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.
The pastry dough recipe is essential for several sweets. Make it is not difficult, but it’s mandatory follow some steps. The rewards will be an crispy and tasty dough, perfect for cookies or tarts. Once you try this homemade pastry dough you can’t do less than make it again, and again!
Pastry cream tart (called in Italy “torta della nonna” = grandmother’s cake) is a classic Italian dessert. A crispy and flavorful pastry dough shell hide a creamy egg and milk custard. A rain of pine nuts and powdered sugar complete this traditional dessert, a sweet remembrance for any Italian kid!
The pastry cream recipe is one of the most popular basic preparations of the European bakery. This simple and ingenious custard is perfect to fill cream puffs and cakes, but is also excellent on its own, served with a sprinkle of cocoa powder or fruits!
Yesterday I prepared a dessert as simple as tasty: a chocolate mousse with fresh strawberries. This version is also suitable for those who have a problem with lactose! The flavor of the orange and the taste of strawberries combine greatly with the cocoa cream. If you execute the steps correctly, your mousse will be extremely fluffy and tasty, like a cloud of chocolate!
The almond cookies are “a must” of the Sicilian culinary tradition. They are prepared with the Almond paste, called “pasta reale” in Sicily (King’s paste).
The legend wants that the recipe was created in the XII century in the convent of the “Martorana” in Palermo and that his name is due to his goodness (worthy of a King!).
These delicious cookies are as good as easy to do! Accompany them with a good tea, coffee or a glass of Marsala, the typical Sicilian sweet wine.
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!