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.
The apple cake is a classic Italian dessert, one of the most famous springform pan cakes! This recipe is perfect for Sundays breakfast or afternoon breaks, a joy for kids, delicious and healthy! I love to garnish my Italian apple cake with sliced almonds and crumbled amaretti snaps, but ginger snaps and any dried fruit are a decent option as well.
Italian Torrone Semifreddo is a dessert that I remember on my mom’s table since I was a baby. Italian nougats nuggets and chocolate chunks enrich this tasty and creamy vanilla semifreddo. My suggestion for this recipe is hard Torrone. If you prefer the soft Torrone, the result will be less crunchy, but delicious as well. This recipe is perfect for any gathering with family and friends!
The Italian rice cake, called also “Torta degli Addobbi” is a simple and tasty dessert of the Emilian tradition. Originally, this cake had been prepared for the “Festa degli Addobbi”, a medieval festivity where colored drapes were showed out from the windows. But, currently is common serve rice cake all year long. Arborio rice is slowly cooked into the milk and spices, then the mixture is baked into the oven at medium temperature. Liquor, brushed over the cake when it is still hot is fundamental to obtain the characteristic, sticky crust. Serve the rice cake cold, after stored a few hours into the fridge.