Desserts

Colomba: a traditional Italian Easter bread shaped like a...

Easter 2013 You may not be the most beautiful dove but you have a sweet,...

Cauciuni, sweet Christmas fritters filled with chickpeas

CHICK PEA AND CHOCOLATE DUMPLINGS. Did you know that ancient Romans  - if poor -...

Medieval apple and olive oil strudel

No. You are not pretty my dear, not even in that red dress. Before...

Crema diplomatica: Italian style chantilly cream

Learn how to make Crema diplomatica, the Italian version of Chantilly cream. It's a wonderful, easy dessert good for all season and it lends itself to endless variations from topping simply with brown sugar and crumbled cookies to fresh and poached fruit.

Rose blossom cake

History and food evolve hand in hand. The first cake ever made must have...

White peach and rose-water tiramisu

I don't know how a fruit can be so exotic and still grow here,...

Whipped ricotta with strawberries and honey

I adore strawberries but this light and easy dessert can be served throughout the...

Brown sugar steamed custard

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

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.