Loukoumades is a typical Greek street food dessert, very popular both in and outside Greece. Its history comes from the age of the Ancient Greece: the legend tells that this recipe had been offered as a winner’s reward during the first Olympic Games! These simple pastry balls are deep-fried, then garnished with honey, sesame seeds, and dried fruit. Here the history and the recipe!
The Dulce de Leche is a classic Latin American sweet. The origin of this fluffy and delicious sauce is controversial, and more than a country claims its creation. It is a tasty spread, but also a versatile ingredient for desserts and even ice cream! Here the recipe and the legend of Dulce de Leche.
The Crema Catalana recipe is a classic of the Spanish cuisine, worldwide famous, but often confused with another culinary masterpiece: the Creme Brulee. This dessert is great for all the occasions: the end of a family dinner as a little sin before going to bed! This creamy dessert is enriched with a thin crust of caramelized sugar, crunchy and delicious. Here the recipe and the history of Crema Catalana!
Italian Croccante is one of the things because Italian kids are waiting for December! This simple sweet is so good, and sold at the corner of the streets, along with roasted chestnuts and other candies. The dried fruit is caramelized into a mixture of sugar and honey, then shaped into bars: crunchy and delicious!
Castagnaccio is a super famous Italian chestnuts flour cake, traditional in several regions with some variations. Thanks to its ingredients, easy to find in the Italian woods, in the past, this recipe was particularly popular among the poor people. Today, I made the Tuscan variation of Castagnaccio with walnuts, pine nuts, and raisin. This cake is very easy to prepare: just 10 minutes for the batter and 40 minutes in the oven. A classic winter recipe from Italy ready for you: vegan, healthy, and tasty!
Lemon Granita is the traditional answer against the hot Sicilian summer. Sicily is famous for several amazing things: long history, turquoise sea, cosmopolitan culture, and amazing food! I love Sicily and last June I came back there to spend my vacation days. Trust me, drinking a lemon Granita seating comfortably around a table, and watching the Sicilian life passing in front of me: this is a piece of my personal heaven!
The Crepes Suzette is one of the most famous French desserts; but actually it is not French! The origin of this deli is Monegasque and in all likelihood result of a mistake: a delicious mistake! Here the recipe and history of Crepe Suzette.
The Basic Crepes recipe is one of the greatest and famous symbols of the French cuisine. On the contrary of some people think, making traditional crepes is quick and easy. I love to fill my crepes either with sweet or salty ingredients; they are delicious in any case! Here the history and recipe of this tasty dish.
Struffoli recipe, along with Babà, “Pastiera”, and “Zeppole di San Giuseppe”, is a classic sweet of the Neapolitan cuisine. Crispy honey balls with a tender heart seasoned with candied fruit, and sugar decorations. In Naples, this is traditionally a Christmas dessert, but in the rest of Italy, these delicious hone balls are a delicacy for all major festivities!
Raspberry tiramisu! In my childhood, classic tiramisu has been my preferred dessert; I was never tired of that delicacy. Personally, this berries variation is even better than the classic recipe. I love the traditional fluffy Mascarpone cream paired with the sweet and sour of raspberries, and the Italian ladyfingers poached into a creamy chocolate melt.