Category Archives For: traditional Italian

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 […]

Dessert

Italian blueberry panna cotta

Italian blueberry panna cotta is a simple, creamy and just delicious dessert. It’s a true Italian classic. In this version the fruits are cooked to create a delicious blueberry sauce that will be added both as a decoration and mixed into panna cotta. It is a delicate blueberry dessert with amazing velvety texture. Serve with […]

World of coffee

Coffee and whipped ricotta cream

Coffee and whipped ricotta cream is a super easy and quick to prepare. Perfect for filling cakes, cupcakes, donuts, puff pastry cannoli or any other sweet treat that comes to mind. It is also great for making desserts for coffee lovers. It goes perfectly with other rich creams such as whipped chocolate ganache or white […]

World of coffee

Coffee and cardamom ricotta cake

This coffee and cardamom ricotta cake is a super simple and quick cake to prepare. Few ingredients and lot of bold flavors. The batter is ready in a few minutes and goes straight to the oven. This ricotta cake is prepared with ground coffee which gives an amazing taste and aroma. Cardamom, as many of […]

Dessert

Greek yogurt panna cotta with fruit salad

Greek yogurt panna cotta with fruit salad is a light and surprising summer dessert. The classic Italian vanilla panna cotta is mixed with a Greek yogurt and flavored with grated lemon zest. This makes this dessert not only much lighter but gives it the fantastic fresh aftertaste. The whole is covered with a summer fruit […]

Cakes

Soft vanilla and ricotta breakfast cake

This cake with ricotta in the batter is perfect for a sweet breakfast as it is soft, delicate and fragrant. It’s one of those super quick and easy Italian recipes. It is perfect for when we have ricotta cheese that is about to expire or when we want a sweet and fun breakfast. It takes […]

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