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Halloween Pumpkin Fritters

An easy recipe to enjoy in the cold and cozy afternoons of the Fall, delicious topped with either sugar or salt. Try them with a nice cup of coffee, or serve them for lovely, seasonal aperitivo. Pumpkin fritters Prep Time 2 hours hours 30 minutes minutes Cook Time 4 minutes minutes Total Time 2 hours hours 34 minutes minutes 2 1/2 pound Pumpkin 2 1/2 pound Flour 1 ounce Yeast 3 Oranges 3 Eggs 1…

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Venetian Croccante recipe

Venetians taught the rest of Europe the art of working with sugar, which is the basis of this recipe for almond brittle. To make the brittle, sugar is boiled until it caramelizes, then poured over nuts on a cold surface where it then hardens to a jewel-like amber with an intense caramel flavor. The croccante can be broken into bits and eaten like candy. Crushed or pulverized it becomes praline to sprinkle on ice cream…

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Struffoli Napoletani

Struffoli have a very interesting history. Some believe they originate from Greece and are cousins of the famous “loukoumades.” Their name could also bear Greek origins: it may come from the word strongoulos or stroggulos, which means round shaped. Interestingly, struffoli became popular in Southern Italy thanks to… convents. In Naples in particular, nuns would prepare them to offer them as a Christmas gift to all those noble families who, during the year, had distinguished themselves for their…

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Marmellata di Zucca (Pumpkin jam)

The Fall is a season full of colors and flavors, also in the kitchen: it’s funny, because many consider it the season when Nature stops actively giving, but this is far from true. Nature, in the Fall, offers a bounty of delicious fruits and vegetables, the taste and scent of which bring to us the comforting sensation of warm evenings spent at home, chit chatting with family and friends. I think there’s little as quintessentially autumnal…

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Roman Ricotta Pie recipe – Roman Crostata di Ricotta recipe

This is a delicious Roman Ricotta Pie. If you’ve been looking for traditional Italian pies and Italian dessert recipes, you might just want to try this delicious Roman Ricotta Pie for a sunday lunch dessert. The ricotta cheese is used in Italy for many different salty and sweet recipes. Everything from the torta salata to pies and ricotta cookies, as well as different pasta dishes, such as the panzerotti al forno. Ricotta cheese is an…

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