Category Archives For: traditional Italian

Gnocchi

Gnocchi with Parmesan cheese sauce and baby spinach

Gnocchi with Parmesan cheese sauce and baby spinach are a creamy, tasty and very easy to prepare dish. These simple and delicious Italian dumplings are served with a velvety cream cheese, garlic and baby spinach sauce. It’s a perfect idea for a quick dinner or lunch during the week as they need to be prepared […]

Cakes

Italian cinnamon Margherita cake

Soft, fragrant and sweet – the Margherita cake is a Italian classic and when spiced with cinnamon it becomes even more irresistible. Its very simple batter with few ingredients is easy to prepare and makes it a perfect cake for breakfast or an afternoon snack. You can eat it only covered with powdered sugar but […]

finger food

Italian bruschetta with broccoli rabe

If you are looking for a delicious appetizer recipe you should check these easy and flavourful Italian bruschetta with broccoli rabe and creamy cheese spread. It is a simple and tasty cold appetizer that can be prepared in advance for an evening with friends, a barbecue or a family party. The bread is cut into […]

Cookies

Italian biscotti Cantucci with almonds and spices

If like me you love hard and not too sweet cookies, these Italian biscotti (cantucci) with almonds and Christmas spices are perfect for you. I modified the traditional cantuccini recipe by adding some olive oil and Christmas spices such as cinnamon, ginger, cardamom and nutmeg. The spices make these biscotti very aromatic and together with […]

Pies

Chocolate pastiera – Italian wheat and ricotta pie

This chocolate pastiera is not a traditional verion of Italian pie but is equally delicious and irresistible thanks to the fabulous filling with cooked wheat, creamy ricotta mixed with candied fruit and dark chocolate pieces. The filling is wrapped in cocoa shortcrust pastry (original recipe by Ernest Knam) that makes it sweet, rich and simply […]

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