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Italian spring recipes: fresh fruit tart

22 April, 2020
Many Italians celebrate birthdays and other important events with a large fruit tart made from shortcrust pastry, custard and fresh fruit. Called a ‘crostata alla frutta’ you’ll often find it considered a traditional Italian dessert, and as we’re now in…

Italian dessert recipes: panna cotta with amaretti biscuits

22 April, 2020
Italian desserts are many and varied but one of my favourites is the traditional panna cotta. It’s light and can be adapted to anyone’s taste, served with forest fruits or chocolate, and today we look at panna cotta with amaretti…

Tiramisu variations: mascarpone and maraschino Italian dessert

21 April, 2020
There’s nothing like a traditional tiramisù to finish an Italian meal, but the original Italian dessert also lends itself to many variations. Here we present you with a variation of the classic tiramisù: a mascarpone and maraschino mix. It’s definitely…

How to serve Italian cheese: condiments

19 April, 2020
There are many Italian cheeses that you can treat yourself to, and often the enjoyment is increased by choosing the right side serve for your cheese. With soft cheeses, aged cheese and everything right down to the simple ricotta or…

Nutella: contributing to pest control by catching mice

14 April, 2020
Much loved by children and adults alike, fans of Nutella should not be surprised that smaller creatures also find this typical Italian delicacy irresistable. Nutella has a unique flavour such that mice have also been discovered to have a predilection…

Recipes from southern Italy: "sanguinaccio" pie

13 April, 2020
This regional Italian dish comes from the south of Italy and is particularly famous in Campania. I was very tempted to write “bloody” cake in the title but thought better of it. In any case, the name “torta di sanguinaccio”…

Italian Christmas recipes: homemade nutella cookies

11 April, 2020
We’ve got a wonderful Italian winter treat for you with these easy, homemade nutella cookies. With temperatures dropping, there’s nothing like a little chocolate to get you in the mood for snow and lazy Sundays by the fire. These biscuits…

Italian recipes: Bustrengo cake from Romagna

10 April, 2020
Bustrengo is a delicious cake from Romagna and Marche. Actually it’s most famous recipe is from a small village called Borghi in the hills around Cesena; it seems that every housewife in this old village has her own secret recipe…

Italian Christmas recipes: coconut tiramisu

10 April, 2020
The traditional Italian dessert of tiramisu is so simple that it’s one of those great dishes which lends itself to variation. So today we bring you tiramisu with a twist - coconut tiramisu for an Italian Christmas recipe. It’s also…

Traditional Italian Christmas recipe from Umbria: walnut crunch

5 April, 2020
This yummy Italian Christmas recipe comes from Umbria and is a kind of walnut crunch called “le nociate”. Walnuts are frequently to be found in Italian cooking in various regions, including “nociate romane” from Rome and “copete ternane” from Terni,…

How to make home made Nutella

2 April, 2020
We return to the theme of the great Italian invention, Nutella. When I was a kid at school I used to buy the little packets at the canteen with the mini plastic spatchel which were sold for the pricely sum…

Italian desserts for summer: lemon mousse

25 March, 2020
Italian desserts for summer range from the classic gelato to semifreddo (great if you haven’t got an icecream maker) and they also know how to do a good mousse as well. This Italian recipe uses the traditional product of lemons…

Italian dessert recipe from Sardinia: ricotta cheesecake

25 March, 2020
This ricotta cake recipe comes from Sardinia and is a simple Italian dessert recipe made with limited ingredients.Take 600 grams of ricotta, 150 grams of sugar, three eggs and one sachet of saffron. For a stronger and more decisive taste,…

Olive oil Easter egg from Italy

24 March, 2020
While an olive oil Easter egg might not have much effect on Italian children who prefer Kinder Surprise Easter eggs, it could be an interesting match for olive oil buffs who also like chocolate.The unusual oil and chocolate match was…

Italian dessert recipes: castagnaccio or chestnut pie

15 March, 2020
I tasted this chestnut pie just a few days ago while in Val d’Aosta for a short break and I loved it, so here’s its recipe! Don’t worry, it’s as easy as pie!Ingredients: 500 g chestnut flour; 100 g raisings;…
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