Desserts

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.

Rose blossom cake

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Wholegrain fruit crostata tart

It's that time of the year when one day you wake up and suddenly,...

Torcolo di San Costanzo, a medieval sweet bread from...

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Medieval apple and olive oil strudel

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Crostata jam tart

CROSTATA, a pastry tart filled with jam, custard or ricotta is is found in...

Chocolate and ricotta crostata pie with homemade candied orange

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

Homemade vanilla and orange custard with flambé berries

This homemade egg custard recipe is not too rich nor overly too sweet. Make it in the microwave in minutes and serve with fresh fruit

Limoncello melon panna cotta

Panna cotta is a much beloved molded Italian dessert made with cream and topped with fresh or cooked fruit, chocolate or caramel. This melon panna cotta is my own creation, made by substituting the milk in the classic recipe with pureed fruit. You can use other seasonal fruit like strawberries, peaches or mangos with quite splendid results.

Classic tiramisu with coffee, mascarpone & chocolate

The best recipe for tiramisu is the simplest and most authentic. The secret of the recipe is to use its original ingredients: real espresso coffee, Italian mascarpone cheese, good quality lady fingers.