
Ingredients: 200 ml water, 20 g yeast, 2 tbsp sugar, 250 g flour (half white, half rye), 15 g salt, 1 tbsp oil, 1 tbsp aniseed, 1 tbsp cumin, 500 g diced dried figs, 350 g raisins, 350 g mixed nuts and candied peel (lemon and orange), 3 tbsp rum, 70 g honey
An easy recipe evoking traditional flavours, made with Trentino polenta and Chèr de Fascia cheese
Ingredients: sauerkraut, cumin, onion, honey, chanterelle mushrooms, potato, Chèr de Fascia cheese, sausage, Storo polenta
A simple dessert and a flavoursome way to enjoy all the benefits of this famous spice
Ingredients: (6 small tarts): 1 pack filo pastry, 2 pears, 100 g Puzzone di Moena cheese, 500 g cream, 4 eggs, salt. For the carrot and ginger sauce: 250 g lightly salted water, 1 shallot, 3 peeled carrots, 2 cm ginger root
Wine accompaniment: Grigoletti “l'Opera” chardonnay harmonises perfectly with the sharp notes of the Puzzone and ginger
A light packed lunch, made with simple yet good quality ingredients
Ingredients: ham, mountain thyme, extra virgin olive oil
This soufflé pancake served with blueberry jam is a traditional dessert from the Trentino Alto-Adige region and part of Val di Fassa’s Ladin culture,
Kaiserschmarrn Apple pancakes
Ingredients (serves 4): 160 g flour, 70 ml milk, 70 ml cream, 6 egg yolks, ½ sachet of vanilla sugar, 1 tbsp rum, 6 egg whites, pinch of salt, 40 g sugar, 300 g diced apple, 50 g blueberries.
You will also need: icing sugar for dusting, butter for sautéing, oil for frying
Traditional Trentino Carnival pastries
Ingredients: 250 g white flour, 30 g milk, 30 g sugar, 1 egg, ½ shot glass of grappa, pinch of salt, oil for frying, icing sugar to garnish
Italy's most famous aperitif from Trentino Alto Adige
Ingredients: 1 sprig of fresh mint, 1 part elderflower syrup, 2 parts prosecco, 4 ice cubes, a splash of soda water
The Active Hotel Olympic is filled with the aroma of home-made bread...
Ingredients: 500 g white flour, 250 g wholemeal flour, 250 g rye flour, 20 g salt, 40 g yeast, 3 g fennel seeds, 2 g cumin, oil to taste, sugar to taste, 700 ml milk-beer-water
Trentino Alto Adige Christmas treats
Ingredients: 500 g white flour, 3 tbsp baking powder, 2 tbsp ground mixed spice (ginger, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, cardamom, aniseed, coriander), 1 tbsp cocoa powder, 250 ml honey, 125 g sugar, 100 g butter, 100 ml milk, pinch of salt