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!
Strudel is a typical Austrian sweet of Byzantine origin. In Italy is typical in the regions neighboring Austria, especially in Trentino South Tyrol. The original strudel ingredients are apples, raisin and pine nuts, wrapped into a thin pastry dusted with powdered sugar. Today I propose you an original version of strudel, stuffed with pears, chocolate, pine nuts and caramel. Even the dough is made of cocoa to obtain an explosion of flavor!
Today I’d like to propose a family dessert. A crunchy lemon flavored semifreddo prepared by my mother, who in turn received the recipe from a dear friend (thanks Anna for having started all of this!). I enjoy these stories because at each step something is modified, and in the end, the recipe takes on a life of its own. You can serve it as a “tile” directly from the loaf pan, or measure doses with an ice cream spoon, adding additional crumbled meringues at the end.