My Birthday Party
Updated: Aug 8, 2021
Last month was my birthday.
I invited home some friends and this, after almost a year of not seeing them, made me a bit emotional.
Technology has been a big help in these times, especially to reach my family in Italy and Spain, but nothing can really beat a hug.
I was so excited that I cooked like I was having 100 guests.
I created a vintage party, the party I was having when me and my friends were children, when our mums were making everything from scratch, when having a birthday was for real fun and for eating and drinking this you were not allowed all the time.
Here you find a list of the things I made:
This is the sweet I make for every birthday. It is the sweet my mum was preparing since I could drink coffee, pretty early, and the favourite dessert of my grandpa. So, there is no chance to find a different cake, not even one of these fancy ones.
This time I made a giant one, super creamy, with only two layers of biscuits. It was so creamy that honestly I had difficulties to cut it nicely.
My little niece helped me to blow the candles. She thinks that every cake is for her birthday and I was really happy to share the stage with her!
You find the recipe in Instagram and in the website
This is the plate you will find everywhere during the summer time.
My version needs to have 4 essential ingredients: wurst, boiled eggs, tuna, black olives and mayo, lot of mayo.
For my birthday I did without mayo and adding sweetcorn. You can add also tomatoes cheese or pickles. Rice salad is really versatile and open to changes!
Little round buns filled with meats and cheeses.
I don't know you but when I was going to a birthday party I was trying one of each. A bit to compare and a bit because they are so good and they go one after the other.
For my birthday I made them with these fillings:
- salame milano, tomatoes, mozzarella and mayo
- mortadella, tomatoes, pecorino and mayo
- parma ham, rocket and mozzarella
- ham, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese and mayo
Little secret to maintain them fresh through the day, if you are doing them in the morning: put some mayo in both parts of the bun, place them in a ceramic plate and cover them with a humid kitchen towel or some sheets of kitchen paper to avoid the paninetti to get dry.
I go crazy for them, totally crazy and I think I am able to eat 100 of them thinking they they are light because they come in little triangles.
Fresh white bread with no crust, no toasted filled with these ingredients are the best for me:
- tuna, tomatoes, boiled eggs and mayo
- tuna, tomatoes and mayo
- ham, cheese, mushrooms and mayo
- salame milano, mozzarella and mayo
- spinach, mozzarella and mayo
- salmon, rocket and cream cheese
Little secret to maintain them fresh through the day, if you are doing them in the morning: put some mayo in both parts of the bun, place them in a ceramic plate and cover them with a humid kitchen towel or some sheets of kitchen paper to avoid the tramezzini to get dry.
If you are making more layers, place the humid sheets between layers and cover the top as well.
Roasted peppers + tomatoes for bruschetta
My roasted peppers, the ones you know, are a favourite of many and they were ideal to go with some sourdough bread. Also, a bowl of lovely cherry tomatoes dressed for bruschetta were ideal for a summer night with friends.
Puff pastry wurst
Do yourself a favour: buy a roll of puff pastry, fill with a wurst and some cheese for burgers and put some egg yolk on top. After cut in little pieces and put in the oven for 15 minutes at 200 degrees.
You will thank me later and make this part of every party!
Some meats like parma ham, mortadella, salame milano, ham and pecorino cheese cannot miss either. Together with them I love also some pickles like onions, sun blushed tomatoes, aubergines and courgettes under olive oil and vinegar.
Few of my friends had their packet lunch ready for the day after, wasting food is not contemplated in my house.
I hope you enjoyed these ideas for a party and that you will have lot to celebrate in the near future!