Desserts

Brown sugar steamed custard

Cooking for me is all about sharing. I have never been alone as long...

Christmas the Umbrian way: zuccherini cookies

These ring-shaped Christmas cookies are a simplified version of the sweet fruit breads made in Umbria for holidays and celebrations. Simple and rustic they are great for dunking in your favorite hot drink by the fireplace.

Home-made vanilla extract

There's a spice trail to my house. It's followed by friends who show up...

Chocolate hazelnut bacio gelato

It's 1901 and Luisa Spagnoli - the daughter of a fishmonger - opens  with...

Olive oil and wine ciambelline cookies

This is an easy recipe for ring shaped cookies named "ciambelline" in Italian These crunchy cookies are perfect for dipping in wine or tea after a meal. As the dough has no egg or butter they are also vegan and dairy free. Make them with wholewheat flour for an additional healthy touch!

Home-made Ladyfingers

The real Italian heart beats in the peasants. Somewhat our royals have been always underwhelming. Take...

Chestnut and mascarpone cream

A super easy concoction of chestnut jam, mascarpone and ricotta, this chestnut cream makes for a quick, yet sophisticated dessert with the flavors of fall.

Chocolate and ricotta crostata pie with homemade candied orange

CROSTATA AL CIOCCOLATO.  I can proudly say that this is a family recipe. My...

Licorice Gelato

Homemade licorice gelato recipe using milk and cream infused with pure licorice, a unique and very intense flavor.

Salted almond praline gelato

GELATO ALLA PANNA CON PRALINA AL CARAMELLO SALATO. I must confess I generally am not...