Cakes Recipes

Summer Tiramisù

Tiramisù is one of Italy’s favore]ed dessert and probably one of the country’s best-known culinary exports, but have you ever tried Summer tiramisù? We have already given you the recipe for the traditional version of this delicious treat, as well as some interesting info about its history. One thing about tiramisù we almost never consider is its versatility: the traditional, basic recipe can be changed and varied in many ways, always creating a fantastic result. The tiramisù…

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Italian Christmas Recipe – Pandolce alla Genovese

According to the interesting blog placidasignora, u pandùçe is a typical Ligurian Christmas cake. In the rest of Italy, it’s known as pandolce alla Genovese, which translates literally as “Genoese sweet bread.” And that’s exactly what it is. In the western-most part of Liguria, near the border between Italy and France, pandolce is also known as pan du Bambin, the Holy Child’s bread. See the Christmas recipe Pandolce alla Genovese! Its history’s interesting and rooted in a glorious past. According to historian Luigi…

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Castagnaccio

Castagnaccio is a typical Fall dessert in many an Italian region. It is especially popular in Piemonte, Liguria and Toscana. It is a “cucina povera” dish, as chestnuts had been, since the Middle Ages, the food of the poor, especially on hills and mountains. The one we propose here is the simpler, original recipe, but many variations exist. A note on the ingredients. Chestnut flour is readily available a bit everywhere in Italy, but only in season,…

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Venetian Tirami-su

Does anyone not know that tirami-su means “pick-me-up”? This dessert, invented in the Veneto, is almost like the Venetian version of zuppa inglese, the roman interpretation of English trifle. Espresso-soaked biscuits are layered with zabaglione, mascarpone, and whipped cream, then dusted with cocoa. The biscuits can be soaked in liqueur as well as espresso. “Everyone has a different way of doing it,” Francesco says. Tiramisu. Ph. Anestiev on pixabay Tiramisu Prep Time 45 minutes minutes…

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